I feel so… unclean.

This is the first time I had to fire up a Weendoze box to do something I couldn’t do on jboat. I needed to get some pictures off a CF Flash card via the Viking multi-reader (USB) I have. Linux just wasn’t mounting the filesystem right, so I bailed, and *sniff* fired up the windowsRead More

Harbin Ice Festival

As gleaned from a mailing list I’m on… The Harbin Snow and Ice Festival Quoting the page: “The temperature in Harbin reaches forty below zero, both farenheit and centigrade, and stays below freezing nearly half the year.  The city is actually further north than notoriously cold Vladivostok, Russia, just 300 miles away.  So what doesRead More

When Brass Was King.

Radio Paradise comes through again for me, and plays a track that is impossible to keep still to. January 16th, 1938, Carnegie hall… as told on Gene Krupa’s biography: “Benny Goodman urged Gene to join his band with the promise that it would be a real jazz band. After joining, Benny soon became discouraged withRead More

iCal migration, phase 2

We’re making progress, really! Catya and I have published our iCal calendars onto a common website now, and have a piece of software that lets us browse them via a web browser, but still no updating online. There may be a ray of hope though. The Mozilla Project has a nifty tool that plugs rightRead More

Shared calendaring, so it begins

Why is it that the tech world has never really grasped the concept of communal calendaring? Whenever you ask someone about shared calendars, they immediately mention the only one that seems to be in use, that being Microsoft Exchange. The evils of this system are well known, and need not be ranted about here. BesideRead More

Just a quick update.

I’m still here! I’m so immersed in Stonekeep work that I haven’t had a lot of time for general life chitchat. I’m remembering what it’s like to be totally absorbed in a project, and coding on it, and developing. It’s refreshing in many ways. Working from home fulltime again is as usual bringing its ownRead More

Firefox! Konqueror! AHHH!

Part of the dramatic switch to a full KDE desktop included getting back into working with Konqueror, KDE’s internal browser. Now, I had gotten mighty addicted to FireFox, Mozilla’s browser, over the last few months. I was pretty much planning on just using Firefox for all my work, rather than Konqueror.

Cool Blog NNTP Crossover tool

Those of us from the Dark Ages remember Usenet with feelings of fondness tinged with sadness. Fondness because (certainly for me), in the earlier days of the net it was the ultimate discussion forum. A global discussion medium that was well structured, easy to browse, and wide-ranging. At it’s height, Usenet contained tends of thousandsRead More

Linux. KDE. Laptop. Mmmmm.

A month or so ago I embarked on setting up my working environment on a laptop running Linux. The iniitial platform was an IBM Thinkpad T20 running Redhat Linux release 9. I was reasonably happy with it, but RH9 is being end of lifed, so perhaps learning all there was to know about that platformRead More

Lunacon HO!

I’m at Lunacon this weekend in Rye, NY. It’s a very relaxing, enjoyable event we’ve been going to for years. Unfortunately, this’ll be the last time at this hotel (a hotel referred to as the Escher Hilton, due to it’s odd floor arrangements). Lunacon has simply outgrown the space. It’s sort of odd going toRead More

Good music hit.

Another good music track on the drive home from Lexington where I attended a Center for Entrepreneurial Growth meeting. Nice folks there, got some good networking time. Anyway, on the way home there was a block of ZZ Top, and man I forgot how much I like their stuff. I only caught their last 2Read More