Remember the days when people wrote long involved wonderful stories and posted them on usenet? One just showed up on the slashdot archives: An apocryphal story from 1987 regarding DEC VAXen, IBM server rooms, and large financial organizations. Make sure you read the comments below it for full attribution.
USA Today Poll (we all know how accurate these are, but gotta fight ’em…) on whether Congress should amend the constitution to ban gay marriages. Thanks to Pookfreak for the pointer. [corrected on 3/9/04 5:24pm – the attribution was incorrect. Sorry! -dbs]
Seems to be the day for me to post links to other blogs and the like. However, I make it a rule to, every couple days, check into Snopes.com and check out the ‘Whats New’ section, which covers the current rumors, blatherings, and other joy that tends to circulate on the net. I don’t knowRead More
Found via Boston-Online. When yer out having fun, make sure you DON’T drop your cellphone in a creative location, because someone will pick it up and call your wife.
Did I say spring? Fool that I was. It’s been snowing for the last 5 hours. We have about 2 inches of snow on the ground, and it’s still going.
There’s a book series I’m in the middle of reading called “The Song of Ice and Fire” by George R. R. Martin. It’s one of the best things I’ve read in a VERY long time. Only problem is, it’s not done yet! GRRM is still writing book 4, and there will most likely be sixRead More
Today is was absolutely gorgeous in scene Bolton, MA. So much so that Zach and I decided to go out for a hike. After running an errand or two, I checked out Geocaching.com to see if there were any new caches in the area. A few, but because we only had 2 or so hours,Read More
This is an interview between RobLimo (who interviewed me a while back) and a fellow who got fairly into the hacker community. (for the uninitiated, in the security community, folks refer to younger kids who don’t really understand the systems they’re hacking as ‘script kiddies’. They just download a tool and run it, and itRead More
Wow. What a day. After feeling pretty grim last night, I slept in a little this morning, getting up around 9:30 to Cat making breakfast. The Zachster had slept in with me, but somewhere during the morning had gotten up and left. The joys of the barrier means I got a decent night’s sleep, andRead More
So it costs bux to host all these websites at Homeport. Our T1 is through Cambridge Bandwidth Consortium (great bunch of guys, lemme know if you’re in the Boston area and want Good Bandwidth [tm]). So how do generate some revenue? First thought is of course advertising. The least noxious of all the adserver networksRead More
Always neat to poke fun at the LJ community 🙂
So I’m trying to get a little bit of feedback on the blog. Been at it now for a couple weeks, and I’m enjoying it. But what I wanna hear from is you folks – could you take a minute to hit this survey? I’ll post the results when things are done: Take the PlanetRead More
Remember that cool device on the back of the deLorean labelled “Mister Fusion” in Back to the Future? The concept that a fusion reactor producing virtually unlimited power could be brought down to the level of a coffeegrinder was whimsical, but gave that ‘gosh the future’s gonna be cool’ feel. Well, we might be oneRead More
Ha, suddenly thought you were reading Ben’s Livejournal, weren’t you? Neener! For some reason my favorite pair of sweatpants has gone missing for the last month or so. Since I’m working from home a lot of the time now, the requirement for business dress is lowered a bunch. Nothing like dropping the morning commute fromRead More
With some help from the folks on the #apache channel on irc.freenode.net, I’ve set up a bunch of aliases for the blog. So you can now URL to the blog as ‘planetgeek.homeport.org’ or any other variations, such as ‘dbs’ ‘dave’ ‘geek’ ‘shayde’, etc, and they’ll all go to the same place. The trick is toRead More