I’ve been hunting around for a high end content management system (CMS) for a couple sites I’m working with. I personally use MovableType for my CMS, but that’s really geared toward blog operations, rather than full site management, though it certainly can be used that way (witness my Business site, which is totally MT driven).Read More
This morning I finally did my first donation to the International Red Cross’s Disaster Relief Fund for operations in not only South Asia, but also in Sudan and Indonesia. I thought for a bit where I could best place my donation where it wouldn’t be used for political counting or lining someone elses pockets (evenRead More
A little while ago, in the wake of a rather cyclic day, my Kyocera 7135 phone decided to toss it’s cookies and lose all information stored on it. Not long ago, I wouldn’t consider this more than an annoyance, losing my games and some other tidbits. But since I’ve gotten addicted to having all myRead More
This is just too good not to share. Folks who read Slashdot have probably already seen this, but there’s a series of articles on 1up about a couple kids being sat down in front of some of our old cherished and beloved games and saying what they think of them. Some of my favorite quotes:Read More
YAY! Snow snow snow! Lovely storm, beautiful weather. BOO! Still not quite feeling strong enough to go skiing after being sick off and on all week. YAY! Assembled and tested the snowblower a week before the snowfall. BOO! A blown tire on the snowblower halfway through todays cleaning. YAY! Getting a wireless keyboard for theRead More
It should come as a surprise to no one, yet I find myself saddened by this latest development in the spam-wars. One of the groups I enjoy working with does technical logistics and Roadie work for SF, Gaming, and Masquerade conventions up and down the east coast. We have a Wiki that we use toRead More
Cmon, you know you’ve all done these… dbs@jboat:~$ make love make: *** No rule to make target `love’. Stop. But this one got me this morning… dbs@jboat:~$ killall evolution Dear lord! WHAT HAVE I DONE?!?
Update 12/23/04 It appears that the Puzzle Pirates game system is not affiliated with Yahoo! at all. The system is a product of Three Rings Design, Inc. I’ve always been a fan of Yahoo! Games. They’ve kept to the spirit of the net, and most (not all, but most) of their games are still JavaRead More
I don’t talk much about what I do. Basically, I’m an application programmer. I write user-level apps that help folks do a specific task – that task generally being something non-geeky. (as opposed to system programmers who write things for other programs to use, or the like). Today I was hung up on an annoyingRead More
See, now this is what I’m talkin about. High tech geeky clothing designed for, well, geeks! Embedded audio systems, communication gear in the collar, on-the-sleeve music controls. Tasty. I’ve always wanted clothing that let me carry hardware around that didn’t make me look completely borg-like. If only we could do an optical heads up displayRead More
Somehow, I feel this is just inkling of things to come as the Radical Right is emboldened by recent endorsements of the Right Way of Life in our nations capital… According to this article in the Palm Beach Post, a senator may introduce a change to the state constitution to remove the seperation of churchRead More
The worst of the worst happened. The Sci-Fi channels’ production of Earthsea was a screaming disaster, and Ms LeGuin could do nothing about it. From the interview: My principal feeling about it is one of sadness, loss. An opportunity thrown away, at great expense. I’m sorry for the actors. They all tried hard. I’m sorryRead More
This is just fun. The Monty Python musical website has a great flash introduction on it. Vintage Python animation. Check it out…
A judge in Alabama has had the 10 commandments embroidered on his robe : McKathan told The Associated Press that he believes the Ten Commandments represent the truth “and you can’t divorce the law from the truth.” “The Ten Commandments can help a judge know the difference between right and wrong,” McKathan said. Good thingRead More
This is a blatant plug, suck it up and deal. One of the conventions I work with, Ubercon, just opened pre-reg for Ubercon V, March 11-13th, 2005 in the Meadowlands, NJ. These guys run a great convention. If you’re into tabletop, lan, larp, or console gaming, cmon in!