It’s been a while since I found some new games to play, but rummaging around, I’ve come across Java Gameplay. They’ve got a series of nice games in the “Nice to kill a half hour” variety. What’s nice is they’ve kept older versions of the games online so you can see the sort of evolutionRead More
For quite a while I’ve been wanting to move into some of the more widely used methods for writing and deploying large-scale apps, particularly in Java. Sun developed a system called J2EE a while back that provides an environment where Java apps can scale to incredibly large installations. Up until now, I haven’t had theRead More
I’m sure eveyone knows that I’m a big booster of LTSP – The Linux Terminal Server Project. One of the areas where they’ve had a lot of success is in schools where budget issues severely limit their capacity to bring decent computing facilities to their students I found a great case study of a deploymentRead More
I saw this come across a mailing list I’m on, and I asked the author (Bill Yerazunis) if I could re-post. The topic came up with someone who would be sharing space with a dozen or so North Americans shortly, and wanted to know what was socially acceptable behaviour… 10 rules for living with NorthRead More
There’s some cosmic balance that makes it necessary that, on a day when I really should get up early and get working, our cat decides that this it’s a good day to wake me up by dumping a glass of water on my head. Twice.
How’s THAT for an unusual topic? I bought my VW Golf TDI from Bernardi VW about 2 years ago, and I’ve been pretty pleased with the service and support they’ve been giving me. I had a broken FM antenna they fixed under warranty with a minimum of hassle, and have basically been pleasant to dealRead More
I’m spending Tuesday through Thursday at Linuxworld Expo in Boston, helping to man the LTSP booth with rest of the folks from the project. We’re going to try and keep a webcam going during the show, feel free to peek in on us and see how things are going. 🙂
I could spend all day showing links to GizMag, an emerging technology site that just has rapid-fire Cool Stuff, but this particular article is worthy of note. Some bright lights figured out that if you put a computer controlled sail on a big ship, and combine it with a tracking/routing system that sets courses whereRead More
Yes, I’m actually participating in this. Honestly, it’s sort of hard to argue with a structure where you have food, a big play area for the kids (mmm, human habitrails), -and- wireless internet access. It’s just a bonus that McDonalds is actually doing this for a reasonable price ($2.95 for 2 hours of wifi access).Read More
For a long time now, I’ve been searching about for a mechanism to synchronize my bookmarks from one machine to another. There are times when I run Firefox on more than one machine at a time, and the bookmarks have become one of the more valuable resources in my desktop setup. Lo, along comes BookmarkRead More
I’ve always been a long time fan of Slashdot, with its hordes of geeks just waiting to descend on unsuspecting websites, and subject them to the Slashdot Effect. The problem is that Slashdot has set the bar as to what a news / geek site should be. The style hasn’t changed in 5 years, andRead More
So I’ve done a couple radio spots, been involved in several episodes for an online radio comedy called The Fantastic Fate of Frederick Farnsworth the Fifth, and enjoyed it immensely. I’ve always thought that voice acting is something I can do well, and would have fun doing more of. So, why not put together aRead More
There are few tracks that can get someone going in the morning better than Vince Guaraldi’s “Linus and Lucy” (aka the Peanuts Theme Song). Few others bring on a serious case of office-chair-bopping. Thanks Radio Paradise.
In a stunning discovery, scientists at European Space Agency monitoring the progress of the SMART-1 lunar survey spacecraft have discovered what appears to be a monument carved in the Pythagoras Crater to Frito Lay’s ‘Chester the Cheetah’ mascot. This stunning discovery was made while reviewing pictures sent back from the probe during its passes overRead More
I had been putting off installing Debian Linux on my ‘new’ IBM T40 for quite a while mostly because I was nervous about all the hassles involved in repartitioning, boot loaders, etc. Since the convention I’d been working on is now over, and I have some more time until my next event, I decided toRead More