About a month ago I posted a message to craigslist basically asking if anyone in the metro boston area was interested in taking in an inexperienced bass player. I was tired of just noodling around, and I felt that a bass guitar is best played in a group. It’s a support instrument, not a leadRead More
Trying to get back in the groove after weeks of intenseness related to selling our house, and working back in my office, Radio Paradise chimes in with Compared to What performed by Les McCann. This song is over 30 years old, but the lyrics ring mighty true today… The President, he’s got his war FolksRead More
I always dread setting up SSL servers. The SSL mechanism is complicated, and the terminology is not something I deal with on a day to day basis, so the openssl command line stuff is total greek anytime I need to use it. While setting up our new server, I realized I needed a self-signed certRead More
… if there’s soemthing wrong with me. I think Robot Chicken is a total hoot.
People complain about the “Left Wing Bloggers” spreading misinformation and bias, and the “Right Wing Bloggers” giving skewed and incomplete viewpoints. Ta heck with all that, here’s a DC Pastor preaching that “Lesbianism is On the Rise” because “Sisters makin more money than brothers and it’s creating problems in families… that’s one of the reasonsRead More
Each Friday, James Randi posts a weekly ‘commentary’ on the rampant influence of mysticism and religion in daily thought. He has has made a lifetime career of exposing charlatans, fakers, and frauds along the lines of Sylvia Browne and John Edward (of ‘Crossing Over’ fame). In this weeks commentary he steps on his soapbox andRead More
For some reason, I had no idea that Debian-Administration.org existed. It has tons of great articles on nifty tricks to do with Debian, as well as up and coming changes and suggestions for administration. Today’s gem is using the deborphan tool to tell whether any packages have been orphaned by having their parent packages removedRead More
Everyone and their brother has been making noise about the Optimus Keyboard. A keyboard that has little OLED displays in each key, letting you display what they’re set for – in full color. Reconfiguring for Quake or Dvorak layout or just running pretty animations is all possible. The problem was the original site was anRead More
According to an article in the Boston Globe, WBUR is cancelling the outstanding talk show ‘The Connection’, hosted by Dick Gordon. The new station manager, Peter Fiedler, states that the changes are part of a cut back program. “We decided to strengthen local focus because that is where our core listener base is”, he saidRead More
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Since we’ve moved to the new house, our roomate, Beth, has forced upon us her menagerie of pets, consisting of One (1) long haired grey cat named Cali, One (1) shorthaired tortoiseshell named Devita, and… one 10yr old Rotweiller mix, named Jasmine. Now, it’s no secret that I’ve been lusting after having a dog for…Read More
I posted some of the ‘texture’-y pictures I’ve taken to the LJ community ‘textures’. The pics are here. The community has some lovely images posted.
This is a hyper-simple game, but is great for a couple hours of killed time. It’s called “Planarity” and is available at http://home.cwru.edu/~jnt5/Planarity/. A couple other folks on LJ and elsewhere have posted about it, but the nutshell is you’re given an ever increasing number of vertices on a polygon, interconnected randomly. Your job isRead More
Fun and fun. I’m having a nice exchange over on Jay Reding’s blog. It really does amaze me that people still think Bush’s position of pre-emption is a good and current policy. Jay trotted out the old argument “Oh, so you think the Iraqi people would be better off under Saddam, eh?” This argument isRead More
This is just wrong. Why was this changed in Linux-land, I have no idea. Use ‘man ls’ or any other man command. Hit space a few times to get down into the document. Now try to go back. ‘b’ or ‘^u’ do not work, because it’s a pipe, not man’s built-in pager. This is aRead More