Review: Jake2

This is somewhat of a departure for me. I’ve been doing some work for my client that involves WebStart, a system that lets you deploy Java applications from a webserver without installing any local tools (aside from Webstart itself, natch). “A perfect avenue for games!” So digging around, I started looking for games I couldRead More

Computin in da Field

Things are settling down a bit around Chez Geek, and I’m starting to get back into the rhythm of working on my laptop full time. Life things being as they are, it makes sense to really keep an eye on where in the area I can find to telecommute. This is more of a challengeRead More

Does this make ANY sense?

I’m not a computer scientist. I didn’t go to school to get letters by my name to learn how languages are built and designed, and I never wrote a compiler in my life. I’m just a fairly high end programmer who writes in high level languages, and builds large applications. I’m certainly a big userRead More

Claimit and Domains

Over the last few days, other people have started to use Claimit for managing giveaways. There’s a potential for this thing to pick up steam, and I need to do some more work on the code, but in the meantime I thought it might be nice to actually register a domain for it. Twiddling whois,Read More

A step forward.

Since we moved into the new house, I haven’t had much opportunity to try and get things in my workspace / room / office organized. When there was energy to move things around, I worked on the public spaces. Hey, it’s only my room, right? Today I spent some time cleaning up my workspace, preppingRead More

Debian Sarge FireFox Security update – UNSTABLE!

This is a fair warning to folks running Debian Sarge. Recently there was a security update of Sarge (aka ‘Debian Stable’) to bring Firefox to a package identified as “mozilla-firefox 1.0.4-2sarge2“. This update is UNSTABLE. Loaded extensions (I believe) are causing constant segfaults in the application, and running with an empty profile (firefox -p, newRead More

Little bunny foo foo…

Many many moons ago my friend Cathy turned me on to Roman Dirge’s ‘Lenore’ comics. In one particular strip, Lenore is singing the bunny foo foo song. Well, some bright light went and made a shockwave video of it. Note, it makes little sense unless you have the sound on, and in fact, it losesRead More