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
My friend unalmas is an Exchange master. She deals with horrific system issues on a constant basis. She documents one particular week long incident, which just drives home how much I love being a Unix admin.
Well, I’m stuck on something. If you or someone you know is a JBoss guru, they should take a look at this posting and see if you or they can offer any help. I’m stumped. 🙁
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
“Use Me Up” is a masterpiece. Long before Mick Jagger and Hootie and the Blowfish covered it. I can just jam to it for ages. It’s only 2 chords, but what a great groove.
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
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
This one just bit me on the ass tonight. Why is it that the Gnu Linux heads can’t understand that a single documentation format, one that has been in place since time immemorial, should be replaced by one that is inferior, annoying, and requires a whole new set of skills, JUST TO LOOK UP SOMERead More
I just posted some updates to how our cohousing project, Mosaic Commons, is coming along. Check out the Mosaic Commons blog to see what’s new.
Friend of mine noted this, while troubleshooting a fiberchannel array attached to a Debian Sarge system: linvfs_put_super: vfsp/0xf5b95400 left dangling! VFS: Busy inodes after unmount. Self-destruct in 5 seconds. Have a nice day…
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
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
As reviewed over on Digital Preview (www.dpreview.com), Canon has announced the EOS-5D. This is the first digital SLR camera to have a full sized 35mm sensor. At a mere $3500, a steal, and clearly out of my budget, but what a sweet camera. 4368×2912 resolution.
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
Here is a great exchange between an online comic artist and someone who disliked that he was using his comic for lefty commentary. The resulting email exchange is fascinating. Mad pr0pz to Fraterrisus for this link.