Apparently the extremely liberal and well spoken host of Prairie Home Companion is suing a blogger for making a parody t-shirt. The blogger tried to make simple amends with the lawyer, saying this is a ridiculous lawsuit, but Mr Keillor apparently wants to pursue legal action against this guy. Does this make ANY sense? primark
So one of my many hats involves helping out running the Arisia website. We changed the site over to being managed by Mambo several months ago, and have been ‘mostly’ happy with it, though it has its quirks. One quirk raised its head today. We couldn’t upload files via the media manager other than graphicsRead More
This is just too funny. A fellow has, in full and complete detail, documented all the Dr. Pepper clones he could find. Sample cans and pictures and taste-tests and everything. As a long time Dr Pepper fan, I was shocked to hear that he ranked Mr. Pibb (the most popular Dr Pepper clone) only 2Read More
Okay, okay, I admit it. I like going to Chuck E. Cheeses with Zach on occasion. It helps that there’s an open access point nearby. I get to geek on the laptop, Zach gets to play skee ball and run around in the hamster tubes. I chanced to catch site of a video on theirRead More
Here’s a neat trick. Firefox has outstanding popup blocking in by default. I’m always amazed watching IE users as they close popup after popup, and take it in stride as ‘normal’. Recently Firefox has started showing popups. The clever (?) ad writers are now writing their annoying functions in plugin-based languages, such as shockwave andRead More
For my birthday, my sister bought me a 2gig iPod Nano, the latest offering in the iPod line from Apple. I’ve never owned an iPod, and in fact haven’t really purchased anything directly from Apple for myself in perhaps 10 years. I’ve avoided them because I disagree with many of their business practices, but youRead More
I’ve sort of fallen into a task where I need to set up a website for a small group of people. The site will be used for general marketing, schedule information, and as a resource the group will use to pick up materials and information to share between themselves. As someone who has been prettyRead More
Found this quote in a thread on the MFC Professional site. The topic is “Will Java replace C++?” – the conversation is from 1996: No way. Java is far to simplistic to compare with C++. Also, Java is too complex to be a threat to Visual Basic. I don’t really have much hope for theRead More
I really do enjoy working in the Mail / Calendar / Groupware application, ‘Evolution‘. It originated as a Gnome project, then went on to be taken on as the core of Ximian‘s operations. It continues now as a product from Novell, and is still free, clean, and rather a pleasure to use. Every once inRead More
have the COOLEST friends. And tops in that list is my wunnerful wife. Ya’ll amaze me constantly.
I need to slap in Java 1.5 aka Java5 aka… well, whatever the marketing weenies are using today on our colocated box. Because it’s… well… colocated, I naturally don’t have an console there. So I decide to run the installer anyway… root@boomer:~/storage# ./jdk-1_5_0_04-nb-4_1-linux.bin InstallShield Wizard Initializing InstallShield Wizard… Preparing Java(tm) Virtual Machine… The installer isRead More
Oh this is not good. Apple has announced the iPod Nano, a flash based successor to the iPod mini. Physically smaller, more memory, and with a SCREEN. $199 gets you 2gig, $250 gets you the 4gig version. Some of the relevant specs: Holds up to 1,000 songs and full-color album art Only 3.5 x 1.6Read More
Many folks have seen this elsewhere, but just in case. I spent an hour or two last night doing data entry on the Katrina Peoplefinder Project. If you have some spare time, this is a great way (beyond financial donations), to help out people trying to find relatives and friends in the area. The nutshellRead More
Someday, I’m going to sit down in a diner, and this is going to happen to me. Really. There is no bounds the level of surreality you find in american eateries.
I was hunting around for a tool that would let me do hierarchial diagrams, and auto-arrange them for me, doing path analysis along the way. I had used GraphViz before, and while the end result was okay, it was totally a batch-driven application. Build the data file, feed it into the tool, it generated aRead More