… getting Amarok to play MP3’s again. Various n sundry pointerst to Kubuntu Dapper KDE installs pointed at installing libmad and using the gstreamer plugin. I ended up not going down that path, and there I found victory! What I did was install the Arts MP3 plugin, and told Amarok to just play through Arts,Read More
Found this interesting article about the Ryugyong Hotel in the middle of Pyongyang, in North Korea. It’s apparently an ENORMOUS hotel (over 1000′ high), built in the middle of this city, and abandoned for 10 years. It was never completed, never occuped. Further, the population won’t even refer to it. Ask someone where it is,Read More
P2250049.JPG Originally uploaded by eidolon. While waiting to go to the New England Boat Show, Zach and I walked around Castle Island, home of Fort Independence, a well known sight to anyone who has sailed or boated in Boston Harbor. It was extremely windy, and cold (well, it’s February in Boston. Whadya think?) but theRead More
It’s been noted I tend to fly off the handle a bit at The Worlds Largest Software Company, deservedly or not. But lest you, dear reader, feel I am one-sided in my condemnations, let us touch on some poor decisions made in the Linux camp as well. Long ago in a college not so farRead More
Okay, I’ll admit it. This is a bit of a rant, as I’ve had a less than stable day, and coming home to annoying system problems is really not what I was up for tonight. Faithful readers will know my pet laptop hunter intimately by now. Well, since I did my conversion to Kubuntu, I’veRead More
As reported on on Yahoo news : TOKYO (Reuters) – Honda Motor Co. (7267.T) plans to sell a low-cost hybrid car, a version of its popular Fit subcompact, a Japanese daily reported, signaling the auto maker’s long-term commitment to the fuel-sipping powertrain. Japan’s third-biggest auto maker aims to sell the Fit hybrid as early asRead More
I often enjoy telling folks what I do for my day to day life. They frequently get that wide-eyed “Wow, that sounds perfect and awesome and my dream job”, and for the most part, I have to agree. It’s pretty nifty having a total commute of only 4 1/2 feet, and I can work mostRead More
Came across this nifty posting about software development evolution. It’s a very good rundown of how a software project should be run when it involves a team doing various roles (as opposed to ‘just a couple developers’). The graphic is particularly amusing.
Okay, this is pretty neat. Snapshirts has a system that’ll make a word cloud out of your blog or livejournal or whatever. They’ll even put it on a T-shirt. Thanks to Adam over at Emergent Chaos for the pointer.
I was getting tired of having problems when building Java apps that required a certain library to be on the classpath or imported into the current app. Another site on the net had a simple lookup mechanism, but that site has gone to a paid subscription model. That just seems silly. Enter JarIndex The ideaRead More
Well, I resisted for as long as I could. Everyone’s out there playin it, no way was I gonna get myself drawn in like sheep toward long grass. No way, baybee. Nope, not… say, there’s a nice sudoku game for the palm… well… at least I should LEARN it, so I know what everyone’s talkinRead More
I’m having a problem with comments on the site – things are saying “Moderated” but they’re not actually showing up in the moderation queue. I’d suggest holding off on posting comments until I get things fixed. Sorry for any inconvenience. Comments are happy again. And you can sign in using TypeKey now if you’d like.Read More
Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal roundup of the late night comedy commentary: Jon Stewart: “I’m joined now by our own vice-presidential firearms mishap analyst, Rob Corddry. Rob, obviously a very unfortunate situation. How is the vice president handling it? Rob Corddry: “Jon, tonight the vice president is standing by his decision to shoot HarryRead More
I generally don’t participate in online polls, intelligent ‘mixers’ that try to find out what sort of soda you like, or whatever. But music is such a big part of ‘who i am’, I think it’s interesting to share a little information. I talk about Radioparadise all the time, as most of ya’ll know byRead More
photos Originally uploaded by eidolon. While at Ubercon this weekend, I got to talking with Chris Moreno. I liked the artwork he did for a comic book involving Monkey vs Lemur, so I asked if he’d do the characters in a gaming setting on the side of my MythTV box, which I had thoughtfully broughtRead More