Happiness is…

… 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

Castle Island, Boston, MA

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

Honda putting out a new Hybrid

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

The Sudoku Bug

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

Comments problem

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

Jon Stewart rocks my world.

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

Custom Casemod Artwork

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