Heard on IRC today: <dirac> I was amused earlier today when I read someones translation of Ubuntu: “African word meaning “Can’t install Debian”” Geek humor at its finest, I suppose.
This one’s been bugging me for a while. I run Firefox on yawl and hunter pretty constantly, and occasionally would like to view some of the videos posted on YouTube or videos.google.com. While the videos have been playing just fine, sound has never worked. Sound is always a tricky thing on Linux machines. Although ALSARead More
Folks who read PG via Livejournal may notice that the time it takes a post to show up there has gone from a tolerable 1 hour up to 6 hours. I really don’t like having to post something at 3 am so the morning reading crowd picks it up the next day. I’ve opened aRead More
Back when I first started doing conventions, I wrote up a series of pages on how to convert iOpeners into X-Terminals. The idea was “this is a great way to get low cost terminals for your computer network”. I know the page gets a reasonable amount of traffic, but I rarely notice except for seeingRead More
Welcome to Massachusetts Originally uploaded by eidolon. Caught sight of this particular bit of lovely political expression on the way to the supermarket this evening. It’s somewhat hard to read, but the bumper sticker says “Marriage: One Man, One Woman” with a url to StopLiberalJudges.com. A charming site, really. Probably the most amusing bit ofRead More
Overheard this morning whilst picking up supplies for the trek to connecticut. A very large woman was in line ahead of me, putting in a rather large order. Now, granted she could have been ordering for friends / coworkers / family / dogs / whatever. But she was taking an inordinate interest in choosing bostonRead More
Found purely by accident. I’ve been using x2vnc to let me share a single keyboard and mouse between yawl and the winxp box. I’ve been needing to support my Eclipse project stuff on both Windows and Linux, and being able to slide the mouse from one machine to another across a pair of monitors isRead More
Found this while browsing . An article on discover.com talks about photography techniques for taking pictures of real things that come out looking like toys. The images on that page are in fact the ‘real’ buildings and ships, they just look like they’re in a 60’s Godzilla movie.
There’s no secret I’m one of those pinko lefty anti-bushies. No question there. I see Bush and his cronies as a wave of darkness engulfing the US political system, tainting not only our own lives, but affecting the world with their ideological ultra-conservative mores. So I’ve been following Al Gores An Inconvenient truth with interest.Read More
Damp Dave Originally uploaded by eidolon. In my ongoing “bike a little further each day” track this week, I decided to run some errands while I was out riding. Today’s trek took me about 9.5 miles down to the Natick DPW and back. Wunderground showed no storm clouds in the area, though the report saidRead More
I found this one while doing my daily browse through Digg. It’s a tool from Google that lets you sync multiple Firefox installations in realtime. I personally have 3 different machines… nowait, 4… that I run Firefox on, and being able to seemlessly keep my bookmarks, cookies, form elements and tab/button bar layouts synchronized isRead More
It’s been a while since I last posted about the ongoing MythTV project here at Chez Geek. For the most part it’s been quiet. After coming back from Ubercon, where the box was very well received, I sort of parked it on the side and didn’t touch it for a few weeks. This week, thingsRead More
Group Mining in Eve Originally uploaded by eidolon. As in most MMPORGS, Eve Online has a way of organizing into groups with other players. In World of Warcraft, this are called ClansGuilds. In Eve, they’re called Corporations. Recently I joined a corporation that has taken a completely socialist tack. Our ‘Collective’ pools all resources. Cash,Read More
From the job postings group: Sr. Web Developer – “Open Source Guru” For consideration please send resume in Word format.
In the late 90’s, I was a director at one of the coolest companies on the planet. Wildfire Communications, Inc in Lexington, MA. During my 2 and a half years there, I saw the system grow from a single-host local database server into a clustered ‘network-centric’ system, and finally deployed to some fairly large customers.