So I frequently park myself at the local Panera to partake of their free wireless, tasty coffee, and comfy chairs. It’s also convenient that it’s halfway between home and my son’s school. Yesterday, I stopped by just to get out of the heat. Since I had an hour to kill, I worked up my lastRead More
Seems simple enough. Put an icon in the tooltray to notify you when ther eare updates for your OS. Ubuntu and others have outstanding package management, this is just the next step. Oh look, it’s showing me a ! – must be updates. *double-click* Bzzt, bad UI experience! 10yd penalty! Click once, get the “pleaseRead More
P6230256 Originally uploaded by eidolon Zach and I took an hour or so to swing by the aquarium yesterday after a a nice long bike ride around Dorchester. The harbor seals were as charming as ever. This one even hung around for a photo with Zach!
Grump. I had no idea, but Jarindex was not working at all. Searches were coming up blank. Frustrating, when it’s supposed to be a handy search tool for finding classes in the vast swampland of Jar files out on the net. Anyway, I fixed the indexer, and loaded up Hibernate 3.2 and Jboss 4.2.0 intoRead More
This is pretty durned neat. I use a standard bench power supply when doing geektinkering. It has a dial for 9v, 12v, etc, and has the normal banana-posts for connecting up power leads. Some bright folks noted that PC power supplies, which are a dime a dozen, are +/- 5v and +/- 12v already. WhyRead More
This is a geek gripe. Particularly for Java programmers. If you’re not doing JEE development, this probably won’t make a lot of sense unless you like seeing open source companies being beaten up for version incompatibilities. Hello, I’m Dave, and I’m a JBoss developer. (Hi Dave…) Until recently, I was quite content with the seriesRead More
It’s about time I did something with some of this horsepower on my desk. So this week I fired up a couple toys just to have some fun.
I have to admit, there are times when having an enabling partner brings unexpected benefits. In this case, my wife happens to work for Bose as a project manager, and as such as access to their employee discounts and specials. Because of her signing bonus, we have a lovely Bose Lifestyle 48 soundsystem to complementRead More
This one is going out to the world in general, because it took me 2 hours of googling to find it, and I want to lessen some poor other slobs pain… MySQL , in this case on a Debian Etch (stable) install, has a limit set on the number of files that can be openedRead More
Photo_060407_002 Originally uploaded by eidolon The eternal challenges of being non-standard. I love my Haluzak Horizon USS SWB (that’s Underseat Steering, Short Wheelbase for you uprights) recumbent bike. It has, however, been somewhat of a problem finding a way to MOVE the damned thing from place to place without taking up the entire back ofRead More