dave2.jpg Originally uploaded by eidolon There was this wonderful party in Bedford where tons of family and friends came to celebrate Cat and I getting married. Happy Anniversary hun! Love you! Lots more pictures on Flickr.
What is seemingly the bane of existence for most non-Microsoft users is the constant problem of “How can we share calendars?” Exchange does this extremely well, and there are many a Linux zealot, when confronted with the “Okay, we’ll try Linux. How do we share calendars?” has had to hide in shame. For me, theRead More
About 6 months ago I was having a conversation with my roommate Beth, talking about her aging Dell laptop. She was considering getting a desktop machine to use as her primary workhorse for her up and coming graduate student immersion. I thought a bit, and said “Hey, I could probably get you something decent. WeRead More
It’s mighty frustrating when your chief distraction / addiction starts being totally unuseable. Grrr. And, in the rant department, I really detest ‘debugging’ Windows problems, as I’ve had to do twice today. Windows gives you NO feedback on what’s going on. It either works, or it doesn’t, and the process for ‘fixing’ the problem involvesRead More
As usual, The Daily Show nails the tragic issues of the Cape Wind project dead on. Truly, the threat to Nantucket and the Sound is astounding and profound. Good thing that The Daily Show brought this potential debacle to our attention. See the video to understand… what’s at stake. Powered by ScribeFire.
I find it terribly amusing, coming from a long history of data communications involvement, that my tactic, when deciding to walk away from my computer, is to turn the volume down so I don’t disturb others. Why is this amusing? Because I don’t even bat an eye at the fact that I’m streaming 128kbps worthRead More
Back in high school I remember an image of a full size sailing vessel – a galleon or the like (we’re talking old school wooden round hull), but it was up on ice runners, and was zipping along on the ice, rather than in water. It might have been part of the black light posterRead More
I’m trying out a new tool today called ScribeFire. The idea is to provide a rich user interface for doing blog postings via a Firefox plugin. I’ve tried this a few times before with other tools, and have always gone back to just using plain old HTML pages. So far, the interface is useable, andRead More
In one of the “making community work” bits of reading I’ve done, I read about a process for group meetings called ‘Pats and Pans’. The idea is when everyone gets together for some form of communal meeting (be it “house meeting” or “gardening club” or whatever), folks go around and say one good thing (aRead More
IF you are going stand up and say to the world “I will charge $2.85 for a cup of coffee” (coffee which, realistically, costs you all of about $0.15 to make), you could at least: Ensure that your PAY FOR wireless service is actually functioning, or let your patrons know that it’s broken LONG beforeRead More
Recently I had to spend a fair amount of time working on CONGO on a Windows XP platform. Stonekeep is doing doing it’s first event where CONGO will be running entirely on Windows XP, so all the environmental stuff I’m used to having under Linux doesn’t work, naturally. Things needed to be updated. This presentedRead More
End of the day Originally uploaded by eidolon This year has been great for Maine visits, and this past weekend was just super-awesome. It was a particularly stressful week, and also going into another stressy week, so the break in the middle was a welcome respite. Friday night was warmer than we normally like, butRead More
In one of those random conversations on IRC, my friend Duncan pointed me toward Alfresco. It took a little bit for me to understand exactly what the tool DID, but after a bit it clicked in, and I read more about it. The more I read, the more impressed I was by it. Alfresco isRead More