IMG_1239.JPG Originally uploaded by eidolon Well last night I put in some time to assemble the frame for the pedestal. This is the bottom third of the cabinet, and will contain the PC and other hardware necessary. It’s pretty solid (and heavy) at the moment. Once I fabricate the front and rear panels, it’ll beRead More
… and the cast of thousands that made installing a Sun JDK onto Linux as simple as: root@endor:~# apt-get install sun-java6-jdk Reading package lists… Done Building dependency tree Reading state information… Done The following extra packages will be installed: gcc-3.3-base java-common libstdc++5 odbcinst1debian1 sun-java6-bin sun-java6-jre unixodbc Suggested packages: equivs binfmt-support sun-java6-demo sun-java6-doc sun-java6-source sun-java6-plugin ia32-sun-java6-pluginRead More
It’s been a challenging few days here at Chez Geek. In true journal fashion, here are the highlights, because I know my devoted readers are sitting on the edge of their seats, waiting for every geeky installment of my daily encounters with recalcitrant hardware, misconfigured servers, and twitchy environments. Ahem. Of Mame… On Friday nightRead More
IMG_0898.JPG Originally uploaded by eidolon I do love the fall, particularly when it gets cool enough to really enjoy the outdoors. Hiking in the woods is one of the best ways I have of unwinding. I took the new camera along and spent some time outside Callahan State Park, in Sudbury, and found the colorsRead More
I’ve been having a problem in KDE for the last 6 months or so (perhaps longer, I’m not sure). On the face of it, it seemed like a standard file association problem, but it was pervasive. Recently I switched to using Konqueror as my primary web browser. With the advances in plugin support for thingsRead More
Now there’s a topic that won’t make much sense unless you’re in the Linux community. This week saw the release of Ubuntu 7.10, aka ‘Gutsy Gibbon’. I’ve been firmly in the “Stick with the stable releases” Linux camp for quite a while, even when Debian was pushing 2 years behind on their ‘stable’ release. I’veRead More
Tonight while Catya and Zach were off doing stuff, and after a frustrating afternoon of successfully NOT getting an LDAP server working, I decided to put in some time on the cabinet. I needed some minor parts, so I went by Home Depot and picked up some basic assembly hardware (screws and some electricians boltsRead More
I now have a Facebook profile. I feel so hip.
For several years now, I’ve been considering building a MAME Arcade cabinet. I’d been using the MythTV box for retrogaming, but I’m becoming increasingly frustrated with the limitations: The MythGame interface is painful to use. MythTV is such a moving target, keeping it updated and stable is very tricky. Using USB based handheld controllers hasRead More
I generally don’t forward along memes, youtube videos, or whatever, but having just seen this one in Steam’s livejournal, I know enough cat owners to know it’ll be appreciated. Have the sound on, it makes it all more apropos. Totally worksafe, assuming your coworkers can handle “mrow?” and “BWAHAHAHAH”. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEmQHkdBHr0&rel=1&border=0] Personal observation. I believeRead More
Tonights plan had been fairly straightforward. Go out to Pittsburgh via 2 USAir flights. One to Philadelphia, then on to Pittsburgh. Flight the first, no problem. Checked in, no lines, through security like champ, some idling before getting on the plane, and off we went. I was a little concerned about our delayed departure, becauseRead More
And now a word from our intrepid explorer… I’ve been quiet the last couple of days due to some health issues involving an abcessed tooth, hence the reason there’s been a shortage of geeky blatherings of late. Through the magic of Amoxicilin and liberal use of Tylenol, I’m back to almost human again, though there’sRead More
The geekitude quotient is low this weekend, at least in the realm of oo-shiny bits that blinken and wiggle. It’s fall closeup time for our house in Maine, and my brother in law and I drove the just-over-two hours up to the house yesterday and did all the little things necessary to idle a houseRead More
2007.10.12 05:03:11 Combat Your 425mm Railgun I perfectly strikes Roden Shipyard Factory Station, wrecking for 637.6 damage. OH YEAH!
I rarely get involved in rallying folks to humanitarian causes or try to entice people to donate time any money to charities. When I do, it’s generally about something I feel quite strongly about. About 2 years ago the faculty members at the MIT Media lab launched a project called One Laptop Per Child, theRead More