Coming out of the winter months, my attention goes to my waistline, which while not exactly exploding, has released some of the territory gained from last summer’s busy volleyball, hiking, and biking regime. So it was with some guilt I glanced at my asiago cheese bagel with (light!) cream cheese this morning, and wondered “Huh.Read More
IMG_4158.JPG Originally uploaded by eidolon You know, Zach loves reading. And loves games. And… it’s time. Took about 1/2 an hour to unearth the books. Granted, nowadays 2nd edition is a tad outdated, but it’s a great place to start.
This is a story about system administration. It’s about a system, and it’s administration. In particular, it’s about configuring up Apache to do some magical rewriting of URLs so that a site we’re working on can translate /foo/bar into /foo.php?item=bar . Ready to journey with me? Let’s go… I’m running XAMPP on clipper – it’sRead More
This evening saw the third Boston OLPC meetup, this time congregating at Cosi restaurant in Cambridge, right across the street from OLPC Headquarters in Kendall Square.
Okay, that may be a bit more grandiose than is appropriate, but it does put a finger on how I feel about getting a new laptop battery for clipper, my work laptop. Previously, I had been getting a around an hour of usage on it on the internal battery. When thinking about places to parkRead More
Onward and forward on my quest to avoid using Mozilla-based products on my desktop. I’ve been frustrated by having to load Firefox to get to my Google Calendars and Google Maps. For some reason Konqueror had been refusing to render these sites, and since I’ve started using things like GooSync, I really do need toRead More
Everyone who has had anything to do with computer gaming has probably heard of Civilization, the genre originated by Sid Meier and so successfully built (some would say exploited by) Microprose. There have been many branches of the Civilization pedigree, and I even reviewed one (FreeCiv) a while back. Recently I tripped over another incarnationRead More
Remember those little air popper things you can use in offices to make smoke rings and foomph folks at a distance? The guys at Erbert and Gerberts (a midwest sandwich shop chain) decided to build a mighty big one. Check it out on Candlecannon.com (embedded youtube video) (Thanks to GeeksAreSexy)
This morning I’m on my way back from Pittsburgh, and enjoying the hospitality of Southwest Airlines and their unconventional approach to managing flights (how many times do you have flight attendants singing over the plane PA “We love you, you love us, we’re much faster than the bus!”?) All in all, it’s been a pleasantRead More