So a week or so ago I posted about setting up a music server based on MPD. The whole setup has been running along for a few days now, and so far I’m impressed. There were still some loose ends from the original install. One was getting audio streaming working properly (the initial install wasRead More
(no subject) Originally uploaded by eidolon A year ago, filling up the van with gas cost somewhere around $80. Now that I’m commuting 60 miles a day, having the price back down is lovely. If it stays here long enough for us to move, I’ll be happy.
From a conversation on IRC today: “Never underestimate the bandwidth of a backpack full of USB thumb drives and a bike messenger.” -Nathan Mehl This arose after I remarked that copying files to a pen drive and walking it over to the server is a faster way of moving a couple gig of data thanRead More
We’ll see how this goes. planetg33k.
See the runner – grab onto the black stripes on the right and slowly drag it to the left. This was billed as an ‘optical illusion’ – not sure if that’s apropos. You’re not being ‘tricked’ into seeing anything. It’s as much an ‘illusion’ as regular frame by frame movies give the ‘illusion’ of motion.Read More
Recently I’ve started working on an all-linux laptop (named ‘algol’, more on this later), and I’m enjoying using Compiz as my compositing window manager. Unfortunately, I’ve noticed a problem with memory usage. It appears to be connected with suspending and resuming the machine (which works fine, except for this). Compiz memory usage skyrockets on restart:Read More
It seemed like a simple question. Consider the problem of [a], a collection of ripped music from a large CD collection, [b] a server containing said mp3’s, located on a bookshelf in the corner, [c] a very nice Bose Lifestyle 48 audio system, and [d] a couch potato like myself wanting to listen to thatRead More
Saw this posted on OLPC News. It’s a great little animation describing the OLPC project, it’s goals, and it’s philosophies. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-M77C2ejTw&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&fs=1]
For those who missed the first Give One Get One program, the OLPC group has made them available again, this time in a partnership with Amazon.com. This means laptops will be shipped and managed by Amazon, thereby avoiding all the shipping and support delays that cropped up with the first program last year Zach hasRead More
I’m spending some time setting up a new Linux environment for CONGO development – mostly because I haven’t used a Linux desktop for heavy J2EE work in quite a while, and I have a decent laptop available to run it on. The problem is the JVM is crashing regularly on the machine. I end upRead More
Misc ramblings, just have to get them out there. KDE4 – Not Ready KDE4 is so not ready for prime time. Or maybe it’s whatever version is currently bundled with Hardy. Ick ick ick. Not stable, unuseable, bleah. Struts2 – So far so good I’m getting into the proper mindset to go “Make that, wireRead More
This is so not right. Super Obama World! No, it really is just what you think it is. Thanks, fish-shaking, whatever to Cathy for this.
Some people, when confronted with a problem, think “I know, I’ll use regular expressions.” Now they have two problems. — Jamie Zawinski Boy ain’t that the truth.
momsmac Originally uploaded by eidolon Mom’s mac mini has been acting up lately, throwing disk errors, refusing to boot, etc. It’s 3.5 years old, out of Apple warranty, and, well, it was time to upgrade. After a brief discussion and a glance at Apple’s refurb listings, we picked up a Macbook. 120gig of disk space,Read More
So here we are on November 1st (I could tell it was a new month because of all the Mailman notices in my inbox this morning). But there’s another reason this is an important milestone. Whenever I make a change to CONGO, I submit it into our SVN repository. That submission generates a mail messageRead More