I’ve had a small project churning along in the background for the past couple weeks. The goal is to come up with a way to have Active Directory like services for an all Linux environment without going through a major yak-shaving exercise of setting up all the individual components. My first glimmer of hope inRead More
When I first starting hearing the audio submissions for NPR’s “This I Believe” project, I wondered if I were given the opportunity, what would I say? In this confusing season, with wildly contradictory messages being pushed in from all quarters, I thought it was time to sit down and say… This I believe…
Am I totally bonkers, or is there no Gnome equivelent of knetworkmanager for Gnome? This seems like a huge missing piece. (Knetworkmanager is a wireless network browse and configuration tool – a standard component of any modern OS). I’m currently experimenting with using Gnome as my primary OS, and so far it’s doing quite well,Read More
20081214 maine 020 Originally uploaded by eidolon Today I made an unexpected trip up to our Maine house after a friend of ours (who has an all season house just down-lake from us) let us know he saw some damage 2 of our sheds. When I got there, I found all 3 of our outbuildingsRead More
For anyone who has asked “Is it working?” or “So these things are for kids in developing countries. What happens when they get there?”, there is a fantastic article up on OLPC News called OLE Nepal Notes from an OLPC Deployment. It details a six month old deployment of 135 XO laptops to children inRead More
Have to share this image. Perley has installed a Mac emulator on his iPhone, and now has MacOS running. I’m not sure to be blown away or horrified. I think I’ll do both.
I’m sort of frightened that I’ve either owned or worked with virtually every Obsolete Technology computer pictures page. A few I had to think about a few minutes, but I’ve owned about half of those machines at one point or another, and either supported or worked directly with another third.
As most of my readers know, I have a very nice Aeron chair that I got when I was working at home full time. The decision to invest $600 in a single piece of furniture I was going to use day in and day out wasn’t lightly taken, but I needed something comfortable, durable, andRead More
About once a year I toss out a reminder that I have a BOINC team actively chewing away on a variety of projects (SETI@Home, Rosetta, Folding, ClimatePrediction, etc). Out of 78,000 teams worldwide, we are currently at position 1197 – at our best, we were at 662. I’m guessing a lot of this has beenRead More
On Sunday night I released CONGO v2 into alpha testing. The first client to be using the new platform wants to be up and running on January 1st, and this is on-schedule. The last couple weeks haven’t quite been a death march, but there has been a helluva lot of code written, checked in, andRead More