Remember that cool device on the back of the deLorean labelled “Mister Fusion” in Back to the Future? The concept that a fusion reactor producing virtually unlimited power could be brought down to the level of a coffeegrinder was whimsical, but gave that ‘gosh the future’s gonna be cool’ feel. Well, we might be oneRead More
Ha, suddenly thought you were reading Ben’s Livejournal, weren’t you? Neener! For some reason my favorite pair of sweatpants has gone missing for the last month or so. Since I’m working from home a lot of the time now, the requirement for business dress is lowered a bunch. Nothing like dropping the morning commute fromRead More
With some help from the folks on the #apache channel on irc.freenode.net, I’ve set up a bunch of aliases for the blog. So you can now URL to the blog as ‘planetgeek.homeport.org’ or any other variations, such as ‘dbs’ ‘dave’ ‘geek’ ‘shayde’, etc, and they’ll all go to the same place. The trick is toRead More
Today I gave my employers final notice that I’m leaving as of Wednesday of next week. That means the dreaded exit interview, and all that jazz. They’re really in a hard place, and I wish my teammates well, but I have to get out of there. It’s doing me no good to hang on there,Read More
Hey, someone’s on the right track! Arora just pointed out this article about Harvard University installing a Biodiesel station in Cambridge. This is pretty cool, though it looks like it’s not a public station. Why is this important to me? Well, I drive a VW Golf with a TDI (Turbo Diesel Injection) engine in it.Read More
So with the loss of my laptop I’d like to get a handle on the current state of affairs for laptops. Since ‘jboat‘ was my primary work platform I’d need to replace it with something that could cut the mustard. Read on for specs. I’d love to hear recommendations, what do you think would fitRead More
Bright. Glowing thing. In the sky. AIEEEE! Not enough sleep, but moving along. There were actually people waiting to register when Ben and I got downstairs, though the sun was barely up. Boy, these people need to get lives! Owait… More post-coffee.
Holy shit there’s a lot of people here. Current reg counts are something like 950 registrations, about 780 attendees (which is about right 🙂 . The LAN room is stuffed, their setting up tables in the halls to take up the overflow.
Ubercon III is under way! Ben and I got here on Thursday afternoon, and spent most of the day setting up the equipment, meeting hte rest of the crew, and generally testing stuff out. A good first day… however…
On the evenings when we have company over, Zach’s room becomes the guest room, which of course means Zach has to sleep somewhere else. That means either Cat’s bed or mine. Last night it was mine. One problem. Zach turns into Claude Van Damme in the middle of the night, and likes using my backRead More
There’s sort of a creed in the technoid world that folks have a tendency to just want faster and faster machinery, even when that is not really warranted. Many people spend zillions of dollars on machines that spend most of their time running screensavers or playing Solitaire. I’m always keeping an eye on ‘am iRead More
Thanks to more help from Jasra, we dug up a Moveable Type template and installed it into Planet Geek‘s configuration. I just updated to the new template after testing it out a little using Bloglines,and it appears to be presenting stuff correctly – there should be Comments links and the ‘Read more…” function should beRead More
This weekend I’ll be doing registration services for Ubercon down in the Meadowlands in NJ. Ben Cordes will be my second for this stint. If you’re in the area, or want to get into some seriously groovy gaming, stop by! The last 2 events have been a blast, and judging by registration numbers, this eventRead More
Last night I really came down with just the blahs. About 4pm I hit the “I’m -really- beat” wall, after a pretty intense day of coding, and I just couldn’t get motivated to get going again.
So in playing around with RSS aggregators, I came across a tool that presents RSS feed information in the form of an NNTP connection. The package is called, unimaginatively NNTP//RSS.