This is an interview between RobLimo (who interviewed me a while back) and a fellow who got fairly into the hacker community. (for the uninitiated, in the security community, folks refer to younger kids who don’t really understand the systems they’re hacking as ‘script kiddies’. They just download a tool and run it, and itRead More
Wow. What a day. After feeling pretty grim last night, I slept in a little this morning, getting up around 9:30 to Cat making breakfast. The Zachster had slept in with me, but somewhere during the morning had gotten up and left. The joys of the barrier means I got a decent night’s sleep, andRead More
So it costs bux to host all these websites at Homeport. Our T1 is through Cambridge Bandwidth Consortium (great bunch of guys, lemme know if you’re in the Boston area and want Good Bandwidth [tm]). So how do generate some revenue? First thought is of course advertising. The least noxious of all the adserver networksRead More
Always neat to poke fun at the LJ community 🙂
So I’m trying to get a little bit of feedback on the blog. Been at it now for a couple weeks, and I’m enjoying it. But what I wanna hear from is you folks – could you take a minute to hit this survey? I’ll post the results when things are done: Take the PlanetRead More
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