Pushing systems to the limit

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

Continued feed fiddling

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

Ubercon this weekend!

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

Good therapy

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.

When desktops go bad!

Ah, the joys of being your own sysadmin. I guess. For the last 2 years, I’ve been doing probably 90% of my desktop work on Windows based systems. Unfortunately Intuit, my former employer, is a very strong Windows shop, and even though they were mostly okay with me running Linux on my desktop machine, theRead More

Deepest Sender

A Livejournal Client that plugs right into your Mozilla installation via the Tools menu. Briefly – This sucker’s neat. It works, it’s small, it’s always there, and Just Plain Works.

MP meets American Politics

Mr. Praline: ‘Ello, I wish to register a complaint. Owner: We’re closin’ for lunch. Mr. Praline: Never mind that, my lad. I wish to complain about this candidate what I supported not half an hour ago from this very website! Owner: Oh yes, the, uh, Howard Dean…What’s,uh…What’s wrong with em? Mr. Praline: I’ll tell youRead More

Giving a lecture!

I’ve been invited to give a nice talk on LTSP at the Boston Linux Users group in April. Pretty spiffin. Folks should try and come to it, I love seeding an audience with friends and supporters 🙂 Here’s the actual entry for the talk.

Day 2 of self-employment

Yoinkin yimminies. This week (Thu and Fri) I was not at Intuit, working on my own things at home. A lot of setup and prep work, but I’ve gotten things done that have really been just -hanging- around for ages.