My bosses are audiophiles.

It’s interesting working for a music distribution company – our upper management tends to the audiophile / retro-geek crew. Witness our CEO’s office: And the CTO’s office: I do wonder at the massive old-skool speaker stacks and tube amps… in a 15×15 standard drywall office, but it does look sorta neat.

My Chumbys and Me

It’s no secret I’m a big fan of Woot and the excitement that can accompany a Woot-Off, that festival of consumerism and feeding frenzy for those susceptible to impulse buys. A few frenzies ago included offering up a Chumby One for the attractive price of $49. I bought two. I’d been trying to figure outRead More

Fun with Server Uptimes

At ${dayjob}, we were doing a system audit when an alarm came up on a pair of servers we rarely had any interraction with. One of our new monitoring tools was showing these servers were not answering correctly, and should be investigated. Investigate I did, and found… four machines in a full sized rack thatRead More

Vox is Dead. Long live Vox!

As little as 5 years ago, Six Apart was the undisputed gold leader of blogging platforms. Movable Type was the largest and best known blogging platform, and corporate entities were making moves to acquire competing services. During this time, SixApart launched Vox. The idea was to blend blogging with social networking. Shared questions and trends,Read More

CONGO Available for Download

Well, I said it and said it, and promised I’d do it, now it’s really here. You’ve heard me chatter on about CONGO, my Event Management System for running conventions, meetings, and the like – well, now you can download and run it yourself. Details are available on the CONGO home page. If you’re aRead More

StarCraft II – Release date of July 27

Well, guess I’ll be booking my PTO early. According to Slashdot : Blizzard announced today that StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, the first game in a series of three, will be released on July 27. The game will contain the Terran campaign (29 missions), the full multiplayer experience, and “several challenge-mode mini-games,” with “focused goalsRead More