CONGO is going GPL.

(This announcement is also being posted on stonekeep.com) Over the last 12 years I’ve been working hard to develop CONGO into the best convention registration system I can manage. Since 2002, CONGO has been used for many events of all sizes, registering and printing badges for tens of thousands of attendees. There have been manyRead More

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