Remember the days when people wrote long involved wonderful stories and posted them on usenet? One just showed up on the slashdot archives: An apocryphal story from 1987 regarding DEC VAXen, IBM server rooms, and large financial organizations. Make sure you read the comments below it for full attribution. primark
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Okay, this is pretty cool. If you’re into the old Scott Adams adventures, and know your Shakespeare, check this out. It takes a few moments to load… Shakespearian Adventure
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
So special thanks to Jasra for helping out with the syndicated feed, folks at Livejournal can now see my postings coming from Planet Geek!. For LJ folks, just add the user ‘shayde_weblog’ to your friends list, and voila!
Slashdot, truly the geek mecca-point, has been down for the last 15 minutes or so. This is an UNHEARD of occasion. Truly epic.
I can’t get the LJ Crosspost plugin to work in Moveable Type, so I’m flat out giving up on it right now. Chip really isnt’ answering mail, and I don’t have time to dig into his code and find out what’s working and what isn’t. Maybe when I have Time [tm] [reg us pat off]Read More
So, if all goes well, and I have all the stuff installed right, this entry will show up on LIveJournal as well as on my blog. So, lets give it a shot…
… i love codng. I love coding listening to music. I love coding listening to music VERY LOUD. And today it’s Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon. Yeah, it’s very high school, but fuckit, I love it.