I do a fair amount of ‘web development’, meaning I tend to write things that are viewable via a web browser. Whether they’re posted on my blog, or on other sites I sometimes maintain, generally my preferred ‘user interface’ is a web browser. I’ve been using a plugin for quite a while called “Web DeveloperRead More
For a long time now, I’ve been searching about for a mechanism to synchronize my bookmarks from one machine to another. There are times when I run Firefox on more than one machine at a time, and the bookmarks have become one of the more valuable resources in my desktop setup. Lo, along comes BookmarkRead More
About a month ago, I posted a review of Puzzle Pirates. I said at the time the game looked interesting and was fun to play. A month later, I thought it might be a good idea to post an update. I’m still playing. 🙂 And not only am I playing, I’m addicted. This is reallyRead More
There are a few games in the opensource / freeware arena that are really exceptional. Complete, polished, documented, and durnit, fun to play. FreeCiv, available for Linux, Mac, and Windows, is one of them.
Could it be? Could Real have actually embraced the Linux world and decided “Hey, these schmucks aren’t so bad, lets try and support them!” These are the trial and tribulations of me, a poor slob on the street, to get RealPlayer running on a Debian Testing laptop. Read on, if you dare!
In the world of blogging, and increasingly on other sites with dynamic content, a mechanism has been developed to allow a person to review all or part of a site without actually logging into it. Article headlines and content is delivered via a ‘Syndicated Feed‘ to a news aggregator which, as the name implies, collectsRead More
I like finding cutesy little games that are fun to noodle around with. It’s particularly nice to find something you can play in a few minutes that doesn’t require a half hour of loading CD’s and selecting playing options. I keep an eye on Happy Penguin to see what’s new in the Linux gaming world,Read More
It began innocently enough. Somewhere in the vast communications jungle that is my interaction with the net, someone pointed me to this swords and sorcery-ish game that ran on a website. “Fine”, sez I, “I’ll take a look”. I didn’t think much of it, other than the odd name, ‘Kingdom of Loathing’. To me, web-basedRead More
It’s rare that I get totally addicted to a game under Linux. I mean, the environment isn’t really conducive to totally immersive gaming. Back in my Windows days I’d have a serious game every week or two I’d play pretty constantly until I either beat it or got tired of it. Since I’ve gone totallyRead More
I’ve been having hassles doing some of the major editing on the blog, due to the fact that it’s difficult to do serious editing in HTML Textarea windows. There’s a couple ways around it, such as having an an intelligent client to edit in. I’m still searching for a good client, but it’s sort ofRead More
I’ve been having problems doing longish postings using Moveable Type‘s standard maintenance interface. While it’s fine for simple babblings, when doing longish reviews and commentary, say, like this one, doing all the edits in a <textarea> really gets wearing. So I set out to find a tool for my Linux machine to make posting easier.
A month or so ago I embarked on setting up my working environment on a laptop running Linux. The iniitial platform was an IBM Thinkpad T20 running Redhat Linux release 9. I was reasonably happy with it, but RH9 is being end of lifed, so perhaps learning all there was to know about that platformRead More
I’ve changed where I pull my blogrolls (displayed as the ‘other blogs’ section on Planet Geek’s main page. I had been using Blogrolling, but I found their interface cumbersome, and their features lacking. I’m now pulling the roll from Bloglines , a great site run by the same fellow who originally founded eGroups, (now Yahoo!Read More
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
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.