It’s that time again, where I’m forced to spend hours and hours reconfiguring everything and installing programs so I can be productive with this computer. I kept a list just for grins, and here it is: Winamp 2 (To listen to while doing the rest.) SecureCRT (Gotta have SSH.) Diskeeper Roboform (I’m lazy.) Google Toolbar […]
Well, I finally got my laptop back. Yes, that laptop. My trusty GRX-570 is back with (apparently) a new motherboard, power system, LCD, and AC adaptor. So basically the keyboard is the same. It took them almost three months to fix it, which is the most ridiculous thing ever, but I must say that it […]
Sometimes things will come up in conversation that bear repeating, but where the barrier to packaging it in a ‘publishable’ form seems too high for whatever your time restraints at the moment. So this is a snippet of a conversation with the inimitable Joe Clark that pertains to his article on Google: MM: Logical points. […]
I just grabbed a ten-pack of those vinyl recordable CDs and I now have a burning desire to put everything I have on them. Pun intended.
I just took a job in exchange for pink chocolate chip cookies. Did anyone else miss the boom years? Just kidding of course, for Christine I would do it even for Macadamia nut.
Oh my goodness! I’ve had a pre-pay T-Mobile account because Starbuck’s are so ubiquitous, but when I tried to log in right now it said my account has expired, even though I know I’ve hardly used it. Not that big a deal though, I can just refill it, check my email, post, and go along […]
A group I’m a part of is preparing to form a number of “working groups” and each group may prepare a number of documents. The proposed format for these documents is plain ASCII text wrapped at 74 characters. It’s not the IETF, and on the whole it seemed like a rather restrictive format to develop […]
Did you know Dreamweaver can tunnel its connection over SSH using Putty? Neither did I. I haven’t quite gotten it to work yet, but I’m pretty excited about it. I’m just thinking about it because all of the unencrypted traffic flowing over the free wireless here at SxSW. Someone with a simple sniffer could cause […]
Wow, I noticed my computer was running a little slower than normal, so I fired up Diskeeper and it looks like my main drive is 95% fragmented. No joke.
As SxSWi rapidly approaches, and my spring break zooms by faster than I could have imagined, I find myself knee-deep in Smarty, which I feel is the most pleasant engine/enviroment/platform/whatever I’ve used in a very long time. Everything is so elegant, extensible, and well thought out. It is simple at its core, but brims with […]
So, is anyone else going to South by Southwest Interactive next week? This will be my first time and I’m incredibly excited, but also a little bit anxious since I have no idea what it’s going to be like. I’m going to be staying in Pflugerville with my wonderful sister but I suspect I’m going […]
My email was once fast Your 16MB attachments Make me contemplate…
The Hiveware Email Encoder is quite nice, and it seems like it’s been updated to encode the email in a very strange way, but it works. What would be nice is to have a PHP function that would allow you to do this conversion on the fly, like <?php echo email_encode(’firstname.lastname@example.org’); ?> and it would […]
Texturize is coming quite nicely, except for trying to think of a better name. Many thanks to the Typo-L people who have been pushing it to the limits. For example, this (correctly curled) one below: “‘Tis the ’70s that’s the era when ”em’un’s the ones’ was last uttered.”
I’ve finally got it figured out. Put whatever text, html, whatever you want into this and if it breaks click the button. It works with things like the ’70s (closing), 5’9″ (prime marks), “this stuff”, multi-paragraph quotes, and pretty much every other situation I could think of. It also doesn’t touch a thing in HTML […]
A retiring Microsoft executive said some pretty interesting things in his farewell letter. It sounds like not everyone is oblivious in the Evil Empire. “Microsoft must survive and prosper by learning from the open-source software movement and by borrowing from and improving its techniques. Open-source software is as large and powerful a wave as the […]
I was trying to use preg_match_all when I should have been using preg_split, but now that I’ve wrapped my mind around that problem the rest should be easy. I turn in my last paper today, so I should be able to finally have some real time to work on it.
I installed Windows XP on a 200mhz, 64MB, 3GB computer yesterday. I tweaked it a bit and it runs great. Is there nothing that OS can’t do? I’m really impressed with the variety of situations where it functions really well. Of course I could have put Linux on it, but I’ve come to realize that […]
Wow. This is going to shake something up big time. Update: What in the world does this mean?
A neat trick to view any webpage, including Slashdot, over IPv6. For all the bad mojo it gets, Slashdot is one of the few sites where the comments will make me involuntarily burst out laughing, sometimes if they aren’t even that funny. I don’t know why. “And in other news, Slashdot managed to bring down […]