Time Off

Having spent the last week doing some actual work and preparing for a presentation at work, I’m now taking some time off so I can take care of myself. Tomorrow I will undergo a small procedure to remove some growth from my earlobes (called keloids, due to the piercing ...

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Guns, Germs, & Metal

Though this is not a review for the book and tv show with the same title, it is about some of the topics portraid in both: The colonization of our planet and how our socio-economic make-up came to be as influenced by “guns, germs, and metal.” I had thought of ...

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Brand New Engine

Have spent the last 3-4 days re-designing Wicked Reader. I completely got rid of the RSS.NET backend and wrote a brand new one from scratch. RSS.NET is a great library to get you started and may even be just what the doctor ordered depending on your project. However ...

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VMWare and World of Warcraft: Rematch

Here I am on my second attempt at installing World of Warcraft into my virtual Windows XP computer (through VMWare) on a Gentoo Linux. So far I have been able to bypass the first obstacle I had encountered on my first attempt and things seem to be moving along… Will ...

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Wicked Reader 0.4

Forgot to post a screenie for my last changes to WickedReader: Buttons to refresh, add, and remove (this one yet to be added mainly due to lazyness from my part) feeds, and a Sage-like html rendering of all posts for a given feed or individual posts. I have done so ...

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Search Engines As World Nations

Funny write up comparing the 3 most used web search engines to world countries:

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Microsoft is Germany. They did some pretty evil things a while back but you don’t remember the details, you just know that you really hate them…

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Yahoo is Japan. It had an economic ...
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VMWare and World of Warcraft

My first attempt to install and play World of Warcraft on a virtual Windows XP pc (through VMWare) running atop Gentoo Linux has hit its first obstacle. Haven’t really done any research but it seems to me that accessing the CD-ROM at the “raw” level is the culprit. More ...

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Le Tour de Nat

Very amusing play-by-play recount of Nat Friedman's adventorous attempt to travel from his hometown of Boston to the very tip of Cape Cod by bike! The reason: Insanity could be a great part of it, but apparently he just wants to prove someone wrong. Apparently Nat has to make ...

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Virtual Windows XP

houdini

Here is what’s kept me up late these last 3 nights: Installing Gentoo Linux onto Houdini (AMD 64 3400+ 1GB RAM) and getting Windows XP to run under VMWare. This may be a bit unorthodox but I wanted to have access to some Windows-only applications (such as Visual Studio ...

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