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Posted on October 26, 2012 at 3:32 pm

JesusPhone 5 day one

So as some in my “social circle” already know I finally started cheating on Android and got a JesusPhone 5.  Here’s some first impressions, granted, I am being rather critical here, I am actually so far quite happy with the iPhone 5…though if you’re an iPhone 4S or 4 user it might not be worth […]

Posted on June 15, 2011 at 4:50 pm


Shhhhhh…be vewwy vewwy quiet, I’m hunting SHA-256 hashes! Performance Summary ******************* Worst slack in design: 0.089 Requested Estimated Requested Estimated Clock Clock Starting Clock Frequency Frequency Period Period Slack Type Group ———————————————————————————————————————————— main_pll|CLKOP_inferred_clock 130.0 MHz 131.5 MHz 7.692 7.603 0.089 inferred Inferred_clkgroup_0 System 130.0 MHz 719.4 MHz 7.692 1.390 6.302 system system_clkgroup ====================================================================================================================================

Posted on March 30, 2011 at 11:51 am

Motorola Xoom

Yup, I’m officially a gadget whore.  I bought a Verizon Motorola Xoom for delivery on launch day a while back.  I’ve been busy moving and working so this is the first chance I’ve had to write anything up on it. iFixit has a great teardown of the Motorola Xoom. I’m going to talk some about […]

Posted on October 18, 2010 at 3:40 pm

So WTF ATI, Really?

I finally jumped into the modern area of gaming machines, buying a nice beefy system. Everythings great, except ATI still sucks. I have an older ATI card in a machine that was relegated to a server, but is now no longer used, just sitting in my closet as spare/test equipment. And I swore then I […]

Posted on August 13, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Our TTLs are lowered, databases backed up…

Files-a-copying, zones-a-serialized! YARRR we’re on the move! </pirate> Ahem…*cough* 🙂 Now that that’s out of my system. I made a decision at the beginning of this month to move all of my hosting to an Amazon EC2 instance. While nowhere near ideal for web hosting and not really much cheaper than my current hosting arrangements, […]

Posted on July 25, 2010 at 12:40 pm

Linux (UNIX in general) TTY/console demystified

I don’t quite know how I know but I know very well how the Linux TTY/Console driver stack works… Probably through so many years of slogging through code, and through tearing apart the Linux TTY drivers and line discipline stacks a few times for special projects and definitely with some help of the LDD3 (a […]

Posted on March 25, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Pretty Correct Colors!

First off lets go back about a week in time… I am NOT a GUI guy, photo guy, etc.  I traditionally have been a systems administrator, lately I’ve gone more whole hog into web application development.  But I still don’t do UI.  So color has never really felt that important to me.  I know my […]

Posted on February 15, 2010 at 2:45 pm


So I recently bought a Pogoplug device, sort of on a whim.  I needed a NAS device, and the fact that the Pogoplug had HFS+ (OS/X filesystem) support made it a clear winner for me.  I’ve been living with mine for about a week now, mostly with single 320GB HFS+ formatted drive.  The $130 device […]

Posted on January 5, 2010 at 3:35 pm

An attempt to explain IPv6 and IP Routing to the layperson

Me again, yup.  Been a while eh?  Well, I’ve been busy.  Rebuilding a pretty big site essentially from scratch.  Trust me, I have plenty of things to rant about!  This post though I hope to be another informative, less ranting, post about IPv6. I keep seeing a LOT of well meaning but mis-informed or mis-understood […]

Posted on September 18, 2009 at 12:37 pm

When +12VDC….Isn’t or Why to avoid cheap wall warts

First excuse the err…crude “Screen Shots” – I don’t have my ‘scope setup yet for proper screen captures so I just took pictures. For a while now I’ve had a +12VDC wall wart that I use occasionally.  It always caused weird heating though in regulators.  I was never sure why, the multi-meter read it as […]