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  • Just plain shocking!

    Adafruit Industries is one of a number of sits I visit regularly, and within the last few days the blog had this gem.  Quite possibly one of the funniest things I’ve seen.  It’s a video made by another set of tinkerers I’d not yet heard of, but will be sure to follow now!

  • Pogoplug[ged]

    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 […]

  • Google Voice to Text

    So, I’ll have you know first off I’m NOT on acid, nor am I on a major cocaine high or anything of the sort.I left a voicemail at google voice to a friend this AM, that he had it translate to text.  About the only thing it got right was our names.  We figured out […]

  • And now for something COMPLETELY different!

    A friend linked to this Times Online article about homeopathy in a recent Tweet, so I figured I’d share it here. In case any of you actually thought “homeopathy” was at a ll legitimate. Note carefully the paragraph where they admit knowing it’s bunk but sell it anyway because people believe it helps! Homeopathy has […]

  • 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 […]

  • XKCD and the TSA

  • Yet more Bresnan Fail

    Trying to get some work done early AM again, atleast this time I got a callback hopefully coming in from L2/2.5 when they get in after 6A and start returning calls after 8A.  But that took insisting on it.  The unknown host was because of packet loss ( had to try 2-3x to get […]

  • Gotta love Bresnan packet loss…TetherBerry FTW!

    Well, I’m currently being saved by TetherBerry because my Cable ISP Bresnan is losing 50+% of it’s packets for the last several hours. Host                                Loss%   Snt   Last   Avg  Best  Wrst StDev 1.                       0.0%    11    0.8   0.9   0.8   1.1   0.1 2.                       0.0%    11    7.1   7.4   6.4  11.3   1.3 3.                     0.0%    11   11.5  10.1   […]

  • Educated like it’s 1984

    The folks over at Screaming Circuits keep a blog, or at least one of them does.  I tend to read it occasionally.  Recently Duane Benson made the point that colleges tend to educate EEs like it’s 1984.  I think it’s important that students get exposed to thru-hole because they’relikely to be able to unerstand that […]