Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

I’ve Had Enough. Goodbye ICQ. You Suck.

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

I've got accounts on AIM, Yahoo!, MSN & ICQ because I've got friends on all four services. I've switched from Trillian to Gaim to Fire and now to Adium to manage all my account connections. One thing has been consistant throughout: ICQ Spam. Here's just some of ...

Has this happened to you?

Monday, May 1st, 2006

This is where I work. Working for a 'last-mile' internet provider means that I've had to go to a lot of places that a well-fed and pampered West County kid from St. Louis would never, ever, ever expect to end up. I've climbed numerous water towers to install ...

Quick OS X Tip: Convert Images via Terminal

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

This was on MacOSXHints.com a few days back, but it's handy enough to repeat: Convert image file types via Terminal using sips. To convert a .tiff to a .jpeg: sips --setProperty format jpeg --setProperty formatOptions normal bluetooth_broke.tiff --out bluetooth_broke.jpg There's a line break in there just so that it displays ...

Why Are They Still Called MP3 Players?

Sunday, December 11th, 2005

I'm getting pretty sick of hearing "MP3 Player" 5 times every commercial break. At one point will people stop calling them MP3 players and start calling them "Music Players" or "Digital Music Players" or something else? Anything at all? Most players manufacturers don't even want you to use MP3s, ...

Why I’m Tired Today: Fedora 4 and Samba

Monday, November 21st, 2005

[ Attention: Geeky post ahead! ] So I wiped out my last machine running Windows Saturday night and turned it into my primary Linux server, which now runs Fedora Core 4. Everything was great, except for Samba. I couldn't get Samba to work at all. I set up ...

Would You Run An Ad-Based OS?

Monday, November 14th, 2005

So would you? Would you run an ad-based operating system? Maybe the OS would be cheap, or free, and in a bar across the top would run ads that you can't remove, would you run that on your machine? Everything else worked fine, there were just ads ...

In The Future, The Internet Can Give You Gas

Friday, November 11th, 2005

Nethercomm, a San Diego based company, has announced its plans to try to deliver internet connectivity via the gas lines that run into most homes. They claim that the technology, based on a ultra wideband wireless signal, can deliver up to 100 megabits per second to every home. ...

I Want A Boot Video

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

You've seen the movie Hackers right? Yes, I know its dumb. Yes, I know its fake as hell. ...and yes, I, for some reason, love that movie too. Anyway. Remember towards the end of that movie where they are "hacking the Gibson" and they all ...

I am Totally into Podcasts

Monday, October 31st, 2005

Bring 'em on - the more the merrier. I gravitate towards the tech podcasts (This Week in Tech, Diggnation, CNET BuzzCast, SETI) and news casts - NPR has a ton of their stuff available for download. I drive a lot for work and regular radio is just not ...

Is Windows A Necessary Evil?

Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

So I've pretty much decided that I will be taking the plunge and buying one of the new G5 iMacs when they hit stores here in St. Louis on October 25. Rest assured I will give a full review in a week once I've set it up and gotten ...