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{ Monthly Archives } November 2007

Some long term thoughts on using a Kohjinsha SA1F00V

Awhile back I bought a Kohjinsha SA1F00V to test it out as a lightweight Tablet PC. After a few months of usage, I can say that I’ve not been that impressed with the device but neither have I been so frustrated with the device that I felt the need to toss the thing out the […]

Tools support the ideas

Quick thought on IT stuff… I’m a firm believer that the idea is only as important as a working tool that implements it. Ever try using an idea that had no implementation? It’s a lot of fun writing it yourself…

Campus Bandwidth Management Techniques Chart

This is a nice chart explaining the choices a network admin has for dealing with shaping bandwidth in a large campus.

Design Patterns in Ruby Sneak Preview Review

I’ve been slowly reading the Design Patterns in Ruby: Rough Cuts on Safari and have been finding it a pretty good read so far. I have to admit I’ve slept through the original Gang of Four Design Patterns book since it looked so excruciatingly boring and I wasn’t really convinced I needed such patterns for […]

Voice Chat for Second Life Linux client still not working

This past Saturday I tried checking out the Second Life version of the November TLUG Meeting due to some previous obligations barring me from attending in person. So I went through the rigmarole of installing Second Life on my Linux machine at home and getting it configured to work properly with these things called SLurls […]

The Lively Kernel… or Morphic in a Web Browser

The main site says this about the Lively Kernel project The main goal of the Lively Kernel is to bring the same kind of simplicity, generality and flexibility to web programming that we have known in desktop programming for thirty years, but without the installation and upgrade hassles than conventional desktop applications have. Basically it […]

Fix the ‘missing key: categories: Cannot read the portsdb!’ for portupgrade

I ran into this exact problem when trying to upgrade a bunch of ports lying around on my FreeBSD system. Luckily Well-Rounded documents the fix for this. You’ll have to upgrade portupgrade manually to rebuild its database with an updated version.

A moment of silence for Prof Jun-ichiro Hagino

I ran across the news on the passing of Professor Jun-ichiro Hagino aka ‘Itojun’. Although I never knew ‘Itojun’ personally I was always impressed by someone who was able to hold commit rights to the main 3 families of the *BSD trees and make a real difference in trying to push out the adoption of […]