Archive for December, 2006

Wii posting

Wii posting

I am typing this from my new Wii. The data entry is via the wiimote and is in between an original cell text entry system and a newer predictive text entry system. One thing it does not do is build compound words if you choose from the predictive text option, i.e. “predict” does not continue […]

Posted in: games, site news
I scored a Wii, plus an extra Nunchuck controller

I scored a Wii, plus an extra Nunchuck controller

After learning that Target had Nintendo Wiis back in stock thanks to the “Still Need a Wii?” post on Ars Technica, I headed out on a whim to see if the rumor was true. I also needed a travel thermos for Lady Jaye, so at the very least I’d accomplish something. Lo and behold, I […]

Posted in: games, technology
Holiday in review

Holiday in review

I hope you all had a nice Christmas season this year. Lady Jaye and I had a nice Refugee Holiday this year and hosted seven other folks on Christmas day. I was pleased that Configuratrix stopped by on her return leg from North Carolina. We had tons of food. I fried another thirteen pound turkey […]

Posted in: games, gibberish
Janus reborn

Janus reborn

Much like my professional career, resurrecting my file server Janus was a mixed bag of partial victories and compromises. I originally wanted to install Solaris 10 and utilize the amazing, cancer-healing powers of ZFS. I ran the Solaris 10 install DVD after putting in a new motherboard and processor. The installer crashed at the 3% […]

Posted in: technology
Wikipedia fundraiser

Wikipedia fundraiser

You have ten days left to make a 2006 tax year deductible donation to Wikipedia. As stated on the deductibility of donations page, Wikipedia is classified as tax exempt, and your donations are exempt from US federal taxes. I use Wikipedia at least once a day, and it feels nice to kick a little back. […]

Posted in: gibberish, link and run
If you’ve been thinking about buying a Dyson ….

If you’ve been thinking about buying a Dyson ….

Check your mail. We’ve gotten some Bed, Bath and Beyond coupons for 20% off any item. Until recently, these coupons have excluded Dyson — but the last two we’ve gotten have no such restriction. If you’ve read about or seen me use my Dyson but have been unwilling to drop the scratch on one, here’s […]

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If you've been thinking about buying a Dyson ….

If you've been thinking about buying a Dyson ….

Check your mail. We’ve gotten some Bed, Bath and Beyond coupons for 20% off any item. Until recently, these coupons have excluded Dyson — but the last two we’ve gotten have no such restriction. If you’ve read about or seen me use my Dyson but have been unwilling to drop the scratch on one, here’s […]

Posted in: gibberish
I’m famous

I’m famous

My Pandamonium shot made the customer-submitted page on threadless. Too bad it’s got part of my real name on it, bah. No tags for this post.

Posted in: gibberish
I'm famous

I'm famous

My Pandamonium shot made the customer-submitted page on threadless. Too bad it’s got part of my real name on it, bah. No tags for this post.

Posted in: gibberish
Ashes, ashes, we all fall down.

Ashes, ashes, we all fall down.

I bit the bullet and bought the makings of a hard disk for my file server Janus last week. We were using 700GB+ of storage and we needed more space. I planned on building a RAID-Z array in Solaris 10 via ZFS. I read this blog from a Sun developer about building a multi-terabyte server […]

Posted in: technology