31 August 2008
anyone have some good hints or places to start?
let's just say i have a peeve about id equality.
30 August 2008
"They may start out with a little card-table and selling a couple of things, but then who is to say what else they have. Is all the produce made there, do they make it themselves? Are they going to have eggs and chickens for sale next," said [douchebag Mayor] Manning.so what if they sell eggs and chickens? and is this guy serious that he would go after lemonade stands if only he could catch them in time? it's amazing what people at any level of gubmint think is their responsibility.
Lucky for Katie and Sabrina their folks don't have lemon trees.
"Lemonade stands are technically illegal, but they don't last long enough to do anything about," said Manning.
i'm getting closer to a mac look and feel on my ubuntu install. i found a mac-ish window theme and a terrific dock application installable from the repos. until i can afford a real mac, i'm a bit happier now.
29 August 2008
One path before us leads to the past, and the extinction of the human race. The other path leads to the future, when we will all be dead. We must choose wisely.
We must close the book on the bleeding wounds of the old politics of division and sail our ship up a mountain of hope and plant our flag on the sunrise of a thousand tomorrows with an American promise that will never die! For this election isn’t about the past or the present, or even the pluperfect conditional. It’s about the future, and Barack Obama loves the future because that’s where all his accomplishments are.
as a result, i haven't even tried vmware. now windows is for syncing to my phone (cool ringtones, baby!). bitpim doesn't support my phone yet, but when it does, i may consider it again. now i have to see if i can sync my google calendar...
25 August 2008
music playback through virtualbox is not workable, having a stutter every couple of seconds. i can only guess that the drive passthrough can't keep up with it. i can play nearly all of the music i have in linux, especially if el tunes turns out to work. if it does, someone must be able to write a conversion utility.
on to vmware!
22 August 2008
so anyone gotst a good idea of which vm package to use? i've found vmware and virtualbox, the latter having a simple install, but the former having more press (i.e. it has a brain cell devoted to remembering that i've heard of it).
i'm also looking for someone to donate a mac to a good cause.
11 August 2008
my initial response to the conference was shock and horror. the first day consisted of 'research in progress' presentations. i tend to think of myself as an academically minded person with a large spoonful of pragmatism (comments welcome), but these presentations, along with group discussions to provide feedback, were largely useless, time wasting activities, perhaps due to my not having read any preparatory material before taking my seat. in general, each presentation was too brief to impart enough facts to judge the quality or depth of the research, sampling techniques, or analysis.
by far the largest frustration was to be found in folks' heavy reliance on poorly factored powerpoint slides. several people were even so bold as to read slides to their audience. the one man to pull it off was Gregg Pollack (of RailsEnvy), who managed to weave a great narrative around a demo of RSpec.
10 August 2008
turns out that was a mistake. now i can't even boot to safe mode. well, i've reinstalled windows often enough to know how to do it, including all the drivers i had to get via my linux live cd last time.
i really want a mac.