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New Blog Feed

For those subscribing to my blog via RSS/Atom, I've moved my feeds from the Feedburner servers to Google, seeing as though Google acquired them some time ago. As such, the URI for my feed has changed. You will be automatically forwarded to the new feed, however, if you would like you can update it now […]

I'm Social Now

Well, after a bit of nagging from family and friends, coupled with a bit of curiosity, I've gone social. I'm now part of the Web 2.0 bubble that seems to be all the rage. I have, Facebook, FriendFeed, and accounts. Trying to restore Twitter as well (I left Twitter when came […]

Das Keyboard 3

I've blogged about the Das Keyboard 2 before. I loved it. Unfortunately, however, my daughter stepped on it while in the floor (she was playing with it) and broke the space bar fairly bad. I tried my best to get it repaired, but nothing succeeded. So, for several months, I was without my glorious Das […]

A Geek's Game

Every geek has his/her game. For me, initially, it was chess. I learned chess well enough to hold my own in elementary school, then joined the chess clubs in junior and high school. During these times, I was studying professional players, watching chess matches, learning opening, middle and end games. I was soaking in anything […]

One Space Or Two Spaces?

When I began writing technical documentation and courseware for Guru Labs, I asked a question during training about whether we should be putting two spaces after a period, colon, question mark and exclamation point, or one. The answer shocked me, as I was hoping for the standard answer as a means of teaching the rest […]

What's In A Name?

Following the Planet Ubuntu MEME, I've already blogged about the computers on my network, and why I name them the way I do. See my first post, second post and third post on the subject. Since the last post, there have been some updates to the computers on my network. First, Hercules gave up the […]

Dear Lazyweb- RAID/LVM Crossroads Decision

Dear Lazyweb- I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T61 with an internal 100GB SATA drive and a modular 200GB SATA drive in the modular bay. Thus, I have 300GB of SATA glory at my disposal. I have been debating putting these together under a RAID array, possibly level 0 (I'm not that concerned about redundancy. This […]

New IRC Nick

Just an FYI- I'm testing out a new IRC nickname- eightyeight. I play the piano, of which I've done since a kid, and a number of friends through high school called me "eightyeight keys" or "eightyeight" for short. It stuck, and as such, I ended up getting a tattoo on my right shoulder with "88 […]

Why Online Ads Aren't Working

I'm a HUGE fan of AdBlock Plus coupled with EasyList, the awesome extension for Firefox. The reason being? I hate seeing ads on websites. Not that I have anything against advertising. I don't. I watch the Super Bowl, the NBA Finals, the World Series and even the Heavyweight Title Bout just for the commercials. I […]


If you have read my blog in the past, you might have learned a little about my network, and the hostnames of the computers that reside therein. The idea is simple, yet sadistic: I put on an elaborate play, in which I play the main character Zeus, and the computers in my network are Greek […]

Das Keyboard III

Little did I know, that on my birthday just 3 days ago, the Das Keyboard crew released version 3 of their fabulous tactile keyboard. Major highlights? 2 USB 2.0 ports on the right side of the keyboard, blue LEDs, glossy finish, and the ability to purchase a Das Keyboard with inscriptions on the keys (using […]

Chalk Up Another Year

cat /dev/zero | tr '\0' '\377' | dd of=aaron bs=1 count=31

It's Pronounced Dow

Today, I went grocery shopping at Albertson's. I know that they use cards in order for you to save money. Actually, all those cards are good for is tracking your spending habits, and targeting advertisements to your home, and solicitation calls to your phone number. So, for the past few years, I've been using 867-5309 […]

Desktop Cam Reborn

A bit ago, I wrote a little bash script to take a screenshot of my working environment, and upload it to my blog as a "Desktop Cam". Well, for the past year, it's been pretty much inactive, as the job I had kept me from running the script due to the nature of the code […]


Reading a local LUG mailing list here in Utah, I just came across an interesting thread about Microsoft developing either a text editor or a platform based on Emacs for .NET. The article in full can be found on ZDNet, with Doug Purdy doing the hiring for the team. No details are being divulged, so […]