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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 […]

Cocytus

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 […]

Emacs.NET?

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 […]

3 Operating Systems I'm Watching

Lately, I've had on my mind the desire to run different operating systems, other than Debian and Ubuntu. I've always had this weird interest in operating systems, so when I discovered Unix and Linux, it intrigued me to run them on my own system. Unix never went far, as the only "distro" I could run […]

Apology Issued To Google And My Readers

I want to publicly apologize to my readers and to Google for my post regarding Google being evil. It was shortsighted and rash without level-headed thinking and clarity. I was misinformed, but had thought with Google supporting AIM that my gmail account could now login to AIM servers. In other words, I was under the […]

Is The CAPTCHA Broken?

Here's an interesting post from Coding Horror. Basically, describing whether the CAPTCHA is broken or if designers are just using sloppy methods. What I find interesting is software utilities designed to "break" the CAPTCHA. Looking at that post, Google, Yahoo! and Hotmail have unbroken CAPTCHAs. So, if the CAPTCHA was broken, I guess my question […]

Why Dvorak? Comfort

One of the big advantages of typing in the Dvorak layout is the comfort that comes with it. It is estimated that you spend nearly 70% of your time typing on the home row, with only 30% of your time stretching for letters off of the home row. If that's the case, then I should […]

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