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The Sheer Size of IPV6

I wanted something to sink my teeth into on just how large IPV6 really is. As such, I decided to do it graphically. Initially, this meant just representing each IP address with a single pixel. Surely, the images would be doable. However, as I started crunching the numbers, they were much larger than I thought, […]

25 Random Things About Me

I hate Facebook Application requests, and I think more and more of my family and friends are coming to agreeance. To put it bluntly, I'm not interested in taking the "What kind of [insert random noun here] are you?" quiz. I'm not interested in playing YoVille (although my wife seems to enjoy it). I'm not […]

Saving Some Quid, And The Planet Too

I've always been one for reducing my carbon footprint on the environment. Politics aside, I think we can all agree that CO2 emissions on the atmosphere is more harmful than good. As a result, I've been conscious of my contributions. So, when my wife and I bought our home, I began setting out what I […]

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 Identi.ca, Facebook, FriendFeed, Last.fm and Ping.fm accounts. Trying to restore Twitter as well (I left Twitter when Identi.ca 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 […]

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

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