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A Case For HTML Email - Mashups

You know, I had this massive post all typed up arguing why HTML email isn't inherently evil. Seriously, it was approaching 2000 words. Then I realized something- I'm over complicating the issue. Everything I was trying to say in the post, can be summed up in this video, showing off Ubiquity from Mozilla Labs. Basically, […]

WIFI FAIL

While taking the bus home yesterday from work, I needed to login to work over the VPN and get some stuff done, before the next day started. The express bus I take home has free WIFI on the bus. Unfortunately, it's anything but reliable or stable. I kept losing the connection, then I would have […]

New Email Signature

I've been toying with the idea that I want a new email signature at the end of each message I send. For the longest time, I've been of the opinion to put an email netiquette topic in my signature on one point or another. For example, for the past 4 years, I've had one version […]

Online Things That Bother Me

This is intending to be a quick post, so I hope I can keep it as such. There are a few things online that are really starting to get under my skin. Thankfully, the problems can all be solved by an opt-out approach, one way or another, with of course the most dramatic staying offline. […]

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 […]