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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 […]

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 […]

Google Mobile

As mentioned yesterday, I am the owner of a new Palm Centro smartphone. I really love it. It's been a long while since I've owned a Palm PDA, so it has that nostalgic feeling every time I power on and start working. I do miss the handwriting recognition, however. That was good times. Overall I'm […]

Some Major Updates In My Life

First, a disclaimer. I have real reasons why I haven't updated my blog in the past 20 days. The number one reason? I'm a dad of course. She was born on Halloween and we took her home from the hospital on Monday the 5th (she's adopted). She's a doll, and I relish every living second […]

Gmail IMAP

Google has finally added IMAP support to it's Gmail email service! All I have to say, is it's about freaking time! Google- YOU ROCK!

I'm Going To Be A Dad!

Yup. You read the title correctly. Hard to believe, isn't it? My wife and I have been waiting for over 8 years to have kids, and finally, the opportunity has presented itself. Through adoption, we will be having a baby girl here in the next week or so. She is due on the 31st (Halloween) […]

Poll: Novell or Sun Microsystems?

An interesting conversation has sparked recently, and I'm curious what the community thinks. If you had the choice to work for either Novell or Sun Microsystems, who would you work for and why? I would work for Sun for a few reasons: Novell has made a reputation for itself by laying off employees at a […]

I Came, I Saw, I Got Conquered

            Click on a thumbnail for an 800x600 resolution. Today, I'm in Silicon Valley with Clint Savage, and we thought it would be great to take a small detour to Google Campus. It's only a couple miles from the hotel that we're staying in, so why not? First, we needed to find […]