Archive for the ‘FOSS’ Category

irssi, screen, and growl… Nerdy goodness.

At $dayjob, we use IRC a lot. Most everyone runs irssi in screen, so they can re-attach whenever and whereever and not miss out on important info. Today I thought to myself “Surely SOMEONE is doing irssi in screen and wants growl notifications”. As ridiculous as it sounds, someone was. I took their approach, briefly […]

April 17, 2012 • Posted in: FOSS, How-To, Linux, OSX, Technology • 5 Comments

Good night, Sun.

This has been a long time coming… To be fair, we all saw it coming when the merger happened. Ironically, this will be the best thing to happen in FOSS for a while now. At first I was concerned by the purchase- Oracle was wrapping their squeeze-happy hands around OpenSolaris, MySQL, and Java? Oh no! […]

TED talks and biomimicry in IT

Today at lunch I sat down with Cherry 2010 at Subway, had a sandwich, and watched a TED Talk on biomimicry by Janine Benyus and what science can learn from the natural world. I came away thinking furiously about it, which I think is why TED opened up their talks recently.