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.

DD-WRT

I have an XBox and a Wii downstairs, and hopefully soon a blu-ray player, all of which require net connectivity. Upstairs is the office, with a desktop, an older laptop (it’s the media box upstairs now), and the possibility of other wired connections for temporary gear I may be working on. Since we rent, I […]

December 31, 2008 • Tags: , , , , , • Posted in: How-To, Linux, Technology • 1 Comment

Fragmented efforts

Having had a friend at a party last night tell me about some new Linux distro he was playing with, I found myself wondering… Which inevitably led to wandering. Now I am pondering why, exactly, there need to be 326 linux distros out there.

November 22, 2008 • Tags: , , • Posted in: Linux, VMware • No Comments