jory squibb

By , September 20, 2006 9:11 pm

jory squibb

Builder of the Moonbeam 3 wheeled motorcycle/car/transport. With pics and a basic discription of what he used and how he built it.  Interesting but I don’t feel a burning need to build one of these.  Yet.

Bossom – New English Review

By , September 20, 2006 9:07 pm

Bossom – New English Review

Interesting read.  Weird point of view.  Humorous.

Technology Review: British phone books dating back to 1880 to go online

By , September 20, 2006 9:03 pm

Technology Review: British phone books dating back to 1880 to go online

Only the British…

YouTube – Small Talk

By , September 20, 2006 9:00 pm

YouTube – Small Talk

So one woman gets a boob job and then another one feels her up.  By an uncovered window.  Weird and somewhat humorous but the bit in the can with the two guys is LOL funny… 😉

Kinda NSFW maybe sorta…

CTV.ca | Ornery scientist gets rehired by federal gov’t

By , September 20, 2006 8:50 pm

CTV.ca | Ornery scientist gets rehired by federal gov’t

So he was fired for the attitude of his email, then rehired but doesn’t get paid and is gonna do it?  Guess he likes what he was doing.  Be damned if I would go back without a raise in pay…

UNEASYsilence » Zack Kim – Super Mario on two guitars

By , September 20, 2006 3:47 pm

UNEASYsilence » Zack Kim – Super Mario on two guitars

This is amazing!  Guy plays two guitars at the same time.  Got one of them them clamped/mounted on a stand and the other on a strap around his neck, one hand on each, plays them together and does some interesting picking.  Go to his website for some other fantastic stuff!

Session Manager :: Mozilla Add-ons :: Add Features to Mozilla Software

By , September 20, 2006 2:43 pm

Session Manager :: Mozilla Add-ons :: Add Features to Mozilla Software

Just installed this and am hoping it works as advertised.  Am more than a little tired of having Firefox quit and loosing a ton of tabs that I havn’t gone through yet.

Ubuntu one day later

By , September 20, 2006 2:26 pm

One of the main things I need on the iBook is Skype and it doesn’t seem to work under Ubuntu.  I’ve downloaded 3 different packages now and none will work.  So, for now I am back with OS X running from the external harddrive at least while Cat is out so I can get calls from her if necessary.  Will switch back and try some more when she gets back.

Still trying to find where I saw how to get the full uncastrated version of KDE working in Ubuntu and having no luck.  Saw it yesterday somewhere but who knows where… 🙁

Also need to find where/how to get the email from the mac hard drive into Ubuntu.  Done several searches on both google and yahoo and still no joy.
Another bad day body wise.  Course when I get this way the mind doesn’t work right either. Energy level is so low I am having to watch my breathing and force the bod to breathe extra deep about half the time.  Bout all I know to do is to hope tomorrow is better.  Time for a time out…

The Blog | Bob Geiger: Frist Blames Democratic Minority for Do-Nothing Congress, Gets Spanked | The Huffington Post

By , September 20, 2006 12:44 pm

The Blog | Bob Geiger: Frist Blames Democratic Minority for Do-Nothing Congress, Gets Spanked | The Huffington Post

Now if this just makes enough folks to actually think about what is going on so we can get those arsehats out of there and start the world back on the road to recovery from this outragous administration…

Santorum, Frist, Burns Make List Of 20 Most Corrupt Members Of Congress… | The Huffington Post

By , September 20, 2006 12:31 pm

Santorum, Frist, Burns Make List Of 20 Most Corrupt Members Of Congress… | The Huffington Post

Tis a good beginning for a list of the ones to vote out of office!

Boing Boing: AA batteries with built-in USB charging-plugs

By , September 20, 2006 12:09 pm

Boing Boing: AA batteries with built-in USB charging-plugs

Cute, but at what price? What is the lifespan?  Can the battery be replaced when it goes bad or is the whole thing disposable?  Why not a small usb unit that will charge multiple size batteries?

The Internet Craftsmanship Museum

By , September 20, 2006 12:07 pm

The Internet Craftsmanship Museum

So much to see!  This site will take a LOT of time to get through.  Wonderful stuff!

New Scientist Technology Blog: Spaceflight on the cheap

By , September 20, 2006 9:17 am

New Scientist Technology Blog: Spaceflight on the cheap

I remember a russian SciFi story (can’t remember the name though) where the people launched rockets off of high altitude balloons to get to an (almost) abandoned space station and then boosted it back into orbit.  Wish I could remember the name of the story now.  There was a russian cosmonaut on board that had suffered such bone and muscle degeneration that he couldn’t go back to earth and was gonna die when the station deorbited.

Love these bits and pieces of memory…

Glad to see this anyway.  Suspect the FAA and probably NASA will move in to stop this on the grounds of national security or something equally lame.

Hand Truck Chair For Carting Away Bloggers Killed in Line of Duty – Gizmodo

By , September 20, 2006 9:10 am

Hand Truck Chair For Carting Away Bloggers Killed in Line of Duty – Gizmodo

Handtruck Chair

I’m still waiting for the punchline.  This thing is weird.

Boing Boing: HOWTO pick a Master padlock with a BART card

By , September 20, 2006 9:06 am

Boing Boing: HOWTO pick a Master padlock with a BART card

Ain’t nothing safe anymore…  I have seen and done this with a piece of aluminum can before just to see if it would work and it does.  Course a hammer is quicker but not quite as neat… 😉

Environment Unlimited | Climate change | Royal Society tells Exxon: stop funding climate change denial

By , September 20, 2006 9:03 am

Environment Unlimited | Climate change | Royal Society tells Exxon: stop funding climate change denial

I am so glad to see this!  Real tired of these asshats that think just because they WANT something to be that way all they got to do is talk about it loud and long enough and it becomes the truth.  Taint so.

LiveScience.com – Despite Rumors, Black Hole Factory Will Not Destroy Earth

By , September 20, 2006 8:47 am

LiveScience.com – Despite Rumors, Black Hole Factory Will Not Destroy Earth

But at one a second how do they know?  And what happens when their mutual gravitational attraction causes them to join together and make a MUCH bigger one?  SciFi land here I know but they really DON’T know either untill they turn it on.  And this level of experimentation would be much better done on an uninhabited world a few million miles away…

OS X is no more on my iBook!

By , September 20, 2006 8:43 am

After downloading the latest Ubuntu distro and burning it to disk I started it up in the iBook. Fought with it for a while but as there was a storm going on at the time and all the wired computers were off, was unable to get to the instructions for making the airport extreme work so rebooted into OS X and waited till later.

Later came today. After updating the backup software I did a full backup to the firewire drive and rebooted into it just to check. Worked fine so then booted into the Ubuntu cd and started trying to get the wireless going. First step was to run an ethernet cable to it so I could do the apt-get thing as well as getting to the Ubuntu site with the instructions. 😉

First page was WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx – Community Ubuntu Documentation which told me to:

In a terminal, type lspci , which lists the PCI devices in your system. Mine is the same as the example and this will be a new install so next page was WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx/Dapper – Community Ubuntu Documentation.

Since this is a new install I skipped down to section 1.2.2 Obtaining the firmware.
It told me to enable the Universe repository and after following the links I did that. Next up was again in the terminal and was:

sudo apt-get install bcm43xx-fwcutter which gets the package needed. Then taking the easy way out and using the script:

sudo /usr/share/bcm43xx-fwcutter/install_bcm43xx_firmware.sh When it quits doing its thing we’re ready to setup the wireless card.

First up is to load it in the kernel: sudo modprobe bcm43xx then check to see what it was loaded as with iwconfig. Should be eth1.

Then see if you can scan the network: sudo iwlist ethX scan and then you get to pick and choose and restart till the damn thing works on reboot.

Not there yet but close.  I still have to start the network manager and choose the wifi card as the network device but it IS able to find it and load it.  So closer and closer.

Downloaded and installed the KDE base packages and am now back with my perfered desktop.  Bit more tweeking and then to try to get my years of mail moved over…

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