xkcd – Organic Fuel

By , June 29, 2007 12:49 pm

xkcd – Organic Fuel

Organic Fuel

I love his stuff!

Techdirt: NBC Exec: Think Of The Poor Corn Farmers Hurt By Movie Piracy

By , June 22, 2007 11:11 am

Techdirt: NBC Exec: Think Of The Poor Corn Farmers Hurt By Movie Piracy
“In the absence of movie piracy, video retailers would sell and rent more titles. Movie theatres would sell more tickets and popcorn. Corn growers would earn greater profits and buy more farm equipment.”

Say WHAT??? Talk about a complete break with reality…

Future Hybrids: Steam Engine Technology – MSN Autos

By , June 22, 2007 9:07 am

Future Hybrids: Steam Engine Technology – MSN Autos

Just don’t understand the addition of this many more moving parts and additional crap for 14 more hp and 15% (?) gain in efficiency. But I’ve never been a BMW fan either. YMMV

Girl Genius Online Comics

By , June 21, 2007 6:42 pm

Girl Genius Online Comics

The BEST comic I have ever read! Can’t begin to describe this one other than it is kinda steampunk/sci-fi based. Fantastic storyline and the artwork is awesome! Start with the first in 101 and move on to the advanced. Will take you a while but well worth the effort. Now that I have finished I’m planning on starting back over and taking a bit of time to study the whole thing.

Home Grown Home: A Straw Bale Off Grid Double-Wide (TreeHugger)

By , June 21, 2007 3:24 pm

Home Grown Home: A Straw Bale Off Grid Double-Wide (TreeHugger)

That’s a hell of a way to beat zoning restrictions! Just build the straw bale house on a mobile home frame. Cool!

Freegans Hit New York Dumpster (TreeHugger)

By , June 21, 2007 3:19 pm

Freegans Hit New York Dumpster (TreeHugger)

Now these are my kind of people. Cool!

Team Cycad: Bicycle Billboards (TreeHugger)

By , June 21, 2007 3:17 pm

Team Cycad: Bicycle Billboards (TreeHugger)

Seems like a strange way to advertise a product or event to me but what do I know…

Unix Portal:Nexenta OS – Nexenta GNU/OpenSolaris

By , June 21, 2007 12:53 pm

Unix Portal:Nexenta OS – Nexenta GNU/OpenSolaris

Link to info and iso’s mentioned in the previous post.

» Shadows over Linux | Paul Murphy | ZDNet.com

By , June 21, 2007 12:51 pm

» Shadows over Linux | Paul Murphy | ZDNet.com

Interesting article. Paul makes some good points about the us vs them aspect of unix vs mac vs linux vs winblows vs… Gonna have to grab the 386 iso he points to and see what the buzz is about.

Catholic World News : Holy Grail buried under Roman basilica?

By , June 21, 2007 12:45 pm

Catholic World News : Holy Grail buried under Roman basilica?

If they say so.

Future Tech: DARPA Looking Into Invisible, Shoot-Through, Self-Healing Armor – Gizmodo

By , June 21, 2007 12:43 pm

Future Tech: DARPA Looking Into Invisible, Shoot-Through, Self-Healing Armor – Gizmodo

Getting so it’s harder and harder to tell what’s real and what’s sci-fi. Gonna have to read up on the metamaterials. Seems like I read something about them a year or so ago but tis flushed from the memory stacks now.

Linux.com :: How to create poster presentations with Scribus

By , June 21, 2007 12:40 pm

Linux.com :: How to create poster presentations with Scribus

Another blow against overpriced publishing software. I’ve tried Scribus before but not in a while (but I haven’t needed to do any layout or print work in a while either). Guess I will install it and try it again just to see how much it’s changed.

Microsoft: We patch faster than Apple, Novell and Red Hat – Computerworld UK – The Voice of IT Management

By , June 21, 2007 12:34 pm

Microsoft: We patch faster than Apple, Novell and Red Hat – Computerworld UK – The Voice of IT Management

Yea, and the check is in the mail…

I’ve read what the article states but I still wonder what this supposed study is based on. Is it total actual exploits fixed or just the ones that they admit to? Seems like the numbers don’t make a lot of sense with Winblows having 90 patches and apple 129 (?) etc. But then depending on HOW you slant your data you can make anything mean anything you want. Show all the data and results and then we’ll talk…

Happy Monkday to me

By , June 21, 2007 11:32 am

Upon entering PerlMonks.org this morning (June 21, 2007) I was greeted with:

Happy Monkday!!
You’ve been here 6 years.

Had no idea I had been a member that long. Time really flies when you’re having life…

Abney Park Portal

By , June 20, 2007 8:29 pm

Abney Park Portal

Awesome music! Love it! They have quite a few free downloads as well as a hell of a deal on grabbing all their music via download vs buying the individual albums which I intend to take advantage of as soon as I get some spare cash.

Gambas – Gambas Almost Means Basic

By , June 19, 2007 8:22 pm

Gambas – Gambas Almost Means Basic

Interesting looking programming environment. Just saw a reference in TiraEcol, the comic that I posted a link to earlier today, and looked it up. Turns out that PCLOS has it in the package manager so have installed it. Now to see if I can figure it out and then see if I remember ANYTHING about programing in BASIC.

Pieces n bits

By , June 19, 2007 5:13 pm

Been working on getting some of the books in order. Talk about a tall order. At this point I can’t even begin to guess how many titles we have. Most places on the shelves they are stacked 2 and 3 piles deep and in NO order what so ever. And the shelves are all full. So one of the next steps is to figure out where I can put more shelves. Right now I have been moving titles around to try to get the most prolific authors titles together. And even that is not exactly true as I have only been working in two or three rooms. Haven’t even started in the most crowded buildings where the majority of the books are stored. Just in the living areas where I would like to be able to find things. But as the saying goes “The journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step” so this seems to be mu first step in this madness. If energy allows I suspect I may finish sometime about 3 years from now. More as it gets done…

Sycamore Ceiling Fan: Works Smarter, Not Harder (TreeHugger)

By , June 19, 2007 4:14 pm

Sycamore Ceiling Fan: Works Smarter, Not Harder (TreeHugger)

Sycamore Ceiling Fan

Interesting concept. From what is posted in the comments the efficiency is way on up there for the amount of air it moves. Cool! in more ways than one. 😉

BurningBeach

By , June 19, 2007 2:09 pm

BurningBeach
: playa recipes

Food for the Playa! Only complaint I have with the site is that the recipes are in .doc format. Some of them look good, others not so, but all seem to be eatable.

freshmeat.net: Project details for Frog

By , June 19, 2007 2:06 pm

freshmeat.net: Project details for Frog
Frog is a tool for publishing and maintaining contents on a Web site. It is a rewrite of Radiant CMS and features an elegant user interface, flexible templating with layouts, snippets, and flexible page parts, a simple user management/rights system, search engine friendly URLs, password protected live administration, and support for Textile.

Another bit of software that I am somewhat interested in looking into further.

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