Beter Speling

You should be seeing better spelling on this weblog from now on, since I added MTSpeling.pl to my MoveableType installation. Unfortunately, you have to patch MT itself to integrate it, but it was no big deal. There’s no way to add words to your personal dictionary on the server side, but I have an idea…

Sailing Lessons

I took my first real sailing lesson today. It didn’t really cover much more than previous lessons, but getting more practice is always welcome. Also, you can learn the same thing a different way from two teachers, then integrate the best of both. Today’s teacher dislikes judging the wind direction using the weathervanes on the…

A sailing adventure

Wouldn’t it be cool to charter this boat for a week or so? I might get a chance to. More info when I know it for sure…

More on the Matrix Reloaded

Corporate Mofo discusses the Matrix universe in detail too deep for a philosophical lightweight for me to comprehend. But he picks up on, and explains something I noticed too. He says: Not coincidentally, most of the people in Zion seem to be black or Hispanic, which makes perfect sense: If you’re a white suburban Matrix…

blog.meetup.com

I went to the blog.meetup.com meetup for San Jose tonight. I met a cool group of people there. Conversation was good enough I forgot to leave and go get dinner, so tonight I’ll just have to subsist on a cookie and a mocha. Geek food! A while ago, I went to one other meetup, which…

Alas Ars Digita, I knew thee well

I watched Ars Digita, because I sensed something important and interesting was happening there. I was saddened when it all fell apart. To me, it was an important part of the tale of the dot-com days. I found an article that looks to be an interesting insider’s view on things there. Update: Eve has removed…

Matrix Reloaded and Stephen Wolfram

I saw Matrix Reloaded today. It was pretty good, I guess I’d score it a 4 out of 5. Not like the original Matrix, which was an 11 out of 5! I remember leaving the theater after the first Matrix thinking, “Wow, that movie has changed the playing field of Sci-Fi movies forever.” And it…

Frog Jumping

When I got up to Arnold, I heard on the radio that the Calaveras County Fair and Frog Jumping Contest was running this weekend. So after I finished my chores (restack the woodpile, clean the gutters, sweep the roof, replace the disposer), I went down to check it out. It has been so long since…

Cabin-ho!

I was really looking forward to sailing lessons this weekend, but I got the schedule wrong and it turns out the first class is next weekend. I’m going to use this weekend to go up to the cabin and get it ready for the summer. Got to get all the flammable stuff away from it…

Finding IDE drive firmware version from Solaris

I am working on a mysterious bug at work, and absent of any other promising theories, I decided to compare the firmware revision of all the hard drives involved to see if that correlated with the pattern of problems. If you aren’t a sysadmin, that will either not make any sense at all, or will…