Sunday, September 18, 2005

All the States I've been in

create your own visited states map

I know its been a while but heres the map all all the states I've spent time in...

More Later

Friday, September 09, 2005

Skepticality on hiatus

This morning as I was starting my work day I heard the news. Derek Colanduno of Skepticality has suffered an injury that is life threatening, the show has been put on hiatus. Needless to say my thoughts are with Derek, his family and His co-host, Swoopy who gathered enough stength to deliver the news personally.

It's my personal hope that Derek has a speedy recovery. Their show is a breath of fresh air in a world that is bogged down with opinion, they strove to deliver fact. Until then, I'll catch up on the past episodes I've been meaning to catch up on.

Please join me in sending messages of encouragement to them
Link to Skepticality.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Have moved my Google ads...

Yeah as you may have noticed I've moved my Google ads to a more predominant area...


Yeah, I know, but its done in hope that folks might click on them... I'd like to see if I could make a few bucks from it before I decide to retire from regular work and become a full-time blogger. (Yeah, thats highly unlikely, although I do have a few plans for some additional income that way)

We'll see how well this goes :)

iTunes 5: Still waiting for one simple feature...

iTunes 5
Originally uploaded by techsavant.
iTunes 5 came out today and it's more like a point release that a full-fledged version upgrade. I'm thinking this will be the way of things to come with iTunes. Lots of small tweaks in features rather that large monumental leaps we used to see.

Remember the excitement of going from version 2 to 3 and then 3 to 4! Dont get me wrong... I love iTunes, its the primary way I listen to music and podcasts. But this version release is a little disappointing.

One feature that SHOULD have been in this release... The one I've emailed apple for as soon as 4.9 came out??? The ability to individually set podcasts... Lets face it... I listen to podcasts like Earthcore, which I want to hang on to and then some are dailies that I listen to and dump right afterward.

Apple iTunes Development crew??? Hear my cries! This is a much needed feature for iTunes 5.1.


Okay, This one needed to be shared: Joey Hess: login:

One of the things that attract me to Linux and the open source environment is the "pioneering" spirit many of the users tend to have. The "lets see what happens if I try to do this..." attitude.

Its not always practical, its not always fruitful... but it doesn't have to be. Sometimes its just plain fun to try and see what happens, just because you can. Here we find a guy who wanted to see how many remote logins he attempt at one time. Below are his results.

Joey Hess: login::


This screenshot is what happens when I decide to try to log into as many
machines as I can all at once. Stats:
  • 41 successful logins
  • 11 failures
  • 3 ways to spell "Joey Hess" (and "grue")
  • 1 previosly unknown hardware failure (argh)
  • 2 other machines unavailable due to that hardware failure
  • 6 machines powered on remotely for login attempts
  • 1 remote hard power cycle needed
  • 5 ssh host keys changed
  • 1 machine unavailable due to firewall
  • 1 account I didn't know I had until reading a motd
  • 4 machines unavailable due to being turned off
  • 2 machines unavailable due to me not wanting to get up and plug them in
  • 1 machine unavailable due to broken netboot image
  • 6 first logins ever
  • 51 linux boxen
  • 51 debian boxen
  • 1 solaris box
  • 2 boxen smaller than my hand
  • 52 hunks of metal and silicon
  • an unknown number of countries
  • 3 continents
  • 1 hour wasted

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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

My first (and last) Post on Religion.

Took the quiz, I was actually impressed with the questions asked. Got the results and found them interesting, so I'll post them here.

You scored as agnosticism. You are an agnostic. Though it is generally taken that agnostics neither believe nor disbelieve in God, it is possible to be a theist or atheist in addition to an agnostic. Agnostics don't believe it is possible to prove the existence of God (nor lack thereof).

Agnosticism is a philosophy that God's existence cannot be proven. Some say it is possible to be agnostic and follow a religion; however, one cannot be a devout believer if he or she does not truly believe.

agnosticism: 75%
Paganism: 63%
Islam: 58%
Satanism: 54%
Buddhism: 54%
atheism: 46%
Judaism: 38%
Christianity: 25%
Hinduism: 25%

Which religion is the right one for you? (new version)
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Religion is a rather sticky subject and in almost all cases. I do not like to discuss my beliefs with anyone... All too often its a matter of "lets agree to disagree, and let sleeping dogs lie." But I found this quiz and felt the need to take it. It actually hit pretty well on the Agnostic portion.

Okay that said... this closes the book on my mentioning religion in the future and my willingness to debate my beliefs.
Debating Beliefs are pointless pursuits!

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Hadley Underground
Originally uploaded by techsavant.
In reality I probably spent all of two years in my hometown of London, and I was pretty young at the time. But I'll have to admit, lately I've felt a strong pull to return and experience the sights and sounds of London town.

So to quell some of the homesickness I created this. I remember I was always fancinated by the Map of The Tube.

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