I set up a full website for this a while back and just ran out of steam. I might pull it back out if there is enough interest.
Found this booklet up in the attic at Mom and Dad’s House. I don’t know to which of my brothers it belonged, but the publish date is 1963. Wouldn’t it be great if American children were still excited about truly technical things? This book depicts the circuit board (Chet the Circuit Board) admonishing the reader to not take him apart–you’ll learn how I work when you get older.
We’ve lost something along the way.
Yep. Jack Bauer uses them all the time. Every movie, TV show, novel, and newspaper article talks about them. Apparently, they exist as some magical device that at one time both renders a “server” impenetrable and throws open secret files to terrorists. Depending on the character in our little drama, there seems to always hide some trick or pathway around this “firewall” thing, and the description usually relies on pseudo-technical jargon to explain it away.
Yeah, I know it’s for toddlers, but really–how pointless to not have a reverse. Just so everyone’s clear, this was done with only the purchase of a DPDT rocker switch at RadShack for $3 or $4 (can’t remember).
This is the second game in the Journeyman Project trilogy. And, for me, the most memorable. The artwork seems a bit dated now, but at the time of release it looked beautiful to me. The acting didn’t bother me either…back then. Now, well, any time an actor (in this case the main character) stops to smack his lips between phrases, you know you’re in for a treat! The best part was the news editorial that was in no way editorial–the “news anchor” had no opinion of anything. He just reported what other people thought. Fortunately, the player may suffer through the video clips early on in the game and leave them far behind.
Originally published at www.linux.com on December 09, 2008 at 09:00 AM; reprinted with the author’s permission.
Digital video recorders (DVR) are becoming more and more mainstream. TiVo, in fact, has passed the truest test of any popular technology — having its name transformed into a verb. MythTV, a free and open source application that lets you turn a computer into a DVR, burst on the scene a few years ago, and has found fans among Linux users. However, with a little effort, it’s possible to run MythTV front ends on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Xbox, and even an Apple iPod Classic.
Once again, I have pestered the editors at the ordinarily refined Linux.com into publishing an article. I had a harder time getting this one right. I was stuck in a fiction writing mode–half of the sentences I wrote were in passive voice. Very frustrating–probably more so for the editors.
In any case, go check out the story–SmoothWall is an excellent choice for network border security.
There is blight upon our land. Honest, hard-working, I.T. professionals are growing up with their creativity stunted. Their bright eyes should flash in the pale glow of indicators, basking in technology for technology’s sake; but instead, the young eyes are made dim with sadness being denied resources essential to their success and happiness.
Hello, Everyone! I wanted to point out some less-than-obvious functionality that most blogs feature. In particular, the RSS feed. It seems that people who use it love it…and people who don’t use it…well, really don’t know much about it. SO–at the risk of sounding pedantic, here goes.