The Game Grid is powered by Unix

I first saw the most recent Tron Legacy trailer when jwz posted the video a week ago.  I remem­ber see­ing the brief scene when the kid is look­ing at the com­puter con­sole and being mainly focused on the on-screen key­board.  “Oh yeah, I remem­ber that from the orig­i­nal Tron.  They had iPad key­boards long before the iPhone.” But … Continue read­ing The Game Grid is pow­ered by Unix

On Google Chrome (Mac, Linux, and nightly builds)

On Google Chrome As you may have heard, Google is work­ing on a web browser called Chrome. There have been beta ver­sions out for Windows and Linux for some time. The Mac ver­sion is still play­ing catch-up. Because Firefox, the browser I now use, has appeared to get more slow and clunky over time, I fig­ured I would give … Continue read­ing On Google Chrome (Mac, Linux, and nightly builds)

Pardon our dust –or– Netninja on Thesis

As you can tell by the ubiq­ui­tous ‘90s-era non­trans­par­ent ani­mated shov­eler graphic at right, Netninja.com has been under con­struc­tion this week­end. Everything looks fine now, but this is a warn­ing that there may still be some loose cov­er­plates hid­ing spark­ing wires. You see — today, I installed the Thesis theme engine for WordPress. What does this mean? … Continue read­ing Pardon our dust –or– Netninja on Thesis

Shortening with YOURLS and Tweetie 2 for iPhone

A few months back, around the pos­si­ble demise of the tr.im URL short­en­ing ser­vice, there was a sud­den rise in pop­u­lar­ity with run­ning your own URL short­ener on your own bou­tique URL. That was when I set up Ninja Me (nja.me) using YOURLS. At the time, I reverse-engineered the undoc­u­mented API enough to hack Twitter-Tools to use that … Continue read­ing Shortening with YOURLS and Tweetie 2 for iPhone

OSVPN?

Does any­one have a good resource (I’ve seen sev­eral bad ones, but not a great ref­er­ence) that explains how to set up a free L2TP/PPTP VPN on a consumer-level OS X work­sta­tion? I’m not talk­ing OS X server, because that ships with server out of the box with a nice GUI con­fig­u­ra­tion tool. OS X work­sta­tion ships with the vpnd exe­cutable, but the … Continue read­ing OSVPN?

Apple Keyboard

After play­ing with the new Apple key­board for 5–10 min­utes at the Apple Store the other week (the sales folks were curi­ous as to why I was writ­ing what looked like code into a TextEdit win­dow), I decided to get one. The key spac­ing isn’t a big deal at all–they just squared the beveled edges on regular-sized keys–unless you hap­pen … Continue read­ing Apple Keyboard

My Firefox Plugins

This is mainly for my own ref­er­ence, although I fig­ured the list could be ben­e­fi­cial to oth­ers. These are the plu­g­ins and Greasemonkey scripts I am using under Firefox. They’re also doc­u­mented (and updated) at http://stackoverflow.org/wiki/My_Firefox_Plugin_Setup Adblock Plus @ https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865 Ever been annoyed by all those ads and ban­ners on the inter­net that often take longer to … Continue read­ing My Firefox Plugins

I vant to drink your blood

Octagenarian vam­pires took three flasks of my blood. I didn’t pass out, but boy am I loopy. Going to OSCON as soon as I walk straight. –Brian Sent from my iPhone Posted in: Octagenarian vam­pires took three flasks of my blood. I didn’t pass out, but boy am I loopy. Going to OSCON as soon as I walk straight. –Brian Sent … Continue read­ing I vant to drink your blood

Synergy

Eight years ago, I worked at a com­pany where I had both a Linux desk­top machine and a Linux lap­top.  The lap­top was the pri­mary machine — for cod­ing, doc­u­men­ta­tion, and car­ry­ing around to meet­ings (back when WiFi was cutting-edge tech­nol­ogy that few peo­ple knew about.)  The desk­top was the work­horse for large builds and a net­work file store.  At that … Continue read­ing Synergy

A LOSER IS YOU!

powerpc-linux-gcc –I../linux-2.6.19.1/arch/ppc/include –I../linux-2.6.19.1/include –D__KERNEL__ –m32 –Wall –Wundef –Wstrict-prototypes –Wno-trigraphs –fno-strict-aliasing –fno-common –O2 –msoft-float –pipe –ffixed-r2 –mmul­ti­ple –mno-altivec –mstring –Wa,-maltivec –fomit-frame-pointer –g –fno-stack-protector –Wdeclaration-after-statement –Wno-pointer-sign –c –o cheese_main.o cheese_main.c In file included from ../linux-2.6.19.1/include/linux/sched.h:51, from ../linux-2.6.19.1/include/linux/module.h:9, from cheese_main.c:2: ../linux-2.6.19.1/include/linux/jiffies.h:18:5: warn­ing: “CONFIG_HZ” is not defined ../linux-2.6.19.1/include/linux/jiffies.h:20:7: warn­ing: “CONFIG_HZ” is not defined ../linux-2.6.19.1/include/linux/jiffies.h:22:7: warn­ing: “CONFIG_HZ” is not defined … Continue read­ing LOSER IS YOU!