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 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)
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
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
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 OS X VPN?
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
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
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
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
powerpc-linux-gcc –I../linux-184.108.40.206/arch/ppc/include –I../linux-220.127.116.11/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-18.104.22.168/include/linux/sched.h:51, from ../linux-22.214.171.124/include/linux/module.h:9, from cheese_main.c:2: ../linux-126.96.36.199/include/linux/jiffies.h:18:5: warning: “CONFIG_HZ” is not defined ../linux-188.8.131.52/include/linux/jiffies.h:20:7: warning: “CONFIG_HZ” is not defined ../linux-184.108.40.206/include/linux/jiffies.h:22:7: warning: “CONFIG_HZ” is not defined … Continue reading A LOSER IS YOU!