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Post Christmas Blues

grog: I’m sorry about your recent loss. Heartfelt apologies go out to you and Yvonne. Christmas is over It’s funny to see how fast people get Christmas over with. Christmas starts sometime in July (if the department store displays are to be believed), and yet the day after Christmas, trees are on the curbs, husbands [...] Related posts:

  1. Kerry Lauder Band Christmas Release My friend Kerry and her band just released their third...
  2. Christmas Season Christmas Season Well, it’s that time of year again. Food,...
  3. Merry Christmas, Tire Slasher I went to the mall today to return/exchange some suits...


Syndicated 2012-10-28 05:26:42 from random neuron misfires

Sleep is for Mortals

3:23 am, PST (or “Sleep is for Mortals”) I had this book awhile back called “Wide Awake At 3 AM” by Richard Coleman, and it was about using a revolving wake period (add an hour each day, go to sleep an hour later) to increase the amount of time you stay awake. Supposed to be [...] Related posts:

  1. Can’t get my head out of the mud Weekends Well, another weekend gone and passed. This one was...
  2. Time, Time, Time Like everyone else, I’ve been so buried with billable things,...
  3. Ideas, Linuxworld and Celiacs IdeasForge Am I the only one getting tired of seeing...


Syndicated 2012-10-27 17:26:42 from random neuron misfires

Trucksportation, holidays and hacking

“I just love that gasoline smell!” Wait, no I don’t. Evolution I finally got it working, but there’s still that annoying font bug. It sync’s with my Palms. I don’t really like the fact that it requires I use gnome-pilot to get my data. I don’t like running that daemon. I have to get a [...] Related posts:

  1. Distracting hacking, BBC development, Palm stuff Distracting Hacking 2:14:53AM PST Distracting Hacking Tonight I managed to get a...
  2. gnome-pilot and pilot-link HOWTO documents kwd, the gnome-pilot conduits work fine with your Palm, including...
  3. Palm Wireless Card Today I received a new gadget in the mail.. a...


Syndicated 2012-10-27 05:27:15 from random neuron misfires

Holy Hackery

Random Hackery Lots of stuff. Finally got Evolution 0.8 up and running. I’m running Preview Release 8, otherwise known as “Archaeopteryx” now from cvs (Netscape will display these images incorrectly). After nearly daily builds, the font dreck still remains. Talked to lewing about it. Seems there’s some issues with test11 kernels. I upgraded to test13-pre3-ac3 [...] Related posts:

  1. CVS Hackery 4:28AM PST CVS Administration I spent all night working on...
  2. dspam Hackery 101, converting messages to mbox I’ve been running dspam for many years here at gnu-designs,...
  3. Sony’s ignorance of the GPL kgb, that new Sony would be nice and all, if...


Syndicated 2012-10-26 17:26:33 from random neuron misfires

Can’t get my head out of the mud

Weekends Well, another weekend gone and passed. This one was rife with boredom projects. I have pretty much given up on driving now. I hate my truck. It hates me. Normally driving is great “thinking time”, but not with the fear of the local LEO‘s and my CT plates still on my truck. Diversions Been [...] Related posts:

  1. Palm, Palmsource, and cross-country relocations robk, you may want to take a look at OpenFlock...
  2. So much going on, I can’t thnk of a title for this post Linuxworld Expo 2001 Well, it’s that time again. Time to...
  3. Police apologize, but will shoot to the head I found this interesting article on Google News: The British...


Syndicated 2012-10-26 05:26:57 from random neuron misfires

Palm, Palmsource, and cross-country relocations

robk, you may want to take a look at OpenFlock and gctp. We’ve been working on it as much as we can “Find Time(tm)”, and I’m going to be responsible for the Palm-resident port of the OpenFlock code. You can see a screenshot here and my attempt at a group meeting icon here. rasmus, I’ve [...] Related posts:

  1. Cross-country Moving Related Stuff Movers arrive tomorrow. Still have to disassemble this desk! More...
  2. Distracting hacking, BBC development, Palm stuff Distracting Hacking 2:14:53AM PST Distracting Hacking Tonight I managed to get a...
  3. cross-gcc toolchain build was a success! VICTORY! I have now tamed the 8-headed hydra of a...


Syndicated 2012-10-25 17:26:57 from random neuron misfires

HOWTO: Travel Like a Ninja, Tricks and Tips to Make it Enjoyable

For those of us who travel very frequently, there are dozens of useful tricks and tips you can adopt to make your travel experience smooth, seamless and very enjoyable, whether you’re traveling via air, rail or automotive; domestic or abroad. I’ve traveled with lots of people over the years. I’ve seen seasoned travelers who end [...] Related posts:

  1. The Logic of Airport Madness: Part 1 I tend to travel a lot.. not as much as...
  2. Ruminations on Baggage The more and more I expose myself to people from...
  3. When flying, please keep your shoes on! I fly alot. Not as much as some colleagues of...


Syndicated 2012-10-23 15:47:01 from random neuron misfires

HOWTO create an Outlook rule to filter email you’ve been Bcc’d on

Yes, you can create an Outlook rule to filter off emails to another folder (or delete them) if you’ve been a Bcc recipient of an email. These are commonly found on internal work network emails that are sent from an automated process to every employee in the company. You’l recognize them because the “To:” and [...] Related posts:

  1. Removing thousands of duplicate email messages from your email I’ve been slowly loading all of my mail into GMail...
  2. HOWTO: Successfully Manage Your Email Like a Jedi I receive a lot of email. A LOT, across at...
  3. Pushing forward for an empty Inbox every day I have 6 primary email accounts that I use every...


Syndicated 2012-05-22 00:14:46 from random neuron misfires

PocketMac: The Little App that Couldn’t

I recently installed Outlook 2011 on my MacBook and I use a BlackBerry Bold 9700 devices (two of them; work and personal) as my primary handheld/phone device, and also my main data device. I searched around and found lots of hacks, tweaks and scripts that attempted to try to get the two sides to talk [...] Related posts:

  1. Blackberry and the Productivity Myth When I’m traveling to and from the New York office,...
  2. FIXED: There was a problem reading data from the server and BlackBerry App World must exit. Error type: 100002 I’ve been getting an annoying error message lately on my...


Syndicated 2012-04-16 23:27:31 from random neuron misfires

SOLVED: Correctly working pinch/zoom and multitouch gestures in Firefox on Mac OS X

I’ve recently been moving the bulk of my personal and professional productivity needs (software, analog, digital) over to my OS X machine. Linux is my main OS and will be for awhile, but there is a distinct lack of efficient, well-written, intuitive software for Linux, so I’m bridging the gap right now by using OS [...] Related posts:

  1. SOLVED: Java Plugin in Firefox on 64-bit Windows Server 2003 The corporate VPN software I use to get onto the...
  2. SOLVED: How to Disable Ctrl-Q in Firefox As a hardcore Firefox user with no less than 30-50...
  3. SOLVED: Firefox high CPU load with plugin-container If you’re like me, you use a lot of tabs...


Syndicated 2012-03-05 02:31:07 from random neuron misfires

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