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AT&T Locks Horns with Hurricane Sandy and my data-only MiFi

We were hit pretty hard by Hurricane Sandy out here in New London, CT. Lots of property was damaged, wiped out boats tossed onto shore and crashed into other property. We also lost power, thousands of homes without power for days, as trees came crashing through wires, telephone poles were pulled to the ground by [...] Related posts:

  1. AT&T officially loses over 10 years of my business I’ve been an AT&T customer for a very long time;...
  2. Testing the Speed of BlackBerry Tethering Against My Own Networks I’ve been a long-time Cingular customer with my phones, and...
  3. My First Day with the New AT&T MiFi Device I ordered a Novatel MiFi 2372 from Amazon this week,...


Syndicated 2012-11-11 16:24:44 from random neuron misfires

HOWTO: Block “SongPop” game updates and events on Facebook

I’m a big fan of keeping my Facebook feed, news and wall clean and filtered, no junk and no noise that I don’t need or want to read. On Google Chrome, I use the “Social Fixer” extension to block ads, drop columns and other unnecessary items from the pages, but this doesn’t work on Firefox [...] Related posts:

  1. Feeding on Feeds for Productivity: Sage vs. Google Reader I use a lot of rdf/rss/atom feeds to keep up...
  2. HOWTO: Browsing securely, using i2p with Firefox and FoxyProxy I’ve been using i2p for a few things, including browsing...
  3. SOLVED: General Failure in sending the command to the application This problem results from clicking on a URL, mailto or...


Syndicated 2012-11-11 15:58:22 from random neuron misfires

OpenFlock, code, monkeys and keyboards

dsifry: I created a project for OpenFlock here. Add yourself. Your sites aren’t routing, and only one is up, with lots of dead links. Yes, I know, we all have no time left. Once I clear my plate, I can help you with this if you still need it. CVS Have to work on my [...] Related posts:

  1. Code, headaches and life PODS mysql> select url from pods limit 1,1000; 543 rows...
  2. 12 Monkeys Mon Jun 11 23:59:40 PDT 2001 12 Monkeys Er, I...
  3. Lots of code and Canadian Cross Compilers Wed Jun 20 02:28:55 PDT 2001 Spent all day working...


Syndicated 2012-10-29 17:26:57 from random neuron misfires

USA Today interview at Palmsource conference

Hey look! I was in USA Today! Note to self: Never talk to anyone at PalmSource. He never presented himself as a reporter when he was at the booth talking smalltalk to me. dhd: I feel your pain wrt telecommunications companies. I can make long-distance calls, but not local calls, because my “local long distance” [...] Related posts:

  1. Palm, Palmsource, and cross-country relocations robk, you may want to take a look at OpenFlock...
  2. Thinkpad goes back to IBM again today for repair, 4th time and counting… Apparently the Thinkpad T23 is the biggest flop they’ve made,...
  3. At 1:38pm today, I lost my best friend, my buddy, Dart… He’s not really lost, he’s still alive and well, preserved...


Syndicated 2012-10-29 05:26:52 from random neuron misfires

Toys, toys toys!

Toys!I managed to get to the local CompUSA here in town, and picked up a new Sony CLIE handheld. This one has a jogdial, and Memory Stick external upgradable storage. It comes with an additional 8-meg stick of memory, but I opted to get an additional 64 megs for use with Plucker and some other [...] Related posts:

  1. More toys… My shiny new Thinkpad T42p came with an UltraBay Slim...
  2. Projects, tech toys and Kerry Lauder in Berkeley kgb: What company was this for? I’m curious, because I...
  3. Plucker is not dead, new things are coming… 2007-09-27: Press Release: New Plucker website released with lots of...


Syndicated 2012-10-28 17:27:13 from random neuron misfires

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

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