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Blogging like its 1999

Mid range AMD streaming on Linux

first PC build since 1994 a success!

Make an antenna for distant FM stations

Improve reception with a resonant antenna

Out exploring in my old Grumman canoe

first paddle in many years

Upgrading my Raspberry Pi minecraft server

I thought this would only take a few minutes...

DIY fix for broken laptop hinges

Poor design doesn't mean you need to throw away that old laptop

How I record music and make videos

...using the equipment I have and with free software.

Make Facebook show the right image on Wordpress links you share

Or how to get around Facebook's inability to read my mind.

Deactivated my twitter account

Twitter has become a cesspit and I don't have to listen to it anymore.

Roto-tilling

getting the garden ready

Got My Amateur Radio License

finally getting around to doing something I started out to do in the early 90s.

Running dd-wrt on a Linksys wrt1900ACS

I supported the promise of an open hardware platform and may soon be able to start using dd-wrt again.

Closed down my G+ account

not deleted, but going inactive. may archive some things to my blog.

Playing a powerpoint on the conference room TV without a laptop

Don't wanna lug your laptop to the conference room just to run a PowerPoint? How to run your Powerpoint from USB (or over the network)

Role-playing Related Web Series

A list of the role-playing related web series I've watched (and enjoyed)

Moving out of Wordpress and into picocms

Over the last year I've tested out a bunch of different approaches to flat file web publishing and I've finally settled on one.

Convert .GHO to .VDI for use in Virtualbox in Win7

My notes on the steps I took to convert a Ghost image into a file I could run in Virtualbox

Brown Bess Musket

The main weapon during the American Revolution

Face of first Brit revealed

the surprising face of stone age Briton

Linux is used for making movies

...and not just movies you've never heard of either

Starfleet Order 104: Section C

a timely reminder

Nor'easter blows through

I watch it roll in on my old barometer

Social media is ripping apart society

when social media execs start saying this you should probably listen

Yahoo sues Mozilla

and that's just another reason to hate Yahoo

Firefox 55+ crashing on armv7

Firefox Quantum considers arm devices second class citizens

adding markdown syntax highlighting to notepad++

Strange as it seems, markdown isn't one of the languages that notepad++ recognizes. Here's how you can add it.

Malwarebytes flags Firefox as malicious for checking Certificates?

Really just an excuse to talk about certificates, authorities, and how the whole thing seems to be horribly broken.

Veterans of the Psychic Wars

and where that actually came from

Russian facebook ads do have influence

social media sharing of relatively inexpensive ads has a multiplying effect

Fake accounts on social media

no matter what side you're on, you need to understand this

The myth that iOS is easier to use

or how people tend to like things they are already used to.

Virtualbox in Win7 bridged network no adapter

just some notes on getting it working

One year with my ASUS C201 Chromebook

Bought on a whim, this tiny chromebook quickly became my go-to device mainly because it was light, turns on immediately, and I could get 90% of my work done on it.

The Pink Palace was torn down

a dorm I stayed in for two summers is torn down and I strangely feel remorseful over it.

Hold music from an old android

a DIY hold music solution using an old tablet that was laying around

Slow wifi with Intel 7265 iwlwifi on Arch

my notes from struggling with this chip transformed into a blog post

Why I do not use Bing or Yahoo for search

paid malware adverts served up by tech giants we're supposed to trust?

Illegals have no rights!

why people in the US illegally have (at least some) Constitutional rights and why those who claim they don't (Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity) are wrong.

In Memory of Rich Conaty

in memory of a man who kept the music of the early 20th century alive

A Musical Christmas Card to you

a quick little ensemble brings you some Joy at Christmas

Windows 10 Express Spying Settings


The Last of the Magicians

the strange story of a rocket scientist who dabbled in the occult

The Apple upgrade mill rings the juice out of me


Windows 7 updates stuck


Fix for Firefox typing delay and slow scrolling


Finding the perfect netbook-sized laptop


Microsoft support forums run Linux

oh, the irony

My Raspberry Pi 2 Minecraft server


Users are the weak link


Upgrading Samsung S3 to Lollipop 5.1.1


A couple books about the history of D&D

just a quick mention for a couple books I read recently

Removal of F8 a good example of why I hate Windows


Can I run this thing on my 100W Solar panel?


Quadrantid meteor shower and observing session


Ian Murdock, founder of Debian, dead at 42 under strange circumstances


OpenELEC runs great on the Raspberry Pi2


Albert Einstein on Private Capital

I think most of us would agree he was a pretty smart guy

New lulu book, beach walk, some updates, and wake-on-lan


Junk yard radio is good enough


Still using Arch on my Thinkpad T410s, but not with KDE anymore


Using a laptop in the office - product recommendations


Printing to Canon MX860 wirelessly from Arch Linux


Crontab reference


Vikings vs. 1980s Space Guys


Using i3 on my Arch USB flash drive


Solo gig at SCVF Emerald Society meeting


Nice night at the Grey Horse


Orphaned Google Talk connections in psi


Irish Music at Kings Park Day


Upgrading the Macbook to Ubuntu 14.04


Traditional session at the Grey Horse Tavern


Arch Linux on bootable, persistent USB drive


The tale of the transmitter (or "signs of aging")


Peavey Backstage Plus still rockin'


Old LG Optimus S (LS670) seems new again with Cyanogenmod


Increase disk size of Ubuntu guest running in VMware


My take on tablets


Plato was not a mystic


First ride in 9 weeks


An Epicurian argument


Recent status and projects update


1984 was not supposed to be an instruction manual


Welcome Back!


First ride of 2013


Playing Dwarf Fortress


Installing Cyanogenmod on ASUS Transformer TF101


Youtube TV control from my android tablet


Thoughts on the recent shooting in CT


Fixing my 19" Samsung LCD monitor


Thomas Jefferson on News


Warcraft III on Ubuntu 12.04


Ubuntu breathes new life into old MacBook


East coast weather satellite GOES dark


Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfetones


insight.ly CRM for Google Apps impresses


Microsoft Surface Pro


Buddy at Benner's Farm


Great weekend


Tribble training


Dark Tower on android


Unfinished post about over the air TV


Creating the Book of Song


In which anonymous shopping costs me more


Super Star Trek in Python


Superbowl for paying customers only


Why are we opposed to SOPA and PIPA?


Somebody that I used to know


Temple of Elemental Evil in Ubuntu with wine


Software patents stifle innovation


Old media and hardware obsolescene


A few weeks with an android tablet, app picks


Carrier IQ meets the FBI


Celebrate Buy Nothing Day


Occupy didn't annoy residents as much as Port Authority construction did (and still does).


minitube is what TV should be


My EliteBook FAILs, back to the Mac (long)


Go fly a Dyna-kite!


Thomas Jefferson on patents


The news they don't want you to see


Being Caucasian is an unfortunate defect


Dawn over Vesta


Old school meets new school


StoryCorps animations


9/11 murders in perspective


A quick peek at Jupiter and her moons


Quake II lives again!


Post Irene Ride at Cathedral


Virginia Earthquake felt in NY!


Google Earth in Ubuntu 11.04


Pennsic XL postmortem


Google+ and pseudonyms


Fixing Google+ circles


text-mode location bar in Ubuntu 11.04


Does comment quality indicate content quality?


The Hobbit video blog


HP EliteBook 8460p and Ubuntu


facebook's days are numbered


World Discoverer


Why I like (non-commercial) radio and not Pandora


Still no Mac virus


Google to drop support for older browsers


facebook Country Restrictions change


Jon Stewart slashes wrist onscreen


Judgement Day 5/21


The charm of making


Bandwidth caps and the end of the internet as you know it


Clinton on getting the economy going again


Hyphenated Americans


Tuning an electric guitar is different


The problem with pensions


First ride of 2011


Anime for kids?


Super Perigee Moon tonight


The Tenor Mandola


Your tax money paying for political hit jobs?


How he scammed the CIA (or Your tax dollars at work)


Collective bargaining is an international obligation


Can we blame Wikileaks for fomenting democracy?


Roleplaying online - RPTools virtual game table


Should we consider cyber attacks acts of war?


Why I still don't have a smart phone


Robot with biological brain


Another Wizwar game


Robin Hood's Thyng


Stuff to do, keeping on task


Giffords on extremism


Is time leaky?


New Years, 2011 GMT


Accidentally deleted most of my posts in Wordpress


Doctor Who Christmas Special


Christmas peace


Facebook can track you even if you don't have an account


King Tut at Discovery Times Square Expo


Thanksgiving weekend journal, 2010


Wondering about The Wonder Years


Tax cut quandry


Retro gaming: Warcraft II on Ubuntu


Blogging in the age of Facebook


Boycott crappy news programs


Trudeau on satirizing Obama


The Juan Williams flap at NPR


Tax the poor, at least they'll pay it.


George Takei on NPR


FOXNews doesn't like my comments


Google apps upgrades!


Killed my Buzz


As you like it


All your (data) base are belong to us


Sarah Palin is a Socialist (even if she denies it)


Tesla's last stand


The Mexican insurgency


Dreamhost Promo Code for 2 years


Google Voice es sólo en Inglés?


Personal Pennsic


Keeping tabs on Pennsic from afar


Social networking info leaks


Peafowl on the loose


180° SOUTH is powerful


First impressions of the B&N Nook


Quick ride at Rocky Point


A new Roll2d6 podcast!


Another nice ride at CP


Reading gedcom files


Facebook account deleted


Riding Galcier Ridge


Union Memorial Day


Yet another bike ride


Natually born coincidence


Blocking facebook's open graph


Doctor Who missing episodes


Is the health care bill Constitutional?


Poor man's web content filter


The end of America?


Pompeii body casts


How Christian were the founders?


The Parliament of Fowls


Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 3rd edition FAIL


Using Buzz


Dana Morgan Harrington found dead


Grundig S350 radio


Over the air HDTV antenna


shocker: Sarah Palin was politically ignorant


RUSH Facebook de-Faced


Canceling cable


Star Trek 12 in 2012


Scammers and spammers


Linux on Airbus


Army Builder on a Mac and mobile output


Dominion card game


Global warming conspiracy emails


Facebook privacy changes


Spirit still stuck


BBC Horizon (1982) - The Mysterious Tesla


Just a theory


Why your health insurance costs so much


Autumn leaves

raking leaves my way

Personal computer archaeology

reviewing the massive amount of data I've accumulated and thinking about organizing it a bit.

Printing my online writings

the idea of putting all my digital detritus into some kind of order and printing it

A type written message from the past


About my Warhammer battle reports

I put together an army of Dwarves and pit them against Gobos and Empire troops

What happened to the Posse Comitatus Act?


Let my dataset change your mindset


Obama's speech to schoolchildren


Some poetry: After the Battle

by the Irish poet Thomas Moore

True tempered guitar necks

the strange looking fretboard that plays in tune

Google opens up 1 million public domain books


Health Care

Can Obamacare fix our economy's biggest problem?

Reduce US air conditioning costs by 20%

eliminate black asphalt roof tiles in the south

Why isn't that guitar in tune?

because it might not be possible

Nethack sucks (you in)


Opportunity to go over the cliff


Hudson Valley Geo

Summary of notes from a Geology field trip up the NYS Thruway

Opportunity is almost there!


Only bored when you're boring


Bought a mountain bike


Microsoft's voice non-recognition


Palm pilot resurrection


Lightning damage


Slainte Irish Festival


Bush study: public schools better


Angband