Archive for August, 2008

See my couch

August 30th, 2008


See my couch! See my couch! It’s a real polar pouch!
See my office? Kind of drab! Until you liven up with crab!

(Photo ganked from here)

The Fussy Baby Ringtone

August 20th, 2008


Single folks! Are you tired of eating entire meals in public from start to finish? Weary of watching full and complete movies all the way through? Sick to death of being in public without the withering, disapproving stares of your fellow citizens? Wouldn’t it be great if you had some way to experience what it’s like to have a baby — without all that ‘baby’?

OMFG NOW YOU CAN!!! with the new ‘Fussy Baby Ringtone’ — just install on your iPhone and you too can become the outcast scourge of every social event you attend. It’s great for the movies, church, restaurants, lecture hall — anywhere where silence is held at a premium. Download and install it today!

Download ‘Fussy Baby’ ringtone for iPhone »

Superman in Springfield

August 20th, 2008

Moan & Dove

August 19th, 2008

Calculating your Home Unix Score

August 16th, 2008

Tech Junk

After a discussion with a friend the other day, I took a quick survey around the house and was amazed at the number of machines running UNIX or a UNIX variant kicking around my house. Gaze upon my junk, ye mighty, and tremble:

Other, non-UNIX devices:

That’s UNIX 9, Other OSs 5, for those keeping score at home — a far cry from the dreaded “Microsoft Everywhere” future so dreaded in the early part of this decade. What’s your Home Unix Score?

D-Link’s DNS-323 is D-awesome

August 10th, 2008


So the previous 500GB NAS I was using as a home media server was running out of space, so this week I replaced it with a DNS-323 outfitted with two 640GB SATA drives joined into a JBOD array of approximately 1.1TB. M’nhey.

Early review? Fantastic. Not only does it come standard with iTunes sharing via mt-daap, but it has a completely non-sucky, web-based BitTorrent client built into the box itself. Add USB printer sharing, SMB and FTP serving, along with a DynDNS client, and you’ve got a killer, low-cost, low-power consumption home NAS. It’s got GB ethernet standard, so it’s crazy fast — but I can imagine a next iteration of this box coming with 802.11n, and ideally some kind of ffmpeg engine paired with AV-out, thus becoming The One Box to Rule Them All.

~jeff

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