After a long unplanned hiatus involving a catastrophic server failure, my sister Esta returned to blogging today for the first time in nearly four months. Hoo-rah. About time, too; my inbox was starting to get heavy. She was definitely getting the bug back well before her server got healthy again.
Since Apple’s forums don’t seem to support permalinks, the hint I previously posted about fixing iTunes for Windows’ connection to CDDB isn’t complete. Here’s how to reestablish connection to CDDB if your track lookups start failing: Quit iTunes for Windows. In Internet Explorer, go to Tools | Internet Options, click on the Connections tab, and [...]
Ben Hammersley, expat O’Reilly author-turned-Florentine, dreams of the gentler more innocent days of the web, when Garrison Keillor was Mr. Blue at Salon; when Suck and Word (the web magazine, not the software program) still ruled web content; when there was a Cool Site of the Day page actually worth visiting; and when Mahir was [...]
It looks like some of the more paleolithic of the undergrads at my alma mater are protesting the trend of extension of benefits to same sex partners. See this opinion piece by an assistant editor at the Cavalier Daily, which appears to be in reaction to a protest site, DontGiveToUVa.com, that recently appeared over the [...]
Want a piece of the third fastest supercomputer ever built—so you can Photoshop and play Halo? MacMall can help you get your piece of Big Mac; they’re selling the 1,100 G5 towers that made up the original configuration of Virginia Tech’s supercomputer, before it switched to Xserves.
I started to write yesterday about this but decided to wait until something happened. I’m glad I did because the end result was much cooler than I described. While I was chatting with Dave at the end of his Microsoft talk, two folks came up and asked if there were a way to cut through [...]