Archive for March, 2008
A pic I took today when walking home along the Fens in Fenway after having the Irish breakfast at the Squealing Pig: Later in the day while walking the Dog along Commonwealth Ave, we saw this hawk in a tree:
Drat! Seems those energy efficient CFL’s (Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs) contain just enough lead that the bulbs could be a problem when they’re put in the rubbish (link found via Slashdot): http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23694819/ The amount is tiny — about 5 milligrams, or barely enough to cover the tip of a pen — but that is enough [...]
Weird and unusual news! Italian police are looking for a man supposedly hypnotising people and making them hand over money: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7309947.stm In every case, the last thing staff reportedly remember is the thief leaning over and saying: “Look into my eyes”, before finding the till empty. In the latest incident captured on CCTV, he targeted [...]
Oh bugger! [junitreport] ERROR: ‘Unrecognized XSLTC extension ‘org.apache.xalan.lib.Redirect:write” BUILD FAILED Errors while applying transformations: java.lang.RuntimeException: Unrecognized XSLTC extension ‘org.apache.xalan.lib.Redirect:write’ See http://stefan.samaflost.de/blog/2004/10/29#XSLTC. Basically, if your using XSLT transformations with a 1.4 JVM and upgrade to a 1.5 JVM, you will get errors because 1.5 JVMs use a different XSLTC transformer. You can either try and force [...]
Specifically for Debian, see here: http://www.google.com/linuxrepositories/apt.html I’m not sure what software is in their repo besides Picasa, Google Earth might be there too, but I’ve been using the Debian package, googleearth-package, to install Google Earth. See http://www.google.com/linuxrepositories/ for instructions for other supported versions of Linux.
Toshiba has a site dedicated to using Linux on their Laptops: http://linux.toshiba-dme.co.jp/linux/index.htm Toshiba supports the Linux community with the TOSHIBA Digital Media Engineering Corporation’s Linux support portal. This portal offers links to both Toshiba and 3rd-party sources for end-user and developer support for the Linux operating system on Toshiba portable PCs.
Go visit my friend’s newly opened Irish pub, (Yes they are Irish) in South Miami: The Irish Times Irish Pub & Eatery is officially OPENING FOR BUSINESS today at 8:00p.m.!!! Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day…. The Irish Times 5850 Sunset Drive South Miami, FL 33143 Corner of SW 72nd Street and SW 58 [...]
I just submitted this to Slashdot, as I think it’s interesting what the end result will be? Will the OLPC get squeezed out? Will US kids like ‘em (I think they will). bettlebrox writes “Birmingham, Albama, may be the first US city to purchase the OLPC, per the Boston Herald: ‘The City Council has approved [...]
http://funlok.com/index.php/crazy-pics/kooooooool-pc-cases.html As Ilya said, who sent me the link: Don’t take the first case to Boston’s Logan’s airport! Of course they don’t tell you where you can get any of those cases, or if they’re case mods (people who customise or build their own computer cases) like here or here. But, after a wee bit [...]
RAM, (Remote Area Medical) a US charity group originally started to provide health care to remote regions in the Amazon is now doing 6o% of it’s work in the US: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/02/28/60minutes/main3889496.shtml “RAM operates on a shoestring budget of about $250,000 a year. Yet, last year, it treated 17,000 patients.” “You created this medical organization designed [...]