Not really related to programming, but it’s geeky. Check out the SkyScout. That’s an incredible idea! Take it out to tiger mountain or the western side of the olympic penninsula sometime in summer and have an incredible time with it!
My grandmother’s cable modem is being a pain. I’ve been trying to connect the laptop I brought with me to it, and it’s not providing a DHCP response. What an annoyance. I know it’s so that the customer only has “one PC at a time”, but it is still damned annoying. I think I’ll needContinue reading “cable modems are a pain”
I don’t normally say much about these, but I was really impressed with Jeffrey Nelson’s Wireless Grapher Widget. He’s done a wonderful job of the widget, and it works beautifully, taking advantage of all the things you would sort of expect an expose widget could. Buried in the core, he had a wireless graphing bundleContinue reading “Wireless signal strength graphing widget”
Hrm. That’s a bummer – del.icio.us is down for emergency maintenance. we’ll be back as soon possible. Hope they’re back soon, and that everything is “OK”
Courtesy of a link from Digg – a lovely cartoon from the geeks at UserFriendly: Geek Gift prediction flowchart
While scanning my RSS feeds this afternoon, I caught the headline Traffic Shaping in Mac OS X. Very cool. I knew Dummynet support couldn’t be super far away from the Mac, but frankly I’d never looked. When I wanted to drive a network connection down the 28.8k modem speeds, I found a POS intel boxContinue reading “Traffic Shaping/Simulating slower network connections”
Ran across a link to Jim Getty’s blog where he’s talking about the hardware specifics associated with the OLPC project. Pretty cool – and definitely a blog to watch.
“How do you tell if someone learned a topic” was the dinner-time question tonight. Karen finished her classes for the quarter (I keep wanting to call them semesters), and one of her finals left her really depressed and kinda wigged out. The instructor (who I shall not name) was “ok” by all repute, but notContinue reading “how do you tell if someone learned…”
More geekstuff… If you’re into screencasts (typically of a demo of how to use some technology) – then you should hear about the Django Screencast. It’s nothin’ official like from the Django maker folks, but it is pretty slick. 7Mb, H264 codec (meaning you’ll need Quicktime 7 or VLC to view it).
A little evening geektalk from the testing world. I was determined to play with Selenium a bit tonight, and while I was wandering around in FAQ land, I stumbled upon SeleniumRecorder – a firefox extension that records sessions and generates Selenium test scripts (or at least the basis for them). How freakin’ awesome is that!Continue reading “This just makes it too easy…”