Archives for July, 2008

More speed on your box.

Do you want your Linux box to go faster? Throw it out the window!!! No, seriously ….. Here is a trick that is already implemented automatically in some Linux distros. It is also found in Macs and Windows, but the Windows version of it is stupid. The idea is to pre-load certain commonly used software…

Variety Reviews Olson’s Sizzle

Sizzle: A Global Warming Comedy was reviewed by Variety. This is not going to be pretty.

Say no more….

Steve Jobs in 1994: 1) If I were running Apple, I would milk the Macintosh for all it’s worth — and get busy on the next great thing. The PC wars are over. Done. Microsoft won a long time ago. In 2003 regarding iTunes: 2) It will go down in history as a turning point…

As predicted, there was an attack on oil fields in Nigeria. This involved an attack on two pipelines in the Delta Region. Shell has stoped ppumping through one of the pipelines.

I second Chad Orzel’s well stated concern of our colleagues in the humanities’ inability to add two numbers together. Well, actually, I’m seeing Chad’s critique and raising one rant.

Why write a thousand comments when I can write one post? My recent post, Are Gnome and Ubuntu ruining the Linux Desktop? has garnered a lot of interesting comments, including some with useful information, some thoughtful commentary, the scratchings of a couple of wet hens and one rabid Canadian that I had to delete from…

It turns out that the violent and deadly attack on Liberal Unitarian Universalists who supported Gay Rights was yet another Right Wing Gun Toting Conservative attack. So, yesterday’s violence can be added to another suspected case of a similar nature, the murder several days ago of a trans-gender student in Colorado.

A recent article in PLoS examines the possibility that disease is spreading from domestic to wild bees. Osmia ribifloris

Sizzle on Here and Now

Here and Now is a Boston-based (WBUR) public radio production. Randy Olson and his movie Sizzle were featured on the show recently. This link should get you there. (You can use the list on the right of the video plugin thingie to locate specific segments of the show.)

A compilation of interesting photos