Archives for April 10, 2009

There are a lot of ways to do this, but I just ran across one that may be just what some people need. This is an Open Access book called The Linux Starter Pack produced by Linux Format (which is an over-priced but entertaining Linux magazine). The “starter pack” is a giant PDF file, 130…

The Ethical Atheist Ten Commandments

Thou SHALT NOT believe all thou art told. Thou SHALT seek knowledge and truth constantly. Thou SHALT educate thy fellow man in the Laws of Science. Thou SHALT NOT forget the atrocities committed in the name of god. Thou SHALT leave valuable contributions for future generations. Thou SHALT live in peace with thy fellow man.…

What is your disk usage?

In Linux, if you want to find out what your disk usage is by directory, in order to see what the heck is filling up your hard drive, try this at the command prompt:

Regulatin’ Genes

In front of Stanford University’s Main Quad, biologist Tom McFadden raps for a video camera. The flat bill of his Toronto Blue Jays baseball cap sits on the white rims of his sunglasses as he bounces his head to the beat. The video then cuts to him gesticulating in front of a projection screen that…

Lunch time!

Julia and I are going out for lunch today. Sorry you can’t come. But you can have some Quiche, if you want ….

Black Sites

Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy In a vaguely related matter …

Marc Moran. Oh.

Marc Morano does not think global warming is anything to worry about, and he brags about his confrontations with those who do. For example, Mr. Morano said he once spotted former Vice President Al Gore on an airplane returning from a climate conference in Bali. Mr. Gore was posing for photos with well-wishers, and Mr.…

Note to self: My evil plan

Evil Plan ™! Your objective is simple: Soul Accumulation. Your motive is a little bit more complex: Revenge Stage One To begin your plan, you must first blackmail a senator. This will cause the world to swallow nervously, confused by your arrival. Who is this evil genius? Where did they come from? And why do…

Carnival of the Liberals

… Number 88 is here at Liberal England