Oct 31 2006
Oct 17 2006
At about the same time, I saw a review of the Buffalo TeraStation – which looked like a great product, but was priced at around £800 at the time. With the falling cost of storage, it’s now available for just over £500. I had decided that I wanted a terabyte storage array of my own, and I wanted one that ran Linux so that I could add additional services and install my own programs.
Oct 12 2006
There’s a bugette in TWA that leads to cosmetic display problem on Mozilla:
If the post is longer than 100 lines, the remainder should be replaced with “
[...]“, which is fine. However, if the post length is less than that, “
undefined” is instead displayed, which is confusing.
Oct 12 2006
Possibly the greatest problem of using UNIX-like systems all the time, is that it’s a little bit jarring to perform the context-switch into the Windows-like world of graphical browsers and suchlike.
Sometimes, though, the muscle-memory of the fingers outpace the, possibly temporarily distracted (hey, it’s been known to happen… occasionally), thought processes of the author. This is generally not a problem unless after, say, typing a significant amount of text for a long post, you realise just a fraction of a second too late that ctrl+w does not erase the word under the cursor in Mozilla 🙁
Indeed, even the excellent Tabbrowser Extentions‘ “Undo Close Tab” feature didn’t save me – as it successfully re-opened a virgin “Write Post” page.
I would encourage every WordPress user to quickly surf over to twilightuniverse.com and download the AutoSave plugin. Right now. What are you waiting for? Shoo!
Sep 8 2006
This I’m hugely impressed with – not only because it’s written in platform-neutral perl (and thus, just worked out of the box with my IRIX64 Octane. The IRIX O2 that I’m running it from now took a little hacking – but that’s perl’s fault rather than Slim Devices).
Sep 7 2006
Slashdot was today reporting the news that SGI has finally made an End-of-Line announcement on IRIX and all MIPS-based hardware 🙁
(Although this might mean that Tezro finally appear en-masse on eBay <drool>)
Amongst the discussion was this gem:
Democracy is a sheep and two wolves deciding what to have for lunch.
Freedom is a well armed sheep contesting the issue
Anyone else thinking of Worms right now? 😉