Archives for: "November 2005"

Gizmo updated

Gizmo, the open source Skype replacement has been upgraded recently. I last tried it at 0.8 and I wasn't overly impressed. I remember some stability problems, especially. I just download the new version (1.2), so if anyone wants to try it out with… more »

Firefox 1.5

Firefox version 1.5 was released this afternoon. They have a new website:, but all the old urls still get you there. New features include automatic update, faster browsing navigation and drag and drop tag reordering. I've wanted that… more »

How to buy a computer

I'm giving a presentation at the Cass County Public Library in Archie this Thursday about buying a computer. It will be for the non-technical crowd, buying a computer for a kid or getting into computers for the first time. I'm hoping to help them sort… more »

Emma's games

Emma has been learning more about computers lately. She can handle a mouse and navigate through several different kids' websites, playing flash games and watching cartoons. She can also use bookmarks and the back button in the browser, which puts her… more »

Earthcore, the podcast novel

Earthcore by Scott Sigler is a novel that was originally published via podcast. I subscribed to it in iTunes and I've been listening to it. It's not a great novel, but it's pretty fun. For me it's been worth the free download. The author reads it… more »

b2evolution release nears completion

I haven't posted here recently because I've been trying to do my small part for the b2evolution project. I don't want to say too much, but the new release is getting very close. I've been running a test installation and working on getting some skins… more »

New skin: HappyBlog

I have a new skin published at HappyBlog As with the other skins I've done, there's very little original work. member LanVacation designed the original template and graciously gave permission for any use of the… more »

Highlight video of the semifinal game

I just posted the highlight video for the semifinal game. Adrian lost to West Platte, 32-23. One of the slow motion replays in the film does show that West Platte fumbled when they were ruled down. I actually thought the ground caused it, but the… more »

Top 20 geek novels

Top 20 geek novels - The Guardian Technology Blog did a survey to find the favorite novels amoung geeks. I've read six out of 20 if you count Dune, which I just started this morning. I've put the books I've read in bold. 1. The HitchHiker's Guide to… more »

Country music

See if you can tell, from these excerpts, which country music song is satire and which is real. Exibit A: I hear people saying we don't need this war I say there's some things worth fighting for What about our freedom and this piece of ground We… more »

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