Monthly Archives: October 2008

27 Oct 2008
Installing Fedora 9

This weekend I installed Fedora 9 on my laptop. First, I bought a 320 GB disk and a Rosewill enclosure for the old drive — I prefer to do fresh installs rather than in-place upgrades. It’s interesting to note that as I’ve increased the capacity (100 -> 200 -> 320 GB), the power requirements have […]

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27 Oct 2008
Upgrade to WordPress 2.6.3

I’ve just upgraded to WordPress 2.6.3. It was relatively simple — just scp the files class-snoopy.php and version.php into the wp-includes directory. The upgrade to 2.7 is due November 10th, but I’ll postpone upgrading until we hear back from the trenches. Previous upgrade: 2.6.2.

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17 Oct 2008
Synthetic Telepathy

“The U.S. Army is developing a technology known as synthetic telepathy that would allow someone to create email or voice mail and send it by thought alone. The concept is based on reading electrical activity in the brain using an electroencephalograph, or EEG.” —Eric Bland (Discovery), Army developing ‘synthetic telepathy’, MSNBC This takes the problem […]

Category: humor, Sci-Tech
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14 Oct 2008
Upgrade to WordPress 2.6.2

I’ve upgraded the site to WordPress 2.6.2. Please let me know if you notice any problems. Next upgrade: 2.6.3. Previous upgrade: 2.5.

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05 Oct 2008

The server was rebooted about 18:45 PDT (20:45 CDT), after I reported it unreachable; I’m not sure how long it was out of service. Appears to be ok now.

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03 Oct 2008
Target Earth

“Unfortunately, for SV11 the alarm is not over, the date of possible impact has shifted to April 1, 2009, but it is NOT an April’s fool.” — minor planets mailing list, hat tip to Technocrat. Look on the bright side — you may not have to fill out that 1040 after all. Actually, things aren’t […]

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01 Oct 2008
Irrefutable Logic

“[Amanda Peet] has a lot of balls to come forward and be on that side [vaccinations], because there is an angry mob on my side, and I like the fact that I can say she’s completely wrong.” and “… until she walks in our shoes, she really has no idea.” — Jenny McCarthy in an […]

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