Reading Stuff

In lieu of an actual essay on this quasi-holiday, I have a funny exchange from earlier in the week. Continue to have a good holiday, and I'll see you on Monday. tycho: so I was thinking about getting an old(er) ThinkPad x41 tablet and linuxifying it, so I'd have a linux portable and we'd have another computer around here because most of the computers in the house are older and the last time an old computer went south, there was major familial strife.…

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Thanksgiving

So it's Thanksgiving today. (So good holiday to you all in blog land!) And in honor of the holiday, my post today will be brief, and I'll be taking the day off of Critical Futures as well. I don't really have to say much about the holiday itself, as the big holiday's go, it's probably my favorite. Though I think I speak for many of my fellow non-Christians when I say, the one where the big bunny bringing children chicken eggs always makes me smile.…

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Emacsen

Ok, so you (and by you, I mean jack) will be happy to hear, that I've mostly settled on being an emacs user. I mean, I'm not killer good at it, but this evening as I moved back to my Mac exclusively for a few days (I'm writing this during a quick jaunt out of town and my mac is the laptop) I downloaded a GUI version of emacs, because... well, I think the less that's said the better.…

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Not Writing

I've had one hell of a week, and at least somewhat understandably, I haven't been writing very much this past week. Which is really odd for me because I'm always writing. While the cause of this vacation from writing was acute and understandable, this has led me to think about the role of my writing in my day to day life, and while it's depressing to write about not writing while NaNoWriMo is on, I think it's worthy fodder for the blog.…

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Netbooks

If there is anything that technologists will remember about 2008--other than the possible impending economic collapse--is that it's the year of the netbook. [1] I wouldn't be the first person to say that there's very little new about the netbook, but it's also true that there have been a number of advancements in the web and in browsers, and in wifi availability have given this development the critical mass that it needs to really catch on.…

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consultant tycho

Over the past week or two, I've been working on a number of side projects that I've started to realize as a new and interesting project in and of themselves. The first project is that I've been working on (re)designing a website with/for my friend Scott, who is a composer/voice actor/podcaster type. While he has a lot of HTML skills he's never done any of the--even very elementary--web-programging (a la the PHP code/templates that wordpress uses) that one needs to do to have nifty dynamic websites.…

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N Plus One

I'm finally getting my list of things to do with linux that I've heretofore done with OS X down to only a few items. I need to set up xampp for the web development work I use and for hosting my local wiki, and I need to sort out something with RSS reading (which isn't so much a technological problem as it is a fact that I'm majorly behind and disorganized on RSS).…

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