Category Archives: tech

Juniper NetConnect on 64 bit linux

If you’re googling for this, you already know the problems, but just as a refresher: it’s a java applet. The java applet asks for permission to write to your filesystem, then asks for your root password, then dumps a setuid … Continue reading

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Someone else's words

I don’t seem to have time to write my own thoughts here, so we’ll use everybody’s favorite substitute, someone else’s thoughts: Grab the nearest book. Open the book to page 56. Find the fifth sentence. Post the text of the … Continue reading

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Economic Turmoil

I’m officially a customer of a failed bank. Whoo hoo

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Dr. Horrible's Singalong Blog

Most of my 3 readers have already seen this, I’m sure (and if not I’ll be by shortly to show you in person), but you should watch the first two episodes of Dr. Horrible right now, before the final episode … Continue reading

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OS/X 10.5.3, two workarounds

OS/X 10.5.3 has google contacts sync, but 1) only if you’ve connected to an ipod touch or iphone, and 2) only when you sync an ipod. Lifehacker has a workaround. Second, for whatever reason, this update causes erlang R12B2 to … Continue reading

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gmail contacts

If you just got a bizarre note from gtalk telling you that I de-authorized you — sorry about that. I was tinkering with Spanning Sync and accidentally deleted all my gmail contacts. I’ll be happy to re-add you if you … Continue reading

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Flash mob!

On Friday, I read this book review of Michael Freeman’s The Photographer’s Eye. On Saturday, I made a note of the book title and author to try to pick up over the weekend. On Sunday, I checked in-store availability at … Continue reading

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Microsoft wants to buy Yahoo?

Another generation of FreeBSD users scarred….

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I wasn't born into money … or privilege….

I was given some love, some education, and some hope. +1

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Felix Salmon on liquidity puts

A great detailed analysis of how the financial markets got so screwed up: An LSS, by contrast, made much the same trade, but didn’t have any prime brokers breathing down its neck. That’s because it borrowed the money to create … Continue reading

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