Saturday, February 25

Test post

I'm posting from Google's new "Blogger Widget."

Well, I was trying to post that previous sentence. It seems that I can't post it since Blogger has that new Word Verification feature for posting... hopefully it'll post now that I'm using the blogger.com posting engine.

Friday, February 24

Here I am!

I'm still here; I'm just busy. In fact, my car got broken into last night, so I'm getting all that taken care of. More news on that later.

Don't unsubscribe! I'm still here, ready to disseminate my thoughts, but it'll probably be a bit longer before I'm able to do so as often as I'd like.

Tuesday, February 14

Brrreeeport

brrreeeport. There, now I said it. Don't ask me why; it was Robert Scoble's idea.

Monday, February 13

How to Value Ratings With DVR Delay?

This article is pretty cool: it seems that time-shifting television programs with digital video recorders is adding to shows' ratings (particularly for Grey's Anatomy, our favorite show). So, ABC guys with $400 suits... if DVRs are getting more people to watch a show you inexplicably scheduled at 10pm Sunday night, how many more people will watch it if you sold its episodes on the iTunes TV Store?

Seriously, people...

Saturday, February 11

Neb. Professor Uses IPod for Lectures

Very cool. I wish I had been able to time-shift lectures when I was in college...

Wednesday, February 8

Why not break free?

This article from the Times Online talks about how easy it is these days to get into the FOSS (free and open-source software) paradigm, even down to your operating system.

People whole know little or nothing about computers are easily running Linux and other open-source alternative software, showing that it's not just the domain of the ├╝ber-geek anymore.

Speaking of which, I might soon be setting up a friend with Linux on his 3-year-old Windows laptop that's been getting a bit long in the tooth.

Friday, February 3

Intel and the Art of Branding

This is the funniest John C. Dvorak column in quite a while. (Note: at least a basic knowledge of CPU technology required to get most of the jokes.)

Additionally, this recent column (again by the illustrious Mr. Dvorak) is pretty insightful.

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The Geek Code desperately needs updating, but in any case here's mine (as of 2010-02-28):

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If you really care about knowing what that all means, you either know the code already, or you can get it decoded for you here.