Archive for the 'Software' Category

“Here” isn’t where I left it

Monday, August 1st, 2005

I migrated my blog off of my friend Edwin’s server and onto my own over the weekend. In so doing, I broke my homepage briefly. I also broke VisiKnit, which is now back online. Apologies to all effected by this egregious laxity in my computational juxtapositioning. I used all my letters; I win.

Facilitating network communication

Monday, July 25th, 2005

In today’s computing environments, there is more and more demand for networked services. Microsoft’s .NET initiative was all about creating a system for programming networked applications. But there is still a dearth of accepted standards, and there’s a lot of friction between systems on the Internet trying to pass data back and forth. A programmer […]

Of Knitting and Monkeys

Friday, July 22nd, 2005

So I have this tragedy of a socklet sitting here on my desk, taunting me with its ill fit and sloppy bind offs. It’s been a discouraging presence on my desk for the last week, frankly, and I think I’m about to send it off to the great unknown of abandoned knit artifacts. That’s apparently […]

I love Greasemonkey

Saturday, July 16th, 2005

Last night I met my buddy Todd at the Candlelight Café for dinner and hacking. We’ve been playing around with this new plugin for Firefox called Greasemonkey, which lets you do some really, really cool stuff. Basically it allows you to automatically edit the content of a web page after you’ve loaded it in Firefox. […]

Apple Takes up Podcasting

Wednesday, June 29th, 2005

Well, this should be interesting: Apple has taken up podcasting. Translation: There are scads of websites out there that produce audio files (mp3s and the like) in the same manner that we bloggers produce text entries. You can either visit their sites periodically and download the files manually to listen to them, or you can […]

Nose to the Grindstone

Wednesday, June 29th, 2005

Where does the phrase “nose to the grindstone” come from, anyway? Was there ever actually a profession where in order to really get work done, you had to give yourself massive nasal abrasions? That doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. Today I guess it is more like “nose to the hard drive platter”. […]

Noun and Nerdy

Thursday, June 9th, 2005

Okay, Cari, you asked for it. It was late last night. I was alone in the middle of the cube farm, refactoring code that hadn’t been seen by human eyes in years. Outside the wind howled and the lighting arced. Or maybe it was still – who knows? There aren’t any windows in this place. […]

My brain really hurts.

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

I’m going to let my work intrude into the blog for just a second, just because I found a historically interesting website while working on a project. Here’s what may be the first website with non-English characters in its name. Shrimp sandwiches, anyone? The content of the site’s not the point; it’s that the name […]

Some chaff, some wheat

Wednesday, June 1st, 2005

I went for a much-needed bike ride after work today. I replaced the tube on my road bike and went for a gentle 12-mile jaunt. Ten miles into it, my rear tire flatted again! Can you freaking believe it? And it was devilishly hard to repair. I had to re-patch the damn thing four times […]

Cranial Meltdown

Monday, May 9th, 2005

My brain is running about eighty degrees too hot right now. I had a somewhat stressful weekend, and I’ve been debugging and re-coding stuff since I got home last night (with a few hours reserved for sleep). I’m making progress, but the stress is starting to show. I’ve decided that I’m going to implement a […]