I swear, it took me 10 minutes to get access to TTU-WLAN-1 from the top floor of Brown Hall today. At least one other WAP not shown above was on channel 11 earlier — I think its name was “Free Internet Access”. So there are 5 networks running on channel 1 (one scrolled off the […]
2219 spam comments, nearly all caught without my direct intervention. And the Spam Karma 2 footer claims to have eaten over 11000 spams since I set this blog up.
I’m not giving up my Treo 700p as my regular organizer, but there are times when I recognize the advantages of paper. re:PocketMod is a site with a Flash application on it that lets you lay out and print 8 pages of information onto a single 8.5×11 sheet of paper. Properly cut and folded, the […]
Free as in gratis, not free as in libre. But this may be good for home use. Go here to register and wait for your confirmation email to arrive.
A user over at diyplanner.com posted a simple campus map and course information template for college students. I thought it might be useful to make one for TTU. So here you go: PDF version, ready to be printed onto two side-by-side pages. Not sure why the fonts didn’t completely translate over. OpenOffice.org version, ready to […]
As noted before, I do love Spam Karma 2. 4000+ spams eaten over the last 18 months or so, and it’s nearly perfect as far as I can tell. But it didn’t catch a couple of… terse… commenters on this post about a presentation I was about to give. One commenter seemed rather irritated, and […]
MarcoPolo, “context-aware computing for OS X” appeals to all three great virtues of the programmer: Laziness, Impatience, and Hubris. It makes me want a Mac notebook. Unfortunately, Pro/E, ANSYS, and other necessary tools for my regular work would mean I’d end up dual-booting the Mac all the time. And I’d miss my port replicator and […]
Joy. Upgraded the site to WPMU 2.5.1. Took a while to reconstruct my restrictions for new users and blog creation, and I’m switching out some syntax-highlighting plugins, too. We’re nearly ready to unleash this on a horde of unsuspecting graduate students. Code Example: [sourcecode language=’php’] /** * This holds the version number in a separate […]
My Ruby skills are practically non-existant, but I’ve managed to put together a relatively readable custom fact for identifying my Torque queues by a node’s hostname. Behold, HostgroupFact! Now I can factor out my hosts.equiv files back to a parent class, rather than duplicating the same file specifications on a per-queue basis. class cluster-host inherits […]
If I apply a set of classes to a puppet client, I may need to roll back those classes’ changes later. Granted, I could just edit out those classes, reformat the system, and rebuild it from scratch, but there may be times when I want to undo my changes in a more granular fashion. So […]