Archive for the 'Tech' Category

New Hard Drive and CD ripping

Monday, April 18th, 2005 | 10:19

The main hard drive on the workstation has been running out of space for the past few months, and the limits of semi-draconian purging has reached its limit. Basically, … Continue reading »

Treo 180 Battery

Thursday, April 7th, 2005 | 10:36

The battery on my old Treo 180 is nearing its end. While the phone has never great on battery life, I’m now only getting a bit over a day … Continue reading »

RSS Reader for Firefox

Monday, April 4th, 2005 | 07:25

I have to proclaim the total awesomeness of Sage, a feed reader for Firefox. My long-ago attempt to slap one together in PHP hasn’t been touched in close to … Continue reading »

Free wi-fi hotspots listings

Thursday, March 31st, 2005 | 10:38

I found to be pretty complimentary to, say,, which lists mainly commercial wi-fi providers, e.g., Starbucks, Kinkos, hotels, etc. No idea on the accuracy of the listings, yet. … Continue reading »

Cleveland Wifi

Wednesday, March 30th, 2005 | 06:06

Here’s a Wiki that compiles a listing of Cleveland Wifi Hotspots. This list distinguishes between free and not-free spots and at least has a verification column. It might … Continue reading »

Browser Security Test

Tuesday, March 29th, 2005 | 09:45

Courtesy of this link, we have this browser security test that scans for browser vulnerabilities in IE, Firefox/Mozilla and Opera. I just upgraded Firefox to 1.0.2, but the … Continue reading »

Threw A Blade

Tuesday, March 15th, 2005 | 14:40

The main PC in the house had been making whining noises for the past few months. This morning, it became sufficiently annoying for me to open up the computer … Continue reading »

Speed up FireFox

Wednesday, December 29th, 2004 | 17:06

This post on Hack-A-Day has instruction for getting to FireFox’s “advanced” configuration page. You can then make changes so that network pipelining is turned on, i.e., the browser will … Continue reading »

Comments Spam

Wednesday, September 29th, 2004 | 14:23

I’ve been getting a lot of comments spam in the past few days trying to improve the pagerank of some online pharmacy. Firewall rules haven’t been that effective, since … Continue reading »

Sendmail/Cyrus issues and integration

Saturday, September 18th, 2004 | 09:33

A follow-up to the mail server upgrade from a few weeks ago, and we’ve wound up upgrading Sendmail and Cyrus to the FC3pre versions (8.13.1 and 2.2.6, respective). These … Continue reading »