Archive for the 'Computron' Category


Monday, May 15th, 2006

Raise you hand if you have fewer than fourty-four 1.2 GHz processors running your main collection management database…. not so fast, Library of Congress.

NSA phone database

Friday, May 12th, 2006

So, you’ve probably heard about how the NSA, in collusion with the phone companies (except Qwest), is gathering and storing information on most phone calls made in the USA. I wonder if this is related to the recent spate of websites selling cell phone records…

Spam, glorious spam

Monday, May 1st, 2006

So, it turns out that unsolicited bulk email is exactly two weeks older than I am. Good for it. I got ten of them today at my gmail account. None of them were about my penis size or erectability. Or DECSYSTEM-20s.

AssetTagHelper automated timestamping

Monday, April 10th, 2006

According to the Rails changelog, DHH added automated timestamping to AssetTagHelper methods for stylesheets, javascripts, and images. So if you do something like: < %= stylesheet_link_tag 'style', :media=>“all” %> You’ll get something like: < link href="/stylesheets/style.css?1143638885" media="all" rel="Stylesheet" type="text/css" /> So if you’re seeing strange GET method style question marks all over your stylesheets, javascripts, [...]

Object-oriented dreams

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Have you ever spent a long day programming, gone to sleep, and had crazy programming dreams? Me too. They’re like Tetris dreams, only with more constructor methods and instance variables. And fewer yellow 4x1s.

Deleting songs in iTunes

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

Ha! I finally figured this out, and it makes iTunes practically usable now! If you have songs in a playlist, and you want to delete them from from the Library or iPod, not just from the playlist, select them and hit Ctrl-Shift-Del. I manage my MP3s myself, and I have two different size iPods, so [...]