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Public note to all Democrat politicians. If you want my support both in the voting booth and through donations, DO NOT force me to donate to a cause I support through guilt. Today I saw what looked like a petition to support Planned Parenthood which my family already contribute to directly. I was happy to […]


…for someone with the artistic eye and the technical ability to be able to pull off realism with computers.  I think this is a great example of where things could go.  Specifically look at the “Teasers” section.  This is unlike any CGI work you’ve ever seen before: http://www.thirdseventh.com/ This points to the fact that today’s […]


Back in the late 90s I saw an ad for a free trial of something called VMWare workstation.  Seeing that I’d been playing around with Wine and DOSEmu (Better alternatives today are DOSBox for games and FreeDOS for legacy apps) on Linux to gain access to some legacy applications, I assumed this was just another […]


Well that was a long break!  I’m going to give my blog another try and see if I can keep it going a bit better this time.  Sorry for that loooong intermission.  🙂 Being someone who believes in using technology to make life better, one area that’s always interested me is human/machine interaction.  It’s a […]


I’m in the middle of reading Jef Raskin’s (started a project in the 70s called Apple Macintosh) book, The Humane Interface. It’s a terrific read that tells us all about what’s wrong with software as it stands today. Although Jef died in 2005, his son Aza is carrying on the work because it’s just too […]


Difficulty Level: Moderate What is a Network Block Device and Why Would I Want One? Let me start this entry out by explaining just what a block device is, in case you’re a newer Linux user and you’re not sure. I didn’t know what one was at one point and a quick explanation would have […]


What Is This All About? Every pioneering, epic journey worth taking from point A to point B requires asking for directions, wrong turns, heading in the completely wrong direction, or even getting lost. After all, you’re the scout. The first person to be sent out with enough knowledge to try and find your way to […]