It's a duck pond.
Why aren't there any ducks?
I don't know. There's never any ducks.
Then how do you know it's a duck pond?
Wednesday, June 29
Is the Maxtor Shared Storage Drive. It's a file server. It looks like an external hard disk, but it's a file server. It's got two USB ports, but that's for attaching more disk drives. Or printers, because it's also a print server.
$549 for the 300GB model, $449 for 200GB. (Australian pricing.) That's $100 more than the plain external drive.
What a comforting fact that is to know.
| You scored as Moltmannian Eschatology. JÃ¼rgen Moltmann is one of the key eschatological thinkers of the 20th Century. Eschatology is not only about heaven and hell, but God's plan to make all things new. This should spur us on to political and social action in the present.|
What's your eschatology?
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Tuesday, June 28
I'm looking for a CMS. My own development attempts have foundered on the twin reefs of lack of time and scalability (mainly database problems).
I'm not asking for much. All I want is:
PHP, Perl or Python, I don't really care. Even Java will be considered.
- Unlimited blogs, forums, wikis and portals feeding from a common pool of articles and comments. That is, a post can appear on a blog and a forum and a wiki, with its comments and other details intact.
- Sub-sites with their own domains - and their own layouts
- Group-based permissions
- Semantic markup
- RSS feeds
- Page, block and template based site construction
- In-line and out-of-line editing
- A few nice clean themes to start with
- Absolutely no PHP or SQL coding required of - or indeed available to - regular users
- Plugin / module architecture
- Web services API
- Runs on Linux
- Doesn't cost more than US$2000 (Free is good. Open source is better.)
- Fully integrated and self-contained. I don't need a choice of three different blog modules, each using a different commenting system.
- An application, not a service.
- No usage restrictions. None of this "you can't run a hosting service" stuff.
- Background processing for big tasks like spam removal.
- Scales to thousands of sites.
I have a list of nice-to-haves, but it's kind of long. I'll post that later.
Monday, June 27
My computers have been working fine just lately, so I was waiting, and there, my washing machine (the new one) just blew up.
It doesn't turn on at all, so it's probably just the fuse. Do you think they provide any indication at all of where the fuse is or how to replace it?
Saturday, June 25
One local store has the new Athlon 64 X2 in stock. Starting at $885 (for a 2.2GHz 512k cache) and going up to $1639 (for a 2.4GHz 1MB cache). Compared to $408 for the 2.8GHz Intel Pentium D, it's not exactly a bargain.
One of those weeks.
Thursday, June 23
Intel's dual-core Pentium D is out, and at a reasonable price (around A$400 for the 2.8GHz model). I'd love to put one in my Windows machine, because the rue for making Windows run at a reasonable speed is "One CPU for each application, plus one more for Windows".
Unfortunately, it's only available as Socket 775, where my machine is Socket 478. That's not too bad, I can get a Socket 775 motherboard pretty cheap.
Except that it won't run on just any Socket 775 motherboard; you have to have one based on the Intel 945 chipset. Those motherboards aren't quite so cheap, but they're not unreasonably priced.
Except that they only support DDR-II memory, so I'd have to replace all my memory. And they only support PCI Express, so I'd have to replace my video card.
So it ends up costing $1400 rather than $400. I might as well wait for the dual-core Athlon 64, which will at least use my existing memory.
The asian supermarket closest to New Pixy Central doesn't sell the strawberry Pocky that I like. It does sell two other types of strawberry Pocky; just not the one I like. I'm not sure about the asian supermarket second closest to New Pixy Central. The asian supermarket third closest to New Pixy Central does sell the strawberry Pocky that I like, but that's another four minutes walk.
The asian supermarket near the office (or rather, the new asian supermarket near the office, not the old asian supermarket near the office) also sells the strawberry Pocky that I like, but it charges ten cents more than the asian supermarket third closest to New Pixy Central.
Wednesday, June 22
|Your IQ Is 135|
Your Verbal Intelligence is Genius
Your Mathematical Intelligence is Genius
Your General Knowledge is Exceptional [damn!]
(Swiped from Margi Lowry)
Tuesday, June 21
Expect more than the usual level of chaos for the next few weeks - Pixy Central is moving. This should be lots of fun.
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