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Fri, Aug. 5th, 2005, 07:02 pm
New blog, take 2

All right, the Typo blog didn't work so well, check out http://gnuvince.net again, things should be working now. Hopefully...

Thu, Aug. 4th, 2005, 06:06 pm
Fuck TextDrive

All right, I'm sick of all the weird TextDrive problems, so I'm gonna move gnuvince.net to somewhere else. I'll update you

Wed, Aug. 3rd, 2005, 09:45 pm
New blog

Head over to http://gnuvince.net to see my new blog! Right now, this is Typo on TextDrive.com, but since I've been having some issues getting up and running, I could end up on WordPress. We'll see what happens. Update your aggregators!

Wed, Aug. 3rd, 2005, 06:21 am
Congratulations to DHH!

David Heinemeier Hansson, the creator of Ruby on Rails, has been declared the best hacker of 2005 by O'Reilly and Google. I gotta say that I agree, Rails is a terrific framework, and the way it became one of the hottest technologies around in less than a year is pretty incredible. Good job, David!

Tue, Aug. 2nd, 2005, 04:33 pm
Possible move and damn good luck

I want talk about two topics in this post.

First, I think I will get myself a TextDrive account to host a new blog, a Typo blog. Their rates are pretty chea, and I hear their service is great, so Uncentered Mind could be changing servers. Stay tuned, I'll let you know what happens.

Second, I think I have good karma, listen to this story that happened to me today. I left for work this morning, and it was a little foggy. Not too bad, but enough that I decided to turn on my headlights, so that oncoming cars would see me from farther away. However, people who know me know that I'm the kind of guy to forget things quite quickly, and indeed, when I got to Merck, I got out of my car and forgot to turn off the headlights. I didn't notice it then. However, when I came to my car at 3:30PM, I realized I had no power. There was barely anyone in the parking lot, I didn't have my cell phone, so what could I do? Luckily for me, not 20 meters away, there was a two truck. That's right, the day that I let my battery die out, a two truck is in the parking lot, ready to help me :) I went to the guy, he pulled over, plugged my car to his battery, and bingo, I could be off home! I gave the guy $20 (is that enough?), thanked him for his help and went home. And now, here I am! Amazing!

Tue, Aug. 2nd, 2005, 10:37 am
Digital Fortress

I finished reading Digital Fortress by Dan Brown, author of best sellers Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons. For those of you who read DVC and A&D know that they both start exactly the same way, in the first chapter, someone dies. The same happens in Digital Fortress. The story is so-so, the plot is a bit weak, but entertaining nonetheless. However, I found the book to be way too predictable, I solved the first of the two major riddles 150 pages before they do, and the second one as soon as I read it, I knew the answer. You know, for highly intelligent people -- that is emphasized often in the book -- they're not so quick.

If you like Dan Brown's style, you will probably enjoy the book.

Tue, Aug. 2nd, 2005, 06:33 am
Call the Fox News Channel!

Do you remember during the 2004 presidential campaign when FNC hosts kept calling John Kerry a flip flopper? If not, watch the trailer of the movie Outfoxed to refresh your memory. Now, I think somebody should call them and tell them we've found another flip flopper, George W. Bush:

While we're on the subject of Karl Rove and the potentially criminal leaking of classified national security information, let's do a quick update on where the case stands so far.

In October 2003, Scott McClellan said, "if anyone in this administration was responsible for the leaking of classified information, they would no longer work in this administration. This is a very serious matter. The President made it very clear just a short time ago in the East Room, and he has always said that leaking of classified information is a serious matter. And that's why he wants to get to the bottom of this. And the sooner we get to the bottom of it, the better."

In June 2004, George W. Bush affirmed that anyone who was involved in the leaking of Valerie Plame's identity would be fired.

In July 2004, Time reporter Matt Cooper confirmed that the covert identity of Valerie Plame was given to him by the senior advisor to the president, Karl Rove.

And last week George W. Bush demonstrated his commitment to honesty and integrity by not only not firing Karl Rove, but giving him a $4,000 pay raise.

Ever get the feeling you've been cheated, America?

Way to stand by what you say Georgie, way to "bring back honnor and decency back to the White House." For people who are interested in these sort of stories, the website Democratic Underground is definitly for you, especially the Top 10 section, which is updated every Monday. It's always fun to read about men who claim they have high moral values just to read that they slept with the baby sitter when they drove her home.

Sun, Jul. 31st, 2005, 06:14 pm
Amazing video

I just watched an amazing video: some dude finishes both Megaman X and Megaman X2 for SNES SIMULTANEOUSLY! He hacked his emulator so that the keys were sent to both game, and he finished them both faster than I can do half the game!

Check it out: http://bisqwit.iki.fi/nesvideos/movies.cgi?id=380

Sat, Jul. 30th, 2005, 09:35 am
What kind of coffee are you?

You Are an Espresso

At your best, you are: straight shooting, ambitious, and energetic

At your worst, you are: anxious and high strung

You drink coffee when: anytime you're not sleeping

Your caffeine addiction level: high

Fri, Jul. 29th, 2005, 02:02 pm
Keeping directories on different computers in sync?

I want to keep a couple of directories (namely, my gems and elisp directories) in sync on my iBook and my Linux machine. What would be the best way to do it? I could set up a Subversion repository, but is it the best solution?

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