Nobody Understands Debt →
The obsession with deficit reduction is wrongheaded and ill-informed. That’s the tag line on this Op-Ed article…I am not in favor of borrowing all the time, but where we are demands some special intervention that is referenced here. Macro Economics dictates a clearer view.
Applied finishing touches on the Jeep's sound...
I installed a Bluetooth unit today to support hands free operation of the cell phone while I’m out and about. Now I’m legal in MD, DE (law in effect today), and DC (don’t get downtown that much, but…) and if VA’s Governor signs the bill, I’ll be good come July 1, 2011. The Bluetooth unit supports the phone with all the cool Android speech based tools for search...
Rooted my cell phone today...
With Android having a lineage from the Linux operating system, I found familiar ground when opening up a terminal emulator on my phone. Standard BASH implementation for the shell, and typical late day UNIX implementation. I say “late day” because my first touch of UNIX, pun intended, was System III Version 7 running on a Motorola 68000 based system from a company called Wicat. I spent...
New T-Mobile G2
So, I’ve got a new phone… I was contemplating an Android phone for a number of months now as I wathched the popularity of the operating platform get more press and literally accelrate the market saturation with lots of phones, and unfortunately versions of the operating system. Its interesting that each of the carriers decide that they want to tweak the operating system and its...
Wilco (The Exit Interview) - Arts Desk -... →
Twas’ a great show…
RAID on my ICH10R
So, over the last 2 weeks, I’ve had a drive drop out of my 3 drive RAID5 configuration. Twice it was the same drive, and once on a different one. A real pain in the butt as the rebuild takes over 24 hours. I’ve done a lot of reading on the chipset support and wonder what the problem is… I’ve used the WD TLER utility to change the timeout before reporting a problem from...
WD Black 750GB →
nosounds: so what do you get from spending an extra ten bucks on a hard drive? well with wester digital, it is an increased cache (which doesn’t really have any real-world effect), two motor mounts for the read/write head, and two microprocessors instead of one. In the long run, performance is only slightly increased, but the drive will last longer, as it is better constructed. There is also...