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Blackberry tethering in Mandriva with barry-ppp

ATTENTION GOOGLERS: this post is now superseded by a much more up-to-date and in-depth article on the subject. Please read that instead. So I woke up early this morning to watch the athletics, and then I was at kind of a loose end…so I borrowed the boyfriend’s Blackberry (Curve) and got tethering working. For anyone […] on Mandriva Linux

Baseball fans probably already know about – it’s a streaming video service, run by MLB, which gives you access to streaming video of most Major League games, for an annual subscription (actually I notice they reduced their prices a lot this year, which is cool). I used to use it a couple of seasons […]


A nice joke in Engadget today: Q: How many Microsoft engineers does it take to change a lightbulb? A: None, they just define darkness as an industry standard. They also offered the slightly lamer: Q: How many Apple engineers does it take to change a lightbulb? A: 13, 1 to do the screwing and a […]

A few things

Okay, most importantly: if you’ve visited this blog using Windows in the last few months, check your system for malware. A couple of people let me know Google was tagging my site as possibly containing malware. It turns out when it got compromised a few weeks back (which I blogged about), the attacker inserted hidden […]

Note to Self

Note to self: there are probably better ways to learn C than trying to port random applications from xmms to audacious with the aid of logic, Google, and the header files.

Open letter to the developers of TrueCrypt

Dear TrueCrypt Developers I hate you all. You’re a bunch of asshats. Apparently, the good name of TrueCrypt is so incredibly valuable that you can’t possibly permit anyone to redistribute it with the tiniest of modifications under the same name. The minor problem with that is that it completely fucks things up for distributions. We […]