I have too darn many DVDs

I just finished re-cataloging them, and if I’m counting right and have removed all the duplicate entries properly, well over 400 of them (I had an exact number there but have already noted duplicates and omissions). A list, for the truly masochistic (or those who want to gloat that they’ve got even more) after the… Continue reading I have too darn many DVDs

If you need it, this is the coolest tool ever

We had a partition table wiped at work last night, and I had a hell of a time finding a tool to recover it. Well, TestDisk does it, and it’s free/GPL. The commercial tool I sometimes use for partition stuff DID have the ability to recover deleted partitions or reconstruct the whole table but didn’t… Continue reading If you need it, this is the coolest tool ever

Good old Yankee ingenuity…

A site for bidding on coding projects can’t be that bad, can it? Yes, it can, if the coding projects are for classes, as pointed out in an email sent out to my former research group at UCSC. I can’t decide if this is ingenious of the students in question, or a sign that the… Continue reading Good old Yankee ingenuity…

Welcome, though there’s basically nothing here yet.

I’ve been meaning to start a blog/journal for a while now… this election is giving me an ulcer (only metaphorically, I *hope*), and the mailing lists and newsgroups I’m on have only a limited tolerance for off-topic speculation on the topic. Similarly, I expect that by being able to just post things here, I’ll be… Continue reading Welcome, though there’s basically nothing here yet.