This was a short but sweet project — very empowering.
For years I have owned a Dell Precision M4300. It is not a sexy computer by today’s standards, but it has a very large screen, comfortable keyboard, runs fast, and has all the ports I need. Therefore, no reason to replace it. I figured at some [...]
I’ve posted before about Stanford and Udacity free online courses. Tomorrow I am going to be starting another one, offered by Coursera. The topic is Heterogeneous Parallel Programming. From the course description:
All computing systems, from mobile to supercomputers, are becoming heterogeneous parallel computers using both multi-core CPUs and many-thread GPUs for higher power efficiency and [...]
I have a great job (read: limited hours, excellent pay) but one of things I like least about it are the repetitive IT tasks I have to do. Things are stable enough that a full sysadmin would be a waste of money, but still, certain things have to get done. For a long time I [...]
This morning, I got an e-mail from YouTube asking me to sign up for revenue sharing on my “popular video” of coasterbot folding. I didn’t think too much about this, because that was a 10 second video I shot one-handed. I hadn’t even bothered adding an audio track, or a link back here. The only [...]
I had quite a scare this morning. I went to add a new blog post, and discovered that I had forgotten my password. GoDaddy insists on stronger password protection than I normally use for sites like this, so I couldn’t remember it. No big deal, there is a nice “Lost password?” link on the page. [...]
A few weeks ago the HacDC e-mail list alerted me to the fact that Shmoocon was coming to DC. I had never heard of it before but it is one of the better known hacker / security conferences, and is strictly limited to 1,500 attendees. I then discovered that all the tickets were gone, and [...]
We have owned this domain name since, oh, at least 2003. We had two pages and one photo. The site was hosted on Verio which quietly sucked out $25 a month for the privilege of being there, and offered nothing special.
I finally remembered this, and moved to GoDaddy. Only $5 a month and there are [...]