* quote from Mussulman. That was after asking him about the wonderful weather he's getting in Champaign. Springfield has been getting freezing rain pretty much all day and we're expecting 10-12" of snow tonight. We've got so much ice right now that the screens on our north facing windows here at home are covered with … Continue reading Brrrr*
Finally, the way I always sit at my computer has been justified! According to this article, the 135 degree, reclined position appears to be best for warding off back pain when sitting for long periods of time.
As many of you know, I have a Radio Shark setup at home for recording radio shows. Overall, the software sucks for it. Getting it working for the first time was nothing short of a miracle - it had lots of trouble recording to a network drive. For weeks it would not record right, but … Continue reading Radio Shark
That is what you get now when you request olives on your Subway Sandwich. I learned this the hard way, after requesting olives be added the nice girl in training who was making my sandwich put the standard handful on my sandwich (close to 10 olive slices) and was promptly corrected by the veteran sandwich … Continue reading 3 Olives
Last night I put together a simple build system and got some of the application versioning in place for the future. I'm running CruiseControl.NET for the builds but haven't set it up for continuous integration since I'm the only one coding. I'm also not running any build tasks other than a straight compile, although once … Continue reading Build System
Over the weekend I finally spent some time to tackle the problem of registration keys. Particularly, generating them. The last piece of software I attempted this was WakeUp! Alarm Clock, with a very cheesy, homegrown routine for creating a key tied to the user's name. I never ran across any cracks/keygens for WakeUp! but I'm … Continue reading Registration Keys
Just created a new Tech subcategory called Chef to put all of the Chef software related items.
This week we received a letter in the mail from Insight Communications, our cable provider. At first I just thought it was a bill, so didn't open it right away. But when I did, I found out that we are having our internet upgraded for free, this month! Our current service is something like 384kb … Continue reading Internet upgrade
A while back I tossed around the notion of having a beta of Chef available for testing by Thanksgiving. So far I'm doing quite well with this goal. Now that the setup situation has been resolved, I can work on a few other issues that have to be done before I add the few final … Continue reading Beta by Thanksgiving?
Over the past week or so I have been reviewing the landscape of Installers that I can use to get Chef installed on people's machines. The landscape has changed quite a bit since the last time I looked, with a lot more small install authoring tools available. Before, it was just InstallShield or Wise Installer … Continue reading Chef, Sql Express, and Installers