Posts tagged “Hardware”


<drool> Sony CLIÉTM handheld. </drool>

Server 54

The University of North Carolina has finally found a network server that, although missing for four years, hasn’t missed a packet in all that time. Try as they might, university administrators couldn’t find the server. Working with Novell Inc., IT workers tracked it down by meticulously following cable until they literally ran into a wall.

Heh. I was only kidding. Yes, I am a computer programmer. I wasn’t kidding about that. (Although “computer programmer” is not usually what people think when they think of me.) But I wasn’t really worried about getting this thing running with a sound card. Hello? How hard is that? I freakin’ built Bud from scratch, y’know? Fooling with HSND02 here is not that big a shmeal. So now we are ready to go. Woo. Hoo. Goodbye MiniDisc action, hello mp3s.

Hardware Sucks

Heh. Cool. I’m a computer programmer. I am not a hardware guy. I am using a server as a development machine. The hardware guy just gave me a sound card and a screwdriver. Let’s see if I can do this … <Dr. Nick>Good night, Everybody!</Dr. Nick>

Excellent Error Message

Jason received this error message from one of the NT Servers at work: While validating that COM3 was really a serial port, the contents of the divisor latch register was identical to the interrupt enable and the receive registers. The device is assumed not to be a serial port and will be deleted.

Handspring Visor

Did I already mention that I will absolutely die if I don’t get one of these in the very near future? That’s it. I’m buying one tomorrow. Case closed. Whew! It feels good to get that decision out of the way.


Damn! Bryan blogged about his Visor and now I can’t imagine living another day without an ice blue one with a modem and digital camera eye …

Internet Infrastructure

Here is an excellent article about how the web works. Thanks, Jason!


Bud has been going strong for about a half an hour now so I think it’s safe to say he’s cured. Many thanks to those of you that sent him well-wishes and were obviously concerned. You may notice that not only is he happy and whirring away, but my little WebCam Go! is running again

five days

It’s been five days since the last time I blogged her , so I guess it’s safe to write that today I learned that Kamu lucu is Indonesian for, “You’re funny!” Ryan and I managed to find a new power supply for Bud at lunch today. My little buddy should be whirring away and ready

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A few years ago I was trying to determine what cocktails I could make with the alcohol I had at home. I searched the App Store but couldn't find an app that would let me do that, so I built one.


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