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Tag Archive: Windows

Jun 05 2012

Getting a PS3 controller to work with Windows and Linux: compare/contrast

A bit of nerdery to lighten the mood. It’s been so heady around these parts lately. Recently, I decided to connect my PS3 controller to my laptop so I could play The Binding of Isaac on Steam with a real controller. I know, I know, I could have gotten a PC controller and saved myself …

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Apr 22 2011

First impressions on the iPhone 4

My cat, and my legs. Combining the two traditional first picture paradigms into one shot thats the picture equivalent of Hello World.

Yes, that’s right ladies and gentlemen, I’ve gone over to the dark side. I now own a piece of Apple tech. Okay, it’s not my first, where I got donated an old eMac to play with a while back (the ones that blow capacitors out all the time — meaning it was a time bomb …

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Mar 25 2011

Wherein my subconscious brain invents a religion

I had a very strange dream last night. It was strange enough that I remembered it, which is one thing, but also enough so that I felt the need to run to my computer and write it all down. Because humans have a tendency when describing dreams to attempt to force them to conform with …

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Feb 21 2011

Old Agriculture is Dying

I’m typing this on my recently new Aspire One netbook. It’s booted to Ubuntu 10.10 because I dislike the way Windows operates. Between my husband and I we have 4 computers, we used to have 5. I’m also watching him play Little Big Planet 2 on our PS3 and 40″ Sony LCD which I helped …

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Feb 13 2011

Is cancer just cells “rebooted into safe mode”?

An interesting theory about cancer’s prominence in mammals (save naked mole rats of course): The new theory, published in the journal Physical Biology, has been put forward by two leading figures in the world of cosmology and astrobiology: Paul Davies, director of the Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science, Arizona State University; and Charles …

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Dec 30 2010

How Thunderbird’s Lightning color scheme under Ubuntu pissed me off (and how to fix it)

This is a bit of a UI complaint, moreso than a coding one. Fair cop. Most programmers aren’t designers, and most programmers have a mistaken idea that all programmers can do design. Mozilla Thunderbird is an excellent e-mail client, though with the advent of very good webmail clients, the e-mail client is slowly moving into …

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Nov 23 2010

IE8, the enter key, and forms

Today, working on my work mail server’s admin interface, I discovered that IE8 treats submitted forms differently from all other browsers on the market. Including previous versions of Internet Explorer, at that. The de facto standard is, if you have multiple forms that post to a single script, and you want that script to check …

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Jul 14 2010

If it smells like Funk, it must be astrology

Yeah, I made a Black Eyed Peas reference and a non-ad-hominem attack in the title. Whatcha gonna do about it? I’ll be cross-posting everything below the fold at his site and will add the link here momentarily. I’ve cross-posted it here, though it’s apparently still in moderation due to the copious amount of links. Update: …

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Apr 01 2010

How many terrorists will benefit from health care reform?

It’s amazing to me that everyone’s getting all bent out of shape about America finally being dragged, kicking and screaming, into the present-day reality that health care works better when the vultures standing between you and your doctors (e.g. the insurance companies) are put into some measure of check. I mean, really. You don’t have …

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Mar 09 2010

What I’ve been up to lately

Work. That is all.

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