I finally got Ariella’s iBook to print to our Brother 1440 printer via the SMC Barricade 7004AWBR print server. Here’s what I did: System Preferences > Set Up Printers… Add > IP Printing Printer Type: LPD/LPR Printer Address: 192.168.2.1 Queue Name: LPT1 Printer Model: Brother HL-1440 series CUPS.gz I found some other pages on the […]
Category: Geek Cred
Pics of the new Treo 650 on Engadget. I want one.
Paul Graham’s essay Great Hackers is a good read. The most compelling statement he made was a rant against cubicles: If you want to get real work done in an office with cubicles, you have two options: work at home, or come in early or late or on a weekend, when no one else is […]
As far as I’m concerned, there’s only one way to write C-like code. First of all, you must select sane whitespace defaults in your editor. Here’s the one true way to configure Emacs. (setq default-tab-width 8) (defun one-true-style () (c-set-style “bsd”) (setq tab-width 8) (setq c-basic-offset 4) (setq indent-tabs-mode t)) (add-hook ‘c-mode-hook ‘one-true-style) (add-hook ‘objc-mode-hook […]
I was cleaning out some boxes from my parents’ garage and found a bunch of 1.44MB floppy disks. Most of them were garbage, but I found one of them that contained a dotfiles.tar from October 1993. Here’s a few examples of the time-warp material I found inside: .plan I plan to make a more original […]
DBM-style flat files are great, but sometimes it’s hard to deal with binary formats. Being able to have data in a textual format can be very handy for transferring between different platforms, modifying in your favorite editor, crunching with standard tools like grep, etc. There are a couple of text-friendly DBM export out there, each […]
I’m playing with weblogger.el to see if it’s possible to post to MovableType from emacs-21.2.1. It only sorta works for me, and I had to install a few external dependencies (xml-rpc.el and url.el) to even get the thing running. Oh well. Not ready for prime time yet I suppose.
I’ve been seeing more and more bzip2-compressed files these days, and I want to be able to open these files in GNU Emacs without the need to decompress them. About 10 years ago I copied someone’s ~/.emacs file and noticed some mention of a crypt++ module. I asked them what it did and they told […]
For the most part, blog comments have turned into a distributed link farm for perscription drug and porn websites. Instead of a vibrant community of ideas, about half the comments on my blog are a steady stream of Viagra, Propecia and Phentermine ads. I’ve had enough of this crap. Instead of disabling comments altogether, I […]
Moved my blog to a new ISP. Testing 123. (Hey, that rhymes!)