This past weekend in Las Vegas saw the yearly formation of a hacker mecca, namely Defcon. Since Fred told me about his Defcon trip a couple years ago, I’ve really wanted to go. I don’t consider myself a hacker, though what they talk about does fascinate me… and affect me professionally. I was lucky enough [...]
As of this morning, OSX 10.8 “Mountain Lion” is out. It’s a whopping $19.99 on the App Store and a couple hour download (depending on your internet connection). If you’ve got multiple machines to install, or just like to be prepared, you can make a bootable USB thumb drive of Mountain Lion. It’s really easy, [...]
I’m in an abusive relationship with Android. I love her, so I buy her. For a while things are good, then I slowly realize she’s gotten slow, kludgey and prone to crashing. After constantly abusing me, I swear I’ll never go back to her. Then the new hotness shows up, I forget my promise to [...]
Well it’s 2012 (in case you haven’t been paying attention for the last several months), which means there is a new MacBook Air to review. The new version has been out for about a month now and I just got my hands on a couple to play with. This year’s review of the MacBook Air [...]
For the last several years I’ve been using RT: Request Tracker by Best Practical for help desk ticket tracking. It’s not a bad piece of a software, and V4 was a fair step forward… but you get what you pay for. RT is Open Source and free. At my new job I was in need [...]
Ratatouille is a traditional french vegetable dish originating from Nice, France. While usually a side dish, it can be served as a main meal along with pasta, bread, or as a filling for crepes. There are many, many different versions of ratatouille, and several countries have their own version.
Today’s “book” review is “The Frontier Saga” series. The book is in quotes because I’m talking about all three books as one item. This is because I enjoy the series greatly, but more so due to my fascination with the “episodic books” concept that this series utilizes. I will attempt to refrain from any major [...]
Yeah, I know, it’s the Fourth of July. Typically one calls today Independence Day (great movie Bee Tea Dub, rumored to have sequels in the works – yes plural). There are a lot of events going on today. Parades, BBQs, crazy summer hijinx… but really the highlight of the day is the Fireworks. When I [...]
As I previously mentioned, I acquired Diablo 3. After beating Normal mode with my Wizard, I decided to write up a review. Spoilers are not an issue as I’ve limited this to game play/functionality only. First up: the good!
Over the last few months, I have been participating in one of the most difficult, frustrating, insanity-inducing processes one can be forced to endure: Apartment hunting in San Francisco. The market is so ridiculously over saturated with aspiring San Franciscans, landlords can (and do) get away with murder. After almost 5 months of looking, I [...]