Technically, I *am* root for the home team. Weird, huh?
(I need a new pun here, huh...)
March 16, 2013
it's like a baby monitor for gadgets
I'm back, blogging something, at least:
I've been messing around with new firmware on the 3D printer (Makerbot), and have got it working pretty well.
Prints sometimes take a few hours, though, and I don't feel like sitting around in a loud room, so I set up something so I can watch the thing from afar, and know when it messes up (the parts pop off the platform, and move around) and starts printing a "sasquatch nest."
I'm using this software on my iPhone and iPad, and a "gorillapod" tentacle-tripod thing to hold the iPhone in place, while it "videoconferences" with my iPad from the other room.
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March 10, 2013
I’m currently struggling through “the forced march”… but I’m pretty blocked.
It’s not un-true to say that I’m disappointed with quickie “interesting thing I saw on the internet today” posts, and I missed yesterday because I don’t have the energy to do a long-form entry.
Twitter really is a “short form blogging platform” for me.
Things I’m thinking about writing something on, but haven’t had the time to write up properly:
how to lay down “the stock SmartOS filesystem” on a ZFS zpool that you made by hand (instead of letting the installer pick how, and which, disks are assembled into a volume)
networking tricks that are really handy for your SmartOS lab (NAT for those without very many IP’s, tunnelling to your VNC ports, using an IPv6 tunnelbroker)
starting a FAQ answers page, based on the last several months’ of IRC logs from here
rolling a “SmartOS for newbs” usb release that, at “install time” spins up an example zone, and drops “root” logins into that zone, making the default environment something that’s persistently writable, has a full suite of installable packages, and is appropriate to add additional non-root users. “Escalating privileges” to the global zone would be either ssh to another IP address, or some other thing. Basically, make a SmartOS install that makes some (apparently) non-obvious decisions for the first-timer, so they can’t regret their wrong assumptions and get frustrated right out of the gate.
the value of an honest mechanic, and where I’ve found mine
more World Baseball Classic stuff
my workflow for getting tv shows and other content from the internet onto my flatscreen in a few minutes or less
options for me watching live broadcast television from NYC, and options for me “sharing” my cable feed’s rich channel lineup with underprivileged MediaCom cable customers in the midwest.
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March 08, 2013
Redsox.com Considered Harmful
It's official, the Sox are an malicious source of fraudulent information on the internet.
posted at 01:54 PM
March 07, 2013
Yay, More World Baseball
*Very* quick blog entry, just to satisfy the "The Forced March" blog-every-day challenge...
... But you know how yesterday I said "I hope Italy wins at least one game, so they qualify for the 2017 Tournament"?
Also, the Netherlands beat Cuba, which is huge.
If there's "non-typical" teams in the finals in SF, that basically means that ticket sales will flatten out, and I'm going to *all* the games.
posted at 10:15 PM