Category Archives: Web/Tech
Laptop runs like molasses: [click image to see full-size] trade-off with SLES: running the minimal FVWM windowing environment to conserve CPU/RAM.
Before I go into unfamiliar territory, such as my recent road trip to the state of Vermont, I usually arm my Garmin GPS unit with the waypoints of recommended places for a visit or sightseeing. It’s a snap to find … Continue reading
Spiffed up top for Linux: try out htop.
If you have problems running wireshark off the ubuntu Hardy desktop (by clicking on the icon, not commandline sudo wireshark) with wireshark freezing when starting a capture on an interface. This is a known bug and will be fixed later. … Continue reading
I was able to install the latest Ubuntu on a 8GB USB stick drive following these simple instructions. Unfortunately, the instructions there are not complete. After I attempted to boot into Ubuntu off the USB stick by changing the boot … Continue reading
If you want to be able to ssh using a private key and passphrase into a remote server from your blackberry: 1) Install Rove Mobile SSH 2) Download Putty Key Generator puttygen.exe to your computer and run it 3) In … Continue reading
I see this as one of the evolutionary steps towards automatically created voice-to-text transcripts that will eventually offer great benefit for both Deaf people and search engines. Last month, Google Research included the voice-to-text capability on the “You Choose ’08” … Continue reading
If you are getting an error “Network Error – Unexpected end of response: could not read in entire conversation.” on your Gmail app on blackberry, this probably means that you recently enabled “Always use HTTPS” on the web version of … Continue reading
GPS Tracklog: Dash Express becomes the first GPS to learn your shortcuts Finally it’s here: a GPS model that is innovative enough to recognize and remember the shortcuts that you take when you drive around in an area you know … Continue reading
There are a number of URL shorteners out there such as tinyurl.com which can convert a long URL into a short URL and makes it easier to copy n’ paste URLs into emails that won’t break easily and to be … Continue reading
The famous (and aged) stars and directors from the next Indiana Jones movie showed up on Seesmic. Seesmic has pulled off a major PR coup and it’ll probably the tipping point for their meteoric rise beyond the early adopter geek … Continue reading
Starting with this post, I’m using the new blog commenting system from Disqus. Several reasons why I tossed out the WordPress comments in favor of Disqus comments: Offers both text and video comments. Video comments are hosted by Seesmic which … Continue reading
This is crazy but brilliant at the same time! Amazon Kindle, move over! At DailyLit, you can sign up for a book which will be delivered to you in a 5-minutes chunk worth daily via email or RSS posts. I … Continue reading
Jott is a voice recognition and message-sending system. After reading this review by Jason Kolb, I could immediately see an additional benefit using Jott to facilitate communication between hearing and deaf people. Hearing people can dial the Jott phone number … Continue reading