Archive for October, 2008

Computer maps

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

A few years ago, K was taking some GIS (geographic information systems) classes.  That was a lot of fun for me since GIS is something I’ve poked at on and off for quite some time.  Back when I was first playing with GIS, GRASS was probably the best (and may still be) open-source GIS system […]

Another successful repair

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

As I mentioned earlier, we were having problems with the water softener and when your well water is as hard as ours is (“how hard is it?” “that’s a rather personal question sir” “no you git, how hard is the water?”) the water softener is pretty important. So the venturi gasket looked okay, but I […]

Pictures from Geek Beer

Friday, October 17th, 2008

So Hunter is planning on being at GB tonight too. But as of last week, we thought this was his last GB and so of course, everyone brought cameras. Sample pictures: More in the gallery Requests to remove pictures will be honored. Billy Fox (Tulsa, Oklahoma)”Blackjack” is a former contender in the light heavyweight (175 […]

Wildlife rehab porn

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

It’s okay to look, I promise that there are no shots of me doing naked cage construction. *shudder* A couple of months ago, K got a call about a squirrel.  When the folks brought it over, it turned out to be rather small, but pretty far along in its development.  Well, that’s because it was […]

Too good to last

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

It’s been a while since we’ve had plumbing issues.  Okay, sure, we replaced the RO faucet in the kitchen six months ago, but other than that… So I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that yet another water oriented appliance has broken down.  This time it’s the water softener, again.  When we first moved into the […]

Brief political interlude

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Like a lot of other people, I’ve been pretty stressed out recently.  Nothing too terrible is going on for me personally, but I’m concerned about the U.S. financial situation, I’m concerned about how that will affect me and my company (if at all) and I’m concerned about the current political happenings in part since I […]

Annotate Flickr

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

A while back, Luis Villa asked about a script to add creative commons licensing information to an image.  I just wrapped up a first cut at a GreaseMonkey script to do exactly that.  Hopefully someone will find it useful. With the release of Terminator Salvation (aka Terminator With Batman and Transformers!) we’d like to take […]

Annotate Flickr

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

A while back, Luis Villa asked about a script to add creative commons licensing information to an image.  My first thought was to just use ImageMagick.  That works pretty well, but assumes a command line, image magick, etc.  My next thought was a piece of javascript that you could include on a webpage.  The javascript […]


Saturday, October 4th, 2008

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