Monthly Archives March 2008

Free Naxos Music Library access

Free classical music: I learned today that signing up for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s email newsletter also gives you access to a streaming-music service called “Beethoven on Demand”. That seemed neat, and I’d be happy to get the TSO’s newsletter anyhow, so I signed up — and found that “Beethoven on Demand” appears to be […]

Dreamhost: a comedy of errors

You may have noticed that this place was hard to get to for the last week or so. I’ve hosted this blog and a bunch of other websites on Dreamhost since 2004, and I’ve referred enough people to them that my hosting there has been free for years. But most of those four years have […]

Fun with DHCP

I rolled out a new firewall/DNS server/DHCP server at FreshBooks today. Went well except for one problem: occasionally people would lose DNS resolution. Well, that’s not good. Checking out their machines showed that their DNS server addresses were being changed to an address on the wrong subnet, and their domain being changed to “mshome.net”. That […]

Grown So Ugly is a music blog featuring interesting…

Grown So Ugly is an music blog featuring interesting, obscure and important albums from the last half-century, emphasizing acoustic music and regularly providing full albums for download. Start with the 3-CD compilation, A Postcard I May Or May Not Send, and then make your way through the full archives, occasionally cursing Rapidshare’s pruning and free-user […]

Awesome Pontiac ad

This ad is awesome. (Shame it’s for the G8.) (Via everyone and their dog, it seems. I think I saw it first on BoingBoing Gadgets.)

sad soup

sad soup Originally uploaded by mendel I spilled some soup when I opened the jar. :-(

USENIX has made its full conference proceedings available…

USENIX has made its full conference proceedings available to the public. USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Organization, holds many, many technical conferences each year, primarily on system and network administration and security, including LISA, the Large Installation System Administration conference. Previously, access to the conference proceedings required a USENIX membership.

Maybe they should call in the army…

Maybe they should call in the army.