Tag Archives: broken

RSS feed reader comparo

I’m a pretty heavy RSS user: pretty much everything I read regularly on the Web I read via RSS, some 300 feeds. (I don’t read everything in all of them every day.) I’ve used Bloglines for a long time, and it’s worked pretty well for me: I’m used to its interface, it performs pretty quickly, […]

Breaking science news from CFRA

Breaking science news from local Ottawa radio station/news website CFRA.

This is the most annoying hardware problem ever.

I have an Ultra 10 at work which handles mail for a small group of users who haven’t moved onto Notes for whatever reason. Lately it’s been hanging over the weekend: console reports that /var is full and / is out of inodes, and a hard reboot brings it back up without a full /var […]

Yak shaving

This has been one of those weeks. Mostly the problem has been yak shaving — where to get one thing done you find yourself in a pile of other related but annoying tasks. For instance, yesterday someone needed to move an old SparcStation 5 that acts as a terminal server onto a new subnet. Yak […]

could you guys talk to those other guys and then

Here, have some more volume control hate, this time from Dell. I have a Dell Latitude D600. It has three “multimedia keys” for volume down, up, and mute. It came with a Dell multimedia USB keyboard, with eight multimedia keys: volume down, up, and mute, plus five more for browser control, I guess — back, […]

ui hall of shame: gnome-volume-control

This one’s a lot simpler than previous entries. The program illustrated below, gnome-volume-control, is the standalone volume control application for GNOME. The other volume control is an applet with a single slider, so this is the only way to change anything other than overall volume. Who in their right mind would let this go out […]

up up down down left right left right a b a b wtf

Nintendo’s controller for their next-generation console, the Revolution, appears to be a remote control. With an analog stick on a dangly spleen. While I am glad that the last thirty years of innovation has led to the inclusion of a power button on the controller (why was this hard?) I’m having a hard time getting […]

the what, where

Nice error message, LiveJournal.