Hit song of the century!

I saw this on Slashdot and clicked on the link… was blown away by how cool it was! Carl Sagan sings and Stephen Hawking cameo… Holy toledo Batman!

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Updates on ODV

2/26/10 Walmart to acquire VUDU This is so funny.  All of a sudden I got a bunch of IM pings and email from ex-VUDU people asking me if I had heard about “it” yet….  What was “it”? That turned out to be the BIG news that Walmart is buying VUDU, lock, stock and barrel!  I…

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Linux based Multimedia Live CD/USB distros

I am collecting links to Linux based Multimedia Live CD/USB distros. GeeXboX dyne:bolic ArtistX Amarok Live LiMP Mediainlinux Apodio

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Boycott Monsanto Corp

I learned over the weekend what an evil corporation Monsanto is.  I went and saw the movie Food Inc. Here are some links about Monsanto and how it is destroying the environment, putting families out of business, essentially acting as a large, evil corporation. http://www.organicconsumers.org/monlink.cfm The movie Food Inc describes some of the nasty things…

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recover / reset lost posgres password

I am a long time MySQL user, so Postgres administration is unfamiliar to me.  I did used Postgres a long time ago… when I first started my web hosting company, but back then (early 90’s), Postgres was young and not suited for our needs.  Discovered MySQL and never looked back. Yeah, yeah, stop with the…

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Monitoring Java programs

It’s harder than it look, or perhaps I am just making it harder than it really is.  Anyway, I have needs to monitory performance of java based applications. There are actually two types (to me) of Java apps.  There is the standalone apps that you run on your workstation (Eclipse, I count embedded web applets…

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SOHO NAS hacking paradise

I stumbled onto the Intel SS4200, which is intended as a SOHO platform for NAS.  Essentially it’s a small form factor PC, based on 1.6Ghz Celeron, 4 hot swap SATA drives, to be use as a home office NAS. Turn out lots of other companies OEM this box (Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo is one). Based on…

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