Category Archives: Technology

Hackbook finale

In between trick-or-treaters I spent today finishing up the repairs to my new/old laptop. The first optical drive I ordered was DOA, so I had to order a new one. Did the swap today. Took a little testing and such, … Continue reading

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Hackbook

My laptop has been a bit long in the tooth for a while now. It’s a 12″ Mac Powerbook G4 circa 2003. It actually runs OS 10.5 pretty well, which is impressive considering it originally came with OS 9 (that’s … Continue reading

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A Brief History of JavaScript

1995 – Brendan Eich reads up on every mistake ever made in designing a programming language, invents a few more, and creates LiveScript. Later, in an effort to cash in on the popularity of Java the language is renamed JavaScript. … Continue reading

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“Computers in the future…”

I found a rather interesting (and amusing) quote in my recent reading: In March 1949,[...] an article in Popular Mechanics, describing a state-of-the-art computer called the Eniac, speculated on what lay beyond: “Where a calculator like the Eniac today is … Continue reading

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Chrome Rocks

Just trying out Google’s new browser, Chrome. The admin back end for WordPress (that is, the page I’m working on as I type this) is blazingly fast running on Chrome. Faster than Firefox, IE or Safari — as in: No … Continue reading

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Well that was a…

I’m amused by how many really good questions are prefaced with some variation of the words “This is a stupid question, but…” I think my all-time favorite was when a non-techie asked me: “This is a stupid question, but what … Continue reading

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Resetting the foundations

It seems that Apple’s OS X is getting a new filesystem with its upcoming release of version 10.5. They’re reportedly moving to Sun’s ZFS. From that link: ZFS is not an incremental improvement to existing technology; it is a fundamentally … Continue reading

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The Hidden Apple Preview?

Steve Jobs has a secret, and he waved it right in front of you for an hour or so. Did you notice? Continue reading

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