Dice Electronics cables must be dipped in gold

A couple of years ago I got a Dice Electronics adapter for my Audi A3 so I could listen to my iPod and then iPhone while also charging it. It’s worked pretty well with some caveats that I knew about getting into it. That is, until I got the 3G iPhone a couple of months […]

Atlas has finished Shrugging

No, I don’t think we’re done with the downturn. I finally finished Atlas Shrugged two nights ago. I’m proud to say that I read every word…all 1200 pages! It certainly was a long book and at times was tedious. The final speech by Galt was a bit hard to get through, not because it was […]

Saving iPhone apps on a new computer

I had sync’ed my iPhone with my previous OS install some time ago and it’s been ok for me for a while. However, since rebuilding to Windows 7 I haven’t gone back and set up sync again. Just didn’t need it. Podcast’s and app’s I could get directly from the iPhone. I’m running out of […]

SMF upgrades

Well, it’s been a pretty busy 2 weeks. I’ve been occupied with helping a new customer transition to MPLS. It seemed like whatever could go wrong, did go wrong. It’s all good now and the customer seems happy so life moves on… I upgraded CACC to SMF 2.0 RC1 yesterday. I had researched this since […]

Google servers revealed!

I love this kind of stuff: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-10209580-92.html Here you have a company that’s entirely about the efficiency of massively parallel systems. They’re finally pulling back the current a bit and showing how best it works on a scale of 1000’s of servers. One shipping container alone can hold 1160 servers! WOW! The ideas about 12v […]

SGI, oh SGI…what has become of you….

I just read about SGI’s demise over on GigaOm. It seems Rackable has scooped them up for a measly 25 million. This is just depressing. Back in the day I was infatuated with SGI. For hardcore geeks they were cool before Apple was cool, again. I wanted an O2 so bad I could taste it. […]