I downloaded and am giving it a try.
I do find it a bit of a pain to post to blogs and would appreciate anything that would speed the process up.
What I would really like would be something that would let me upload images to tnir and know that the URLs are relative to pics.tnir.org (as well as the usual thing like image size, etc).
We shall see..
Michael and I are learning Italian, so here are some links for reference.
.. and thank God!
It’s been a week of hot weather, with today capping it off at 36 C (which is 97 F), and the humidity was awful.
I’m really looking forward to the nice cool 20’s.
San Francisco has been under 20 C all week.
Actually, it almost always seems to be 20 C there!
Next week I’ll be at OSAF in lovely downtown San Francisco, which took me a while to spell properly (I was using “Fransisco”). Many meetings are already planned, and I’ll be sharing a room with Ted, who is a fellow late-nighter, which is a good thing since my plane lands at 1:30am!
I’m not sure how, but tnir’s DNS entry got zapped tonight. According to “host tnir.org”:
tnir.org is an alias for wc.traffic.puredns.com.
wc.traffic.puredns.com is an alias for wc.funnel.revenuedirect.com.akadns.net.
wc.funnel.revenuedirect.com.akadns.net has address 18.104.22.168
I’ve checked, and I have tnir.org registered at lowcostdomains.ca through Dec 2 2006. The whois entry is still correct, and says, in part:
Created On:02-Dec-1999 06:06:24 UTC
Last Updated On:06-Apr-2006 05:47:48 UTC
Expiration Date:02-Dec-2006 06:06:23 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:Tucows Inc. (R11-LROR)
Registrant Name:Reid Ellis
Registrant Street1:45 Bournville Drive
I’ve used lowcostdomains’ web interface to reset the DNS back to normal, but I worry that the MX records are gone. :-/ We shall see (hopefully).
Until this all blows over, the old-style tnir.mef.org domain name can be used for some things. http://tnir.mef.org points at what used to be rae.tnir.org, and mail to firstname.lastname@example.org should also work.
Unfortunately, I don’t have “wildcard” DNS set up for perrella.org or luisa.org (two domains that still point correctly to tnir), so I can’t quickly or easily set up alternate domains for David’s blog or Tech Tok. :-/
My G5 won’t boot.
When I boot from a Tiger install DVD and run the disk utilities, it claims that one of the RAID disks has “failed”.
Reminder to self – get **3** drives and use RAID 5. Oh wait, the G5 only supports 2 drives. Oh well.
The good news is that I was able to get the G5 to boot in FireWire’s “target mode”, and the volume actually mounted successfully on my PowerBook.
So I am using my PowerBook as my main machine again.
And the loud fan noise is back, again.
I suspect it’s because I am burning DVDs all the time to back up the data on the G5..
RSS feeds for specific shows. Well, really feeds for search strings, which means “house” also gets “bleak house”. Oh well. Btw, Pirate Bay has RSS feeds too.
Apple’s Rails page
Wow, Apple digs Rails. Cool. I hope their tutorial is as useful as Curt Hibbs’ amazing two-part Rails tutorial [part 1] [part 2] or his followup Ajax on Rails. Slashdot comments point to a that compares Rails, Zope (Plone), TurboGears, Django and J2EE. I should post a comment about this Rails demo, which is what got *me* hooked on Rails. There are others on this page of screencasts.
Dell Linux machines
Oooh, finally someone other than Walmart sells Linux desktops. Although apparently they are loathe to admit it!
As most of you know, I’m off to San Fransisco for a couple of days.
This time (unlike my WWDC trip in June)
the weather looks to be a lot warmer there than here.
I’m bringing magazines and books to fill in that 2.5 hour stopver gap in Pittsburgh.
I think I’ve managed to set something up where I can post to my blog by email.
This is a test of that.
One thing I should mention about accessing my blog in the morning —
it will be very, very sluggish until 10am.
That’s when My Mac automatically stops running BitTorrent (I have free bandwidth from
2am to 10am every day).
So if you need to access tnir.org or any other site I host, it’s best to avoid those
2am-10am hours. 🙂
Now to send this and see if it works!
I’ve installed WordPress and am trying it out. Hopefully I will be able to suck in all my MovableType posts soon, and make the style look much more like my old blog.