Solaris 10

Got Solaris 10 running on the workstation after some reliability weirdness with FreeBSD. Don't worry about my spdiff, Solaris 10 pipes to all sound interfaces by default. … [Continue reading]

FreeBSD sound

Whoa - the FreeBSD project finally got nVidia drivers for the AMD_64 platform (which I require). Back to old trusty after 1 1/2 years apart. My SP/DIF complaints? sysctl hw.snd.default_unit=2. Done. … [Continue reading]

Linux Sound

(Or the lack thereof)... Ugh, I use SP/DIF output for my workstation audio. Linux makes selecting this interface one of the most difficult and tedious tasks I've seen yet. But it's nice to have sloppy focus, two clipboards, rdesktop, ssh, and my … [Continue reading]

Fuel Economy

Gas Mileage, MPG, is one of my pet peeves. It is a remarkably unhelpful figure since it tells nothing of a vehicles actual efficiency. Example: A 80,000 lb semi-truck can pull at 8 miles/gallon. That's 10,000lb per gallon per mile (pgpm)... My … [Continue reading]

Google Droid

Just acquired a Motorola Droid telephone from Verizon. Ideally this will be as useful for work as it is for play. I've already loaded some useful apps on it that may help substantially with my on-call-ness. … [Continue reading]