Archive for date: February 25, 2005

Hardware Mysteries Resolving…

February 25, 2005 | General, My Projects | By: Mark VandeWettering

Underneath my relentless attention, I believe I’ve figured out one of the problems with my SV24 computer that I complained about earlier. I complained that something appeared to be shorting out. Closer thought told me that it sounded like the same sound the computer makes when the reset button is pushed. Worth checking out, think […]

Millenium Post!

February 25, 2005 | Blogging, News | By: Mark VandeWettering

This post marks the 1000th entry in my weblog. Quite a milestone for me. I hope you all have found something useful or thought provoking in it. As an idea of what topics interest me the most, here is the list of the top 10 categories: Category Name Count Link of the Day 147 General […]

Gutenberg Gems: In Time of Emergency

February 25, 2005 | Gutenberg Gems | By: Mark VandeWettering

Need to know what to do in the event of a nuclear attack? Well, given that it would most likely be a low yield dirty bomb, you probably won’t find any useful information In Time of Emergency, but heck, your tax dollars paid for it, you might as well have a peek. It also includes […]

Goodbye Speedy

February 25, 2005 | My Diary | By: Mark VandeWettering

It’s kind of a bummer day. Speedy, one of a pair of Betta Splendens that my wife and son bought for me over a year ago has gone to that great fishtank in the sky. I noticed that he wasn’t eating very much in the last few days, so it wasn’t entirely unexpected, but I […]

Another Librarian Who Doesn’t “Get It”

February 25, 2005 | Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

Oddly enough, I find myself agreeing with Dave on this matter: Gorman doesn’t have much respect for blogs or Google. In my career, I’ve done a fair amount of library research. I’ve tried to find books related to esoteric topics by hunting through card catalogs, pouring over stacks and generally just browsing. It’s not a […]

Slashdot? Slash not…

February 25, 2005 | Blogging | By: Mark VandeWettering

Dan Lyke is right: Slashdot has become a joke. It isn’t just the commentary. I expect that when you get 100 people to comment on something, you’ll get an awful lot of chaff to a small amount of wheat. The real problem is just their choice of articles: thinly veiled product announcements, endless incitement to […]

Argh, Debugging…

February 25, 2005 | General, My Projects, Toys and Gadgets | By: Mark VandeWettering

What do you do when you have the flu? Well, I sit down and try to debug a computer system which has become unreliable. In particular, the little gem is the gadget pictured on the right, my old SV24 with an 850Mhz Celeron Processor in it. I’ve thought about turning it into a MythTV box, […]