Archive for date: March 16, 2005

Feral Robotic Dogs

March 16, 2005 | Robotics, Toys and Gadgets | By: Mark VandeWettering

If you’ve got your copy of Make, you know what this is all about. Feral Robotic Dogs

Online computer science archives

March 16, 2005 | Computer Science, Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

Those gents over at Lambda the Ultimate have a nice list of online computer science archives. I read stuff like this for fun, so I thought I’d archive this here so I can find it again. Incidently, does the following character: — λ — look like a lambda to you? In Bitstream Vera Sans, it […]

Choice alone is not enough

March 16, 2005 | Link of the Day, Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

My blog is mostly a lark. Someone once said that sports were invented just so men would have something to talk about besides themselves and their feelings when they congregate in groups, and this blog serves much the same purpose. But some people think bigger thoughts, and I enjoy reading their blogs too. Again, I […]

Compressed Filesystems

March 16, 2005 | Operating Systems | By: Mark VandeWettering

While investigating the creation of my own Knoppix distribution, I encountered a reference to the FreeSBIE project, which is a LiveCD version of my personal favorite OS, FreeBSD. With minor digging, it appeared that FreeSBIE takes a similar approach to Knoppix, and uses a compressed ISO image. This requires using 5.X and the new GEOM […]

Brewster Kahle – Universal Access to All Knowledge

March 16, 2005 | Audioblogs and Podcasting, Intellectual Property, Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

I met Brewster Kahle a couple of years ago at Hackers, when he brought the Internet Bookmobile and printed attendees copies of Alice in Wonderland and let us bind and cut them for ourselves. Here is an episode of IT Conversations where he talks about the ideal of providing accessibility to all knowledge for everyone. […]

Brainwagon Radio: Live Linux CDs!

March 16, 2005 | Audioblogs and Podcasting, Brainwagon Radio, General | By: Mark VandeWettering

Another mobile podcast, recorded with my Dell Axim x50v PDA and Resco Audio Recorder. This morning I chat a bit about various LiveCDs on Linux, and muse about the possibility of a specialized LiveCD for podcasting. Links from the show: Knoppix is probably the best known Linux LiveCD. Daniel Barlow’s Linux Journal article talks about […]