Category: Geek Stuff

Homing Pigeons Faster than Broadband! 0

Homing Pigeons Faster than Broadband!

This is wonderful!  A company in South Africa is going to begin using homing pigeons to transfer data between its two offices, which are roughly 50 miles apart.  Currently they use broadband to transfer...

Ride on a U2 Spy Plane 0

Ride on a U2 Spy Plane

This is REALLY cool!  The video’s pretty long (11 minutes) but worth every single second. (Passed along by Ken, originally shared on the Professional Pilot News blog.)

When your MINI’s window gets stuck… 93

When your MINI’s window gets stuck…

The driver’s side window on my MINI Cooper has always been a bit temperamental.  Most of the time it works fine, but every so often it takes a vacation and will quit working. The...

More Mac observations 0

More Mac observations

Today I abandoned the Mac Mail application that comes with OS X in favor of Thunderbird. In a way, I hated to do it.  Mac Mail is very nicely put together, with an elegant,...

Houston, Tranquility Base here.  The MacBook Pro has landed. 0

Houston, Tranquility Base here. The MacBook Pro has landed.

The proof of the pudding, they say, is in the eating.  And so far, I’m liking what I’m eating. My shiny new (refurbished) MacBook Pro arrived this morning via FedEx ground.  The timing stunk...

Switching Sides 0

Switching Sides

Late last week, I did the unthinkable.  I ordered a new laptop…from Apple. I’ve been watching the MacBook Pro line closely lately, especially since Apple introduced the new unibody design, and I’ve been really...

More info on Authorize.net 0

More info on Authorize.net

Turns out the problem was indeed a data center fire (which is a truly frightening prospect).  As best I can tell, a transformer shorted out and started a small fire.  Sprinklers kicked in and...

Authorize.net Is Down…that’s bad news 0

Authorize.net Is Down…that’s bad news

Looks like Authorize.net is down hard.  That’s a huge problem for online retailers, thousands of whom rely on Authorize.net to process credit cards. See Authorize.net Goes Down, E-Commerce Vendors Left Hanging for a little more...

Photos have gone missing, too 0

Photos have gone missing, too

It would appear that any photos that were uploaded to a BlogWare photo album have not come across with the rest of the data that I migrated.  Not sure if it’s worth tracking those...

Moving to WordPress 0

Moving to WordPress

I’m moving the blog to WordPress, so bear with me for a while as things settle. It’s a little sad to move off of Blogware (which has served me well for many years).  I...