Halffull.org

New Server redux

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In an effort to simplify, I’ve moved the site yet again, this time to the much simpler hosted version of WordPress run by Automattic. I had been maintaining the site on a Linode for years (sorry I never posted about that) and they’re great, but I need more time to focus. So far, WordPress.com has had good performance and stability (and support!) but let me know if you see any issues.

What do you think of the theme? I like simple themes meant for reading. I miss my homemade theme a bit, but this seemed like it had the same mojo.

I don’t want to promise I’ll start posting again, because I know how many bloggers do that after big breaks, but it’s certainly easier now.

Clash of the Titans 3D

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Clash of the Titans really doesn’t deserve the bad reviews it’s getting. If you like mythology at all, you’ll probably like it. They did take a few liberties with the story, but all movies do. The 3D effects were understated and didn’t detract from the movie like so many are claiming. Overall, good effort, and didn’t disappoint me as a fan of Greek mythology.

Linux Wake On Keyboard

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Quick tip – Not all Linux-based operating systems wake from suspend mode when you use your keyboard. To enable that feature, do this:

echo USB0 > /proc/acpi/wakeup

You can add that line to /etc/rc.d/rc.local (on Fedora, similar elsewhere) to make sure the setting is enabled on startup.

Intel 4965 wireless, Linux, and Afterburners

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Important note if you have Intel 4965 wireless (the card used in the Dell XPS m1330, for example) – the Linux drivers for this card do not work well with “Afterburner” mode in Linksys routers. I assume it’s the same for “Super-G” and modes from other brands. Turn off that feature and you may save yourself hours of trouble.

Tim Pope matching donations

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Tim Pope is generously matching donations between now and Christmas on any of his Github projects. All money goes to Vim’s charity, ICCF Holland, that helps children in Uganda. Thanks Tim!

Energy Drink Review: Inko’s White Tea Energy

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Mini-review: Inko’s White Tea Energy. 7/10. I appreciate that it’s all-natural, but it’s slightly too bitter for me. You definitely won’t get jitters from its tea caffeine, but you won’t be fully alert, either.

ABB Energy Drinks

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American Body Building sent me a case of energy drinks to try out because of my prior reviews. So far – very impressed. I’ll post a series of reviews as I work through the different varieties.

Squirrel Appreciation Day

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Today is SQUIRREL APPRECIATION DAY. Go appreciate a squirrel. Give them a rib roast with acorn topping. They are superior beings.

The Tao is Silent

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I recommend Raymond Smullyan’s The Tao Is Silent if you want to think about ethics or metaphysics.

Android contest

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I’m a fan of Google’s Android effort – here’s a contest to win a T-Mobile G1 to try it out.