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This is the nth in a series of tutorials I don't have time to write, really. So it will be little more than a sketch. But I'm tired of telling this story in person, so I'd like to point people here first. Here's how to debug…
Just a brief apology for the recent failure of the captchas on my blog to display any text. A combination of a system administration screwup and a Drupal captcha module bug produced this effect. I'm sorry—I'll bet that was really disconcerting.
Two rules. (1) Every piece of data you own should have at least one backup, whether you think you need it or not. (2) Every piece of data that you own on a machine that you do not control should be stored encrypted; otherwise you do not own it…
My day was crazy today. I was up until 5AM this morning with Jamey and Sarah and Jules finishing up a draft of the grant proposal due today. Slept for 2 hours, then came back to give a talk for PSU describing my work to prominent locals, gave a phone job recommendation for a former student, looked at our new hardware for software radio, met with ORSP guy about the proposal, talked to prospectives from a regional college in a roundtable forum, caught up email for the Desktop Dev Conf, revised the proposal, talked to prospective Native American students, turned in the proposal. By then it was 5:30 PM.
This evening I was pretty worthless.
Check out our SDR wiki. We have version 0 of our high-band software radio, aimed at the 800-900MHz band. Glenn LeBrasseur got it wired today.
I think it looks cool.
On Websnark recently there was a pointer to the fascinating Japanese travel diary webcomic MORESUKINE (which it turns out looks something like モレスキネ in Japanese, BTW—thanks much to gwalla on TypeKey for help with this). Highly recommended.
Not much blogging from me lately—I've been working to discharge a number of responsibilities, most notably a large grant application due very soon. You know I'll catch up, though.
OK, so I have a new convention.
I've been using "cuts" for my blog entries on FOB. I'm told that this will "cut" down my readership, but I'm trying to be courteous and let the reader decide how interested they are before bombarding them with text.
Since the fact that the article has more beyond the cut is not too obvious from the style, I've been using ellipsis right before the cut to indicate a continuation…
Ran across this review of the classic children's book The Story About Ping by chance just now. Clearly, there must have been some campaign to mod the review up, as it's the top Spotlight review on Amazon with some 7900 of 8100 readers "finding it helpful". I just found it amusing.
This will be my last blog meta-post for a while that is not specifically about my blog. All the FOB site discussion should be vectored to the site forum. My apologies for the rash of off-topic content recently—the spammers had me on tilt.