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I got another interesting piece of mail today, this time from the Hunting & Shooting Sports Heritage Foundation. They encourage me, as a hunter and gun owner, to "vote my guns."

I really don't know that I own a gun. I do support gun-owner rights, though.

maxim integrated products

I got a catalog today from a place that I ordered something from a while back. Unfortunately, the catalog will most definitely do me no good, as I have no clue what "Dual-Band SiGe LNA+Mixer IC Has Highest IP3" is going to do for me. They do give out free samples, though.


It's not often that I watch a large block of television. Tonight I did. It started with Ghostbusters, and then continued into Action, which is definitely my favorite show at the moment. Fox cancelled it after only a couple weeks, but once again FX fills my viewing needs. After Action comes The Daily Show on Comedy Central. Another must-watch. Tonight I even stayed watching to see a little of Al Gore on The Tonight Show.

Now back to reality, which has me writing an English essay about a book I really didn't like.

fun fun

So last night (using that tutorial I linked to) I started learning GTK/Perl stuff. I actually made decent progress on my first goal of writing an MP3 player that works how I want it to. Currently it sets up most of the GUI, and picks 20 random songs and their info out of the db. Not bad for a couple hours last night.


Right now I'm working on getting proficient in writing Perl apps with GTK frontends. Stephen Wilhelm's Gtk-Perl Tutorial is a huge help. It's hard to find good GTK/Perl documentation, and Stephen does a great job of going through each object type with the assumption that you know nothing of how GTK works.

stupid cable

This is why I hate cable modems:

[eric@coredump docs]$ ping
PING ( 56 data bytes
64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=243 time=988.8 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=243 time=95.4 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=243 time=98.9 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=243 time=943.4 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=4 ttl=243 time=99.8 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=5 ttl=243 time=968.6 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=6 ttl=243 time=88.9 ms

I've tried this against a bunch of sites, and both from the proxy machine and mine, and they all act like this.


underneath eWorld

I've always been disappointed by how plain and boring my site looks from the outside. I mean, it's easy for me to talk about how cool the stuff I'm playing with is, but I think it's hard for anyone on the outside to really see what goes on under this little outer shell. Click for more. — Continue Reading...

eCam is back.

I've got one camera back up and running. Enjoy. At least it's the good camera... And, please, nothing about the hair.

mp3 log

The old mp3 log is back. Things are starting to get up and running here in the new eWorld labs, and services are gradually beginning to be restored.

muah haha

I now have the Internet in my bedroom. I am a happy man. I'm also now the owner of my old workstation (as well as the two Indys), so I'm getting back into the habit of 1280x1024 and my big SGI keyboard (big and solid). It's the perfect complement to my big black leather chair and large desk.

I think I'll take a go at putting a camera back online sometime soon. Definitely only selected times, though, as this is my bedroom, and the thought of people watching me sleep isn't a pretty one.

the joy of installing linux

So I'm trying to install Redhat 6.2 on an old 486 with a 420mb hd. Theoretically, that shouldn't be a problem. I've had Linux on the thing before (X and enightenment, even). Not so, however. — Continue Reading...

change of course

SO I've completely changed my phone situation. I now have an Ericsson T28World (the phone I orginally said I wanted) and service from NPI Wireless. It's a long story, but basically I think this'll serve me much better, and NPI seems to have a lot going for them. Step one is for them to get an email SMS gateway up. They have a webform for sending SMS's, though, so I could write my own email -> webform thingy.