I'm not a huge fan of some of the things Adobe has released over the last couple years, e.g. the uber-bloated Acrobat Reader, but I do like their Air product. Sadly, until a couple weeks ago it was unavailable for linux... but that has now changed!

Adobe Labs have …

I finally got around to fixing the molecule applets on here tonight, and while I was messing around with this and that, it was time to move this blog to Wordpress 2.5 also.  At this point, it looks like everything is working as expected, but let me know if …

A little much needed humor:

Little Melissa comes home from 1st grade & tells her father that they learned about the history of Valentine's Day.

'Since Valentine's Day is for a Christian saint, and we're Jewish,' she asks, 'Will God get mad at me for giving someone a valentine?

Melissa's father …

Since I upgraded from Ubuntu Feisty to Gutsy on my laptop, VLC has refused to run. Trying to run it from the command line yielded an impressive (!) list of errors. In doing some snooping aroung Googlespace yesterday I came across this thread over on the Ubuntu forums. The bug seems …

Updated the blog software to Wordpress 2.3 this morning, and updated several of the plugins to their current versions.

Hopefully nothing major is or will become broken.

Did the Cross pen company discontinue their Ion model? Just when I get around to buying another, I find that it has disappeared from this world...

Now that Verizon has seemingly won the court battles over the Vonage patent infringement suits, and has won an injunction against Vonage to prevent the use of the infringing technology, one has to wonder if Verizon and Vonage will end up simply merging as part of some settlement.

Yes, I …

In what is hopefully the first half of an adoption strategy, wordpress.com has that their users can use their blog URL's as OpenID's to log into sites such as this one.

Another positive step for OpenID. Now if only users could log into their wordpress.com accounts with an …

Whew... it has been forever since I've posted something on this site. I have been debating putting whether to put this blog in a static mode and create another, or whether to try to change the focus of this one to something else. I certainly find myself pursuing a range …

Previously, I posted directions for keeping Wordpress installations up-to-date using Subversion. Unfortunately, as of this writing (two-days post release), the Wordpress developers have not yet created a tag for the recent 1.5.2 release, thereby breaking the previous instructions.

Fortunately, rather than tracking the releases tag by tag (version …