In my misguided attempt to generate some kind of non-trivial traffic to my blog, I’ve signed up for feedburner and have worked it into my template. So kindly, if you’re one of the very few people who has already subscribed, please resubscribe with the feed at the following URL: “http://feeds.feedburner.com/LevelsOfDetail”:http://feeds.feedburner.com/LevelsOfDetail (If you click on it, […]

Blog pings

Weird. I had a hard time finding any content from my blog under the Technorati search, so I added their blog ping address directly to my wordpress installation. Now 30% of my traffic is from them. Does the ping-o-matic address that is built into wordpress just not work anymore?

The right price point for a display

When shopping for parts, there are three general strategies: budget, best bang/buck, luxury. The first and last of these is easy to describe, you either price optimize with minimal attention to performance, or “performance” optimize with minimal attention to price. The middle approach is more complex however. The main difficulty is coming up with a […]

5 years of XP

An article in the Washington Post talks about the “5 years of XP”:http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/23/AR2006092300510_2.html. One thing that always seems funny to me is that most people see XP as the upgrade from Windows 98, and that XP was the one that provided real ‘stability’. But before XP, there was Windows 2000, and before that there was […]

DIY notebooks

I remember hearing about standardized notebook components and DIY notebooks a long time ago, but I didn’t realize they had come this far. There’s even a “verification program”:http://www.intel.com/cd/channel/reseller/asmo-na/eng/products/mobile/271262.htm run by Intel.

Elecom's Gear Drive keyboard

Lots of places have linked it already, but here’s “Elecom’s product page”:http://www2.elecom.co.jp/peripheral/full-keyboard/tk-u09fg/index.asp Sounds interesting, but I won’t be trying it until they release a US-layout version. Also, what happens when something gets stuck in the gear? And what kind of resistance curve do these things give you? The claim is that you can hit any […]

iTunes application could not be opened

So I upgraded iTunes on my TV machine today, and tried to load it up for the first time and ran into this error. I found that “Apple has documented it already”:http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=304318, but unfortunately, they fail to mention that their described settings changes don’t work if you’re in an RDP session. Get out of RDP […]

Stupid Stupid Stupid

“Real plans to develop its own DRM format”:http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20060918-7767.html for “Rhapsody”:http://www.rhapsody.net. Great, as if WMA wasn’t bad enough. I know they’re trying to copy the ‘closed ecosystem approach’, but it seems like it’s too little too late. Unless it’s somehow more ‘open’ the WMA (I’m not sure what that really means when you talk about DRM […]