July
18
Filed Under (Geekspeak, Website) by Justin on 2005-07-18

If you’re reading this, your DNS has been updated and you’re now seeing wantmoore.com from it’s new hosting home. I’ve got plenty more details about this to come, so stay tuned…

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July
18
Filed Under (Asides, Geekspeak, Linux) by Justin on 2005-07-18

It’s been a year since I permanently made The Switch.

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July
15
Filed Under (Geekspeak) by Justin on 2005-07-15

The Junxion Box is a special wi-fi router designed to accept a PCMCIA cellular access card available from most cell companies, including Verizon, Sprint, Alltel, and Cingular/AT&T. The router’s are quite small and not too expensive considering how useful they would be. They claim to run on “a proprietary software platform” but I’d bet the farm that it run’s Linux of some form. If anyone cares to purchase me one, I won’t stop you. And you can go ahead and order me an EVDO card from Verizon too.

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July
14
Filed Under (News, Stuff) by Justin on 2005-07-14

Man, I had no idea they were this far along, but tonight, for the first time, the cables on the new Arthur Ravenel, Jr. bridge connecting downtown Charleston to Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina were lit for the first time tonight and the bridge is scheduled to open on Saturday, July 16. The Cooper River Bridge will be officially closing and if I remember correctly, it will eventually be dismanteled and taken off shore and be used as artificial reef. I have mixed emotions about the new bridge. Seeing them constructing it last year was really quite a sight and driving on the rickety old Cooper River Bridge was a bit eerie at times, but the old bridge was still kinda cool to be crossing on because of its age and what a technological marvel it was at the time it was originally constructed. Now I just can’t wait to get down there next month and drive on this new bridge! Man, I do love Charleston.

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July
14
Filed Under (Geekspeak) by Justin on 2005-07-14

Apparently, Chris Pirillo was planning a trip to North Carolina a few days back, but that got put on hold due to our friend Dennis. Turns. It gets better. Apparently, Ponzi has family somewhere in or around the Gastonia/Charlotte area. He was looking to maybe roundup “a few southern geeks” so I’m guessing that would include me. Looks like they’re tenatively rescheduling the trip for sometime in the fall, so I’ll have to keep an eye on his blog and see how things turn out. Chris was probably one of the “first” geek celebs many years ago, thanks to the popularity of Lockergnome. I’ve been following Lockergnome and Chris off and on for quite a few years, so it’d be cool to meet him. Maybe he’ll be so impressed that he’ll move Gnomedex to the east cost next year!

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July
13
Filed Under (News, TV) by Justin on 2005-07-13

I was just listening in to the NASAtv webcast which I plugged earlier, and it appears the launch for today has been scrubbed due to a faulty low-level fuel sensor. The odds of the sensor even being used are apparently extremely low, and the chance of the faulty sensor even causing a problem in that situation are even lower. Well, the crew is being unstrapped now. It took them over an hour to get on-board, suited up and strapped in – and all for nothing. Crap. And I was excited too. The repair involves emptying and detaching/lowering the external fuel tanks, so who knows when the launch will be rescheduled for. Could be tomorrow, could be next week.

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July
13
Filed Under (News, TV) by Justin on 2005-07-13

Live NASAtv feeds to watch the launch coverage today. The RealPlayer feeds are working nicely on my SuSE-based laptop, but the quality of the Windows Media version looks better on my XP-powered PC at work.

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July
11
Filed Under (TV) by Justin on 2005-07-11

Talk about being in a tight spot. Tivo is basically giving away a refurbished Series 2 40-hour box if you sign up for a year ($155.40) or a lifetime ($299) subscription. I’ve had the DVR itch ever since I dumped by Time Warner provided one over a year ago. I’ve been considering building my own MythTV box for a while because of the flexiblity it would offer (multiple tuners, no subscription, HDTV, open video codecs, archiving to DVD, etc…) but this is still quite a bargain. I’ll have to be doing some research today on the hack-ability of this particular model (R5404B I think) and see if it might be worth the effort (and cash) or not.

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