Tag Archives: geek

Open Source Education

In the world of computing there is a whole class of stuff called “Open Source”. It’s built on the idea that things work out for everyone if stuff is freely available and people can choose what they wish to work … Continue reading

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A Steampunk’s Essential Booklist

One of the results of the Great Steampunk Debate was that I realized that I had very little knowledge of literary steampunk. I’ve followed literary steampunks, read reviews, and listened to podcasts,  but don’t have a real good feeling of … Continue reading

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A mythic retelling of my Bio.

A veteran of the Browser Wars, Jack Horner has been working with the Pneumatic Aether-Tubes since ’95. Having lost an eye in a fierce coding session, he retired to his hometown of Palmer in His Majesty’s crown colony of British … Continue reading

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How to Make a Bootable USB stick from an ISO on a Mac.

Download the desired .img file Open a Terminal (in /Applications/Utilities Run diskutil list to get the current list of devic Insert your flash media Run diskutil list again and determine the device node assigned to your flash media (e.g. /dev/disk2) … Continue reading

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Splice USB to power stuff.

I hope my middle boy never sees this. http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/get_your_hack_on

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Pre-session II – CSS

Tools Firebug. Web Developer Toolbar W3C Validator CSS GLossary Specificity how specific an item is.specificity is a straight count specificity value represented /*  (1) ,(2),(3),(4)       *specificity  count uses an infinitely large base necesitating a delimeter in a specificity value(4) … Continue reading

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Tools, Books, & Media

Books Born Digital Growing Up Digital Videos ted talks- clay shirky ted talks- evan williams CSS Tools http://westciv.com/ alistapart theholiergrail.com alistapart – one stop shopping Google IE7 fix theholiergrail.com Mac Tools boinx Social Media Tools ping.fm – social media aggregator: … Continue reading

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From the Archives: St. Dogbert

St. Dogbert: Patron of IT What more needs to be said?

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