Friday, December 16, 2005

CHXO Internet

Random, geeky.


Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Must. Have. Xacti DMX-C4

Dman, look at teh camera! Hot hot hot!

Okay, sorry, got a little carried away there. But it's blue, people! It's a solid-state video camera, palm sized, and it's blue!

Monday, October 18, 2004

Measuring the Bandwith Between Two Hosts

To measure the raw bandwidth between two Linux, Unix, or FreeBSD hosts, try using bing. Stands for bandwith ping. And it's French!

The two hosts don't need to include localhost, by the way, although they need to be two hosts on the same route (say from your router to an internet host, or from your ISP's gateway to an internet host).

Why do I always want to spell bandwith as bandwitch? Must be hungry... a grilled megabit bandwitch sounds good.

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Clearing A Float Container is a shitty title, I think, but the article illustrates the solution to a problem that has dogged me for a while: how can you make a container expand in height so as to fully contain a floating element inside it. Floats typically extend over the bottom border of their containers.

See how this float no longer protrudes out of the containing box, with no extra clearing element used in the container!

This float container has a class attribute of "clearfix", which applies the :after fix, or the Holly hack, depending on the browser.

Well, anyway it works outside of Blogger.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Croquet puts Squeak behind OpenGL. Wow.

Thursday, October 07, 2004

ClusterIt runs the same command on multiple hosts, simultaneously. Ad-hoc clustering. God I love Unix.
ClusterIt runs the same command on multiple hosts simultaneously. OMFG I love Unix!

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Map Attack!

So the US Census Bureau provides something called TIGER/Line Files to the public. If you can crack their oldskool database format (and tech docs are available to let you do just that) then you can put together your own GIS based on detailed census data.