Oh how things change

I haven’t posted on this blog in nearly 3 years. I have migrated it from running on my Mac Mini at my home, onto a real VPS in a datacenter, but I just haven’t posted on it.

So what is the point of this blog now? Truth be told, I don’t know. I just don’t have a strong desire to blog anymore.

I spend my time mostly playing Dota 2 and other multiplayer games these days. I hang out in IRC channels, even one on my own small network made of my server at home, and the VPS that runs this blog. Sometimes I make a small cool application, but I’m just not that creative, nor am I confident in what I make.

I suppose one thing I can share is my Stargate Episode Randomizer, which suggests a random Stargate episode to watch. It is very simple and programmed using the very light Camping web framework for Ruby.

I know this post isn’t much, but maybe you’ll be inspired to develop some application of your own.

I won at CUPS

This seemed to work in compiling CUPS on OS X Leopard.

./configure --enable-pie --disable-pap --with-archflags="-arch x86_64 -arch i386" --with-ldarchflags="-arch x86_64 -arch i386" --with-adminkey="system.print.admin" --with-operkey="system.print.operator" --with-pam-module=opendirectory --disable-bannertops --disable-pdftops --disable-texttops

Sometimes a post appears

Oh look. A post.

So, I got an Arduino Mega 2560 for Christmas, and recently I bought a Raspberry Pi. My Raspberry Pi was of the new ones built in Wales.

I don’t have any pictures of either, but I’ve done a few interesting/fun things with my Arduino Mega 2560. I’ve read SNES and N64 controllers’ statuses, and it’s really cool.

I haven’t done any of the electronics stuff with my Raspberry Pi (using the IO pins), but I’ve used it for like XBMC, and a bit of programming. I’d like to try out RiscOS, but I don’t have a large SD card I can use for flashing OS’ for the Raspberry Pi.

So, that’s all for now I guess..

A Post? What?!

Well, it’s been far too long since I’ve posted here. I just changed the theme here, and enabled some snow, for the fun of it.

Things have been kind of slow for me in life, but I’m doing well. I’ve had friends over the past few days which has been quite fun. This Christmas I’m getting an Arduino Mega 2560, and I might publish the fun things I end up doing with that here.

I hope everyone has a great winter break, and hopefully you’ll get to see some snow (in person)!

[REBLOG] Interactive Project: The Hello Wall.

The content below first appeared in the Thought Box blog on January 4, 2012. It was written by Deathgleaner. Click here for original post.

This is another example of a great project that uses social networking crowd-sourcing. I re-discovered this while looking through my Twitter following list. Check it out:

Continue reading “[REBLOG] Interactive Project: The Hello Wall.”

Kindle Fire Somewhat Review

So, I bought myself a Kindle Fire from Amazon.

Quite simply put, I quite enjoy the tablet. It’s just the right size, and isn’t skimpy on computation power.

I haven’t done a fair comparison of having accelerated browsing on vs off however, but I did notice that it does not like CloudFlare’s IPv6, but then again, most things don’t.

In general, it is a nice tablet with good battery life.

My only complaints are that it doesn’t include all the Google stuff, and there’s no 24-hour clock option.

So while this is just a quick review, feel free to ask questions in the comments, and I will answer.

(This is so short because I did it on my Kindle Fire.)

Happy Holidays from THEOKS!

As you might have noticed, the authors of this blog have been very busy. We haven’t posted here in three plus months, and there may have been a lot of things we missed. We apologize for that.
However, there are always a few occasions that we never miss, especially the holidays. Whether you’re Christian, Jewish, or atheist, the holidays are a time of great cheer and fun.

Thus, we wish you a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, a Happy Kwanzaa, or whatever it is that you celebrate.

Again, happy holidays everyone!

A Time of Rememberance

You probably already know, but as I write this, it is the day of the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the United States by terrorists. September 11th, 2001 was a day that changed all of America, for the rest of time.

What prides me about this country is that as a country, we did not strike back with the same violence that struck us. We instead did something good for the countries that were home to the terrorists. We sewed the seeds of democracy, in hopes that their lives would improve. Many people would have simply dropped bombs on the Middle East, but we took this approach of inducing peace.

This year as well, we found and killed Osama bin Landen, founder of the extremist group, Al Qaeda. While many people applauded his death, with many shouting “USA!! USA!!” in D.C. after news arrived of Osama’s death.

I’m glad I live in such a proud country, and I’d like to pay my respects to the soldiers that worked to defend our freedoms, those who just were in the wrong place at the wrong time, and killed by the plane crashes, as well as the families who lost loved ones 10 years ago.

We will never forget.

3D Animated US Flag

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