Archive for December, 2004

Acts of Desperation

Friday, December 31st, 2004

I took out the sound card.

Stupid server

Friday, December 31st, 2004

Looks like it was down much of last night.  It hung again on me late last night, so I pulled out the two 128mb DIMMs and went to bed.  When I got up this morning, it was hung, so I put those DIMMs back in (the more RAM the merrier) and changed the network card. […]


Thursday, December 30th, 2004

My Long Tail site gets linked to by Scripting News, and my server starts acting up.  It’s done this a couple of times before (before the ram upgrade as well), simply locking up for no apparent reason.  No blue screen, just a hung system.  Maybe one of the old RAM sticks is iffy, and adding […]

Tsunami Information

Thursday, December 30th, 2004

Here’s a great collection of detailed information about the recent Tsunami.

Faster Server

Thursday, December 30th, 2004

I’ve been piling more and more work on my poor server for the last few years, and never really thought about the amount of RAM in it.. I checked it this morning and it had 256 meg of physical memory. Meanwhile it was swapping on almost every page view, and just generally not having a […]

The Long Tail of the Blogosphere

Thursday, December 30th, 2004

It’s been written about a few times lately, the “Long Tail” of the blogosphere. I’ve been working on a site that lets you peek into the blogs at the far end of the tail. The site is pulling data from the sites that are pinging, which is most of the major blogging engines. This […]


Wednesday, December 29th, 2004

What an incredible disaster – it’s amazing how much destruction nature can cause.  Reaction online has been interesting to follow.  I’ve started working on a little project that involves pulling text from feeds all over the place, and one thing that struck me is how little people are talking about it.  115k+ people died but […]


Friday, December 24th, 2004

The Restaurant Thing is temporarily offline; it will be back in a few days.  Sorry about that!   – Steve  

Scared of Santa

Monday, December 20th, 2004

Interesting photo collection. 

Online Service Competition, Lock-In, Migration

Saturday, December 18th, 2004

There are many areas now where online services are competing for my business. Blogging, for example (LiveJournal, Blogger, MSN Spaces, etc), photo hosting (Flickr, ZIMoBLOG, TextAmerica, PhotoBucket, etc),  music downloading (Napster, MSN Music, iTunes, etc), email (gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, etc). Companies competing for my business is really nothing new, but ease of data migration […]