2 Jun, 2013 - 1 minutes
So this blog is now based on Jekyll. The migration was…okay, I guess. I had to roll my own ruby script to do some massaging of the output of the wordpress converter, and I’m still missing a ton of features that I’d like to have back. But we’ll see if I get around to that, or not. Heh.

Loopback success

I had one of those geekpride moments last night when trying to deal with a problem I was having with a Minecraft server running ModLoader. Modding Minecraft is not as easy as it could be, but since it is written in Java, it is not as hard as it could be either. A number of clever folks have built compatibility layers and wrappers to improve mod maintainability and compatibility. ModLoader is one of these wrappers widgets.

Android is Insecure By Design

22 Jul, 2011 - 1 minutes
Android’s security situation is pretty dire. Considering how well Google architected¬†Chrome, I know they understand how to create a secure system.¬†Perhaps Google don’t care about security on Android? If a user needs to worry about downloading malware on Android Market, which has apps that leak or maliciously steal personal data, and others that send spam SMS messages, among other nasty things, something has gone terribly wrong. Asking users to review a complex and obtuse permissions list is not even close to the answer.

phpBB3 and add user mod

15 Jul, 2011 - 1 minutes
If you use the add user mod with phpBB3 with new user registration disabled you may find it is not sending passwords in the user welcome email. To fix this, you’ll need to edit the language template for the user welcome email to include the password token. You can find the tempate in language/en/emails. WIth user registration disabled, the one you want is user_welcome.txt. Use _inactive.txt or admin_welcome_inactive.txt as appropriate if you use those registration modes.


4 Apr, 2010 - 1 minutes
So far, this thing has not left my side. I can almost touch type with this keyboard. What I hadn’t expected was for it to replace my iPhone in my mind such that I am puzzled by the tiny screen when I use my iPhone. I think this means Iphones need a higher res screen.