Monthly Archives: January 2006

Next Project – Wire the house with ethernet

I want to wire my house with ethernet (Tivo and Xbox on wireless are OK but not great), but I want to learn how to do it myself. Here are some notes and links.
How to make your own Ethernet patch cord – This one describes the wiring. And here’s another wiring tutorial. And another.Installing […]

Expect More. Give More

This is a jewel of a comment.from Marc McNeil:Why should you be able to go home and see your 13 year old son playing with a Sony PSP, with awesome graphics, great design and compelling experience, but when you get to work the brand new Enterprise Application looks like it was designed by amateurs, […]

VMWare Community Virtual Machines

If you ever wanted to try out Linux but didn’t want to go through the hassle of installing and configuring it (and you’re on broadband), this is a great way to do it for free:Community-built virtual machines are built and hosted by individuals in the VMware community. The list of community-built virtual machines contains […]

A couple of thoughts on "I'm not anti-newbie" post

The problem is that our industry doesn’t know how to draw the line between the person dabbling in programming and someone who does it for a serious living. The kid who builds the bird house above would never be hired to build an actual house. Not true in Software Development.The .com era was the perfect […]

WikiHow: How to exercise an open mind

One hour of increased brain activity via thinking a lot or experiencing new stimuli can make you smarter, more energetic, more creative, and more sociable.How to Exercise an Open Mind – WikiHowtechnorati tags: geek, thinking, puzzles