Tech Trends

Posted by JoshDreamland on Oct. 29, 2013, 9:18 p.m.

So, as I assumed, the PhoneBloks idea was not was not novel. Motorola has been developing something like PhoneBloks for about a year now, and has recently partnered with the PhoneBloks guy, according to this article DaSpirit linked me to, earlier, and also according to the project's own homepage. …

re: PhoneBloks

Posted by JoshDreamland on Oct. 4, 2013, 7:38 p.m.

I was going to write this response into the IRC window, but it kind of grew. Cyrus asked me how I felt about this new PhoneBloks idea, then parted the channel briefly. Since I couldn't answer him there, I'll answer him here.

I'm sorry, Cyrus, but I don't see it …

Adverse advertising

Posted by JoshDreamland on Sept. 11, 2013, 2:01 p.m.

I recently became privy to the apparently ongoing debate about the moral and economic implications of AdBlock Plus. I'd like to share my views on it, and I figure I'll do so in bulk so they can be ignored in bulk rather than on a case-by-case basis (which would be …

I don't blog enough; also sound

Posted by JoshDreamland on Sept. 8, 2013, 11:43 a.m.

Hell, I don't community enough. I hang out on the IRC, but there's just something inconvenient about going from blog to blog, which has, without my noticing, been made much less inconvenient lately.

Anyway, hi.

I was delving back through the forgotten pages of my late childhood, thanks in huge …

Grumble, grumble

Posted by JoshDreamland on Oct. 23, 2012, 11:22 p.m.

It is time once again for me to express my immense dissatisfaction with the state of the world of computer science. This time, I am doing so at midnight after a long day, which is bound to make the rant more interesting (and much less coherent).

I could easily argue …

Ubuntu 11.04

Posted by JoshDreamland on April 29, 2011, 2:28 p.m.

Out of sick, morbid curiosity, I decided I would update to Ubuntu 11.04. I was fully aware that they had switched to Unity; I thought to myself that it was something I would have to deal with, so I'd have to get over it and launch it.

This is going …


Posted by JoshDreamland on March 3, 2011, 9:50 a.m.

[If you don't know what ENIGMA is, I've included a couple footnotes at the bottom]

Over the last two years, I've watched as it seemed that every venture ENIGMA had undertaken, Yoyo paid someone complete in a matter of weeks. This is becoming unbearable. With time, Yoyo's questionably paid staff …

Standards and Bottlenecks

Posted by JoshDreamland on Sept. 10, 2010, 1:38 a.m.

Quote: Clam
On this side of the field, we have the ENTIRE OPEN SOURCE WORLD!

And on this side of the field, we have Josh, wearing nothing but a turban of steel wool, shouting "LEEEEEEEEROOOOOOOY JEEEEEEENKIIIIIINS"

It wasn't always this way. I remember the good old days, being happy to …

[J@D] TI-nSpire

Posted by JoshDreamland on March 7, 2010, 4:52 p.m.

A few days ago, my TI-84 died. I had a big math competition/test the next day, so I was a bit <_<"'d. The calculator wasn't really dead; it just froze when turned on, filled the screen with snow, and cleared the RAM (Which is where all the programs and variables …

I miss the good old days

Posted by JoshDreamland on Oct. 15, 2009, 6:34 p.m.

Not to imply that these days aren't good. Hell, that title probably pissed ten different people off. If it did, don't take it personally, I'm not insinuating that all is lost today. But, only a few years ago…

- I believed serpy lived in a cave, feeding off of lichen …