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Published: 2006-06-30

ebay?

Hardware

I recently thought I'd look through ebay for a low-end, cheap laptop... Possibly something for around $200, just fast enough to comfortably run a light-weight window manager (like fluxbox). While there were plenty from which to choose, I couldn't help but wonder at some of the (notice the quotes) "advertisements" in the descriptions!One item was listed as something like: Super Fast Dell Laptop - like new!. Then, in the specs, I found things like this:Processor: Super Fast ...


Published: 2006-06-20

Games!

Fun Games

This may come as a surprise, but I actually got into computer science thinking I would eventually find a job making computer games! What's more surprising, though, is that I've never even tried to write a game of any sort! There are plenty of places to start, I mean, there's only 11,000 game projecs on Sourceforge. Now, I'm guessing that about half of those are actually Libraries or Frameworks for developing games, and sometimes I ...


Published: 2006-06-12

Scripting!

Programming

I imagine that anybody who actually likes programming is familiar with the many popular scripting languages in use today. Of course, a lot of web devs and sysadmins have been using languages like php, perl, and python for ages, but if you read any tech news (like /.), you'll know that the newest craze is ruby. I've played with it a little, and I can actually see what the hype is all about... It's a neat language, and ...


Published: 2006-06-07

Google Knows Me!!

Fun Programming

Yesterday I discovered that Google knows who I am! This is surprising to me since, for several years, this site has never been displayed when searching for Brad Montgomery! I have a Page Rank of 2! Apparently, I'm currently the 3rd most popular Brad Montgomery, right after Brad Montgomery - The motivational Speaker and his blog (Both have a Page Rank of 4), and Brad Montgomery - The Actor. Surprisingly enough, Brad Montgomery - The Actor, only has a Page Rank of ...


Published: 2006-05-31

Pleonasms...

Fun

Spare me your pleonasms, and I shall strive to do the same! :)


Published: 2006-05-25

Rosemarie

Family Fun

Well, Summer's almost here! So, if you're feeling the need to whip yourself back into shape, I know just the person! :-)


Published: 2006-05-10

OpenLaszlo

Programming web

Wow... the Net never ceases to amaze me. I've been a fan of Pandora.com for a while, but I never realized they were using OpenLaszlo! So, after a skimming over the OpenLaszlo site, I ran across a link to Gliffy.com which bascially allows you to draw diagrams in your browser. Sweet!