koppie — Fri, 08/21/2009 - 10:39
My web host just informed me that they've gone green. That may not sound like a big deal (how much energy could teh Internets possibly take?) but it actually is. You know the computer under your desk? Imagine a computer ten times the size. Now imagine twenty of those. That's a small server farm. It uses a lot of electricity, and it generates a lot of heat, which has to be air conditioned using more electricity. My web host now gets all that electricity from wind power.
koppie — Fri, 08/07/2009 - 15:31
A couple weeks ago I went to another CW reenactment at Duncan's Mills. Didn't take many pictures myself, but I lent my camera to Judy, a professional graphic designer with some real skill. The problem with letting someone else borrow your camera is . . . you have to process the photos.
Anyway here they are:
koppie — Thu, 07/30/2009 - 23:55
I know, most of you don't come to this blog because of my random political rants. You come for news about the family. Well, here you go.
koppie — Thu, 07/02/2009 - 08:56
A friend of mine from Hastings has just set up her own law firm in Los Angeles. If you need an attorney for employment / business / construction law or litigation, I highly recommend her:
koppie — Wed, 07/01/2009 - 07:58
I've finally finished the photos from the Memorial Day weekend CW reenactment at Roaring Camp in Fresno, CA. Here you go.
koppie — Fri, 06/26/2009 - 08:13
I previously complained about how UStream won't work on iPhones. (Well, it will, but only "featured" or "popular" webcams, so my babycam is out of luck.) Thus I have embarked on a quest for free webcam software that will allow me to stream to the web and also to Yelena's iPod touch. Curious? Read on.
koppie — Thu, 06/25/2009 - 12:12
As some of you may already be aware I've set up a webcam for Nathan. I was using UStream, which seemed great - I was able to run it on Yelena's very old laptop, with my very old webcam, and it ran fine. Full screen video, sound, the works. For free. UStream is also the company that brought you the puppycam, so I figured I was in good han
koppie — Thu, 06/11/2009 - 13:07
I spent most of the day trying to find a Drupal plugin that would automatically send my blog posts to Facebook. I finally found one--Ping.fm--but it's clunky and woefully undocumented (at least in terms of Drupal integration). Then, after midnight, the elegant solution smacked me in the face.
Facebook has a built-in blog importer.
Maybe I should go to sleep now.
koppie — Thu, 06/11/2009 - 01:43
In case you haven't heard, I'm a lawyer now. Got sworn in last week. Hillariously, the ceremony was at the Oakland Convention Center, where I took the exam twice (passed the second time). I was expecting it to just be a formality, but it actually felt very meaningful when I was there. They had several federal judges and convened a session of the Federal Court for the Northern District of California. A US attorney made a motion to admit, and the clerk swore us in on the record. My wife and mom were there and I got to hold my son as I took the oath.