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  • Beset by Fleas!

    September 16, 2004

    Recommendations are at the bottom of this post.

    Damnit, the house has erupted in fleas or something that leaves tiny bite marks. The cats have been scratching themselves all day, and I’m itchy too.

    The cats don’t go out, so it’s something that either crawled over from the outside or I brought them back with me from somewhere else.

    I have a big day planned tomorrow, involving the mass deployment of chemical agents

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    Dave Seah
  • Desktop Manufacturing

    September 16, 2004

    Wired has an article on Fab Labs. The Fab Labs, a project from MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms, has “about $20,000 dollars worth of equipment — a 3-D milling machine, a table-top laser cutter, a computerized system for cutting and shaping plastic and other materials, along with associated computers, software, small electronics tools and component parts.”

    The idea of being able to design and output working 3d objects at your desk is pretty damn cool. I wonder if MIT gives tours? They’re just an hour from here.

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    Dave Seah
  • The MIT Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science

    September 16, 2004

    I’ve always been curious about how the mind works, and in theories of how things work in general, so when I found a whole book filled organized by cognitive concepts I was tempted to order it right then and there. I became aware of its existence in this article on Automaticity. Why was I looking up Automaticity? Because someone used the word in an online forum, and I didn’t have a clue what it meant…

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    Dave Seah
  • Web Hosting

    September 15, 2004

    Ah, web hosting. I used to maintain my own servers when I was learning how to set up and administrate Linux, but the novelty wore off some time ago. With all the security advisories, backup chores, and network management to keep track of, it was no longer fun. It’s a pain in the ass.

    This is a review of what I’m using now, and what I may use in the future.

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    Dave Seah
  • Adventures in Templating

    September 14, 2004

    I spent a good few hours figuring out how to make WordPress look more like MovableType. I ended up duplicating some of the structure (the content and right divs, in particular) and converted a lot of font-size CSS to use the named sizes. This seems to allow things to scale a bit nicer. I’m pretty sure there’s horrible, horrible things left in the CSS from my mucking, but for now seems to work.

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    Dave Seah