· Naughties
· · 2005
· · · October
· · · · 20 (2 entries)

Guns, Not Butter · Just now, my news ag­gre­ga­tor had these two MSNBC sto­ries next to each oth­er. Item: “The Se­nate vot­ed for the sec­ond time this month against pro­vid­ing more mon­ey to help low-income fam­i­lies heat their homes.” Item: “Congress on Thurs­day passed a bill pro­tect­ing the firearms in­dus­try from mas­sive law­suits brought by crime vic­tim­s, and Pres­i­dent Bush was ex­pect­ed to sign it in­to law.” Glad to see they’ve got their pri­or­i­ties straight.
How To Use Your Ultra · So, I’ve got this meat-grinder that runs NetBeans just in­sane­ly faster than my Pow­erBook, and I’d like to use it. The trou­ble is, I’ve al­ready got 3,397,120 pixels’ worth of screen real-estate and if I add more I won’t be able to see out my win­dow; and one key­board & mouse are enough. So­lu­tion: run the Ul­tra head­less and talk to it via the Mac, us­ing X11. It’s not problem-free but it work­s. Il­lus­trat­ed with pic­tures of de­li­cious­ly smooth, stream­lined ac­tu­al work­ing code. [Up­date: There is hope.] ...
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