Dabblings in technology of all sorts.
By Ted Carnahan on January 9, 2010
Looking for something interesting to add to my online presence, I decided to try out Twitter. I’m not really sure why I haven’t tried it out until now. Apparently, fewer than 40% of people stay on Twitter after they start using it – a phenomenon so prevalent that it even has a name: “Twitter Quitter.” [...]
By Ted Carnahan on November 26, 2009
So there was one other problem aside from the nearly flawless install of Ubuntu Karmic I did a few days ago. Apparently the Dell Inspiron 9400 (also known as the E1705, if you bought it through the Dell Home store instead of Dell Small Business like I did) has the STAC9200 audio chipset, and ALSA [...]
By Ted Carnahan on September 24, 2009
I was having some problems getting aptitude to install new packages. It might have been caused by a crash on my netbook while installing packages, but in any case, nothing was working. The output looked like this, over and over again for about two dozen packages. ted@mini:/var/lib/dpkg/info$ sudo dpkg –configure –pending Setting up synaptic (0.62.5ubuntu3) [...]
By Ted Carnahan on August 13, 2009
A couple of nifty things I learned about the new Emacs 23 in the last few days: Because the new Emacs has XFT rendering for fonts, it really does look beautiful. One thing I didn’t like was changing my font size by starting Emacs, hating the current font size, closing Emacs, changing ~/.Xdefaults, starting Emacs [...]
By Ted Carnahan on July 17, 2009
Apparently while I was out on an errand during our move today, Yahoo called about my blog. This is either a sign that I’ve caught someone’s attention, or much more likely, that Yahoo’s automated phone number scraping has gotten better.
By Ted Carnahan on July 15, 2009
So with my newly acquired cell phone, I’m finding that there are all sorts of interesting applications that I wouldn’t have been interested in before, but am now. I had heard of Jott, a service which transcribes spoken words into text and shuttles it off to different services, but apparently they went for-pay in February. [...]