The Haus

Thursday, September 7, 2006

Are You Ready for Some Football?

I know I am! The NFL season kicks off tonight with Miami travelling to Pittsburgh. Once again, for the seventh straight year Eeyore and I will be picking all of the games. Tonight I'm going with the upset special and picking the Fish.

The Master comments: Eeyore is going with the Steelers. I looked at this game. Gah.

Step Aside, Google

I've just discovered my new favorite search engine: visearch. No more pesky mouse! Use 'k' and 'j' to navigate through your search results, 'dd' to remove results, '/' to search and, maybe most important, ':help' to get help.

Ok, I'll probably still use Google, but this is cool stuff.

A.T. Hun comments: I like vi as much as any other non-emacs user, but this is too silly.

J.t.Qbe comments: As silly as Star Trek Meets Monty Python?

Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Pondering the Imponderable

I had a bit of a heart attack yesterday. I turned on my computer (normally I leave it on all of the time, but I turned it off because we were going away for a day and a half) and it wouldn't boot to X. It stopped right before X should have loaded. Upon rebooting, my mobo wouldn't detect the hard drive. This is, obviously, a sub-optimal situation. I managed to get it running finally, but after using it for a bit, it locked up. Let's just say I wasn't pleased.

To add insult to injury, a bug was introduced in the version of K3B that I had which resulted in some files appearing as if they were thousands of terabytes in size. So I had to get the newest K3B and do a full backup to a DVD+R. I opened up the box and gave it a thorough de-dust-bunny-ifying and made sure everything was seated properly and that there were no blown capacitors. Then I ran Western Digital's utilities on the drive which it passed with flying colors. Ever since then, it's been rock solid. I can only assume that something slightly wiggled loose. I hope that's all it was.

The Master comments: I've been having problems with my sound card--basically Audigy 2 cards suck with Half-life engine games. I plan to pull the card and move it one more time, then if it still resists, removing it and switching to the AC97 built-in card. I use headphones, so I'm not sure why I feel the need for a higher-end card...

No Old News

Recent Headlines

January 5, 2015: It Returns!
August 10, 2007: SCO SUCKS IT DOWN!
July 5, 2007: Slackware 12.0 Released
May 20, 2007: PhpBB 3.0 RC 1 Released
February 2, 2007: DOOM3 1.31 Patch

January 27, 2007: Join the World Community Grid
January 17, 2007: Flash Player 9 for Linux
December 30, 2006: Darkness over Daggerford 1.2
December 19, 2006: Pocket Tunes 4.0 Released
December 9, 2006: WRT54G 1.01.1 Firmware OK with Linux/Mac

All original information on this website is copyright © TheHaus.Net, 1999-2005. The use of original images, text, and/or code from this website without expressed written consent is prohibited. The authors of this site cannot be held responsible for any damage, real or imagined, which comes from the use of information presented on this site. All trademarks used are the properties of their respective owners. This site is not to be used as a floatation device (but if you try, I want a video tape of it).