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Ninite bulk installer

June 7th, 2010 Comments off

Posting this is probably mostly for me as I keep forgetting the name of this tool, but it is worth sharing. I found this from a Lifehacker article a while ago, and if I could remember the name of it I would use it every time I do a Windows install. Ninite allows you to go to a web page, select a bunch of freeware apps you want installed giving you a custom made installer that will just go to town downloading and installing the software you selected, resulting in very few clicks and questions. One simple shot at installing a bunch of apps that would take at least an hour if done manually.

Their Ninite One product would be awesome to have on a USB disk as well, but I’m not paying for a professional license.


Chugworth! is back

November 9th, 2009 Comments off

In college, I was a fan of a comic called Chugworth Academy. It had good art, interesting stories, and whatnot. Like all webcomics, it eventually started to miss schedule, and even skip weeks. There was even a point in which the server just failed to exist, and yet I still tried to read it. I eventually gave up on it, but added an RSS feed into Liferea just in case it was ever to come back.

Well, the RSS feed I had is still broken, but I happened to stumble upon Chugworth!. It turns out that the authors just completely archived the old comics, and started the site fresh. The new comic picks up around 6 months after the end of the old series, but is supposed to be separate enough that readers do not need to read the previous series. There are only 5 posts up, but it’s looking good. Welcome back guys!

Check out Chugworth! and flip through the old Chugworth Academy archives when you get a chance (warning: some old posts can be NSFW)

Week of catch up

September 28th, 2009 Comments off

I am not at work this week, being out in Illinois for Jasig’s Fall 2009 Unconference. If you’ve glanced at my twitter feed you can tell I enjoy collaborating with people in this group.

Mostly for myself, but my goals for the week are:

  • get some fixes to CAS out for testing
  • start playing with CAS 3.3.x
  • personally implement uportal
  • work on the Glade presentation for next week’s LUG

I’m sure there was more but I am at a conference, and between that and flights that’s still an aggressive list.


New server, new theme

September 28th, 2009 Comments off

I finally moved my main site to a server in New Jersey (thanks Linode), which took me way too long to get to. Other sites will just have to wait.

Along with the move, I finally got up to date with WordPress too. With so much change I felt it time to get a new theme as well, so enjoy.


Sad Kermit and Hurt

June 7th, 2008 Comments off

I was listening to my iPod at work today when Sevendust’s cover of Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt” came on which started a good run of Wikipedia crawling….which resulted in Sad Kermit. While I am a Muppet fan, I thoroughly enjoy this parody. Check it out when you get a chance, you can see the video here.

Side question, what covers of “Hurt” do you like? I heard Johnny Cash’s version before all versions of the song and still love it, but many bands have covered it (Wikipedia has a good list here). So far I’ve only heard the versions by NIN, Johnny Cash, Sevendust and now Sad Kermit, but need to hear more. I wonder if Cake will ever cover it…