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Software, Hardware, Research – Results


Bill Russell and Arnold

Just got permission from Bill Russell to use his original artwork on my home page.

Previously, I had scanned a shirt I bought from Metrowerks years ago and used the image. Metrowerks was a great little Quebec-based company that probably saved Apple’s behind back when they switched from 68K to PowerPC. As I understood things back then, Apple had the Moto SDK and dev tools available to developers to support the switch, but they were not that great. Metrowerks, who I think were into language translation and other kinds of software, struck off into PPC tool/IDE development, hiring a Master’s grad from Germany for his work on PPC compilers. Pretty gutsy, but it paid off big. They released Codewarrior with “Arnold themed” artwork and a construction metaphor. I was a loyal subscriber from about version 1 or 2 on. PowerPlant was a great platform for app building, though a bit dated now. And though I had done work with NeXTStep and Interface Builder and saw its potential, you just couldn’t get any traction developing for it. Some more info is available as per usual on Wikipedia under Metrowerks and Codewarrior.

Of course, I’m writing all this wearing my “Blood, Sweat, and Code” tshirt :-)

So, a big thanks to Bill for the use of his copyrighted artwork. Be sure to check out his links; there is some really nice stuff there...

web design:
fine art:
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art blog:

Personal domain, MobileMe &

As per usual, published instructions don’t keep up with reality. When trying to redirect a domain name managed under I discovered the following hint/fix.

You can follow the directions on the NetFirms site, but will find that the steps under

B. Configure your CNAME via the Netfirms Control Panel:

need to be altered.

  1. When in the NetFirms Control Panel screen, select “Domain Manager” under the Domains tab.
  2. Pop open the settings for the desired domain name listed
  3. Enable the “Domain Forwarding to Specific URL”
  4. Now, instead of entering just the domain as specified in their instructions, be sure to add your user name.
  5. Enable Masking if so desired.
  6. Click “Update” to complete the process.
  7. (everything on the side is as per the NetFirms or instructions).

For TechConficio, the Domain Manager screen looks like the picture below just before I click “Update”.

Aspire One

Bought not one, but two Acer Aspire One computers with, naturally, the Linux config.

Like most folks, other than the mousepad button arrangement and some preset scrolling behaviour, I really like the little machine.

I followed most of the clean-up and re-config notes from "The road to Elysium"

In addition to his notes about the ssh-agent, I installed openssh for good measure.

I wanted to get zeroconf/mDNS working so that the Apsire would be happy in my Ubuntu/Mac network. The main steps to get this going are

1. install nss-mdns and, optionally, avahi-ui-tools
2. touch /etc/default/avahi-daemon and edit it to contain
3. add to /etc/rc.d/rc.local
sudo /etc/init.d/avahi-daemon start

You should be able to see other *.local machines (e.g., be able to ping .local from the Aspire)