Monthly Archives: July 2009

My ArchLinux Laptop Bag

One of the requirements for maintaining a blog on archlinux.me is to talk about Arch Linux. I haven’t done that at all. My compulsion to obey the rules is sneaking up on me. Like Dave Crouse, I ordered an Arch Linux laptop bag from the Arch Schwag Shop. I picked the three-ways-to-carry District Threads Montezuma… Read More »

Distributors Don’t Die

Abstract The Internet makes it easy for artist and audience to connect directly, but it does not eliminate a market for distribution companies, as distribution costs are nonzero. However, these costs do not justify a royalty from every sale. I have implied, or even explied* that distributors (record labels, publishers, movie producers) are not necessary… Read More »

Offline Enabled Webapps And Open Source

I’m currently working on a rather simple Todo list application intended to meet the requirements I outlined earlier. I’m developing this as an offline-enabled webapp and while I haven’t gotten very far (don’t try it, it barely satisfies the most elemental requirements), I have some interesting observations to make: First, the app is currently 100%… Read More »

WhoHasMy Home

I finally took the time to move WhoHasMy from my personal shared host to its new home on the Webfaction account we won in the competition that gave birth to it. I’ve also updated WhoHasMy to include a few bug fixes I had been working on. I think I moved all the data from sample… Read More »

Offline-Enabled Web Apps: The Future

I was reluctant to join the world of web development. I started in high school with a few sites and realized several things: Javascript sucks, Internet Explorer sucks; therefore web development sucks. Fast-forward through a couple academic degrees. Job hunting with one requirement: Python. Python jobs all require Django. So I learned Django, assuming, incorrectly,… Read More »

Pirate Party of Canada

I have never considered myself a political activist. I rarely vote, believing that “low voter turnout” is a more telling statistic than “voted for one of several fools at random”. I’ve always been unimpressed by the Canadian democratic process. There seemed no alternative to leaving the handling of our nation in the hands of whichever… Read More »