Half duplex nerd

Email subscriptions now possible.

Posted on 23 Nov 2005.

I’ve added the wordpress email plugin (on the sidebar), so you can sign up for an email every time a post is added. If you’re not using RSS yet, then this might be very useful. Enjoy!

UPDATE: It's still broken.

UPDATE: Fixed! Try it.

  • News

Opera Mini update

Posted on 15 Nov 2005.

So the full error I get is

907 Invalid JAR
HTTP Error 406: Not acceptable.

Odd. The http://mini.opera.com/mnt tester is OK, so this may be an OS4 issue.

  • Blackberry

Excellent - new Opera Mini for blackberry

Posted on 15 Nov 2005.


(Via blackberrycool)

Opera has released Opera Mini for Blackberry, and it's a free download. If, like me, you have BB OS4 or later, you have to manually select the 'low memory version', but that's pretty easy.

Use the browser on your blackberry to open http://mini.opera.com/

I'm trying it now, but get download errors on both versions - 406, Jar not acceptable. My guess is invalid jar signature.

Odd, 'cause it works for the folks at BBC. I sent them feedback, hopefully they can fix this.

Product page for Opera Mini is here.

  • Blackberry

We know that the most dangerous human trait is an absence of self-doubt, and

Posted on 09 Nov 2005.

A fascinating essay on morality, behavior and religious belief by Monbiot. Provocative, and well worth a read.

“In general, higher rates of belief in and worship of a creator correlate with higher rates of homicide, juvenile and early adult mortality, STD infection rates, teen pregnancy, and abortion … None of the strongly secularized, pro-evolution democracies is experiencing high levels of measurable dysfunction.” Within the United States “the strongly theistic, anti-evolution South and Midwest” have “markedly worse homicide, mortality, STD, youth pregnancy, marital and related problems than the Northeast where … secularization, and acceptance of evolution approach European norms”.

Link to column.

  • Essays, Wisdom


Posted on 08 Nov 2005.

If you want a graphical Emacs on OSX, your choices are limited. I just found Aquamacs, and so far it's looking good.

  • OSX

When your telephone knows you're there

Posted on 08 Nov 2005.

I just stumbled on an interesting article, using Bluetooth to tell Asterisk about presence. The idea is that, if you're not around, Asterisk can redirect calls to your cell phone or similar.

Clever, I must admit. I use Asterisk now, though I've a way to go to really get the most out of it.

Check it out.

  • News, VOIP