Hey, it’s Christmas eve, and you know what that means? I’m still playing with my computer, like usual. On Friday we had a show at Sokol underground, and I thought it went pretty well. Lots of people there, and we haven’t played in a few months so it was fun. Afterwards we went to Villiage Inn and ate breakfasty foods.
Afterwards Darcy gave me the absolute best Christmas present ever, Star Wars Mr. Potato Heads. I kid you not. It was a bundle with Darth Tater, a Spudtrooper and R2-D2 (potato version). There is nothing I can think of which would not wither in comparison to such a gift.
In the way less awesome but still cool category I used some info from the “Zune on Linux via VMware” post over at zune-online.com to get my Zen MicroPhoto working. I used to use my Windows box to load up my Zen but now it’s in the basement for recording and I don’t have that much cat5. The key was turning off USB 2.0 as mentioned in article with the command sudo rmmod ehci_hcd.
I’ve never had any luck with libmtp and gnomad2 working with my Zen in the past but hopefully the Zune will create more active development on the library and we can get some MTP goodness going on. I read somewhere that Feisty Fawn’s Amarok should have MTP compiled in, but we’ll see. Now I just need someone to hack up the firmware to get OGG support on the Zen.
It’s been a while since my last post here. Nine whole days to be approximate. Thats like, a week and two days. That may as well be forever in the world of the internet!
So what mischief have I been up to in those nine long days? Well, first and foremost I turned 21 in there. I had some excellent pizza and mountain dew and many rousing rounds of Catch Phrase. Aside from that I’ve worked and worked on BlowPass, my Blowfish based, browser encrypted password management tool. I’ve also been working on SedaliaBalletSchool.com and a super-secret project that is just going to rock your world. Or the world of UNO students I hope.
Go check out BlowPass if you have a moment. Merry Christmas if I don’t post again before it. :)
I happened upon this news today. A company called Multiverse has purchased the rights to create a Firefly game. They’re saying it’ll be an MMO. That would honestly be enough to make me dual boot again. Firefly is that awesome.
Regardless of all that, I’ve got my prototype AJAX down pat now (okay, AHAH) and I’m working up my own open source version of passlet.com. Here’s a nice list of features/todo’s.
- Uses a non-proprietary algorithm (Blowfish)
- Has AJAX-y-ness
- Uses PHP
- Uses a database abstraction library TODO
- Slick animations (mootools?) TODO
You can check out the current version at http://static.velvetcache.org/projects/blowpass/demo/ to play around.
BlowPass is semi-active now, you can get more information and try it out at http://static.velvetcache.org/projects/blowpass. It’s still a rather raw version though. If you aren’t concerned about the “open-source” aspect (e.g. don’t want to host it and mod it yourself) I’d go use passlet or passpack.