Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Privatize Profits, Socialize Losses

This just makes me ill.

Let's deregulate. Let's let the free market run the show. Let's make insane profits. We'll keep them all thanks.

Ohh wait, we screwed up. Now it's everyone's problem.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Umbrella Today - Fail

I signed up for Umbrella Today? on Monday. On Tuesday morning I got a text message to bring my umbrella to work and ended up carrying it, closed, throughout my commute both ways. Now, granted it absolutely poured in the middle of the day but I did not need my umbrella at all. Today I did not get a text message, however here's the current radar.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Umbrella Today?

This morning I found an interesting little website called Umbrella Today? The jist of the site is very simple, type in your zip code and it will tell you if you should be bringing an umbrella on your commute today. Even better, they have an SMS service that will text you in the morning if an umbrella would be a good idea. I obviously have no experience with this part of the service, so I'll report back in a few weeks.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Using Google Code

I've decided to start using Google Code to host some of my little utility scripts that I find I use on multiple computers. They're mainly python and shell scripts and can be found here. Here's what's currently in there:

ftp_upload.py - uploads a single file to a FTP server
make_gallery.py - renames all of the files in a directory and optionally creates a set of thumbnails
timemachine - performs a backup from a remote location using rsync, only downloading diffs and creating hard-links to previous files where appropriate

One of the cool new features released on code.google.com is a RSS feed for the Subversion changes to a project. For my little project it can be found at http://code.google.com/feeds/p/bogos-utility-scripts/svnchanges/basic.