Using external RSS Feeds in a .Text (dottext) skin

I recently moved from a home-grown blogging engine to .text (dottext), mainly because of the ‘blog anywhere’ web admin interface, and comment support. Because my old site was written by myself, it had in it most of the things I wanted. The released of .text contains many skins, but none of them were really what… Continue reading Using external RSS Feeds in a .Text (dottext) skin

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Burgulars

Someone broke in to my car on Saturday night. I did not discover the break-in until Sunday afternoon, when I found the car to be unlocked, with the driver’s seat all the way reclined and everything scattered throughout the car. The contents of the glove compartment, door and console had been ripped out and thrown… Continue reading Burgulars

article: monitoring BCP Usage

I have nearly completed an article on Monitoring Bigpond Broadband usage with mrtg in Windows. It is published, but I still think it needs a bit of polish.   It is the first proper article I have written for a long time. I liked it.

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Zen II

Ok, I have done a bit more reading and thinking, and I am starting to form a picture of what it might be. I think that the reason it is so difficult for me to accept is that the whole point of Zen is to think in an intuitive way that is totally in opposition… Continue reading Zen II

Monitoring Bigpond Broadband usage with mrtg (Windows)

[update 23/7/2004: TristanK has added to the script to remove the requirement for lynx. A thousand thanks.] Bigpond Broadband* is a cable/adsl ISP in Australia. As with almost all Australian ISPs, they provide a limit on the number of megabytes that a user may download in a month. In order to help a user monitor… Continue reading Monitoring Bigpond Broadband usage with mrtg (Windows)

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Zen

A monk, taking a bamboo stick, said to the people, “If you call this a stick, you fall into the trap of words, but if you do not call it a stick, you contradict facts. So what do you call it?”Answer: At that time a monk in the assembly came forth. He snatched the stick,… Continue reading Zen

Joint Operations

This is not a review. I bought this game last week and I would have to say that I am addicted. As the quote on their homepage says: It is my Battlefield 1942 replacement, not that I have played Battlefield for a while. As usual, Spong got me onto the game through his blog. [Update… Continue reading Joint Operations

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