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Dragon NaturallySpeaking roaming user profiles with Apache

Some editions of Dragon NaturallySpeaking (including Medical) support a Roaming User Profile feature. With this, you can store your voice profile on a server and download it to/upload it from computers on which you dictate. Like most aspects of Dragon NaturallySpeaking, it’s unnecessarily complex and flaky, but I got it to work in my distinctly non-enterprise environment a few weeks ago. For anyone else in a similar situation who wants their...

From IRC today: [DonJuanSe!donjuanse@] ah! el virus! pensi que era por mi perfume afrodismaco… [DonJuanSe!donjuanse@] decime algo de vos! [DonJuanSe!donjuanse@] te puedo describir y vos me decis si me equivoco? [JUANJO25!lacolumna@] estas [DonJuanSe!donjuanse@] por tu forma de ser sos muy activa, por lo tantote debe gustar mucho salir a bailar y todo eso….

Overriding DNS for domains in OS X Tiger

ACM@UIUC has a bunch of machines behind NAT, which are all in the non-publicly-served domain, and as I started to need these machines more for my research, I got annoyed at having to do a nested ssh every time I wanted to access them. The obvious solution was a VPN. I set up OpenVPN on our OpenBSD router box. I’ve done enough OpenVPN evangelism here, so I won’t do more than say it’s worth checking out….

250 feeds, neatly organized

In honor of subscribing to my 250th RSS/Atom feed today, I sorted my feeds into groups in NetNewsWire. The flat scrolling list was breaking down pretty badly at this size. Sorting the feeds was a lot more effort than I expected, so I just finished submitting a bunch of bugs and feature requests (1 2 3 4 5 6, and some for the bug tracker itself: 7 8). Phew. Certainly, I hope 2.1 (or 2.5, or 3.0…) improves the process, but thankfully I…

Goodbye, arnold

…Chris Cool to read about this old equipment! It is sad to see old trusty servers go :(. You mentioned a G4, I actually just (within the last 3 weeks) set up a PowerMac G4 tower as a QuakeWorld server :p. Good times….

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