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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...

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….

Apparently I'm now syndicated at LiveJournal, through no effort of my own. (My guess is this was rugle's doing). If you're a LJ person, you may find it easier to follow my blog that way, I guess. I've been seeing a great deal of flakiness with my desktop G4 over the past few weeks; it often crashes several times on startup, and recently coreservicesd has been acting up. Last night it decided to stop providing icons, and…

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