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I know I’ve been letting my blog die off a bit lately, mainly due to the giant amount of work I’ve been doing. I plan on updating a lot more over the next few weeks.

I happened to get a comment on one of my posts today, so ...

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Acer X233Hbid Review

I just bought myself a new monitor for my MythTV box, as I’ve moved my beautiful Acer AL2416W 24”er to my new desktop. The chosen monitor, based on price, reviews and features, is the Acer X233Hbid. It’s a 23” 16:9 (not 16:10) monitor that runs ...

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OpenSuSE Internet2 Mirror

I just bought a “new” desktop - I was thinking of doing an insane AMD Phenom II x4 940 (quad-core 3.0GHz) box - but I happened to find a used machine from $WORK; a Dell Precision 470 workstation, dual Xeon Nocona 2.8GHz processors, 4GB RAM (takes up to 16GB). So ...

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New Idea for Updates

It’s been a while since I’ve posted any meaningful updates here. And it’s not for lack of work - actually, I have a page-long list of projects I’ve finished and things I’ve discovered that I want to share with… well… whoever finds me on Google. I ...

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Lazy Spammers

This is by no means rare, but I happened to be checking through my spam folder before deleting the contents (I used to just do this once a week or so, but apparently since jasonantman.com is up and running correctly and listening on port 25, the volume has increased ...

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Online Exams and Reality

A friend recently showed me the syllabus for one of her classes, which is partially given online through the Sakai course management system. At the bottom was a section on course policies which stated, in part, that the “Academic Integrity policy is in full effect”. Apparently, this professor is giving ...

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Why DRM is bad for consumers

While some people whom I greatly admire have stronger feelings than I on the subject, and many others, I felt the need to share some thoughts on DRM this morning.

Here at Rutgers, we had been promoting Ruckus for music downloading. The idea was that if you go to Rutgers ...

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My Birthday!

I happened to be working with some timestamps today and noticed that we’re starting to get into territory like 1234094400. So, being the geek that I am, I wondered when we’d finally hit 1234567890. The answer is 2009-02-13T18:31:30-05:00, which happens to be 18:31:30 ...

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