I booted into OS X today and tried running the unit tests for my PHP driver. It chugged away for a while, then gave me “bus error”. Great. Gotta love C error messages. I narrowed it down to when I insert 253 or more elements into MongoDB. Now, that number was suspiciously close to 256,Continue reading “Get on the bus, Gus”
This was written in April of 2009. It is very out of date. See http://rcrisman.net/article/11/installing-mongodb-on-hostmonster-bluehost-accounts for more up-to-date information (as of August 2010). Keep in mind that shared hosting with Hostmonster is very lame. They only lets you run a program for 5 minutes before killing it, so it’s fairly useless to install MongoDB unlessContinue reading “Got Mongo Working on Hostmonster!”
On Friday at work, I wrote a short post extolling the virtues of VMWare. It was freakin awesome. I had to debug a problem a user was having on a 3-year-old version of an obscure Linux distro, so Eliot (my boss) suggested using VMWare. It was so cool. I found a site that actually stillContinue reading “VM of Death and Doom from Hell”
I finally put up another comic. I’ve been delayed for two reasons: first, I’ve been really busy with work. I’ve done some major work on the PHP driver, so it should now be easily installable on Linux and Mac (it’s also faster). Second, I’ve been wanted to add a “one shot gag” section, which requiresContinue reading “Another comic”
(Which is a terrible book, by the way.) I read Schneier on Security, which is an interesting blog about security and squids. (Wait, is the plural of “squid” just “squid”?) See, every Friday he post something squid-related, and last week it was an 8-foot squid pillow. Well, obviously I had to make one for myself.Continue reading “Zen and the Art of Sewing Machine Matinence”
Keeping with this website’s themes of mollusks and dating… Live, nude mollusks! An entertaining, educational, very strange video about how slugs have sex. Not for the faint of heart. There’s more mucus involved than you can even imagine:
I am the first result for “snail in a turtleneck”! (Okay, not terribly surprising.) What was really entertaining was the ads it generated, though: Target: for the finest in snail turtlenecks.
I was eating lunch today and reading my RSS feeds. Every half-dozen spoonfuls or so, I’d look at my bowl to plan my next phase of attack, but mostly I was just reading the blogs. Near the end of my soup, I looked down and saw a big clear chunk on my spoon. Now, I’veContinue reading “Soup and Circus”
I was looking at real estate listings today and there was one place that had “1.1” baths. I’ve heard of 1.5 baths, but what’s .1 of a bath? A bidet?
I saw a video today about how Microsoft imagines 2019 to be. It gave me the idea of how to do a better RSS reader, which is something I’ve been thinking about for a while. It’ll have a main page with snippets of stuff in sections like a newspaper, and you can click on aContinue reading “RSS Idea”