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Dave Page | Stuff

God of Carnage

Saw “God of Carnage” by Yasmina Reza last night with our friend Shannon Mayhall giving her usual magnificent performance. Dark, funny, and 80 minutes just flies. Make sure you sit behind the “tulip row”. At the Black Box Theater, McHenry County...

Fun with Dell Laptop WiDI

I was messing around with the WiDi driver to stream the Grateful Dead show tonite and disabled the Intel Video driver. At this point, the machine started up, did POST, did the swirly page and then a blue dim (not BSOD) screen came up and nothing. HD activity, not much...

Dirty Printer Test Page

I started getting vertical dark lines in my ADF scans on the the highly great Canon MF4570dw Laser/Multifunction. Use this to determine location of small bits of dust on your scans. Then clean the glass under the ADF guide, slide it out carefully. Print the OpenOffice...

Subversion on 1&1, redux.

Looks like someone used my post on building svn on 1&1 hosting. I am such an AUTHORITY. I just wish I could figure out how to build 1.8 without running out of memory. Andy has some hints for 1.6. Fails for me. Well, 1.4 seems to still work enough to update...

Wordbooker is dead

Wordbooker is a WordPress plugin to post to Blog and Facebook at the same time? Saves time. Steve the author decided it wasn’t worth it — free support and complaining jerks. Bummer. When it worked it saved time. I guess that’s what happens when you...

lineman-angular updated to ng-annotate

We use LinemanJS to automate the build process of various AngularJS projects. Two newer projects use the most excellent UI-router package, and I had some issues. The resolve section required manual protection for minification; ngmin, the automatic minify protector...

Wise counsel, indeed

“If you are going to eat shi*, don’t nibble,” he says, in a phrase that should be immortalised in corporate finance textbooks. Quoted from a Horowitz financial controller, from the review of The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz, venture...

17 pounds and 4 inches of Carbon Neutral

Bing bong! Who is that disturbing my workout? After opening the door, I hear the UPS getaway truck speeding into the distance. Look down. See the shrink wrapped pile. 8 catalogs. 17 pounds. 4 inches thick – at least two Sears Catalogs thick from the good...

Morning Phase

After listening to Beck’s Morning Phase on Rhapsody non-stop for the last few days, I have to say: best album of 2014. Now make it stop.