Alone in the Wilderness (Dick Proenneke)

Just finished watching an interesting autobiography of Dick Proenneke on public television. He wanted to spend a year alone in Alaska (at the age of 51), living off the land and hand tools (he made a cabin). His cabin was amazing. He ended up living there for 30 years. Felt …

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Using the Rocbox with Linux (as a storage device)

I recently bought a rocbox (http://www.roc-digital.com/main.html) for a good price, thinking I would be able to use it as a portable drive as well as an mp3 player. (I got it for about half the price of a 20 gig ipod), so I won't complain …

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"Guido Van Rossum: Building an Open Source Project"

Two nights ago I was able to attend a talked titled "Python: Building an Open Source Project and Community" given by the creator of Python himself at Xerox Parc.

Guido is a funny man (the name Python is from the comedy troupe "Monte Python" — not the animal Python) and shared …

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