Monthly Archives: September 2008

Falling behind in consumer broadband?

I usually tend to not take too seriously a lot of the comments about how the US is so far behind in consumer internet access speeds, because they are usually comparing with countries where the suburbs are at least as densely populated as our cities. However, it seems to me that in some ways, affordable, […]

Gradually, back to running

Last weekend, I reached a milestone in the weight loss, my weight dropped below 200 pounds. (That’s about 9 pounds in a month and a half — this low-carb thing continues to work nicely.) It was particularly significant, because I had told myself that I would allow myself to start running again when I got […]

My new Opensolaris fileserver, preparations

In what little free time I’ve had lately, I’ve been migrating my home fileserver over to Opensolaris. This is for two reasons. First, I’m quite impressed with ZFS. Knowing what I know now about disk failure, I want scrubbing (periodic verification that disk contents are really what you think they are.) Also, the zfs and […]

Low carb

For slightly over a month, I’ve been experimenting with a reduced carbohydrate intake. While I’ve never been a noticeably fat person, I’ve ranged from 15 to 35 pounds overweight for most of my adult life, ever since going off to college and gaining the “freshman fifteen”. And, at times, I’d been running a total of […]