Whenever I start a new blog or section of this blog, I tend to post a lot for the first few days and then slowly trail off. From what I’ve seen on the Internet, this is not uncommon. I feel lucky that I haven’t gone a whole year between blog posts (like a few friends… Continue reading Blogging: Does frequency count?
Because I know everyone cares deeply on this issue, I’m happy to report that in a survey of 117 students, slightly less than half (46%) believe that they are “cute and cuddly and I lub them so much” while 53% feel “They’re antisocial and psychotic and I don’t trust them at all”. This difference is… Continue reading Sentiment on Cats Not Influenced by Student Level or Time Of Year
I often talk with people who spend just as much time as me (or more) surfing various blogs and sites to keep up on news in a broad array of areas. One complaint is usually that people miss material, or material is posted so rapidly that they feel overwhelmed. A solution to this is to… Continue reading Get Off Your Lazy *** and Set up Google Reader!
This morning I decided to take Karey to work (She works 1
Well, here is a new problem that I’ve solved, with a little help from a few websites! Like many people who work on the internet, I need to connect to a VPN from time to time to work. My VPN, a PPTP Windows 2003 Server VPN, is a nice little setup that I use to… Continue reading Jon’s Linux Experiment – Part 4 – The PPTP VPN Snafu
OK, so I’m not the most normal person in the world, but today while surfing around I think I found some people who are weirder than I. You see there’s this service called TinyURL.com that will take insanely long URL addresses and create shortcut URLs that are easily transmitted. They also allow you to ‘pick’… Continue reading TinyUrl Oddities
http://www.phonescoop.com/news/item.php?n=3731 “Pandora provides a personalized, Internet-based radio service. Today, Pandora announced that it is extending its PC-based software to select Windows Mobile devices. The mobile version will have the same features as the online version, such as creating new stations, bookmarking songs, and rating songs with thumbs up or thumbs down. Pandora will initially support… Continue reading Pandora Puts Personalized Music On Windows Mobile Devices
Welcome to Jon Westfall’s Software Based Experiment Resource site. This site will begin it’s life to serve as a supplement to my contribution to the SJDM Computing Symposium, and continue on as a resource to other social scientists that seek simple solutions to building software. (Whoa, Holy Alliteration Batman!) If you have any questions, feel… Continue reading Building Software Based Experiments: Techniques, Tools, and Tips
Today is the last Friday in July, which means it’s SysAdmin day. The 9th annual SysAdmin day to be specific. Check out http://www.sysadminday.com/ for more information. The blurb on their frontpage pretty much says it all. Here it is, edited for length: “A sysadmin unpacked the server for this website from its box, installed an… Continue reading Happy SysAdmin Day Everyone
About a year ago, I switched from Direcway Broadband Satellite internet to a Sprint EVDO Rev A card for my home internet service. The choice was easy – the Sprint card was cheaper and had better speeds overall than the satellite. For awhile, I put my broadband card into a spare computer and had it… Continue reading Take The Internet With You When You Go!