Ubuntu in VirtualBox

I travel nearly every week to my clients’ offices. I have recently become quite keen on the idea of videoconferencing with my wife and children each night, as a means to span the miles between us. Skype is the software I’ve settled on, as the most promising open-source competitor (Wengo) didn’t instill much confidence. The firm I work for blocks… Read more →

DD-WRT on the WRT54G v8

DD-WRT is, by far, my favorite third-party firmware for the Linksys WRT54G wireless router. I, personally, have three of these on my network — one as the primary access point and router and two as bridged repeaters — on which I have used several versions of dd-wrt. (I’ve also used Sveasoft and Hyper-WRT on these devices.) Previously, I have endured… Read more →


I simply had to share this sketch. It’s from a delightful British sketch comedy series called “A Bit of Fry & Laurie.” Stephen Fry is so very funny in this bit. His wordplay never ceases to make me laugh out loud. Without further ado, I present to you A Bit of Fry & Laurie – 2×03 – “Jewellry”. Read more →

My Latin Pursuits

One of my goals this year is to learn Latin. I recognize it is a rather impractical pursuit, but I am an avowed linguaphile and Latin has always intrigued me. I am, admittedly, only a few weeks into my studies, but I have wanted to develop an appropriate title for this blog and I thought I’d give it a go… Read more →