Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Geekin' Out Part 2

If you like playing around with other operating systems and you haven't checked out the free vmware player, you definitely should.  You can download a ton of different free appliances: NAS servers, linux distros, etc.  Run them from your desktop without restarting or giving up your M$ habit.

Also, another piece of cool software: VirtuaWin which is allows you to have multiple desktops.  Just like MacOS X's "Spaces".  You can even run a full-screen VMWare player in a separate "desktop".  Great for people who don't have multiple monitors.

Slick!  Enjoy.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Geekin' Out

So, I've started my fellowship at the Regenstrief Institute, which has been wierd. I've never had my own cubicle before, and I think that I'm pretty glad for that. The Institute is still quite a bit more old-school than a game design company, so building up my collection of snappy tees will have to wait.

One thing that I've really been enjoying lately is a "keystroke launcher" called Launchy. Launchy scans your start menu and allows you to launch programs without the stupid slow start menu. You basically hit "alt-space" and type in the first few letters of what you want to open. So starting up firefox is as easy as "alt-space fir enter" If there are more programs that would match "fir" it will show you a list and remember which one you pick. It's definitely teh shiznit. Damn, there goes that geek again. Hard to get it to stop lately. For you Mac savvy peeps out there, Quicksilver does everything that Launchy can do and much more.

Acacia tree

Acacia tree, originally uploaded by monkeydoc.

Testing out our new layout with a blast from the past.