Sunday, January 31, 2010

Bleeding edge isn’t what is should be

Looks like there’s a problem with TADDM using the new 1.7.1 version of Cygwin as it’s SSH server.

So if you’re downloading Cygwin for a TADDM installation, use the link to the older, 1.5 version of Cygwin - 

You could actually just rename the regular setup.exe to setup-legacy.exe and it will download the latest patch level of the older version of Cygwin.

Quote of the Day

“If I want exercise... I read faster.”

Found in a comment for a post on this blog. It’s got nothing to do with anything, but I like it :)

I think I’ll start a habit of writing out interesting quotes I find. I suppose it’s something that should be “twittered”, but I don’t use Twitter. Yet…


-- Edit

I’d just like to say that I do not really recommend reading as a way to lose weight or keep fit. :)

Power of Ten – 21st Century

Powers of Ten is a 1977 American documentary short film written and directed by Ray Eames and her husband, Charles Eames. The film depicts the relative scale of the Universe in factors of ten.
Wikipedia website
Official website

Since the Age of the Internet, more of these sort of videos have appeared, often with a slider so that you, the viewer, can control the speed and location of the zoom.

Here are two I found recently and really liked:

One problem with them is the fact that they’re un-editable.

I’d like to be able to show my young nephews these, but they are so chock-a-block with items that would need explanation that the wood would be lost for the trees.

Does anyone know of a simple, or editable, Power of Ten clone?