Monthly Archives: August 2010

The N900 ‘super phone’

The N900, coming as it does with a xterm, permission to use the root account, and no need to jail-break it, is quite unlike its poor rival the Apple iPhone, on which you are not allowed to run Flash or … Continue reading

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extending VPS disk space with sshfs and a loop mount

I rent a xen virtual private server pi.nipl.net from prgmr.com, it is excellent value for money at $11/month, and it has more than enough RAM and CPU power for my needs (even when sharing the virtual server with several other … Continue reading

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qemu on an Eee PC

Yes, an Eee PC can run 10 operating systems in parallel! I installed qemu 0.11.1 with kqemu 1.4.0 on my Eee PC 900 (1Ghz/1GB running Linux), using an external hard-disk for storage.  I was able to get the following operating … Continue reading

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The Shape of a Planet

I’m interested in astronomy and physics, and thought it would be fun to try to calculate the shape of a planet based on its mass, size (polar radius) and rate of spin.  If this sounds interesting to you, please read … Continue reading

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CO2 and forests, is deforestation the major cause of global warming?

I’m looking for someone to review a couple of informal papers that I wrote.  I would be happy to pay for some decent criticism!  You will need some math.  Here’s a link to the first one, about the causes of … Continue reading

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