What’s in your Pocket

EDC, Every Day Carry.  Something I think that is true to the heart of boys and geeks everywhere.  Pockets were made to be filled, and no geek ever wants to be without the right tool for the job.  EDCer’s might be minimalists, pushing everything down to the smallest factor possible, or may be on the other end, having two of everything, just in case. So I decided to join a meme and post up what’s in my pockets first (my bag has a whole other load, for later).

A quick rundown on these contents (Top left working clockwise).

  1. Odd keychain, Tahoe key and fob, motorcycle key (detachable), Leatherman squirt s4, micro-mag with LED conversion kit.  Usually in left pocket if in use, otherwise jacket or pack.
  2. Iphone earbuds (phone is busy taking the picture).
  3. Regular keychain. Car key and fob, micro-led light, cabinet and trigger lock keys, house key, safe key, pill vial (waterproof storage).
  4. North American Arms Magnum Mini revolver, magnum JHP rounds.  LR chamber located ‘elsewhere’
  5. Boker sub-compact folding, lockblade knife
  6. Access Card for work
  7. Cree LED tac-light
  8. chapstick
  9. Wallet

Upcoming Downtime

Coming soon to this server, Downtime.

With my change in employment, I have to move my server, and I really want to move a lot of it off the physical hardware.  Well I have a lot moved, but the family and lug-nut sites aren’t yet.  I’m awaiting some different hardware still, so tomorrow I have to take this box down, and migrate it home for a while, before I can set up my replacement box.

Not that it matters too much, I mean how often have I posted this year 🙂  Oh, it’s my *other* services that matter to me.

GCALDaemon on Leopard

For a while I’ve been trying to get a better way of managing my calendars on systems.  Between my iCal on my laptop, at home, my phone, and my google cals (gmail account, and apps for my domain),  I’ve gotten worse, rather than better at keeping things in sync.

My largest problem was that I didn’t want any single location to be the absolute truth in terms of knowledge, especially when it came to choosing where to edit.  As an example, I dont’ have to have to go to google calendar to edit, just because my iCal can only *read* from there, or vice-versa.  So enter GCALDaemon, a Java (I know) app which can run on linux, mac, and more and allow bi-directional work between my gcal, and ical, kontact, and more.  It works quite well, except the direction don’t apply for the current Leopard release of OSX.  The main difference is in the location of where iCal stores its information, which is now in:


Which just happens to be the data you need for the config file, instead of the location they originally suggest.  Also of concern was that by default, my google apps calendar wouldnt’ give me a “private” link, but I just had to munge the url of the public ics file with a s/public/private/ and it worked.  I now have my google calendars syncing bi-directionally with my laptop and desktop.

I haven’t tried yet, but it also has a tool for getting an LDAP access to your google contacts, which will be nice.

Moving Right Along

Yes, I’m moving on.  It’s time for me to go to a new place, so I’m starting to troll along with my resume for anything interesting.  I won’t go into my reasons here, as I am still employed 🙂 but would like to find something new.

If for some reason you are reading this and don’t know what I do, or what I’m good at, wow, I’m surprised 🙂 but here goes a little.

I’m a very experienced Perl programmer,with previous experience in the usuals (C, C++), but those are pretty outdated in terms of experience.  The larger part of my experience and background is in dealing with Billing and Finance applications, and large scale replicating site/cms tools.  I’m a core developer on the Freeside billing system,  and heavily involved with the local Open Source community.  Go ahead, check out the resume – http://halls.lug-nut.com/jayce/resume.html

Geek Paintball

A big thanks to our friends at Tier 4 for buying 15 cases of marballizer paint, and inviting all of us to play.  It was a great day for paintball with beautiful weather, lots of fun players (both first timers, and experienced people), and plenty of action.  It was fun to begin setting up teams by calling out for .RPM vs .DEB, and then watch as destruction happened in various game formats.

Make sure to thank the sponsors, and maybe they’ll buy for us again!  If you did enjoy it and would like to do it again, also let us at UTOS know, so we can plan more activities for the groups in Utah.  Also thanks to the non-geek Team DesertEdge members for helping out with team balance, and keeping the games moving 🙂


markmail.pngWow, this is a pretty darn nice email list search tool.  You can easily filter into topics, such as Perl Lists, or Apache Lists and get some very nice analytics along with your search.  Boxes gives trending on your search topic, breakdown of attachments, and which email lists are included.  They seem to have already included some of your average geek favorite toys, such as: (though not all exposed in the interface yet)

  • keyboard shortcuts (n,p,j,k)
  • sorting (add order:date-forward or order:date-backward to query)
  • negation (-extension:ppt)
  • header filters(subject: extension: list: type:)

Leatherman Skeletool

leatherman-skeletool.jpgOoh, and as we move towards the “Gimmie” season, I always love seeing the new products companies come out with to vie for my attention.  Well Leatherman has a very interesting new tool that looks quite cool.  The Leatherman Skeletool.  I currently love the Leatherman Wave that I carry, but this one has some spiffiness that cannot be denied.  I really like the look, the increased blade width, and the dual purpose carabiner/bottle opener.  It doesn’t offer quite as many  “tools” as my wave, but covers the important parts, in a sexy new look, and especially in the CF body, a very nice weight.