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Welcome to WireWorld. It serves no other major purpose to waste the Wirehead's time, entertain, and let you know a little bit about the Wirehead.

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Every single piece of bike gear I buy ends up with a broken power button and it's getting old 2013-12-19 11:02AM
Most of America has a bike. And, expensive or cheap, it usually lives in the garage on rubber-coated hooks and gets pulled out on random sunny days and then forgotten about the rest of the time. But then there's a small percentage of the population out there, which I'm part of, that rides their bikes all the time, rain or shine, and gets real stuff done on their bikes, like commuting to work and buying groceries. To do this safely requires a few pieces of electronic hardware. Some people, like myself, ride a bit more than that. And, at least for me, I've found something really annoying in all of the biking gear I've owned...
Dissembled dreams... or the 6th Bike-a-versary 2013-06-24 10:20AM
One of my coworkers asked me the other day, immediately before tea-time, if I had always been bike-obsessed like this or if it was a new thing. And, given that I was fetching the teacups for teatime, I had to say that no, there's a bike-a-versary, it's coming up, and I'll explain the long story later, but it's just about time for tea and my response wouldn't fit in the time allotted. And I thought about that and realized it's quite a long story and that I might as well write it down.
Monomaniacal littlechef: launching cloud servers, user cookbook, nagios cookbook, and DNS 2013-05-19 05:33PM
I'm on a monomaniacal littlechef quest at home. See, I burned a weekend helping a friend set up her chef and vagrant infrastructure some months ago. And I wrote about it. And I figured that it would eventually get back to it and re-do all of my servers. Then I spent some time in sysadmin hell and ended up needing to re-construct my sites from the backups and realized that now was the time to fix this.
The tumblr of my mind... or... katas of more than one artistic pursuit 2013-05-10 11:29PM
One of my coworkers joked that he'd really love to see a tumblr of "What's on Ken's mind". Because people get used to the idea that there's usually a bunch of stuff working it's way through my brain at the same time and that if I mention what I did lately outside of work in conversation, there's this endless cycle of strange things that I will mention doing. I'm eventually going to get to something I'm looking to try doing, but I'm going to get there through a circuitous route so that you can actually understand a complete set of thoughts...
The frustration that is trying to do DRM-free eBooks legally 2012-10-22 01:52PM
I've kinda come to terms with buying eBooks instead of physical books, even though there are a lot of archivist implications involved that bug me. However, I still heavily dislike the use of DRM, so I want to avoid this as much as possible. And this turns out to be tricky...
ARP 2500 2012-09-13 10:05AM
ARP 2500
API design: Presets, pre-patched, normalized, or modular 2012-09-13 10:04AM
Making APIs is both easy and hard. See, it's one thing for a software engineer to make a piece of software aimed at a musician or artist who is deeply scared of what horrors lurk inside the chassis, because it's often times coming from a fear that you may have never understood. Writing APIs is different because you presumably are writing for someone who is closer to a like-minded individual....
Copyright 2007, Ken Wronkiewicz
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Last Updated: 2007-10-27 01:01AM
Posted: 2007-10-20 08:20PM