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Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women. When it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it. -- Judge Learned Hand 1944

The homepage of Greg Alexander

It should be obvious that these pages represent the opinions of Greg Alexander and no one else. Not my employer, nor any of the various civic organizations I may participate in.

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Photo of Greg taken from IFO on November 29, 2010.

This just in: ex-Judge Cebull's penis is so small that he fucks cats.


Handy table:


My 3d printer diary (a Kossel from mixshop.com)

CommBadge (!!!!!) - I have absolutely no use for this device and it surely sucks (imagine the battery life), but man do I want them to make enough money that they have a chance to make a v2.0.

Google rants - as I become more dependent on Google, I become more aware of how their corporate personality essentially sucks for all non-search services.

Befunge for Android - I made a Befunge development environment for Android. Example source archive

TunerTime - my arcane piano tuning software is now available on the Android market, and this is its documentation! (and people actually use it, wow)

T-Mobile sucks a lot.

Nexus 4 is slippery

Why we call Adria Richards a bitch

Samsung ARM Chromebook impressions

Opening passage from Ursula Le Guin's Lathe of Heaven

Security Manifesto

UEFI Secure Boot: Who cares? - Microsoft's UEFI Secure Boot initiative isn't quite what you think it is.

Commander Keen on DOSBOX

Naked Juice sucks - a popular fruit brand juice is a fraud.

Respect Captain Haney - my take on the Air Force's response to a fatal incident involving the F-22.

Soft84 - I actually kinda-sorta documented my HP48-alike RPN scientific calculator for Android.

Carrier IQ: Who cares? - Carrier IQ is not the fire, why all the smoke?

Lava submarines!!!!!

Cat Clock - my house and cat cooperate to transform my fridge door into a winter-detector.

Boeing 787 Dreamliner analysis - because the reporting on it is so bullshit.

The Invisible Hand - a verbose polemic (in the style of Glenn Greenwald) on what capitalism is actually about.

How infinite interference of waves produces a single point - from a physics lecture

Spotify sucks (too) - use Grooveshark instead

Rhapsody sucks - use Grooveshark instead

Global Eye Glasses - another way to get cheap glasses

No Firefox 4 Status Bar - My friend discovered a hack to remove the damn status bar from Firefox 4

ProSand Sucks - a little reminder that web 2.0 means you might benefit from being polite even to small customers in a local market

STM32 Value Line Discovery experiences

Android experiences (with the Samsung Intercept Virgin Mobile DI06, and the LG Optimus V)

Vim still sucks

A story of some interactions with Comcast, painting a muddled picture.

Transunion sucks, and so does American Family Insurance

Moore's constant - a little reference of Moore's constant computed for various technology domains.

Lenovo U150 Linux user experience

The Scientist and Engineer's Guide to Digital Signal Processing - free online book of extraordinary quality. I started to read this thing when I was a teenager and it taught me a ton that I still use.

Insteon sucks - just a warning about the flavor of the koolaid from a taste-tester's perspective.

My struggles with Maemo - a documentation of my experiences with the delightful (now meant sarcasticly) smartphone OS from Nokia (run on an N810).

Zenni Optical rules

An open and short letter to google: the next-generation open pda cellphone will not conform to the T-Mobile Terms of Service. Therefore, the G1 is not it. Nice try, but fail on account of stupidity. Thanks for listening, I'm digging my Android device on Virgin Mobile AirVoice Wireless.

CatEye bicycle equipment sucks -- my attempt to disparage a brand which has provided a repetitively disappointing customer experience.

Corporate Spammers -- I'm getting spam to addresses I've only given to certain companies. Shame!

Year Zero sucks -- someone had to say it

Pizza - mostly just propagation of this link.

I like to build things out of PICs!

A numerical analysis of civil war

Sheet music to Theme from The Inner Light (for tin whistle in D). As faithful a representation as I could manage for the song Kamin (Picard) plays at his son's christening.

Pictures from my trip to Chile and Neil's wedding

On nuclear deterrents: a brief cold war analogy that explains why Bush's nuclear policy will cause a very ugly World War III if not immediately checked.

AFL-CIO sucks (because they use robocalling)

C Ain't Dead A poorly-written polemic about why C programmers are better than ASM programmers, but C++/Python/Java/Haskell programmers have yet to establish an edge.

Nature - order from chaos

Planes, planes, planes!! (last updated December 30, 2005)

UI design: A diatribe on user interfaces.

Look what it takes to be a Hot Melt Glue Expert

The Pain webcomic Which one is your leader?

Macintosh Apple -- mmm yummy

My rant about why modern palmtops suck.

I bought a house!

Software Engineering. A little essay about why I'll get you fired.

Thinking Meat. Life is nasty, brutish, and short. What are you going to do about it?

The pirate's manifesto

The science of open source (my love for pretentious essays is unbounded)

ratio A simple tool to help you find sets of resistors with a specific ratio among the set of common resistor values (a commissioned work).

Software projects I have developed a lot of crappy little tools over my days, and here is a better organized set of them.

GLIBC SUCKS The Linux world will either leave it behind or be mired in suckitude forever. Are you with me?

Rantings about cell phones -- I cut off my antenna!

A little rant about world wars II and III.

GGB, some sound software

WOW!

Dancing Beer Can

I love my laptop so much that I went through this to reflash it.

I figured out the KB Gear Pablo Graphics Tablet serial protocol

ggLCARS my LCARS (Library Computer Access and Retrieval System) library

several days of webcam footage at 1440x real-time (that means time-lapse).

shortjournal.org the blog to end all blogs or something - now relocated to http://www.galexander.org/sj/.

fartjournal.com the blog to end all blogs or something - now relocated to http://www.galexander.org/fj/.

gregcam! (all greg all the time, or something)

Enjoy some pictures of a "wearable computer" I built in 2001.

Enjoy a short story I wrote in 1997.

I built a clock.

This page is hosted on linode.com. I have been a linode customer since 2003. Every single ISP has given me serious disappointments, except for linode (which has given me zero disappointments).

My email address is

HD-DVD "AACS" key: 09-F9-11-02-9D-74-E3-5B-D8-41-56-C5-63-56-88-C0 (MPAA can suck on my testicles).

Shrubya is a miserable failure.

Richard M Stallman is an idiot.

Santorum is The frothy mixture of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex.

Free John Mark Karr

source to "PSGroove", a PS3 jailbreak. copied from github on Feb 8, 2010.

I am a member of Bloomington Transportation Options for People (B-TOP).