FOSS OTD: Memtest86

“What?”, you ask? “FOSS OTD” = “Free / Open Source Software Of The Day.” I’m going to try this out, though it’s likely to be somewhat sporadic; I do, after all, have classes to pass!

Anyway, the selection for the day is Memtest86, a Stand-Alone Memory Diagnostic. Memtest86 will help you find memory problems (hopefully) before they cause a disaster and is licensed under the GPL. I used it to discover the fact that one of my RAM chips was not quite seated perfectly, causing occasional misfires and random glitches. Surprise! I’m now a big fan.

Poem of the Day: Ode to a Nightingale (John Keats)

MY heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains  
  My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk,  
Or emptied some dull opiate to the drains  
  One minute past, and Lethe-wards had sunk:  
‘Tis not through envy of thy happy lot,          5
  But being too happy in thine happiness,  
    That thou, light-wingèd Dryad of the trees,  
          In some melodious plot  
  Of beechen green, and shadows numberless,  
    Singest of summer in full-throated ease.   10

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Holy Trinity Church

I visited the Hyde Park location of Holy Trinity Church, today. I figured that any church holding services in a chapel at a synagogue has got to be interesting. I really liked it. It really made me think, and provided a lot of what I’m looking for in a church home.