“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.
|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 |
Continue reading “Poem of the Day: Ode to a Nightingale (John Keats)”
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.
My alma mater is tied with Army for the longest NCAA football losing streak in the nation, at 10 games. Go Rice!
Sigh… Only 117 days until the baseball season opener…