We’re moving!

Posted in Uncategorized on 2015/02/20 by Dashiell Barlow

We’re currently in the process of transitioning to redtunic.net! This version of the site (thedmbarlow.wordpress.com) will be decommissioned once the new site is fully ready.


Forthcoming Review!

Posted in Hardware, Reviews on 2010/03/28 by Dashiell Barlow

So, we finally have another review coming up. This one is going to be for the Kensington DisplayLink. The DL is a USB to DVI box,  a solution for adding extra monitors.

This is especially good in theory for MacBook (& possibly Pro) users like myself, as well as other, similar PC laptop designs, because we only have one display out port.

So, as soon as the other cables for my monitor arrive (possibly as soon as Monday the 29th), I will start using this little Kensington box. You guys will have a review some hours after.

Radio Schedule Changes

Posted in Hosting, LBR, Mac, Projects, Software on 2010/03/28 by Dashiell Barlow

I changed the schedule for Lunar Blade tonight. You can see the changes on the station website. I knocked down the live hours a good amount, and I knocked down the auto-casting hours to nothing. I had a couple of reasons for this decision.

First of all, I haven’t been keeping up with the live hours. I believe it is better to have less live broadcasts scheduled and more of the actual schedule fulfilled.

As for killing auto-cast hours, well, I have a few interconnected reasons for that as well. Registration for my next semester of classes starts on the 5th of April, which is just around the corner. I have classes after that. I am trying to find a job as well.

So, a great deal more time spent out of the house, and the majority of that time I will need my MacBook with me. My broadcasting software is OS X-only; there is no Windows port. My music is on an Mac OS Extended (Journaled)-formatted drive, which, if I recall correctly, Windows doesn’t particularly like to play nice with. I have no other OS X machine in the house, and I cannot afford a Mac Mini to fix that.

Long story short — my MacBook can’t be in two places at once.

I’m sorry about this cut. I’ll expand hours again when I can afford the solutions necessary.

Hosting Changes (Part II)

Posted in Hosting on 2010/03/24 by Dashiell Barlow

So, the blogs have been ported over to their new homes at WordPress.

The work on Life & Sanity, as you can see, is done.

The writespace is now at this link.

Hosting Changes

Posted in Hosting on 2010/03/24 by Dashiell Barlow

So, some changes in my hosting occurred today, finally.


I now have a “switchboard page” set up (find it here) and I have the Lunar Blade Radio site ported over to the new hosting (the new LBR address is here).


Which is the new host? It’s MobileMe. There’s a lot here beyond hosting, and I found the price quite decent for what you get.


Unfortunately, I do not believe I will be able to host either blog through MobileMe. Therefore I still need to find solutions — I don’t want to keep this and the Writespace on Blogger much longer.


I’ll put up another post on this topic if I have any breakthroughs.

Tiananmen Square Musings

Posted in Politics, Twitter on 2010/03/16 by Dashiell Barlow

I was musing on the protests in 1989 in Tiananmen Square today, and on people, after reading yet another story  about  the ongoing disagreements between Google and China.

Frankly I’d love to see Google leave China entirely, lead the wave  of technology companies to leave China high, dry, and alone. I’m not going to see that happen, just as I’m not going to see Apple detach from their partnerships with Foxconn.

However, that is not the point of this post. This post is about people.

Governments are getting very good at pacifying us. How many protests were there in the United States during the Bush Administration? Not enough. How many turned out for the few that happened? Not near enough.

I don’t see the urgency anymore, at least in my own country. Do we have no political and moral leaders who aren’t in office anymore?

Do we have no one that we would be willing to rise up and make our voice heard for?

Do we have no one that we would face down tanks for?

This saddens me.


Our nation was built — built! — by a small group of those willing to face down the most powerful nation in the entire world at the time.

A few of us still are, or were, willing to put themselves in harm’s way.

Remember Rachel Corrie, who died in Palestine/Israel.

Remember those that died at Tiananmen.

Let not their and other’s sacrifices ever, ever, be in vain.

( I thank @iRevolt for making  me aware of Rachel Corrie’s story. You can read about her blatant murder here and about the Tiananmen Incident here )

Wife of Justice Thomas starts political group – Washington Post- msnbc.com

Posted in Politics on 2010/03/16 by Dashiell Barlow

Wife of Justice Thomas starts political group – Washington Post- msnbc.com:

“Virginia Thomas, the conservative activist and wife of Justice Clarence Thomas, […] is founder of a new nonprofit lobbying and political-organizing group catering to the “citizen activists” of the “tea party” movement.”

This is more than a little bothersome, at least to my mind.

The so-called “Tea Party” movement is a dangerous, anti-freedom group. No matter how loudly they cry that they wish to “restore” our somehow “lost” Constitutional freedoms, they want the Executive Branch’s power far beyond balance.

With such a President, we would keep very few or no  freedoms.

The “Tea Party” members are deluded if they believe their own cries.



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