December 20, 2007
Notes toward a General Theory of Paranormal Phenomena

In fact, Bugbert has, like every other quantum mechanical system, made every possible choice simultaneously, and there exists an infinitude of parallel copies of him living with the consequences of those choices. The mystery is not that all of these parallel realities exist; it is why we only experience one of them. Consider consciousness as a “multiverse browser�: it allows you to experience a single trajectory through the possible futures beginning at the moment of now without being aware that other equally conscious instances of you in parallel paths are experiencing them just as vividly.

December 13, 2007
Fix a potential CPAN gotcha on Leopard

If you've recently migrated from a 32-bit Mac to a 64-bit model, you may have run into problems with some of your Perl modules suddenly throwing up their hands and going "wha?" An AFP548 article points out the likely culprit: CPAN on the Mac compiles all of your modules as Universal 32-bit binaries by default, which tends to disappoint 64-bit applications such as Apache 2.0's mod_perl.

Debian Etch And Xen From The Debian Repository

This how-to provides step-by-step instructions on how to install Xen on an already working Debian Etch system. You can find all the software used here in the Etch repository, so no external files or compilation are needed.

Installation notes on Xen 3.0.2 on Debian Etch

This is a short note of my latest xen installation.

A test drive of Debian/etch Xen

A few months ago swbrown posted a fantastic tutorial on the LXer forums that gave a short overview of setting up RAID with LVM, Xen and LUKS. Around that same time I noticed a decommissioned HP server at my job. I decided to buy it off my boss and see if I could get to swbrown's nice setup. Here is how I fared.

December 09, 2007
The Effects Of Diet And Metabolism On The Body

It doesn't matter whether you are male or female, low calorie dieting slows your metabolism, making it progressively more difficult to lose weight and keep it off. The failure rate of most diets is astronomical, yet people continue to try one after another, always hoping that each new scheme will provide the solution. If you're a veteran of the diet wars, the one word answer to your dilemma should be muscle. Let's take a look at why diets often fail and how strength training (exercise) can rev up your metabolism.

Top 15 Quotes By Famous Atheists

Following our list of quotes from St Thomas Aquinas, this is the second in our series of famous quotes from great atheists and great religious minds. Here are 15 quotes from some of the greatest atheist minds in history.