Well, over the past couple of days, I’ve been working on getting Planet set up to aggregate all of my feeds into one massive feed.

Over the same time period though, I’ve been playing around with OS X Tiger’s Safari RSS, and I must say that I’m quite impressed. It lets you view feeds individually, or will aggregate them into one large, searchable and categorizable feed. It’s really pretty slick.

But, I digress, I ended up setting up a number of Planet feeds, a couple for MTU LUG and a couple for myself.

  • MTU LUG’s member’s blogs
  • An aggregation of all of MTU LUG’s RSS feeds
  • My own personal news feed from a large number of news sources
  • A aggregated feed of most of my friend’s blogs.
  • All in all, Planet is pretty cool… it has some rough edges, but it’s pretty easy to figure out once you realize where the templates are that the config files are pointing at. Now I just need to learn some CSS stuff so I can make it look better.

    Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction

    The BBC is reporting that the US’s Chief Weapons Inspector in Iraq, Charles Duelfer, has closed the investigation into Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction. Their conclusions?

  • No Weapons of Mass Destruction were found.
  • No weapons were moved to Syria prior to the war.
  • Saddam’s weapons program has produced a pool of weapons experts.
  • Some nations and/or terrorist groups may try to recruit these experts.
  • So, our justification for going to war with Iraq has been confirmed, by the US government, as having no basis in truth. Why then did we go to war?

    Hubble Space Telescope

    Yesterday marked the 15th anniversary of the Hubble Telescope’s launch. Since then, it has taken more than 750,000 pictures of the universe and helped scientists gain a better understanding of how the universe worked and how old it is.

    In honor of this anniversary, the following two pictures were released by NASA:

    The Eagle Nebula, a giant gaseous formation in which new stars are formed.

    This is the famous Whirlpool Galaxy, 31 million light years from Earth.

    Themes and flickr-gallery

    Well, I’ve decided to set the theme back to the WordPress default for now, mainly because of the thinness of the design I was using. It didn’t play nice with flickr-gallery which I set up last night.

    On that note, last night I set up flickr-gallery on here, check it out at It pulls the galleries off of my flickr site and displays them through the blog. It even pulls the exif data and allows you to view the albums as slideshows.

    Unfortunately, the flickr-gallery project isn’t very well maintained or documented, so it took a bit of work to get it set up. Hopefully the coming revisions of the plugin address the install difficulties.


    This is just a warning to everyone: and most of’s subdomains will be going down either late on the night of the 29th or early on the 30th of this month.

    They’ll remain down until approximately the 10th of May. At this time, all of will be incorporated into (I hope).

    The following pages will stay up:

  • All offsite links will remain active:

  • Audioscrobbler
  • Flickr
  • You can check on the status of of the site at