Monthly Archives: August 2006

QoTD: Slither

“You should read the Bible. It’s awesome.” — Slither, in The Alternative

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RftE: Ubuntu Server

You can install Ubuntu Server 6.06 LTS with your big toe. I know because I just did it. It’s worth pointing out that I have a pretty large big toe, too. Those with smaller, nimbler big toes will have an … Continue reading

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links for 2006-08-17

IBM takes potshots at OpenSolaris “You don’t want the architecture to not be compatible with itself moving forward.” — IBM manages to use the old school Java line about opening PowerPC (tags: ibm opensolaris sun opensource powerpc sparc niagara) New … Continue reading

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Awesome Reanimated

I was poking around for some spare hardware, and came upon an old machine I hadn’t used for a while. Turns out I hadn’t used it for quite a while indeed: /dev/hda1 has gone 1375 days without being checked, check … Continue reading

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Multifunction, but hold the printer

Apparently, I’m looking for a device designed for a very peculiar niche. If so, I figure the lazyweb is the most likely place to find answers about it: I’m looking for a scanner with built-in fax functionality, but without the … Continue reading

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Boston Summit 2006

The 6th Boston Summit will be held on Columbus Day Long Weekend (October 7-9) in Boston, MA, USA at the MIT Media Lab. The Boston Summit is a three-day hackfest for GNOME developers and contributors. It is not primarily aimed … Continue reading

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links for 2006-08-16

Open Source Impact on Software Innovation Outweighs Impact on Pricing, Says IDC “Over the next ten years, open source will extract a toll on the industry in the low double digits, percentage wise, led by vicious price competition … Price … Continue reading

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Brand LIVE! Tourettes

In his Macworld 1997 keynote, Steve Jobs said that the two most important assets that Apple owned (because it did not own its customers) were the Apple brand and Mac OS. While it was still one of the most recognised … Continue reading

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QoTD: Steve Jobs

“Another bolt of lightning is: that Apple plus Microsoft equals 100% of the desktop computer market. And so, whatever Apple and Microsoft agree to do: It’s a standard. “And I think that you’ll be seeing us work with Microsoft more, … Continue reading

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links for 2006-08-12

Do you feel the love? Sweet baby Jebus, Wanda’s had a facelift! Wow. She’s like, hot, and stuff. (tags: gnome desktop wanda fish) Micro-Evolution: Dates and Contacts Love for Opened Hand’s awesome Dates and Contacts applications — embedded development improving … Continue reading

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