Archive for October, 2008

Voting for Self Interest? or National Interest?

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

I usually try to avoid talking about politics here really because I don’t want this to be a political blog. I am going to make an exception right now to talk about a concept. I’m going to try to stay out of the party/candidate discussion, but just want to make a question on this idea. [...]

Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex released today | ubuntu not yet profitable

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

The newest release in the Ubuntu Linux series has escaped into the wild today. If you recall the last Ubuntu release was a long term support release and this one is intended to be a bit more “edgy” or in this case “intrepid”. Download from Ubuntu, or read a review from linux format. It has, [...]

Free Codeweavers Wine today Only

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

This is for Mac or Linux. Their servers are VERY busy right now as you might imagine. But, if you’ve always wondered about crossover wine, see if you can get a copy today at Codeweavers main site. I was redirected to their DOWN page which is a lean page with the download links and a [...]

Strange Outage

Monday, October 27th, 2008

We’re back up after a very strange outage. The 500 internal server error was because our .htaccess file was sideways. What I mean by sideways is that part of a line had been truncated which led to an incorrect htaccess rule and all sorts of error pages thrown up. Interestingly the only thing happening prior [...]

Hack a day

Monday, October 27th, 2008

I’ve just discovered hackaday.com. For those of you interested in electronics, computers, engineering/etc….. you’ll probably find something interesting to read over there. Each day they will publish a hack from around the web, once a week though they present a video how to. Their most recent video how to at the time of this writing [...]

Firefox Plugins that are sure to Make Webmasters Hate You

Friday, October 24th, 2008

I’ve run across this a few places, where a webmaster actually BEGS users NOT to use a firefox plugin or addon when visiting their site. So, I thought it might be interesting to compile a list of those plugins that will have webmasters really disliking you, hating you, banning your ip because of abuse and [...]

Out of Cycle Windows Update – Patch Today

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Yesterday news broke of an out of cycle security patch for Windows. The bulletin is available from Microsoft. Apparently the vulnerability was in the Windows Server service (XP, 2003, 2000, 2008, Vista ALL affected though regardless of server/workstation/client/desktop/etc…). The RPC handling (remote procedure call) is the achilles heel this time around. It sounds as though [...]

Filtering out Ads with a Proxy using SafeSquid Proxy Server

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

I just ran across this good how-to on replacing ads using a proxy server (in this case safesquid). A proxy server is a piece of software that requests web pages for other machines and then passes the pages along to the other computers. When the server requests a page it’s possible to make alterations and [...]

Is 10:04PM the most creative time of day?

Monday, October 20th, 2008

The telegraph brings us this survey which claims that 10:04 PM is the most creative time of day. To contrast that 4:33PM is the least creative time. It’s not clear HOW exactly the survey was conducted, but apparently I would be among the 25% of people that burn the midnight oil working on their ideas… [...]

Jungledisk – online backup solution

Monday, October 20th, 2008

How many online backup solutions ARE there now? Anyway I’ve seen another cross platform solution in JungleDisk. It’s available for Windows/Mac and Linux and uses Amazon.com’s storage as a backend. The software itself is free you just pay for the storage you make use of. (15 cents per GB using Amazon’s S3 service.)    Send [...]

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