The Name Change

One of the biggest trends over the last few years has been customization. People customize their cellphones, myspace pages, websites and computers. Via the popuplar widgets system on the Mac OSX, SuperKaramba for KDE, and gDesklets in Gnome, people customize their desktops to make them unique to their vision. Even Microsoft has jumped on the …

Torvalds’ Superbowl Sunday Kernel Commit

Yes, computer geeks *do* have a sense of humor! Date Sun, 4 Feb 2007 11:10:36 -0800 (PST) From Linus Torvalds Subject Super Kernel Sunday! In a widely anticipated move, Linux “headcase” Torvalds today announced the immediate availability of the most advanced Linux kernel to date, version 2.6.20. Before downloading the actual new kernel, most avid …

God as a Computer Programmer

I found this online and I think it’s hilarious! Some Important Theological Questions are Answered if we think of God as a Computer Programmer. Q: Does God control everything that happens in my life? A: He could, if he used the debugger, but it’s tedious to step through all those variables. Q: Why does God …

Getting back at those myspace loser kids

If there’s one thing those of us who have been creating websites for a long time know – it’s that inlining images is not to be tolerated. It’s considered very rude to waste someone else’s bandwidth – especially since they are probably paying per mb. What’s inlining you say? It’s displaying an image on your …

Star Tech

Ever though celebrities were a bunch of know-nothing morons? Well, Ironic Sans has used Google’s new patent search feature to discover that many patents have actually been filed by celebrities. The smartest was Hedy Lamar who was actually a brilliant mind in the world of Cryptography. However, her equally good skills at acting caused most …

IF you like/love Star Wars, you MUST see this!

A group has redone the entire Star Wars Episode 4 in ascii art. You can see the javascript version of Star Wars Ascii Art here. Or, if you don’t have javascript, just telnet to towel.blinkenlights.nl. The website is a better experience because it comes in a little faster and you can fast forward and skip …

GPL wins Legal Battle Again!

The same dork who, last December, was trying to claim that the GPL ruined his ability to program because the software was available for free, appealed last December’s decision. Well, on 9 November, he was handed another blow from the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The Judge was a pretty smart guy …

Firefox 2.0 releases today!

If Microsoft thought they would have the IE 7.0 release to gloat about for long, they were wrong. Firefox 2.0 is due to debut this afternoon. I’ve provided a nice little link over to the page to download Firefox, but I don’t expect it to be updated to Firefox 2.0 until this afternoon when the …

Die Web 2.0!

In the “Technically Speaking” article of October 2006’s IEEE Spectrum Magazine, Paul McFedries speaks of a new term surfacing to counter the whole “Web 2.0” crap that’s going around. Web 2.0 always smacked of marketing to me – a way to get investors to put money into some kind of upgrade to the Internet. “Oh, …

Presenting…..xmessage!

As I was reading the latest Linux Format Magazine, they had a great tip for a low tech way to remind yourself of different time-sensitive events. The best part is that it works under any window manager! (ie it doesn’t matter if you’re in Gnome, KDE, XFCE, Fluxbox, or any other) The trick is to …