Day: February 10, 2003

  • Moore Says: Moore’s Law Will Continue for 10 Years


    Moore’s Law will continue for at least another 10 years, according to Intel cofounder Gordon Moore, but it’s going to take a lot of work.

  • PostgreSQL 7.3.2

    PostgreSQL 7.3.2, a bugfix and vulnerability release, is out:

    This release addresses several overrun and memory leak issues that were found in recent weeks, so it is highly recommended that those running the 7.3.1 branch upgrade at their earliest convenience. This release is backwards compatible with the previous v7.3.x releases, and does not require a dump/restore to upgrade.

  • Things You Would Never Do in VB6

    Richard Caetano:

    It sure it odd to use +=, -=, &= and Return with VB.NET

  • Apple Upgrades Xserver, Adds RADI


    In its Xserve server line, Apple added faster 1.33GHz processors. A single-processor server with 256MB of Double Data Rate (DDR) memory, a 60GB ATA drive and Gigabit Ethernet networking sells for $2,799. A dual 1.33GHz processor model sells for $3,799 and includes 512MB of DDR memory and a 60GB hard drive.


    The Xserve RAID systems introduced Monday feature up to 2.5 terabytes of storage in a 5.25-inch-high rack-mounted system. With standard prices ranging from $6,000 to $11,000, depending on the configuration, Apple says it is offering storage as low as $4 per gigabyte.

    As with a lot of Apple’s high end stuff, it’s nice, but too expensive for me.  *Sigh*

  • Brian Graf’s New Apartment

    Brian Graf found a new apartment:

    We won’t have any more deadlock conditions waiting for the shared bathroom resource.

    What a geek!  Congrats, though.

  • 802.11g: No Interop?

    The Register:

    It is nearly a year since NewsWireless Net warned of the disasters looming if American wireless manufacturers went ahead with 802.11g – the go-faster WiFi standard. Now, we hear of incompatibility problems between rival 11g products – discovered in “secret” testing sessions. Are we really supposed to be surprised?

    Apple has Airport Extreme, Linksys has Wireless-G (and the worlds most confusing packaging) and that’s just the beginning.  It’s like building software around alpha APIs.  They’re gonna change.  Compatability should be possible once the standard is ratified.  You can upgrade their firmware.

  • Plone 1.0 Released


    Exploring Plone has been fun. After much anticipation, version 1.0 of the Zope overlay was released on Friday. Plone provides a great set of tools for tapping into Zope quickly.

    Python is a great language for web programming. Zope and Plone are built with this solid OO scripting language. I am interested to see how others with be utilizing this new release.

    I only ever played with zope for a little bit a year or two ago, before I had any “real” Python experience/knowledge.  It seemed incredibly cool, but I didn’t really see how I could apply it to things that I deal wtih.  I haven’t had a chance to take a look at it since.

  • Flagpoleware


    Releasing your code as open source is a pain in the ass. I never realized this before, but after six months or so of having code out there, I’m realizing the truth of this. You’re always responsible for your code and it suuucks. The whole idea of OSS sounds great, “build it and they will come” and all that… but in reality it’s just a headache.

    Most of the projects (or prototypes) that I have released are pretty much Flagpoleware: run them up the flagpole and see if it is useful to anyone else.  I’d highly suggest reading the rest of Russ’ rantlet on small open source projects and support if you’re into that kind of thing.