Day: March 31, 2003

  • Download Red Hat 9.0 Now With BitTorrent

    Via Slashdot, go grab Red Hat 9 via BitTorrent right now.

    All the cool geeks are doing it.

  • Crucial Rocks!

    I ordered some memory from Crucial on Friday evening.  With free 2day FedEx, I was expecting the order to be sent out on Monday and arrive Wednesday.  For kicks, I checked up on the order this afternoon.  It turns out that it shipped from Boise, Idaho at 4pm on a Saturday, is currently in Dulles, Virginia, and should be on my doorstep at some point tomorrow.

    Thank you, Crucial.

  • The Script Kiddies are Warming Up

    Brian Graf:

    There is no feeling quite like installing a new OS and having Windows Update report ZERO Critical Updates and/or Service Packs. Any bets on how long this lasts?

    It will become part of your daily routine at some point.  🙂

  • A Presentation About Writng Secure Code

    OpenBSD Journal notes that David Wheeler will be giving a talk about writing secure programs on April 3 from 6:30-7:30 at UMBC.  Full details are here.

  • Amazon Aggregator

    Brad Wilson:

    I can’t imagine wanting to go back to the old way… and I wonder when my program is going to get TiVo-style smarts and say “If you like Don, Sam, Joshua, and Ingo, then you’ll love Sam Gentile and Craig Andera!”.

  • Pointers From a Weekend Offline

    I spent most of the weekend offline.  Here are a bunch of things that I have been keeping tabs on but haven’t had a chance to look into:

    • Cool freshmeat releases
      • Highlight (source hilighter) 2.0b-6.  I’ve been happy with GNU Source-Hiligher, though it doesn’t support PHP4 because of non-GPLness issues.
      • phpCodeViewer 0.3 “is a highly-customizable, general purpose file viewer tool for the Web. It produces directory listings similar to apache’s, and lets you click on (source code) files inside those directories to view them online with line numbering and syntax highlighting.”
    • Sam Ruby tracks XHTML in RSS, which I think is A Good Thing.
    • Slashdot notes that IPv6 subnets based on 6bone are going to go away eventually.  This sucks for Freenet6 and others.
    • [H]ard|OCP pointed to a water cooled Traxxas RC truck today.  Way cool.  I ran electric 1:10 RC for awhile a few years ago.  I had a Opel Calibra V6DTM (Tamiya TA-02 body), a Mini Cooper on a Mini Tamiya body, and an F1.  I miss those days.
    • After reading ChrisAn‘s entry about BlogX rev 20, I realized that I probably wouldn’t be able to work at Microsoft.  Can you imagine people referring to me as MattCroy?  Didn’t think so.
    • Erik pointed to OpenZaurus.  Coool.

    I’ll be plugging in again later tonight.