Day: April 22, 2003

  • Firebird (the Database) on Firebird (the Browser)

    Slashdot doesn’t get it.  It’s not that this is news or anything.  They linked to an interview with Firebird (database) project admin Ann Harrison.  CmdrTaco‘s interpretation:

    As always, a small group of users are being real asses about the whole thing. Yay.

    Yeah.  They’re pissed off.  They just got their name hijacked by the Mozilla project.  They’ve got name recognition.  If you had asked me what Firebird is three months ago, I would have told you that it was an open source database derived from Borland’s Interbase.

    At this point I’d be more likely to sigh loudly and walk away.

    Disclaimer: Slashdot has rocked my world over the years.  They’re not perfect; I realize this.  I used to get all of my tech/geek news from Slashdot.  Nowadays I usually read it firsthand or secondhand (from blog linkage) before it is slashdotted.  I also use and love Mozilla and Phoenix.  I just wish that they had done a little bit of reasearch and seen this prominent open source project with the name Firebird before choosing the name.

  • Weblog Comments: Signal to Noise

    I’ve noticed that the signal to noise ratio of a few comment feeds that I monitor have been getting out of hand recently.

    It’s a shame.

  • The Future of RSS

    Sam Ruby has been pouring out thoughts on RSS today:

    These entries read either as an essay that looks like a series of posts or a series of posts that look like an essay.

    Definately check out the comments in these entries.  Lots of stuff is happening there.

  • Photoshop on Linux

    The thought of using Photoshop on Linux is quite appealing.


  • Support for Opteron

    Infoworld notes that Opteron has lots of support from hardware and software vendors.

  • Attending ISPCon Tomorrow

    I’ll be heading up to Baltimore tomorrow morning to attend one day of ISPCon.  I only have the free exhibits pass, but I’ll do my best to report back here tomorrow afternoon/evening.  Hopefully I’ll find some way to run into Scott Mace and/or Doug Kaye.  I’ve been reading both of their blogs for quite some time.

    ISPCon also gets props for having a wiki, and a wiki entry for each session.

  • Why Opteron Rocks

    Linux Magazine via NewsForge:

    Why are we so jazzed about this box? Newisys and AMD have managed to fit twin Opteron processors, up to 16 GB of RAM (yes, sixteen gigabytes), an Ultra320 SCSI disk system with 2 drive bays, a CD-ROM drive, a floppy drive, twin Gigabit Ethernet ports, and an integrated systems management card (think web-based Compaq Insight Manager on steroids, running its own dedicated PowerPC embedded Linux machine) all in a 1U rackmount machine. And the thing practically makes no noise and gives off no heat whatsoever.

    I’ll take two.

  • Blogshares

    My portfolio sucks (dave diluted his shares), so I need to claim my blog.  Blogshares could really use a stock split rather than just creating new shares.  This brought down my portfolio from well over $1200 to less than $300.

    What goes up must come down.

    Listed on BlogShares

  • Chris Sells: Longhorn DevCenter Content Specialist

    Congrats to Chris Sells, who has taken the red pill.

    Microsoft has been on a buying spree lately, and they’ve been investing wisely.