Day: June 9, 2003

  • Linkage

    Christoph Cemper, who I’ve recently started reading, has some great linkage this afternoon:

    • Ars: Intel ships its 1 BILLIONTH processor.  Dr Evil: “One BILLION processors.”
    • TechDirt: Dot-com is making it into the Oxford dictionary, baby!
    • BBC News: The CIA uses 5 year old technology.

    Thanks for sniffing out the links, Christoph.  Keep it up, man!

  • Aggreg8: RSS Aggregator for Mozilla Firebird

    Mental note [via Derek Willis]: look into Aggreg8, a Mozilla Firebird extension for reading RSS feeds.  Judging from the version number (0.0.1), it’s alpha-fantasic, but definately worth checking out.

    Of course, I’ll probably never be a two-paned aggregator kind of guy, but it’s worth a look.


    Here’s a thumbnail with a full sized image.  The user interface is clean in appearance, but the flow definately needs some work.

  • FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE


    FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE is now available. Release notes for all five architectures, here.

  • Apple Looks to Buy Roxio?

    The Register reports on rumors of Apple wanting to buy Roxio:

    Apple is in talks to buy Napster, Mac rumours site LoopRumors has claimed, citing “reliable sources”.

    Well, not Napster per se but Roxio, the CD burning software specialist, which itself acquired Napster’s assets for $5 million after the peer-to-peer pioneer declared itself bankrupt last summer.

  • Networked Storage Good

    The Register:

    For the first time, networked storage accounted for more than half of worldwide storage revenue in a quarter, IDC said. The networked products took 53 percent of the $4.8 billion in storage sold during the first quarter. This compares to the 42 percent of the market owned by direct-attached systems.

  • C# OpenPGP Implementation

    Rick earlier this afternoon pointed to SharpPrivacy, an OpenPGP implementation in C# over at code project.  It’s open source too!

  • 64-Bit Apple G5’s?

    Gizmodo (and Matt Raible before them) point to new PowerMac G5 rumors.  I’m excited at the G5 possobilities, and I also recall that the G5’s will scale much better than G4’s.

  • New Java Logo

    Russ points to the new Java logo.  I like it in a not-much-different kind of way.  It reminds me of the recent UPS logo change: why?

    It does look cool though.

  • Roller Feeds

    It seems that Radio’s aggregator is only grabbing the title and description of Matt and Dave‘s RSS feeds.  The ones that I’ve been subscribed to for a long time.  The ones that used to let me read everything, not just a title.  I’m not sure if this is a fluke with my Radio install, as the data is definately there in the feeds.

    Did something change in the default feeds in the latest release of Roller?  I just checked, and Matt’s feed still validates.  That’s not the problem.  It’s probably my Radio install, it’s on a funky machine that I’ve been too afraid to mess with.

  • Samba 3.x: Next Generation Samba


    The Samba Team is proud to announce the availability of the first beta release of the Samba 3.0.0 code base. While we are significantly closer to the final release, I will remind you that this is a non-production release provided for testing only.

    Here’s a roundup of information for you:

    • What’s new including:
      • Active Directory support
      • Unicode
      • authentication upgrades
      • windows ‘net’ command workalike (cool!)
      • much more

    The 3.x release is what Samba junkies everwhere have been waiting for.  Props to the Samba team!