Day: December 5, 2003

  • Dot Com Pizza

    I ordered pizza for lunch today over the internet.

    That sounds like such a dot-com era thing, but it’s not.  It actually got here quicker than if I had phoned it in, and I did not have to deal with the standard “Thank you for calling Papa Johns, please hold” greeting.


  • GPRS with OSX and Thoughts on T-Zones

    Ask Bjorn Hansen writes up his experiences with T-Mobile GPRS and OSX.  T-Mobile’s naming scheme seems a bit weird.  They tend to apply “T-Zones” to many different things in many different contexts.  In my part of the US, they don’t even offer any non-T-Zones plans.  I pay $10 a month for unlimited T-Zones which includes all of the GPRS that I can use, a couple hundred extra SMS messages, and access to the T-Zones portal.

    I wish that T-Mobile would get off their butts and remove the references to Voicestream that I keep running in to.  My t-zones homepage was set to when I signed up with T-Mobile, though honestly I’m more likely to start out at the wap page.  It has cute little icons whereas the US wap site is just an ugly list of stuff.  Of course what T-Mobile really needs to do is start migrating to an XHTML-MP site as the number of devices that are XHTML-MP-aware are rising quickly.

  • Fedora Keeps Up With Security Updates

    One of the biggest things that scared me about the Fedora Project was the fact that there really was not a company behind it to be “responsible” for it (Of course Red Hat is behind it, but it is not a commercial product).  I was worried that security updates would take longer than I would be comefortable with.

    The recent rsync vulnerability tested that, and Fedora passes with flying colors.  Here are two stories that showed up in my news aggregator back to back this morning from Linux Today: Red Hat Linux Advisory: rsync and Fedora Linux Advisory: rsync

    There you have it folks.  The Red Hat and Fedora security advisories and fixes were released at some point yesterday.  I’m not going to bother tracking down which one was released first, because it does not really matter.  It is true that Red Hat and Fedora were not the first distros to release fixes, but they both released a fix within 24 hours of the vulnerability becoming public.  Grab your Fedora rpms or check the post for Red Hat RPMs.  Keep those boxes patched.  Of course up2date should work quite well also.

    I don’t see Red Hat Enterprise Linux RPMs listed in the Linux Today article, but you can grab them from Red Hat’s Errata page.

  • New OPL Runtime for Series 60

    Ewan posts about a new version of the OPL runtime for Series 60 devices.  The OPL Dev Primer on the OPL Wiki is making it much clearer what has to be done to start developing OPL on the PC platform.  Expect many cool new things on the wiki in the near future.