Day: December 6, 2003

  • Thunderbird 0.4

    Thunderbird 0.4 is out.

  • DVD Burners Break the $100 Barrier

    This Slashdot story that points to an article at HotHardware declares that DVD burners have hit the important $100 barrier.  The reviewed model is a DVD+R/DVD+RW AOpen.  You still have to spend more (at least $150 after rebates) for something that is DVD+/-everything.

    The $100 barrier is an important one.  I bought my first CD burner shortly after they hit $100.  It was an off brand 2x burner.  Yeah, the specs are pathetic a few years later, but at the time it was a big thing for me to be able to back up my data to CDs.  My first CD burner still sits in one of my servers, and I use it every few weeks to run backups.

    I’ve been telling myself that I would start looking at DVD burners as soon as they reached that $100 mark.  Well there they are, though I will probably wait until I can pick up a DVD+/-everything for around $100.  I’ve heard that LiteOn and other OEM-style burners can be an excellent deal.  It sure beats fronting $250 for a burner that will cost $150 “after rebtates”

  • Python 2.3.3c1 (Release Candidate 1) is Out!

    According to the Daily Python-URL, Python 2.3.3c1 is out.  This release features major bugsquashing, tweaks to xml.processors.expat, and a digest auth fix in urllib2.