Day: May 31, 2004

  • Link Ho!

    • CNet notes that there will be several conferences this week.
    • Newsforge points to an osViews editorial, which strives to clear up some issues between SpecOps Labs and the WINE/Crossover Office communities.
    • Reuters: Nokia Adds Cheap Camera Phone to Ailing Portfolio.
    • OSDir points to an Internet News announcement of a new version of Apache Cocoon.
    • OSNews reports that Slackware is the last major distro to drop XFree86 for XOrg over licensing issues.
    • Chris Davies expands on the question are high end phones a threat to operators?  It is common knowledge in #mobitopia that smartphone users spend more per month than non-smartphone users.  Chris’ post is definitely worth a read.
    • Vladimir notes that ATI has released a new version of their Linux drivers.  Unfortunately I don’t see drivers for my mobile ATI chipset.  *Sigh*
    • Juha is a happy Nokia 6800 user and wonders if more devices will look like it in the future.  I’d personally kill for a 6800 form factor series 60 phone.
    • RootPrompt links to a Cringley article about the wicked things that can be done with a Linksys WRT54G.
    • Speaking of the WRT54G, Rasmus has a good tutorial on installing/setting up Kismet on the WRT54G.
    • Russ rants on a Newsweek article that gets mobile phone computing wrong.  Can I have one of those pictured 6600s?  He also has some Java-related posts after his recent relaunch.
    • K5 carries a story about the recent discovery of a new prime that has over 7 million digits.
    • I shall mostly abstain from the recent purple numbers meme. #
    • El BBC reports about the recently revealed secret D-Day photos.
    • This is old news, but the Pivot roadmap is the Best. Roadmap. Evar!  More recently, Pivot 1.14 beta 2 is out.
    • I must remember to use
    • Wow, Nelson has some info on Unreal Engine 3.  It looks impressive.
  • Windows XP SP2 and Bluetooth

    PocketPC Thoughts links to a PDA Guy post about Bluetooth in Windows XP Service Pack 2.  I have the beta of SP2 running on my laptop, though I have not had a chance to check out RC1.  I didn’t notice anything different about bluetooth connectivity under the beta of SP2, but I was still running the stack that came with my Belkin F8T003.

    There are so many Windows Bluetooth stacks out there, and I was hoping that having One True Bluetooth Stack would make things easier, but if it does indeed not support networking, it is broken.  Of course BlueZ rocks my Bluetooth-enabled world under Linux.  It Just Works, and it rocks.