Mobiletracker reports that Verizon is excited about their new international text messaging. AT&T joined the transatlantic SMS party a few months ago, so it looks like this officially puts Verizon at the end of the line of carriers that “get it.” My advice to any carrier that does not support international SMS: quietly add the capability and pretend that you’ve been doing it for years.
Day: June 15, 2004
I have to dump links from the tabs in Firefox, because Firefox 0.9 (One Tree Hill) is out!
- A new release of Feather Linux (a compact Knoppix remaster) is out.
- Via OSNews, FreeBSD is in stealth growth mode.
- Joi has a new 7610 and spoke at some press conference yesterday.
- Scott Hanselman on the brilliance of Apple’s new AirPort Express.
- I’m putting XP SP2 RC2 on the laptop this morning (thanks Scoble)
- Rootprompt links to a story about TKCluster that I’ll have to look at later. I’m a die hard OpenMosix guy on the clustering side.
- Infoworld reports on the troubled relationship between Vodafone and Verizon.
- Tom Hume points to a Symbian Bluetooth Virus.
The update went well. The new default theme is a little more sparse than the old one, but I think it’s growing on me. I also like the rotating dots above each tab when they reload. The rotating dots definitely give a consistent experience going between Thunderbird and Firebird. Everything seems pretty zippy.
On to the post-update links:
- Confluence 1.1 has been released.
- pywi-fi “is a Python library that provides access to information about a W-Lan card’s capabilities, like the wireless extensions written in C.”
- Chris Heilman has fifteen pictures about fifteen pictures. I’ve never seen so much glass labware used in the development processes.
- Coverage of the new Nokia phones has reached the mainstream. It’s dumbed down blurbs from here on out.
- EPOC/Cabir.A is definitely a “proof of concept” virus for Symbian phones with Bluetooth as the transport mechanism. It is hardly a “threat” if you have to say yes to the installation. It could be a harbinger of things to come though. More coverage at The Guardian and others.
- The installation of XP SP2 RC2 seems to have gone smoothly. I don’t notice anything different, but I’ve been running a beta of SP2 for a month or so. I will have to say that wireless networking rocks in SP2.
Even more links from just before bed:
- Infoworld: HP adds Lustre to cluster offerings. Lustre.org has more information about the cluster file system.
- OSNews: PearPC 0.2.0 released. Networking works in Windows now!
- PyPI notes a beta release of Zope 3.
- BoingBoing brings news of a 5.2 quake in San Diego. No major damage is reported.
- Richard Elling talks about NFS clusters such as Sun Cluster.
- The O’Reilly Mac Dev Center introduces linking geolocation with photos using GPS and EXIF.
- Miguel shows a teaser screenshot of Cocoa# on OSX.
- Wi-Fi Networking News announces the Community Wireless Summit to be held in Illinois August 20-22.
- Mono Beta 3 is out the door.
- Aparently MS Smartphones can read RSS too.