- Robots and Empire by Isaac Asimov
- Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
- Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams (Second Edition) by Tom DeMarco, Timothy Lister
- Zero History by William Gibson
- BGP by Iljitsch Van Beijnum
Category Archives: Free Software/Open Source
RMS launched the GNU project on September 27th, 1983. MIT hackers generously lent us the use of the Green building tonight. It needs some of its pixels repaired, though!
I visited the White House last week to present a poster on Arvados.org during a Champions of Change event about Open Science. There are more photos on Flickr.
Via slashdot: Microsoft’s corporate VP for trustworthy computing – Scott Charney – has published a position paper that boils down to remote attestation: let ISPs cut off internet access for computers that are not deemed free of malware. So… how … Continue reading
In order to install Rockbox on an iPod, it needs to be formatted in FAT32, not HFS+. The relevant wiki page over at the Rockbox site suggest either connecting the iPod to an iTunes install on Windows, or using one … Continue reading
Dell’s DRAC5 is based on free software. The source has been rumored to be available but hard to find – until today, when this helpful e-mail popped up on the linux-poweredge list. Here’s the link to an ISO with the … Continue reading
A quick update on some of the bugs reported in my previous post bugs, bugs, bugs: upgrading to jaunty jackalope. The two most serious problems were atrocious Intel video performance, and ongoing sound issues. Thankfully, the Intel issues have been … Continue reading
I upgraded my laptop to Jaunty Jackalope. Here’s the list of issues (and solutions) I’ve run into: 1. Tor is not packaged anymore, apparently there is no Ubuntu maintainer. Upstream provides Ubuntu packages, but they have no jaunty package yet. … Continue reading
I have a legacy php application that had to be integrated into a Drupal site, so I wrapped it in a simple drupal module. The code needs to run for anonymous users. The wrapping worked fine, but the Drupal cache … Continue reading
We’ve been getting telephone spam from Affiliated Mortgage Protection Affiliated Mortgage Protection 292 Terminal Ave W, Clark, NJ- 7066. (732)-499-0700 We answered five of their calls the past three weeks, and each time asked them to stop calling. Apparently, they … Continue reading
So I have a poweredge 2800 with some hardware issues (voltage sensors on the riser card seeing things they should not…). The Dell support folks wanted me to run a DSET report with this tool http://support.euro.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=uk&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R155882&formatcnt=2&libid=0&fileid=208066 Man – what a … Continue reading