Monthly Archives: October 2006
the upgrade to edgy eft
I upgraded my laptop to Edgy Eft, which has many cool new features. Nothing too serious broke for me, except maybe for this one: opening Gmail crashes Firefox 2, consistently. Apparently this is a consequence of this bug which is … Continue reading
the Google trademark
Google’s trademark lawyers are obviously getting nervous: they want people to only use (variations of) the word ‘Google’ in relation to Google Inc or the services it provides. I think this is probably a loosing battle – people ‘xerox’ things … Continue reading
why I don’t use microsoft
Signal vs. Noise provides a neat example in a blog post titled Web developers – Microsoft has no idea what is going on.
DRM video contest winners
Freeculture.org has announced the winners of the DRM video contest. These videos are really fantastic – the only thing that’s a shame is that the proprietary Flash plugin is necessary to view (most of) them. The GNASH project is not … Continue reading
People are always talking about ‘the year of GNU/Linux on the desktop’. And they’re always wondering which year that will be. In the future. I think that future is here already. I purchased a scanner, and it arrived today – … Continue reading
Google is installing 1.6 megawatts of solar panels at their Mountain View campus. Awesome.
Amazon’s S3 and EC2 services
Amazon Web Services is offering two relatively new services: ubiquitous storage via S3 and ‘elastic’ computing via EC2. The Cardbox folks have an in-depth analysis of S3 online, and Smugmug uses an S3 backend.This is very interesting. If it wasn’t … Continue reading
LinuxBIOS symposium 2006
The LinuxBIOS symposium 2006 in Hamburg was pretty amazing. Very, very interesting – and it was great to finally meet some of the folks from the mailing list. There are photos and slides from the talks at the LinuxBIOS wiki. … Continue reading