December 1999 Archives

This is still my favorite

This is still my favorite Penny Arcade: Jesus as a gamer. Having just recently gotten into gaming AND IRC, I see the logic in it...

Penny Arcade Presents: Tycho Brahe

Penny Arcade Presents:
Tycho Brahe in:
"Flash Bios"
Maybe I'm tired but this one had me rolling on the floor.

Is iWon destined to be

Is iWon destined to be a loser?
Well in the end they have to have more money coming in than they give away. No wait they are an "internet company" so they can operate at a lose like Amazon :)

DVD Hackers Hit With Lawsuit

DVD Hackers Hit With Lawsuit
"Make the code ubiquitous and it simply won't matter any more," hackers are putting the DVD hack all over the place. The Movie industry needs to get a clue on this one. Why is there code being distributed? Well there isn't a Linux client. Solution, provide clients for all platforms and sell the DVDs cheaper than it costs to copy them.

SevenQuestions with Jason Kottke Jason

10 computing books that matter

10 computing books that matter
The only one I have read, or read some of, is Nudist on the Late Shift so far it is a inetresting read. Makes me want to move to the Valley.

Internet music downloader found not

Internet music downloader found not guilty in piracy case
I was having an argument with a co-worker last week this subject. "The judges also determined that the accused had not profited from the music files..." copyright and IP law is based on making money, traditionally the courts have only cared if an offender made money, seems like they still do.

Jeremie Miller is interviewed at

Jeremie Miller is interviewed at Linux.com. He "is the lead developer of Jabber, a project to create an open instant messaging and presence architecture."

JenniJournal entry for Christmas is

JenniJournal entry for Christmas is thoughtful. Oh, that is the Jenni of JenniCam.

Dave's About Weblogs.

Dave's About Weblogs.

Science News of the Year

Mozilla releases preview of Web

Mozilla releases preview of Web browser
Well I have been using M12 on and off since it's release and like it. I waiting for developers, like myself, to start using XUL (eXtensiable Userinterface Language) to customize Mozilla for their sites.

ESR on Quake 1 Open

Hey Kids! It's the Y2Katastrophe

Hey Kids! It's the Y2Katastrophe Chooser!
A good bit of Y2K humor, enjoy.

Time magazine names Einstein person

Time magazine names Einstein person of the century
Ok Time this choice I can dig, good choice.

Just saw the iBook comment

Just saw the iBook comment below. Apple needs to suck it up and make a good product. People aren't going to buy Apple if, by default, they get a system that doesn't run well: and when the OS and Netscape take up 40+ megs of memory, 32 megs just does not cut it. The default should be awesome, period, else why not get a windows machine <shiver>?
BTW: An arstechnica.com review of Mac OSX dp2.

Ars Technica reviews Microsoft's IntelliEye

Ars Technica reviews Microsoft's IntelliEye Mice
I hate to say it but it looks like Microsoft will be getting some money from me. The second best feature of the mouse, besides no more mouse cleaning, "they both come with a USB to PS/2 converter, so those of us without proper USB can still enjoy the mouse (read NT and Linux)".

The Programmer's File Format Collection

coding standards: good idea or

The Evolution of Linux A

The Evolution of Linux A Documentary.
The film maker has GPL'd the film. Currently there are interviews with Richard Stallman, of GNU and Free Software Foundation, and Rob "CmdrTaco" Malder of slashdot.
Linux PR has a Press Release.

Beard research This guy shaved

Beard research
This guy shaved of 1/2 of his beard to see if it was really warmer with a bears. He has the 1/2 pic and a 6 weeks after. From my own experience facial hair is much warmer for the winter, who ever remembers to bring a scarf?
[via ScriptingNews]

What is Linux Missing? and

What is Linux Missing? and a slashdot discussion.

"With all of the hype in the media about Linux, you would think that by now it would be on every computer in the world. However, we all know, it's not. While the Linux community is growing rapidly, there are still a number of drawbacks that Windows (and other OS) users experience in the transition process. "

On the Net, Curiosity Has

On the Net, Curiosity Has a Price: Registration

"I wish people wouldn't require log-ins for sites that don't really need it,"

Incidentally, I'm planning on adding personalization, to customize the look for the user, to fozbaca.org but it will not be required.

I Want to Work for

I Want to Work for Maxim, Dammit!
Great approach to trying for a job.

Epinions on EditThisPage.com "EditThisPage is

Epinions on EditThisPage.com

"EditThisPage is revolutionary because it puts the power of content management into the hands of the masses, not just those working at high-powered commercial sites."

Visit EditThisPage to signup for your own site. Hurry up if you get in before the first of the year the site will not expire in 60 days.

Salon Technology | Naked eye

Salon Technology | Naked eye
A prudish hacker caught me surfing porn and turned the image on my monitor, and my world, upside-down.

Richard Stallman's point of

The Anatomy of a Design

The Anatomy of a Design Document, Part 1 & The Anatomy of a Design Document, Part 2: Documentation Guidelines for the Functional and Technical Specifications

Software Engineering is not Computer

Privacy: The Race Is On

Privacy: The Race Is On

"Personalization technologies differ in kind from traditional marketing approaches, and often follow entirely different principles. They can also be used to accomplish far more than the marketing agenda called for in the past � ultimately, connecting customers in such a way that they benefit from each other's accumulated experience, knowledge, interests, inclinations and tastes. When this approach is taken, privacy rarely becomes an issue. "

Keeping Yahoo Simple--and Fast "What

Keeping Yahoo Simple--and Fast

"What people care about is how fast their pages turn," says Nazem. "It doesn't make sense to make pages complex and use a lot of graphics. If you make a site look really fancy, it looks great the first time. The second time it's amusing. And the third time it's just plain annoying."

Exactly, KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid :)

Apple Talk "The iBook lacks

Apple Talk
"The iBook lacks a few key consumer features that I think need to be in it. It lacks a DVD-ROM drive, FireWire, and ships with a paltry 32MB RAM." I want an iBook but will hold of on the purchase it has the "necessities". Engel, your right, 64MB RAM should be the minimum for any Mac.

Will Browsers Ever Not Suck?

Will Browsers Ever Not Suck?
Will the promise of XML, xHTML, and Mozilla ever come true?

Pick Your Own Net Person

Pick Your Own Net Person Of The Year

"Definitions of greatness and influence are definitely becoming more fluid. Winston Churchill once held that spot, along with Stalin, Eisenhower, Einstein, Mao, Gorbachev and various inventors, world leaders and political figures."

Excellent one by JohnKatz ranting on Time's choice of Jeff Bezos, President of Amazon, for the Man of the Year.

Battling the Free Music Movement

Battling the Free Music Movement
The recording industry needs to get a clue. Consumers, and artists, have been getting hosed for years. Given the lack of funds for many college students it is no surpise that piracy of MP3s is so high. Solution make music cheaper, support MP3 sales, forget encryption it will just be cracked.

Now I wonder what the situation would be like if most corporate networks were checked for MP3s...

The graphite shell a replacement

The graphite shell a replacement for Explorer on Windows has adds Python support. It is a pretty cool concept a shell programable with an array of scripting languages (Python, VBScript, JScript and PerlScript).

The Object-Oriented Database System Manifesto

The Object-Oriented Database System Manifesto
"This paper attempts to define an object-oriented database system. It describes the main features and characteristics that a system must have to qualify as an object-oriented database system."

How 'Doing It' Is Done

How 'Doing It' Is Done
"Scientists at the University Hospital Groningen in the Netherlands took the first-ever magnetic resonance images (MRIs) of study subjects engaged in sexual intercourse. Doctors studied eight couples copulating and three women masturbating to better understand how the male and female anatomies interact.."

How 'Doing It' Is Done

How 'Doing It' Is Done
"Sex researchers in pursuit of the elusive G-spot are using scanning technology to expand their understanding of the female orgasm."

Mozilla M12 (Milestone 12) Releases

Mozilla M12 (Milestone 12) Releases check it out. The last nightly build I tried was working great. Mozilla is the first browser that has displayed fozbaca.org the way I wish.

A holiday gift from UserLand

A holiday gift from UserLand

"Dear EditThisPage.Com webmasters:

We're removing the 60-day limit.

We will continue to host your EditThisPage.Com site at no charge for the indefinite future.

This offer is good for any EditThisPage.Com site created in 1999.

That means that if you already have a site, or if you create one on or before 12/31/99, you've got place to host it as long as we're running EditThisPage.Com. (Subject to the terms and conditions of the usage agreement, of course.)

What does the future hold?

Let's find out!"

Thanks for the present Dave, sorry I didn't get you anything but maybe I can send you some traffic. I already have mine Fozbaca.EditThisPage.Com. Go and try it out.

My Handspring Visor Deluxe arrived

My Handspring Visor Deluxe arrived tonight. Love'n it. There is one little problem when I try to sync with my Win98 machine 98 crashes :(. Still it is soo cool to use. I feel incredibly geeky tonight.

Is free software for windows

Is free software for windows good?
freshmeat.net brings up the topic and discusses it. True free/open software for windows would be great for all of us stuck in windows world.

TerraTec Presents CD Player for

TerraTec Presents CD Player for MP3 Files, specs are listed. Visit TerraTec for more details. Oh, price is listed at $499.00, a bit pricy for my taste. It would be cheaper just one of those crappy eMachines and play CDs and MP3s.

What is Project Gutenberg? Well

What is Project Gutenberg?
Well it is ASCII versions of books, primarily, whose copyrights have expired. The HTML Writers Guild is teaming up with Project Gutenberg to design XML DTDs for all the Gutenburg works.

SexyMouse "Intresting" mice and mouse

SexyMouse
"Intresting" mice and mouse pads, for adults only.

Making news understandable to computers

Making news understandable to computers
Computers and devices are largely unaware of events taking place in the world. This could be changed if news were made available in a computer-understandable form. In this paper we present XML documents called NewsForms that represent the key points of 17 types of news events. We discuss the benefits of computer-understandable news and present the NewsExtract program for converting text news stories into NewsForms.

Ralph Nader Bazaar Keynote Suggests

Ralph Nader Bazaar Keynote Suggests New Industry Path

"The 'maintenance fee' needs to go. No more breaking backwards compatibility to sell more boxes. If you've based your company's sales on this concept, you need to re-think it as soon as possible. Choose an Open Source business plan, or release 'fixes' for no cost."

World Domination by Eric S.

World Domination by Eric S. Raymond

"The future of ``no domination anywhere'' will be a better world; not a perfect one, but perhaps the best that we, working as designers and programmers, can hope to create. So if you aren't yet part of our barbarian horde, join us! There's a lot of working and playing to be done in order to get from here to there. It won't be hard to find us; we'll be the mob yelling ``World domination now!''--and smiling."

Eric Raymond In The Cab

Eric Raymond In The Cab Going to The Bazaar

"Eric: I think that the most important thing is not Linux in itself dominating the world, but Open Source infrastructure dominating the world. Solving the software quality problem. It's because Linux right now is our most plausible means to that end that I back it."

Good one Eric. There other OpenSource operating systems. Daemon News covers BSD News for starters.

Slashdot has a book review

Slashdot has a book review Extreme Programming Explained, there is also a companion site XProgramming.com and if you would like to get the book FatBrain is selling it. I have not read it yet but everything I have heard is compelling.

The latest This Week on

The latest This Week on p5p (Perl5Porters)

Eric S. Raymond Announces New

Eric S. Raymond Announces New Book in Progress The Art Of Unix Programming . The Contents page, (Note: Many of the chapter links don't go anywhere yet!), Preface (Who should read this book. How to use it. Acknowledgments.) , and Chapter 1 (Philosophy Matters)

Metcalfe's Law in Reverse (Alertbox

Metcalfe's Law in Reverse (Alertbox July 1999)
"Current attempts to split the Web into many isolated mini-networks undermine the long-term potential of the Internet which depends on universal interconnection:"
If ya wanna be on the internet and break down the competition's doors they will get to do it right back.

The Star Wars Fan Fiction

The Star Wars Fan Fiction Library Site.
I just love FanFiction. Don't know why the quality is so hit and miss.

Scripting News has a comment

Scripting News has a comment on Richard Stalman's request to boycott Amazon.com.

"I agree. I can live without 1-Click ordering. I can't support what Amazon is doing. Please join me in telling Amazon and other predatory patent holders that it's a bad idea to use patents as a competitive weapon."

Change Agent - Issue 31

Change Agent - Issue 31 In My Humble Opinion: "In the face of change, the competent are helpless."

Fight Incompetence

StartupNetwork.com - The leading online

StartupNetwork.com - The leading online recruitment site dedicated to high tech startups.
Looks good, has to be better than monster :)

Positive Propaganda: Behind the Web

Positive Propaganda: Behind the Web
A directory of independent websites.
Hey nominate http://www.fozbaca.org/ :)

Ask Slashdot Unified Instant Messaging

Ask Slashdot Unified Instant Messaging Clients?
2 notable mentions in the comments Jabber, an OpenSource project still in development but getting close to a beta, and Everybody, which I have not tried yet but it supports AIM, ICQ and Yahoo! (Linux only).

Developers Source Links to developer

Developers Source
Links to developer resources. Lots and lots of information to digest.

Dan rants: XML for Calendars

Dan rants: XML for Calendars
Presents a proposal for XML encoding of calendars of events.

Workers of the Web, evolt!

Weblog Madness Bunches and bunches

Weblog Madness
Bunches and bunches of weblog related resources.

CLUG - Cincinnati Linux Users

CLUG - Cincinnati Linux Users Group

Special Meeting: Richard Stallman
CLUG has invited Richard Stallman to come speak in Cincinnati on January 24, 2000. Richard Stallman is the founder of the Free Software Foundation and the originator of the GNU Software Project. A large portion of the software in a GNU/Linux system comes from the FSF and GNU project.

Details are still being worked out, but the current plan is for Mr. Stallman to speak at UC in the ERC on Monday evening, 7:00, January 24th. We hope to see you there.

Rock on! I live in the Cincy area and will finally get to here RMA speak.

Sexual fantasies increase pain tolerance

Sexual fantasies increase pain tolerance

The new theory indicates that pain stimuli yield strong negative emotional responses. Operating on that premise, counterbalancing pain with a strong positive emotional response should decrease pain.

Pursed Lips has some comments on the article.
[via GeneHack]

Juicy Mango Model Call! You've

Juicy Mango Model Call!

You've heard of "the girl next door." I'm on the lookout for Silicon Valley's Geeks Next Door! If you're a smart, sophisticated, attractive women working at a high tech company in Silicon Valley -- and you've dreamed of showing off nude or in lingerie on the Internet -- let's talk!

[via GeneHack]

Creating XML Applications With Zope

Creating XML Applications With Zope
Zope is an open source application server that enables you to rapidly develop applications for the Web. Zope's unique object-oriented flavor make it an interesting choice for developing XML applications: Firstly, it allows you to treat XML content as objects. Then it allows you to write applications by creating methods for your XML objects.

RDF Tutorial added to Zvon

www.eToys-sucks.com for the story about

www.eToys-sucks.com for the story about an "s".

Ratbastard has an updated look

Ratbastard has an updated look and design. To clear up any confusion Ratbastard has made the following statement:

"One note: ratbastard.org is not a weblog. A weblog is a site that merely links to other web sites on a daily basis while providing no new content of its own.

Ratbastard is NOT a weblog. Any bastard squaddies who refer to it as such shall be spanked smartly about their nether regions."

Will have to add that to my "don't do" list :)

Iambe, Intimate and Interactive has

Iambe, Intimate and Interactive has the next installment of "The continuing saga of Jason,Code Poet and dimestore denizen, and wily woolen woman" being co-penned by iamb and engel. Scroll down to "SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENTS" for the latest chapter.

About metajohn has the

About metajohn has the Jargon File's definition of meta as well as some credits.

Category Browser for the Weblog

Category Browser for the Weblog Monitor blogs definable in the preferences. After all the discussion on the list someone is actually did something. Thanks Dave.

Referer_Log is calling it quits.

Referer_Log is calling it quits.

I'm pulling up the stakes and folding Referer_Log so I can...write a new ICQ book for Macmillan. The world needs another quirky, general-interest weblog like the open source community needs Eric $. Raymond.

Well not like the world needs yet another Macmillian book :)

The best thing about my failed experiment in weblogging was the chance to try out Blogger. It's a great tool -- free, completely Web-based and none of the ugly wax buildup you get from competitive products.

Yes Blogger is a very cool tool!

A couple of storyies on

A couple of storyies on the etoy.com etoys.com trademark/domain dispute.
E-Riots Threaten EToys.com

Meanwhile, a Web site supporting etoy has vowed "digital riots" and etoy itself predicted etoys risked being compromised during the busy Christmas shopping season.

Protest group out to 'destroy' eToys

A protest group calling for the destruction of online toy seller eToys said it already has hackers working on ways to interfere with site traffic counts and the toy seller's server operations.

Hmm so "hackers" are threatening to mess with eToys. Usually I don't condone web and internet defacement, other than they the laugh I recieve, but this seems to be a very valid form of protest." If they aren't listen sometimes you have to knock REAL HARD." eToys ya might just be forced to start listening. BTW: I will not be "hacking" eToys :)

IntelLinux a Linux and OpenSource

IntelLinux a Linux and OpenSource job site.

Be shares jump on Red

Be shares jump on Red Hat acquisition speculation might be the same as the RedHat taking over Corel but still an intresting rumor. I wonder if they would OpenSource BeOS, hope so.

The Adventures of Darby Daemon

The Adventures of Darby Daemon too funny a comic strip with a BSD nior flavow on Daemon News

There is a Book Reviews

There is a Book Reviews of Jon Udell's Practical Internet Groupware on slashdot.

It's hard not to believe that Practical Internet Groupware is a year ahead of the curve -- Udell's approach to technology and the seamless integration of various information stores is a tempting vision.
There are several sample chapters avialable on O'Reilly. There are many good ideas, like using NNTP with the web as groupware. I would love to try to use some of John's ideas but alais my current employer has yet to realise the cluetrain. Anyone looking for that always hard to find gift for their favorite fozbaca could send me a copy :)

Blogger - the automated weblog

Blogger - the automated weblog publishing tool
Has went to version 2.0 with many nice updates. The planed first use at fozbaca.org will be a seperate template for the archive which will hopefully fix some cludgey aspects.

The Most Complete and Most

The Most Complete and Most Useless Collection of Pick-Up Lines just a sample

You know, I'd really love to fuck your brains out, but it appears someone beat me to it.

That made my morning. Humor does the body good. [via linkwatcher metalog

STORM LINUX 2000 It's Here!

STORM LINUX 2000

It's Here! The download edition of Storm Linux has been released and is availble now for download. Featuring a graphical lilo/boot manager, the Storm Package Manager, a new user friendly GUI for installing, updating and removing Debian packages, we think you'll find Storm Linux 2000 the easiest, most flexible way to get the power and freedom of Debian GNU/Linux.

Rock on. "Easy to install" Debian. Now I have something to do with my Xmas vacation.

OpenBSD Shirt Back "They that

OpenBSD Shirt Back "They that can give up liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790

Hell No, WTO! by MICHAEL

Hell No, WTO! by MICHAEL WOLFF
Will we all look back on the Battle in Seattle as the first eruption of the anti-brand revolution, or was it just a nostalgic moment?

What if the nineties are actually the fifties, and here, as the decade turns, we are looking at the first sign of the sixties, the turn against prosperity and mindless commerciality (mindless e-commerciality) and anti-intellectuality and the endless stupefying banality and conformity of fast food and malls and dot-coms (and just when you were thinking prosperity was fun)?

On the other hand, speaking of globalism, my favorite restaurant in the world is a chain restaurant -- a highway restaurant called the Autogrill, which spans the coming and going lanes of Italy's Autostrade. It's an imitation of U.S. highway fast-food franchisees. Except that the food in these places in Italy is the most delicious (for the most reasonable price) I've ever had. Big pots of risotto. Mountains of mozzarella. Come-hither figs...

It is a scarry thought that the 90's are being compared to the 50's. Might explain why so many of my Highschool friends are trying to live a "traditional" Leave It to Beaver family when they start their own. [via Robot Wisdom]

the "fuck work" manifesto on

the "fuck work" manifesto on Unamerican Activities
"The "work" referred to in our assault is the mindless tedium and lack of empowerment that most jobs at most companies entail." Right on, now who hasn't been there.

Python Builder Mission: To provide

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Python Builder Mission: To provide a direct replacement for Visual Basic on the Linux platform using Python and the wxPython libraries.
Rock on!

Richard Stallman: The Coder a

Linux-based gamers can now play

Linux-based gamers can now play Quake III Arena with Matrox G400 graphics cards Linux community and John Carmack develop OpenGL driver

GNOME, Its State and Future

GNOME, Its State and Future
The GNOME team brings us up-to-date on the progress of the popular desktop environment.

id Software's Carmack calls for

id Software's Carmack calls for OpenGL watchdog
Right on John, OpenGL everywhere with the whole stardard supported.

The best app servers you've

The best app servers you've never heard of hmmm, heard of them all :) It is a shame that OpenSource projets don't have an advertising budget to get the word out. It would make it easier to convince management.

the penis tax & Top

the penis tax & Top 12 things likely to be overheard if you had a Klingon Programmer are great laughs, especially when NT is being such a &%$*!

Make web page updates amazingly

Make web page updates amazingly easy another Epinions.com on Blogger which I use :)

Pick the presidential canidate based

Pick the presidential canidate based on there position on the issues.
My top 3 matches:

  • 77 Albert Gore Jr.
  • 75 David McReynolds
  • 70 Bill Bradley

Steve Jobs: Exec of the

McCain, Bradley to Team Up

McCain, Bradley to Team Up on Nightline Candidates to Bridge Party Lines for Campaign Reform Thursday, Dec. 16 at 11:35 p.m. EST
Yes! I have been talking with consertive friends about Bradley and McCain. Wouldn't it be great if they both get their parties nomination, that would be an intresting race for the presidency.

Hypersearching the Web With the

Hypersearching the Web

With the volume of on-line information in cyberspace growing at a breakneck pace, more effective search tools are desperately needed. A new technique analyzes how Web pages are linked together

on Scientific American

Linux Versus NT on webmonkey.

Running away with the plot

In the Trenches with a

In the Trenches with a Weblog Pioneer Brigitte F. Eaton of eatonweb gets interviewed.

West End Games makers of

West End Games makers of the Star Wars RPG have a website. Many years ago I tried to convince them to have me create their site, pro bono, they turned me down. Still would make the site, thiers sucks!

Anthem Screenshot a XUL interface

Anthem Screenshot a XUL interface for EditThisPage. Now I'm waiting for the Zope, which I'm trying to get working on my ISP.

Some timely guidelines for Web

Some timely guidelines for Web design " I'd been asked to offer some opinions on what makes sites good and not so good. Having an e-retailer tell a customer ``No,'' and for no good reason, seemed like an excellent example of a bad practice."
Excellent, I have left way to many "eCommerce" sites due to their pain in the ass validation. So how many of you have used 111-111-1111 for your home phone? Why is my phone number necissary email is now a website should contact me.

Y2K: Tom Christiansen replies on

Y2K: Tom Christiansen replies on eJournal Dan Gillmore's News & Views

Are you a PC bigot?

Are you a PC bigot? "Look through the technical documentation of Linux (and *BSD) and you'll see it running on a vast array of different platforms. ARM, x86, MIPS, PPC, M68K, SPARC/UltraSPARC, Alpha and others I can't even remember. But look on a standard Linux site, or download an rpm and what format is it designed for...yes, i386."

The Linux "Help" System "Once

The Linux "Help" System "Once you have Linux installed and running, the most important piece of information you need is how to get help."

LinuxInvestments.com "The Linux \ Open

LinuxInvestments.com "The Linux \ Open Source Investment Portal"

ONElist : Computers : Web

ONElist : Computers : Web Sites : syndication RSS list coered.

Cam is looking for feedback

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Cam is looking for feedback on his newdynamically-rendering template for CamWorld. I like the smaller header and calendar. My only question is what system are you doing to run Cam?

What is NewML? NewsML is

What is NewML?
NewsML is an XML encoding for news which is intended to be used for the creation, transfer and delivery of news.

NewsML is media independent, and allows equally for the representation of the evening TV news and a simple textual story. Specifically, NewsML provides the following features:

This one looks intresting, a media independent news format in XML.

Agency.com Inadvertently Releases Compensation List

An employee at the firm inadvertently sent an undetermined but large percentage of the company's New York staff an Excel spreadsheet containing complete employee compensation, and in some cases, compensation history.

Simple solution, just make all compensation public especially for a public traded company. Full disclosure in an open enviroment will stop problems like this from ever becoming a problem.
[via CamWorld]

Kevin B. Hendricks response to

Kevin B. Hendricks response to Sun/Infpire's treatment of the Java-Linux Porting effort (Blackdown). He is leaving due to the "bad" treatment. Some companies just don't get the whole Free/Open Source situation. Slashdot has a discussion.

suck.com Great Slashdot parody.

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suck.com
Great Slashdot parody.

Excerpts from The Cluetrain Manifesto:

Excerpts from The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as Usual

Recyclin' Tear Gas Canisters is

Zope Mozilla Initiative

Are you a PC bigot?

Be to bundle Opera Web

IntelLinux

GNUpc.com

Linux Madness 1.0

Glide Opens Wide

Corel Linux Deluxe won't cross

gmap v1.1.0

Linux Employment Opportunities

Wanna learn linux? : NHF's

Linux Today: Bruce Perens Venture

Linux PR: Bynari International Announces

Linux Today: Redmond Wants a

Linux Today: Eric S. Raymond

[fm] how to write a

21-inch iMac revealed "Would you

21-inch iMac revealed

"Would you trade your iMac's sexy skin for a 21-inch display size? Don Hardy did, and he's got pictures to prove it. These are fresh off the wire, and it's so cool, we've asked Don for more details. Meanwhile, don't try this at home! "

Word On the Web a

Word On the Web a list of content management systems. So why isn't Zope listed? Seems to only have expensive closed source solutions.

The Rise of ``Worse is

The Rise of ``Worse is Better''
The theory is that a "worse" system, with say 50% of what is wanted, will succed over a "better" because of cost, earlyier release, etc, and fixing the remain 40% will lock people in. Intrestingly Unix and DOS were examples of a "worse" system succeding.

Python.Org Redesign Contest It has

Python.Org Redesign Contest
It has to be ran through Zope2 and be maintianable by Python "champions". Deadline is Monday, February 21, 2000. It is about time that python.org was Zope-ifed. Hope that all the designs are made avialable for use, even the unselect variety.

gasmasks.com "gasmasks.com to file lawsuit

gasmasks.com

"gasmasks.com to file lawsuit against city of Seattle for outlawing the sale and possession of gas masks. President Mark Miclette states, 'With the FBI warning US citizens about the possibility of biological and chemical terrorism, how dare Seattle not allow it's citizens to protect themselves! No one has the right to do this. Doesn't the US Constitution mean anything any longer?'"

Seattle and the state of

Seattle and the state of the occupation
Another Seattle WTO story from a resident.

Favorite Scripting Language Poll Questionaire on Linux.com
My pick was Perl but the results are intresting, PHP has 50%, Perl had 20-25% and Python had 7% (results when checked). I liked seeing Python as high as it was but PHP being over 50% was a shocker. Might have to explore PHP and see why it is soo cool.

NewRules very impressive Manilla site.

NewRules very impressive Manilla site. Not sure what gets me, it is just so striking.

History-of-Hypertext Timeline

Waiting for Browsers that Parse

Waiting for Browsers that Parse using the web like newsgroups. Very compelling, a user derived "push" downloading webcontent than parsing and reformating to the user's preferences.

The First-Cut Manifesto proposing an

The First-Cut Manifesto proposing an alternative to XMLing all the text on the internet. Intresting idea that would like to see in a spec.

Graphite "Graphite is a script-driven

Graphite

"Graphite is a script-driven shell, written by mian, of Skinz.Org, eFX and LiteStep fame. That's kind of what other shells do.. but what Graphite does that's different, is that it uses standardized scripting langs. You can choose between JScript, or PerlScript. Yes, that's right, you can customize your Windows desktop environment with Perl. It's nifty. Go get it right now, find bugs, make themes, be neat."

[via GeekNews]

If the world's population was

If the world's population was 100 and the current ratios were maintained

  • 1 (yes, only 1) would have a college education
  • 1 would own a computer

[via linkwatcher metalog]

Boy Culture Meets Workplace Hmmm,

Boy Culture Meets Workplace
Hmmm, now I'm a big fan of "desk toys" just to show some personality. The wired thing where I work is the females organize, and push, the game stuff, female is the coach for the softball team and another female aranges all the basketball contests as fund raisers. Maybe it is an organizing thing but the women seem into the sporting events, more so than I.

Books About Python for those

Books About Python for those Python books that are so hard to find. Let's hope the library will be increasing.

Linux Magazine's Who's Who in

Linux Magazine's Who's Who in Linux

Writing for the Web "A

Writing for the Web "A research project about how users read on the Web and how authors should write their Web pages."

Wesley Felter's Manila Experiments

Wesley Felter's Manila Experiments has the Bookmarks where he finds lots of the links for Hack the Planet.

More WTO Seattle Pictures WTO

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More WTO Seattle Pictures
WTO Seattle 1999 " Monday's march was primarily to highlight environmental causes. Despite the disruption, many Seattle residents showed support for the protests throughout the week."

LWN Review: Python Essential Reference

LWN Review: Python Essential Reference "Despite the increasingly high profile of the Python programming language, good books on the subject have been frustratingly scarce."

The Economist style guide

Pictures from Seattle: Dissent and

Pictures from Seattle: Dissent and Response
They are bloddy, violent and yet one of beautiful, check the second from the bottom. "Protester offers flowers to Riot police".
Normally I have great sympathy for Police, they have a tough job. How to protect and yet server, very difficult. From everything surfacing on the Seattle Riots it looks like the police were protecting and serving the wrong masters, money, corporations, and government. It should have been the people. [via ScriptingNews]

Adding value to your links

Frequently Asked Questions for evolt.org

Frequently Asked Questions for evolt.org - Workers of the Web, evolt!
Cool site and a great list.

The Hacker's Diet The Hacker's

The Hacker's Diet The Hacker's Diet: How to Lose Weight and Hair through Stress and Poor Nutrition

www.fozbaca.org is live!!! I now

www.fozbaca.org is live!!! I now have my own domain. I hope you enjoy the experience as mutch as me :)

OK - here we go.......,

OK - here we go......., Marc's Voice, and Scalable Content R-Ra-Ran-Rant-Rants and Raves. Manila can handle nudity. Adults only...
[via ScriptingNews]

Contextualizing the Internet, 1995: Essays

Palm Flop Handspring should be

Palm Flop
Handspring should be busy inducting members into a new palmtop cult. Instead, it's trying to avoid corporate suicide.
Hmmm... been there. Tried to order one 2 weekends ago. They were soposed to email me when they recieved my order, have yet to hear from them. It is a real shame, the Handspring looks real cool but please send me one by Xmas.

CGI - Common Gateway Interface

CGI - Common Gateway Interface on w3.org

Micro Publishing ""Micro Publishing" or

Micro Publishing ""Micro Publishing" or publishing "Books on Demand" has been, up until now, only a dream. Most of the pieces were already in place, (Desktop Publishing Software, Laser Printers, Imposition Software, etc.). The last key ingredient was an inexpensive way to bind and cover the books into professional looking "Perfect Bound" books. "

Bynari Announces Release 1-3

Communicator browser delayed another two

CGI and Perl

The Capitalist Threat "I'll just

The Capitalist Threat "I'll just briefly introduce this essay I found by George Soros. All of the talk about IP, the WTO, free software, the demands of the open source community, and a lot of other areas of concern to Technocrat readers are hit on in this essay. At least I felt that way. What do you think - could there be a more balanced answer?"
[via technocrat.net]

Editorial: NOamazon as an alternate

The Naked Truth After post-Cold

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The Naked Truth After post-Cold War military contracts shriveled up, Silicon Valley took on a saucy new partner: pornography. As far as industrial complex playmates go, the naked ladies beat the hell out of the Pentagon.

UserLand unfolds Manila included in

UserLand unfolds Manila included in Version 6.1 of the company's Frontier content-management system, allows users to manage Web sites and editors to revise pages with browser software

Dumb Laws too funny. A

Dumb Laws too funny. A great one from Lexington, KY, where I lived for 8 years, "By law, anyone who has been drinking is 'sober' until he or she 'cannot hold onto the ground.'" Hmmm don't remember breaking that law :)

Installation Tale of a Debian

Installation Tale of a Debian Newbie "This is a note from a newbie, written from the perspective of someone who's actually struggling with a Debian installation"
My favorite Linux distrobution that I have never gotten to work :)

fozbaca.EditThisPage.Com It Worked! I created my first Manila site. Let's see what it is all about!

Thank heaven for little girls

Thank heaven for little girls Underage-looking aspiring starlets are lining up fo rth echange to make $2,000 a day in the flourishing imitation child-porn industry.

A CGI Framework in Python

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A CGI Framework in Python A Unified Framework Makes Site Monitoring Easier and Development a Breeze
[via linkwatcher metalog]

Google Search: weblogs [via PTypes

Python Grimoire the Python version

Corel Linux 1.0: A Guided

The Art & Science of

The Art & Science of Dumpster Diving "Dumpster Diving is the active search for interesting stuff that others have thrown away. Not only do Dumpster Divers pick up stuff from the curbside, but as the name implies, we dive into dumpsters at apartment complexes and behind shopping centers. "

Linux Laptop-HOWTO updated on LiLAC

Linux Laptop-HOWTO updated on LiLAC - Linux with Laptop Computers

XML stumbling blocks on InfoWorld.

WOZ Home has some comments

WOZ Home has some comments on the Microsoft Monoply and a editoral the New York Times asked him to write, which has not been published yet.

And You Think Reporting Is

And You Think Reporting Is Fun reporters were stuck in a very boring Microsoft press breifing. I have been stuck in Microsoft TechNets "changed" at the last minute to really boring press releases.

The Love Calculator enter your

The Love Calculator enter your name and the (potential) signficant other to see the percent chance of success in the relationship. Found out that two of my exes would not work, 15% & 39%, guess they were not ment to be.

Mac OS in a Nutshell

Mac OS in a Nutshell new title from O'Reilly due January 2000. There is a sample Chapter 11 Color Management.

Loki Software to publish and

Loki Software to publish and distribute Quake III Arena for Linux. Check out slashdot for more info and discussion. Just made my pre-order.

Slashdot:News for Nerds. Stuff that Matters.

Where were YOU during the

The Message from Seattle "The

The Message from Seattle

"The news from the Yuppie capitol wasn't nearly as anarchic or confusing as much of the media has suggested (not surprisingly, they are already blaming the Net). In fact, it was angry, focused, and overdue. The big battle of the 21st century - corporatism vs. the individual - is now officially underway.

They are challenging Bigness and asking whether or not increasingly powerful corporations shouldn't be held to a higher standard of moral behavior; whether government shouldn't act to preserve freedom and elevate human rights rather than conspire to suppress them."
by JonKatz on slashdot

Defining the Design and Production

Intervew: Debian Project Leader Tells

Extreme Programming: A Gentle Introduction.

Extreme Programming: A Gentle Introduction.

Home of Linux Badges featuring

Home of Linux Badges featuring Tux the Penguin. or have a custome badge made for your machine.

Your Guide to Linux Distributionse

Star Wars and Dinotopia “Why

Star Wars and Dinotopia �Why did George Lucas put Dinotopia into his Star Wars movie?� on Dinotopia
[via linkwatcher metalog]

Countdown to X-Men Movie brought

Countdown to X-Men Movie brought to you by the same as Countdown to Star Wars.

Be preps BeOS-in-Windows 'Trojan Horse'

Be preps BeOS-in-Windows 'Trojan Horse' "Be is preparing a version of its BeOS that operates as an application under Windows -- described by the company's CEO, Jean-Louis Gassee as 'the ultimate Trojan Horse'."
This is the ultimate of cool. I have had BeOS4.5 for 5 months but not been able to get it to run due to partitioning troubles.

jessamyn.com's journal has commentary about

jessamyn.com's journal has commentary about her the Seattle WTO experience.

Learning to program [via zope

Add your WTO-related story here!

Add your WTO-related story here! and read the discussion on indymedia seattle and the a streaming audio feed of the Seattle Police department's Command and Tactical Talkgroups via a scanner.
[via more like this]

Axl Rose is still doing

Axl Rose is still doing music. There is a transcript of A Conversation With Kurt Loder on Axl Web Site. Check out Guns N' Roses website for information aout the new Live Era '87-'93 and the End of Days song "Oh My God". The Open Directory Guns N' Roses listing.

AppleSurf Great news for Mac

AppleSurf Great news for Mac users

weblogger.com Manila Web Site Hosting

weblogger.com Manila Web Site Hosting & Management

FragDifferent - Gaming News for

FragDifferent - Gaming News for MacAddicts
Now I just need to the a G4!

Late Sleepers of the World,

Late Sleepers of the World, Arise! (At a reasonable hour... say, 10) and the Late Sleeper's Bill of Rights I never understoon the point of getting up early to just spend the day tired.
[via eatonweb 'blog]

Sneak preview of SOAP 1.0

Sneak preview of SOAP 1.0 Spec (Simple Object Access Protocol)
[via www.scripting.com]

The Loneliness of the Long

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Coder from Jeffrey Zeldman
The more technology creates ways to become an island the more people want communities and personableness(if that is a work). Finding a voice in text/media that is as personal as speach too damm hard!

WTO be or not WTO

WTO be or not WTO be? on BunkoSquad.com. There is some good stuff in Don't Get Me Started, the archive.
Thanks for the link sooz.

This is really scarry. Enter

This is really scarry. Enter your zip code and see what they know about you.
[via lemonyellow.com]

The Mars Petition for a

The Mars Petition for a manned mission to Mars. I'm waiting til the time that a computer geek like me can travel in space.

Cyberterrorism Article in Jane's is

Cyberterrorism Article in Jane's is Available with a slashdot discussion.

The stroy behind the article. Janes asked slashdot readers to comment on the original article. It was so lacking and the Jane's editor was impressed with slashdot comments that he re-wrote the new version using slashdot comments.

Setting up a Web Development

Nude footballers kick up a

Nude footballers kick up a fuss
The Australian National Womens Footbal(Soccer) Team, The Matildas has produced a calendar of the players in the nude to raise publicity for the team. Now how does someone in the States get one :)

The Onion's A.V. Club has

The Onion's A.V. Club has a review of The Iron Giant (look twords the bottom of the page). Excellent, excellent movie :)

Sins of Perl Revisited by

Sins of Perl Revisited by Mark-Jason Dominus revisits Seven Deadly Sins of Perl by Tom Christiansen.
[via Perl News]

GameSpot' s Games That Will

A list of web browsers

A list of web browsers avialble for Linux, many screenshots.

Day Without Weblogs for World

Day Without Weblogs for World AIDS Day December 1, 1999.

I am still updateing my weblog today but will take some time out to remember those with AIDS/HIV, the ones who have died, their friends and family. For all those treating and researching treatments and cures please keep up the work.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention Frequently Asked Questions on HIV/AIDS
[via onfocus]

CNN has information and coverage on AIDS.

Debian Weekly News for is

Debian Weekly News for is out. Most intresting are the links to the problems with Corel Linux's debian based distrubution which has an EULA which prohibits minors from downloading, even if they are Debian developers. The situation can be easily remedied if Corel would just follow the GPL that most of the Debian code is Liscenses under.

Linux Gazette Issue 48 is

UserLand Releases Manila and Frontier

UserLand Releases Manila and Frontier 6.1, "Turning Any Web Browser Into A Powerful Web Content Workstation." Press release on Yahoo. Check out for Manilla for more info and ther is a DaveNet piece about Manilla.

SML development splits off into

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