November 2000 Archives
The Canadian Election at kuro5hin.org
For those outside Canada who haven't heard much about it, here's a summary of the current political situation from the perspective of a moderately informed Canadian citizen.
MyVideoGames.com has some way cool flash. Check out the "Fan Fiction".
This article introduces the concepts behind the GConf configuration library scheduled to ship with the next major revision of the GNOME development environment. One wouldn't guess it, with such a boring abstract, but GConf is one of those "OH DEAR LORD!!!" kinda of software. Maybe this will get you more excited:
GConf currently has a single backend that stores configuration data in XML-format text files; however, the architecture allows a Registry-like binary database backend, an LDAP backend, or even a full-blown SQL database backend.Now think about the posiability of having the same desktop settings at work and home. Now you should be excited, engle is:
Yeah, i suggested to the gnome UI list that with that we could integrate EVERYTHING into one tree view list; like a GOOD windows regisrty, that could be remote-administered.
Imagine if you could do all your:
hardware config (as per the supposed Mandrake tool)
application config (as per linux conf and flat files)
apt-getting (as per dselect)
GUI config (as per gnome control center)
system config (as per linuxconf)
ALL from one place?? And with the smae interface, AND possibly remotely via a secure connection??? AND throw it into a database?? AND have the documentation for the configuration RIGHT THERE when configuraing????
Dude, it has a LOT of potential
WinerLog.EditThisPage.Com : Happy Turkeys!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Because engel sent me the link and made me laugh.
Happy Thanksgiving to all. Looks like I am going to get to celebrate the American Thanksgiving with some fellow expatriots. This year I am most thankful for my god daughter, the person I miss the most back in Kentucky.�I seem to remember being most thankful for the same thing last year. At least I will probably get to go back home for xmas.
A from an isometric perspective, in the style of a computer game. There is also Internet Sex Photographs, Internet pornography, digitally editied to remove the figures. Disturbing...
Digital Bill of Rights sounds like a good start to moving some of that Corporate power, as shown by the new TLD process, and moving it to the individual.
ICANN: 7 Out of 44 Ain't Bad but it ain't good either. Looks like there will be 7 new TLDs:
- .name personal sites
- .pro professionals, doctor, laywer and accounting types
- .museam secialty
- .aero secialty
- .coop secialty
- .biz for competition inthe .com space
- .info for competition inthe .com space
Not too happy with their new TLDs, Top Level Domain names, they don't seem very usful of all the posiablities. Although maybe with .name I can register a domain for my family. Hopefully corporations will not be allowed to get into the .name space.
Introducing the Baen Free Library
A federal lawsuit filed here Monday says George W. Bush and Dick Cheney can't legally claim Texas' 32 electoral votes because both are inhabitants of the state -- a violation of the 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
The amendment prohibits a state's electors from voting for both a president and vice president from their state. Cheney has lived and worked in Texas for eight years but switched his voter registration to Wyoming in July to try to avoid the constitutional conflict.
Not havingthe 32 Texas electoral votes would probably send it to the House to decide the presidency.
I'm reminded of an ancient Chinese curse, "May you live in intresting times.."
is the Internet's premiere site for HOT and SHINY pics of all your favorite well-oiled robots, droids, and cyborgs of yesteryear.
Don't forget the kleanex.
More great Mayhem 2000, er a election, coverage: Clinton Declares Self President For Life. The picture of Clinton is priceless.
First post form my new Debified box at home. Debian and a 19" monitor all in one weekend, ohhh yea...
Pen-sized flash storage module plugs into USB ports, now there is one damm fine solution to replacing floppies.
Many forms of government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time. - Winston Churchill
My monitor arrived and I only had to pay the brokerage fee of about $45 Canadian.!!! Finally a 19" monitor at home, instead of arcterex's 15".
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has become the third federal appeals court to uphold a federal law expanding the definition of child pornography to include computer-generated images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct - even if the images only appear to be of a minor.
I understand that the whole "kiddie porn bad" because of the exploitation of child. But it seems as if the "Moral Majorities" are streaching things way to far.
Orvetti.com, Surrealection 2000 Continuous Coverage. The Day's Top Polotical New in 250 Words of Less.
Dr. Seuss on why computers crash
If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port,
and the bus is interrupted at a very last resort,
and the access of the memory makes your floppy disk abort,
Then the socket packet pocket has an error to report.
If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash,
And the double-clicking icon puts your window in the trash,
And your data is corrupted 'cause the index doesn't hash,
Then your situation's hopeless and your system's gonna crash!
If the label on the cable on the table at your house
says the network is connected to the button on the mouse,
but your packets want to tunnel to another protocol,
that's repeatedly rejected by the printer down the hall,
and your screen is all distorted by the side effects of gauss,
till your icons in the windows are as wavy as a souse,
then you may as well reboot and go out with a bang,
'cuz sure as I'm a poet the sucker's gonna hang!
When the copy of your floppy's getting sloppy in the disk,
And the macrocode instructions cause unnecessary risk,
Then you'll have to flash the memory and you'll want to RAM your ROM,
Quickly turn off the computer and be sure to tell your Mom!
[via email bit bucket]
In the oh-so-close Presidential race in Florida, a major issue is whether some of the votes that went to Pat Buchanan were really meant to be for Al Gore. Larger-than-expected Buchanan numbers in some areas known to have only elderly, Democratic-leaning voters, along with complaints about ballot usability by those people, brought this to national attention. I heard about it from a relative in Florida before the voting closed.
Will usiability matters decide the election.
Hotline Scoop for U.S. election results. The one thing I regret about comming up to Canada was not voting before I moved.
... provides a means to easily compile Apache with SSL, PHP, MySQL, ZendOptimizer, mod_auth_nds, mod_dynvhost, WebDAV, mod_fastcgi, mod_gzip, mod_layout, mod_throttle, mod_accessref, mod_auth_sys, mod_bandwidth, mod_auth_ldap, mod_roaming, mod_perl, OpenLDAP, and the latest gd libraries with PNG support. It is fully customizable and menu driven. Everything is compiled from source. It checks for RPMs that might cause problems and uses wget to automatically download the source if it's missing.
Now that is a mouthfull and a timesaver.
Gotta hate when you find the "perfect" module, NetxAP, and the README contains
WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!
Think twice about using this module to modify data on a server. I'm not done beating on it.
My cable modem showed up Saturday morning. I have a net connection form home and lots of bandwith. It is sweet. Now it is time to get the Dreamcast online. How to use Dreamcast to connect with Linux looks promising til a NIC comes out for the dreamcast.
Personally, I like Sgt. Hartman's explaination of the OSI reference model better
Apacompile - HOWTO compile your Apache Webserver ... (modssl modperl modphp modauthldap modauth_mysql
Take images form ebay, add titles and you would have Ebay Conceptual Art Gallery. The net is a strange strange place