November 2000 Archives

Posiable Star Wars Episode 2

Securing Debian GNU/Linux HOWTO has

Securing Debian GNU/Linux HOWTO has entered the toread list.

If Architects had to work

The Origin of the Shell

Just finished reading Winter's Heart.

Just finished reading Winter's Heart. In anticipation of my impending trip to Vancouver to see Engel and Fozbaca, I found this Wheel of Time adaptation for Fuzion. Mayhap we can work this in between sessions of Call of Cthulhu.

Earth at Night, spooky. [via

Earth at Night, spooky.
[via genehack]

Finland, where speeding ticket fines

Finland, where speeding ticket fines are based on one's speed and income making $110,000 for speeding around Helsinki posiable.
[via /usr/bin/girl]

The Canadian Election at kuro5hin.org

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.

Fallacies, "a great primer for

Fallacies, "a great primer for logic" engel

Geek Boys now if they

Geek Boys now if they were only in Vancover.
[via CamWorld]

MyVideoGames.com has some way cool

MyVideoGames.com has some way cool flash. Check out the "Fan Fiction".

AMBUSH AT KIESEN a Lego

AMBUSH AT KIESEN a Lego MechWarrior online story.
[via /usr/bin/girl]

Introduction to the GConf library

Introduction to the GConf library Abstract
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

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.

http://fuck.it/

Barbie Bondage, disturbing... [via ufies.org]

Barbie Bondage, disturbing...
[via ufies.org]

Wana buy an island? Pretty

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Wana buy an island? Pretty cool there is even onePender Island, in the B.C. area that isn't all that expensive

Dreamcast Web Design Guidelines The

Dreamcast Web Design Guidelines

The dimensions of the Planetweb browser screen are approximately 608 pixels wide by 392 pixels high. Pages wider or longer will need to be scrolled to view ...

In case you were wondering why not try fozbaca.org Dreamcast style.

Am I GEEK or NOT?

Nielsen for 2004 - At

Nielsen for 2004 - At Least We'll Know Who Won This Time, parody of the Palm Beach ballot Jacob Nielsen style. If you have been following Jacob's rants then the brilance of the parody will be aparent.

A from an isometric perspective,

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...

OpenNIC is a user owned

OpenNIC is a user owned and controlled Network Information Center offering a democratic, non-national, alternative to the traditional Top-Level Domain registries. In case you were looking for them, the traditonal TLDs are currently served by Network Solutions with policies set by ICANN.

Digital Bill of Rights sounds

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

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

Introducing the Baen Free Library Why are we doing this? Well, for two reasons.

Mac OS Open Source Software

Suit questions Bush-Cheney claim to

Suit questions Bush-Cheney claim to TX votes

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.."

Vintage Robot Porn is the

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Vintage Robot Porn

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.

The Jakob Nielsen Drinking Game

The Jakob Nielsen Drinking Game

If he actually uses a relevant study, finish bottle.

[via geekish]

More great Mayhem 2000, er

More great Mayhem 2000, er a election, coverage: Clinton Declares Self President For Life. The picture of Clinton is priceless.

Gospel of Tux unearthed, humor

Gospel of Tux unearthed, humor and a little bit of computer history.

Free speech protection for program

Free speech protection for program source code. The idea is to convert source code to normal english readable text thus making it free speach protected. There is even a Perl script that translates ANSI-C statments.

First post form my new

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

Pen-sized flash storage module plugs into USB ports, now there is one damm fine solution to replacing floppies.

Many forms of government

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

[via GuoteGeek.com]

My monitor arrived and I

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".

In defense of the Nadarites

Federal appeals panel upholds computer

Federal appeals panel upholds computer child-porn law

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.

Check it out. On Curmudgeon

Check it out. On Curmudgeon Teaches Statistics there is a Java applet that lets one compare one canidates votes per county. Palm Beach and Dade counties each give some bizzare outlier results.

Orvetti.com, Surrealection 2000 Continuous Coverage. The Day's Top Polotical New in 250 Words of Less.

Dr. Seuss on why computers

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]

Coagula - a Perl SDK

Coagula - a Perl SDK for Quake3

Ballot Usability in Florida In

Ballot Usability in Florida

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.

Lego Star Wars Trilogy, just

Lego Star Wars Trilogy, just too cool.

Bush Or Gore: 'A New

Bush Or Gore: 'A New Era Dawns' the Onion's election results.

Winter's Heart by Robert Jordan

Winter's Heart by Robert Jordan
...Number 9! Number 9!

eVote.com: Keeping Score in the

Hotline Scoop for U.S. election

Hotline Scoop for U.S. election results. The one thing I regret about comming up to Canada was not voting before I moved.

datapimp email addresses with attitude.

datapimp email addresses with attitude.

Tim Berners-Lee's Favorite Web Sites,

Tim Berners-Lee's Favorite Web Sites, yup don't know why but it makes me laugh.
[via rc3]

What can we learn from

Apache Toolbox ... provides a

Apache Toolbox

... 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

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.

Male bathroom rules [via ScriptingNews]

The Liberty Meadows is too

The Liberty Meadows is too funny.
[via genehack]

My cable modem showed up

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.

Update Fu!, need to check

Update Fu!, need to check into it further.

A historical moment, Linux Developer

A historical moment, Linux Developer Gets Laid.

O'Reilly and Associates Ate My

Using Apache with ZServer (NOT

Using Apache with ZServer (NOT Zope.cgi), for the truely evil webdeveloper wanting to subvert their "No Python on my site!" bosses.

Over the weekend I had

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of playing Centauri Ambassador to the GeekNexus. The other bloke is Cyranth as Rojer de Comde. We even made mention in Iambe's Daily Schtick

Broadband for the Dreamcast, there

Broadband for the Dreamcast, there you go engel.

XML-DBMS, just so I remember

XML-DBMS, just so I remember to check it out tomorrow.

acmemail, trying it out at

acmemail, trying it out at work. Having fun.

Personally, I like Sgt. Hartman's

Apacompile - HOWTO compile your

Apacompile - HOWTO compile your Apache Webserver ... (modssl modperl modphp modauthldap modauth_mysql

Introduction to Networking, Part 2:

Introduction to Networking, Part 2: Protocols and Applications

Simpleware vs hypeware - Why

Simpleware vs hypeware - Why PERL isn't dead yet

Evolution Of A Linux User

Those nagging open source details

Those nagging open source details

Or as one programmer joked during a morning symposium: "My philosophy is if you have an ax, every problem looks like hours of fun."

... or if you have a Swiss Army Chainsaw every problem looks like hours of fun.

Take images form ebay, add

Take images form ebay, add titles and you would have Ebay Conceptual Art Gallery. The net is a strange strange place

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