January 2001 Archives

The Open Palm Group is

The Open Palm Group is an informal association of developers interested in producing high quality free software for the Palm Computing Platform.

Singaporians like Palm Porn

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Microsoft outsources some DNS servers

Is Collective Patronage the answer

Is Collective Patronage the answer to artists and creators recieving payment for work in a digital world?

Wooo, so what happened to

Wooo, so what happened to freshmeat? A redesign. So when is slashdot getting there's?

Protozilla enables any CGI program

Protozilla enables any CGI program or Unix/MSDOS command line program to instantly become a Mozilla "plugin" with little or no modification.

Microsoft crippled by S'Kiddies or

Microsoft crippled by S'Kiddies or the MCSEs at Microsoft?

Perl Bookmark Database on CPAN

First download version for Linux/GTK

First download version for Linux/GTK available


First, many thanks to Rick Wild who wrote the Waba virtual machine, making Java possible on low-cost devices like PDAs and other portable devices.
You can now download the alpha version of a Linux/GTK port. This port is about 85% done for the GUI classes. Network is on the way.

So what do you think engel?

Badvogato for all the evil

Badvogato for all the evil ones.

Bruce Sterling's 13 things that

Bruce Sterling's 13 things that went wrong leading to the California power "crisis".

Death Cycle of Presidents Elected

Developmentally Disabled Burger King Employee

Strikers did news site on

Strikers did news site on a showstring or How unionrecord.com Came To Be. Take Linux, MySQL, PHP, some Imacs and G4 Cubes and away they went.

Bush Inaugural Special: 100 Links

It's good to be a

Naked News God bless CANADA!!!

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Naked News
God bless CANADA!!!

briQ is a PowerPC system

briQ is a PowerPC system that fits in a 5.25" drive bay
[via hack the planet]

Finally added a site search

Finally added a site search via Atomz. Unfortunately they are playing the patent game.

The key to the Atomz Publish system is its patent-pending templating system ...

The Bloggies, First Annual Weblog

The Bloggies, First Annual Weblog Awards

Greymatter - Weblog/Journal Software

Obfuscated Perl Camel Tshirt and

Obfuscated Perl Camel Tshirt and the code that generated the image.

webEditor looks promising. Wonder if

webEditor looks promising. Wonder if it will work with AxKit?

LEGO PORN!

Some myths about intellectual property

Flutterby's strip, gentlemen's, club advice

Flutterby's strip, gentlemen's, club advice

... I considered it a performance art as well as a decadent pleasure (indicative of the fall of the American empire, I'm sure). Some things I had not noticed before: Always be the first patron to tip the girl on the dance stage. They really appreciate it because it breaks the ice for the other 'gentlemen' to tip and she'll put on a much better show since she still has most of her clothes on and can actually strip for you. Also, try to pick out two girls who are likely lovers and pay them both for table dances at the same time. Following these two rules made me feel less like a sexually depraved urchin and more like a connoiseur of an art.

Look engel, a gnome-linuxconf.

Look engel, a gnome-linuxconf.

How to manage your site

Larry Wall Interview

"It's Great to be Back!":

"It's Great to be Back!": Fast Code, Game Programming, and Other Thoughts from 20 (Minus 2) Years in the Trenches

Programming is not a zero-sum game. Unless you have legal or employer restrictions, share what you've learned, and learn from others. Having to explain something forces you to know it cold. It also makes you known, and leads to interesting opportunities.

Bush: 'Our Long National Nightmare

Bush: 'Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity Is Finally Over'

"My fellow Americans," Bush said, "at long last, we have reached the end of the dark period in American history that will come to be known as the Clinton Era, eight long years characterized by unprecedented economic expansion, a sharp decrease in crime, and sustained peace overseas. The time has come to put all of that behind us."

Gotta love The Onion.

Too Stupid To Be President

engel reviews antitrust.

engel reviews antitrust.

Mac OS Getting Started, Shortcuts,

Mac OS Getting Started, Shortcuts, Basics, etc.

unstrung: tied to nothing but

unstrung: tied to nothing but the future

Now most people in the wireless industry haven't followed the open-source shtick to closely, and with good reason. They're too busy creating proprietary software that does the exact same thing as seven-hundred other companies and thinking that "Maybe if our widget is a little beter than the other 699, we really will make that 5 billion dollar 2002 revenue projection we put in our business plan!"

Standing on the toes of giants, or something like that.

NDAs and contracts that you

NDAs and contracts that you should never sign

... clause which forbids you to hire anybody who works for the company that is making you sign the NDA. Presumably, they think that while you are visiting them, you will hire away all their employees and put them out of business. Well, you know what? If your employees are so eager to leave, that's your problem, not mine. You need to keep your employees loyal by treating them well, not by creating arbitrary obstacles in their career.

So if an employere wants to make sure that their employees don't end up being the competition make the work enviroment and the work so compelling that employees don't ever want to leave.

Welfare Reform Freeloaders drive up

Welfare Reform

Freeloaders drive up the cost of the system, but I would expect much less so than the current weight of bureaucracy and case workers. Suppose that fully 20% of the U.S. Population had 2.5 free meals a day (at $2 each) and stayed in a $15 motel room. That's 50 million people times $20/day. A billion dollars/day or $365 billion/year. Congressional Budget Office figures show that our current welfare system cost about $324 billion in 1993. My open-handed system, though, delivers many more services. I'm much happier to pay taxes for the open-handed system because I can see myself as a beneficiary. If I just want to crash for the night when I'm out of town, why spring for a fancy hotel room? If I want a fast meal, why not let Uncle Sam give me back a couple of my tax dollars?

Plastic is a Slash site

Plastic is a Slash site that actually looks good and has some explaination on how to use the site. Bravo.

The Gtk-Perl Tutorial, avaliable for

The Gtk-Perl Tutorial, avaliable for download.

MySQL FS (on slashdot), sweet!

MySQL FS (on slashdot), sweet! MySQL Filesystem for a writeup.

David Brin wrote the story

David Brin wrote the story for Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future!, a recent addition to my Dreamcast game collection. Pretty cool game so far.

Free Software in the movies,

Free Software in the movies, Advogato article and discussion on Antitrust. Saw the movie last night with my co-workers. It was enjoyable seeing the flick in that setting, with lots of geeks. The funny thing is that it was the funniest movie I have seen this year but it was soposed to be a serious drama. Still Antitrust did a better job of portraying geeks and computer tech than most movies. Oh, and the "Open Source" per minute rate in the first half hour is must be incrediably high.

Martin Luther King Jr., Free

Martin Luther King Jr., Free At Last(.wav).

Martin Luther King Jr. (compassion) is going up on the wall of inspiration in the developer room along with Albert Einstein (intelligence), Bruce Lee (strength) and Homer Simpson (humor).

Luna Law: The Libertarian Vision

Luna Law: The Libertarian Vision in Robert A. Heinlein's The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

TheComputerHammer.com, a.k.a. customer/sales appreciation hammer.

Just in cast you were

Just in cast you were wondering, there is a Learning Perl, part 1 in the Linux Gazette.

A couple of recommended reading

Traffic Surveillance, using Perl and

Traffic Surveillance, using Perl and Graphviz for some cool graphics of how one's site is being navigated

Build a Floppy Firewall with

Build a Floppy Firewall with floppyfw. One could also use Gateway Guardian Personal Edition. Last but not least, Linux LAN & Firewall FAQ if you want to setup a firewall not on a floppy.

You've seen Iron Chef, now

You've seen Iron Chef, now watch Lego Chef.

How would you like to

How would you like to follow this guy from Florida to Annapolis?

Made In Canada, Science Fiction

Made In Canada, Science Fiction that is.

TASK-CENTERED USER INTERFACE DESIGN A

TASK-CENTERED USER INTERFACE DESIGN A Practical Introduction by Clayton Lewis & John Rieman

Table of Contents
Foreword
Chapter 1. Task-Centered Design
Chapter 2. Getting to Know Users and Their Tasks
Chapter 3. Creating the Initial Design
Chapter 4. Evaluating the Design Without Users
Chapter 5. Testing the Design With Users
Chapter 6. User Interface Management and Prototyping Systems
Chapter 7. The Extended Interface
Appendix L. What Can You Borrow?
Appendix M. Managing User Interface Development
Exercises

Switch.pm - A switch statement

Switch.pm - A switch statement for Perl
Thank God.

2000 A to Z of

2000 A to Z of Overrated Stuff
Please God let the Boy Bands go the way of the Dodo.

Things to Say When You're

Ghetto Scooter

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it is born, theSlum.org

it is born, theSlum.org

Make Your Own Steve Jobs

TiggerSol has a new site,

TiggerSol has a new site, static|red, in the weblog sytle,and he is using Blogger.

A federal study reveals the

cymmunism.org

Coins of the Realm, I

Coins of the Realm, I Can't Stop Thinking!

Comparison of PS2 and the

Comparison of PS2 and the Dreamcast on their graphics capabilities. There may be some bias, being on SegaWeb but it does explain why the Dreamcast games seem to look "better" than the PS2 games I have seen so far. Then again maybe it will just take a year or so more for the game developers to really use the PS2's hardware to the fullest potential.

Seen on the dry marker

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Seen on the dry marker board in the developer room:

  • Source Code for Linux - $0.00
  • Apache Webserver - $0.00
  • Mozilla Web Browser - $0.00
  • Perl - $0.00
  • POP/SMTP/FTP - $0.00
  • GIMP - $0.00
  • Starting a Revolution - Priceless

The Archive of Mastercard Priceless Ads

Help Make Blogger Go Faster!

Help Make Blogger Go Faster! Pyra is looking for donations to add a server to Blogger, what I have been using for a little over a year to do the daily updates to fozbaca.org.

Actually, this is much funnier

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Actually, this is much funnier than a crappy movie with Jim Carrey.
[via Slashdot]

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