Here are some of the stories I submitted that Slashdot thought were worth sharing. I collected them to see how my interests and worries held up over the years.
I put most of my effort into helping Techrights in 2010. I still read Slashdot but don't bother to submit news anymore. The policy of sharing email addresses was a turn off here at Slashdot. I'm keeping the following logs reasonably up to date:
- Microsoft Death Watch.
- Vista Failure Log
- Window 7 Hype log
- Windows 7 Failure Log
- Microsoft Patent Extortion Timeline
Techrights has been more enjoyable and productive. The link sections are what Slashdot once was and Roy's investigative journalism is first rate reporting.
- January 12, How M$ Beats GNU/Linux in Schools.
- January 20, The In-Progress Plot To Kill Google. Mainstream media eventually caught on as M$ became more blatant.
- February 5, Ubuntu Wipes Windows 7 In Benchmarks. [see follow ups 1 and 2]
- June 27, RMS says No to Mono
- July 14, US Postal Service Moves To GNU/Linux. This was not the most important issue I'd submitted lately but it is significant and amusing. The popular press was soon filled with stories about the Post Office being cut back and shut down.
- September 7, Another Lawsuit Claims WGA Is Spyware.
2008 - There's a brief break here, where I did not realize that journal submission was broken and then due to system gaming.
- January 1, Dvorak Looks Back At 'Another Crappy Tech Year'
- January 3, UK Moves to Outlaw 'Hacker Tools'
- January 13, Malware Distribution Through Physical Media a Growing Concern
- January 25, Motley Fool Writes Off Microsoft
- March 03, Dell Documents Reveal Microsoft's Pre-launch Vista Errors
- March 23, University of Penn. Recommends Against Vista SP1
- April 6, UK Banking Law Blames Customers For Insecure OS
- August 18, Grokking SCO's Demise - tag credited to me, officially attributed to another AC story.
- October 16, E17, Slimmed Down For Cell Phones
- October 17, Ballmer Admits Google Apps Are Biting Into MS Office
- November 8, Netbooks Take a Bite Out of Windows Profits
- November 24, Groklaw Says Microsoft Patent Portfolio Now Worthless
- December 1, The Myth of Upgrade Inevitability Is Dead (compare)
- December 26, Technocrat.net Shut Down
- March 23, White House Specifies And Mandates Secure Windows
- June 24, CA Bill Limits Skin Implantation of RFID Chips about insane industry opposition to RFID limits.
- August 8 Federal Journalist Shield Law Advances
- August 14, Increased Linux Use With SCO's Defeat Predicted
- August 18, PC Magazine Editor Slams Vista and Steps Down.
- October 11, Microsoft Flip-Flops On URI Protocol Handing Flaw
- October 12, Airlines Have to Ask Permission to Fly 72 Hours Early
- October 28, Vista Sales Rate Fell Last Quarter
- November 9, AntiPiracy Macrovision Bug is Actually Six Years Old
- December 30, PCWorld Says Firefox is Strong, Vista is Weak
- January 12, Computers Top BBC List of Stress Producers
- January 28, Standby TVs Waste Electricity, How About ACPI?
- March 15, PA Seizes Newspaper's Computers
- April 18, New Blow for Microsoft in EU Row
- June 6, Students Skip College Music Services
- July 29, Microsoft Locking Out Anti-Virus Makers?
- October 16, iPod Users Buy CDs, Shun iTunes
- December 10 The Future of Journalism Online
- December 13, NY Times Tries to Untangle Analysts and Shills
- February 25, Online Trust Failing Overall
- March 25, BBC Writer Tries PC Repair, Finds Poor Software
- April 15, People are More Accepting of Spam
- June 16, Zombie Report By ISP
- November 6, BBC Examines Open Source Business Model
- January 10, Microsoft Soft-Pedals Dialup
- June 8, Infected Windows PCs Now Source Of 80% Of Spam
- June 11, Labor Department Downplays Offshoring
- May 12, Tocqueville Blames U.S. IT Troubles On Free Software
- February 27, Baby Bells Promise Broadband Stagnation
- May 15, Doubting Electronic Voting. Yes, this one was really on target.
- July 11, NYT Reports Porn Spam Hijacking Network
- November 26, BBC says "Avoid Explorer"
- December 14, Surgeon General Says 1/5 of Americans are Nuts