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Journal Journal: Mozilla 2

mmmmm. My software was a bit out of date.


GNU is Not Unix

Journal Journal: Gnutella 6

I haven't used a p2p net in quite some time, and I needed to get a song this morning. So I installed gtk-gnutella on my debian box, and am now happily running it over X forwarding to my mac. I have pretty fast DSL, and a lot of music, so I opened a port on my firewall and configured gtk-gnutella to be an "ultra peer", whatever that means. My intent is to share some files while I'm downloading. For some reason, try as I might, I can't seem to do that. I've downloaded about a hundred files now,

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Journal Journal: Speakeasy's NetShare is a Scam 9, the ISP recently referred to as the "world's greatest ISP" on the front of slashdot, is trying to scam people. The new NetShare plan sounds pretty good, from the available information on their public site. Speakeasy has long encouraged people to run free wireless APs, and it shouldn't be surprising that some people are using wireless technology to share DSL costs with their


Journal Journal: Why is Apple Music removing tracks? 2

I saw a billboard for in Emeryville yesterday. (Didn't they agree not to ever do that, back when Apple Records sued them?)


Journal Journal: Mike Hawash Charged

Mike Hawash has finally been charged, with "conspiracy to levy war against the United States, conspiracy to provide material support to al Qaeda and conspiracy to contribute services to al Qaeda and the Taliban". Reuters has an initial story here, and another one

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Journal Journal: Coalition Oil Action

Entertaining Operation Iraqi Liberation anagrams:

  • Coalition: Oil Action
  • Coalition Forces: Antics of Oil CEO
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom: Iraq, Ore, Neo Media Profit
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Journal Journal: 2

Slashdot almost lets you edit other people's journals! (It doesn't let you save them, but I don't think you should even be able to get far enough to try)

(note: users who aren't logged in won't get it when they click that link)


Journal Journal: Safari v73 4

Safari v73, or "beta 2", is working quite well. The cmd-W bug that plagued me in v62 (it usually closes tabs, but sometimes closed the whole window) is fixed. Tabs look a bit better. The rendering engine has all the new fixes Hyatt has been talking about. Tabs can extend off the edge when you get too many. It could just be my imagination, but I think it's faster, too.


Journal Journal: Microsoft WMA support officially coming to Linux 6

According to an article at, Microsoft has asked a company called InterVideo to port WMA support to Linux. "We believe most of the major consumer electronics companies are looking at the Linux platform as a stable, low-cost solution for multimedia functionality," said Steve Ro, InterVideo's CEO. They aren't porting Windows Media Player, however, j

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Journal Journal: RMS, Microsoft, DRM 10

RMS would give companies tight control over the permissions that apply to their business documents, said Mike Nash, corporate vice president of Microsoft's Security Business Unit.
Using RMS, a business could restrict access by user, limit or time-out user access, or prevent the copying and pasting of specific bits of information. Businesses also could prevent important e-mails from being forwarded to nonapproved recipients, such as reporters or competitors.

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Journal Journal: This is War

Try to keep in mind, when you hear warmongers endorse war as a viable option for solving a problem, that this is what they're talking about.

4/9 Update: I meant to enable comments on this when I posted it. They're enabled now. Since this link was really posted for certain warmongers on my friends list here at slashdot, i really did want to hear what you all had to say about it.

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Journal Journal: grsec April Fools 1

Wow. No slashdot april fools stories on March 31st this year, imagine that. The guys at grsecurity are on the ball though, announcing that they've been shutdown by AOLTW for patent reasons, and advising all mirrors to remove grsec from distribution. A friend of mine just called me up and was really upset about this; I didn't realize the date until I got off the phone. I'm not sure if he was passing the joke on to me, or if he was fooled himself...

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