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Journal Journal: subscriptions go live

Looks like schedules direct is ready to go! Saw this on their site:

Schedules Direct is happy to announce we're ready to take memberships!

We still have a temporary Privacy Policy and Web Terms of Use posted. If you're not comfortable with the current versions, please wait to sign up until they're replaced with the final version. We plan on discussing drafts of the new documents in the forum.

When the new policies take effect, you will be notified via email and will need to sign in to read and accept the updates on the Schedules Direct account status page. If you do not agree to the terms you will be able to cancel and obtain a refund.

There is a known problem with over-the-air channels in Canada. Tribune is working on it. If this is a major issue for you, you may want to wait until this is resolved before signing up. Please check the Announcements forum for updates.

Check the support channels of your application for the status and difficulty of using Schedules Direct with a non-upgraded version of your application - they may have a workaround you may use for the time being. We expect you'll be able to get about 14 days of data from Zap2IT labs through 8/31.

GNU is Not Unix

Journal Journal: Gentoo Linux 2007.0 Released!

New Gentoo Linux release, found on
The Gentoo Release Engineering project is pleased to announce the much-delayed release of Gentoo Linux 2007.0, code named "Secret Sauce". This release met with several delays due to an abnormally high number of security vulnerabilities in large packages which had to be rebuilt using the newer, secure versions of the packages. There was also a complete resnapshot done about half-way through the release period due to the release taking so long and the packages becoming stale.

You can find out more information about the release in the official press release:
To get the new release, grab it from

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