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July 5, 2006 – 2:50 pm
The Washington Post observes the trend of Internet shaming, in which people embarrass companies and individuals online for their bad behavior.
June 27, 2006 – 9:25 pm
Some time this morning my wife’s laptop hard drive bit the dust. It crashed for good with no warning, just making a clicking sound when we powered the computer. I booted into Knoppix, and when it did detect a hard drive at all it said “can’t find superblock.” I even put the drive in the [...]
May 18, 2006 – 10:50 pm
Normally I get two or three instances of trackback spam per day here. So far just today I’ve gotten about 300. I’m not the only one; chatter on the WordPress support forum and Technorati seems to indicate there’s a huge wave of it across the blogosphere.
April 6, 2006 – 4:02 pm
Today I dropped in on Boston’s LinuxWorld Expo. I was surprised at how few attendees there were; maybe it had to do with today’s being the last day of the conference. Those at the booths seemed a little desperate to get rid of their free t-shirts and pens. I’m probably naïve to think this odd, [...]
March 21, 2006 – 10:58 pm
I complained last week that there’s no Flash for Linux 64-bit. Ziobudda asked why I didn’t just install the 32-bit Firefox. Why not? I couldn’t think of any good reason. So here’s how I did it. First of all, I wanted to use yum so I could avoid all dependency issues (not to mention it [...]