1. Between my MP3 player
, my camera
, and my 1GB flash drive, I have lots of use for the "USB Mass-Storage"
interface. I use four different computers that I can connect these to -- all running Linux of course, kernel versions 2.6.7, 126.96.36.199, and 188.8.131.52. The only one of these that actually works properly and consistently with those USB devices is the one running kernel 2.6.7, the oldest of these versions.
I may never upgrade my kernel again.
is finally getting close to releasing the latest stable version of Debian Linux, called "sarge". People are scrambling
to make sure their pet programs make it into the release.... to the point of parody
3. I switched funknet.net
web and email over to a new hosting company (DrakNet
, thanks to chronarchy
's suggestion) a few weeks ago, right about the same time I was moving my company's email from an old Windows IMail
server over to a new Postfix
-based mail server I set up myself. The spam at work went down dramatically thanks to a combination of antispam techniques (SMTP protocol checks
, sender domain validation, greylisting
, realtime blacklists
, local blacklists, and SpamAssassin
) I used there, but simultaneously the amount of spam I get at home went up because DrakNet seems to use only one or two of those techniques (SpamAssassin
, maybe an RBL or two) while I lost the use of my well-trained bogofilter
. So now I'm working on tuning and training SpamAssassin.
4. I love Konqueror
as a web browser, except when I'm typing these entries on my slow laptop and it loses characters because it's too busy checking my spelling or something. Doesn't it know I was once a spelling champ?! (Well, except for "
I forgot this one before... The movie studios are putting out a new media format. "Studios are embracing the format because, unlike current DVDs, the new discs include robust features to prevent the movies from being illegally copied."
Heh, replace "DVDs" with "videotapes" in that statement and flash back to the 90s! I guess that means that DVDs' CSS encryption is now officially obsolete, and DeCSS
is now acceptable.
Oh yeah, and I think I need to start keeping better track of the calendar, since I missed Dramarama and The English Beat last Friday
I did get to see and chat with Watershed
when they came around though.