221 posts • joined Wednesday 6th June 2007 22:43 GMT
I guess that makes him...
I thought the internet was not a big truck.
Jelly Bean on the original San Fran
I installed an experimental CM10 (Jelly Bean) ROM on my original San Fran a couple of days ago. It really does run faster than CM7 did but the hardware acceleration is a tiny bit glitchy. I don't mind that on balance and am pleased I made the jump.
Opera and Firefox
I don't know why those two camps won't embrace PPAPI. My wife uses Chromium on Linux and we found Flash was being a bit flaky so we switched to the PPAPI version and the difference was startling. As an Opera user, I find this situation frustrating.
Re: Durham Uni
Heh snap. You must have been in the year above me but I had exactly the same thoughts about it. Do you know if they still use it? They were trialling Linux servers running GNOME on Fedora by the time I left.
Re: I am puzzled
Probably not. This film came after all of those.
I absolutely loved SAC but somehow, I preferred the original film to this one. It's been a while though, maybe I need to give it another try. Not on Blu-ray though, I'm still a DVD luddite. =P
Nononononoooo. I paid for Opera back in the day and I've avoided Facebook like the plague. I'm a dedicated FastMail user too. This seriously sucks. I really hope it's not true.
...how they managed to send the retraction to everyone except the guy they really wanted to fire.
My Gentoo Linux desktop is actually my wireless router. I used to use the freebie USB adapter that came with my old Netgear router but after a year or so, it started to overheat frequently, probably because it was doing something it was never designed to do. After that, I bought the D-Link DWA-556 and I have to say it's been excellent. It has 802.11n but I haven't tried that yet because none of my devices support it. It's 2.4GHz only but that's okay because I can only see one or two other networks in this quiet Scottish suburb. What really confused me when I bought it was why I couldn't seem to find any dual-band PCI devices when there were plenty of dual-band routers out there. Eventually it dawned on me. Dual-band routers effectively have two adapters. I would need two cards. Bugger that. Maybe it's obvious to some but it's worth pointing out.
Not a Rails vulnerability
It is important to clarify that this was not a vulnerability in Rails itself but in the way it was being used. They forgot to use attr_protected or attr_accessible or didn't use them correctly. It is also worth noting that as of a recent Rails release, attempting to perform this kind of attack when the application has been secured properly will raise an exception (by default) instead of merely logging a warning.
Ban Military Drives!
Looks like Frontier: Elite II wasn't too far off the mark either.
HTML vs plain text
I know what really happened. I use Claws Mail, which displays the plain text version of e-mails by default. I actually saw the correct message as it was only the HTML version that was wrong. I didn't realise anything was amiss until they sent the apology.
Didn't keep well
Our school's disc was already buggered by 1994.
I like to cook
I certainly have. Setting up a new instance of our site was a scary, undocumented experience with very many pitfalls. I scripted out the whole thing with Chef and now it's a breeze, and a flexible one at that. Couldn't do without it. They can keep their Windows crap though. ;-)
Upgrade to second gen
You can upgrade the Blade to the second generation firmware. It is a tad risky but it's worth it to get the latest CM7 versions, where there have been a lot of bug fixes and new features like USB tethering. When I did it, it involved some horrible Windows program (penguin head here) and wasn't easily reversable but a week later, they came up with a much safer, easier and reversable method!
Game sells OS X?
Since when does Game sell OS X anyway? Or anything Mac-related for that matter?
This reminds me...
...of the dispute between Team17 and Amiga Power.
Being from Jersey originally myself, I didn't like seeing the island being used in this way because it is unfair. Having said that, from what I understand, Play.com genuinely began in Jersey so I kinda let them off the hook.
Meh. I'm merely a lowly coder myself but I've had to give a few interviews. If they turn up in a suit, I have to question whether they're a real coder. Admittedly I work from home most of the time but I haven't worn a suit since my graduation.
Lack of basic grammar, however, does bother me. If they're that sloppy in their writing, can I expect the same sloppiness in their code?
"But you will be part of the past."
I wouldn't say that. No doubt GNOME will continue to be developed by the community and a "Gubuntu" flavour will spring up, much like Kubuntu for KDE. It's also worth mentioning to those who aren't familiar with Wayland that all the major desktops will probably support it before long. I haven't tried it myself but it looks interesting.
Users are too trusting...
...of the shit that comes bundled with their machines. I have seen McAfee cripple machines to a crawl but people like my parents are so stuck in their ways, they sooner buy a new machine than switch anti-virus software. I really despair at this widespread false belief that computers get slower with age. Even after telling my Dad repeatedly that McAfee does more harm than good, he still not only uses it but gives them money for the "privilege" !
Been there, done that
This might have stood a better chance of succeeding if it hadn't already been done this year. Admittedly this idea was conceived before the Remembrance Day track was done but still, I don't think the public are going to go for this twice.
Put this in context
It's worth putting this in context, in that EveryDNS is not the small outfit it used to be and is now owned by Dyn Inc, best known for DynDNS. On the one hand, the old EveryDNS might have been more tolerent but on the other hand, DynDNS should have the resources to deal with this. Maybe they're only willing to go so far for non-paying customers, which is understandable.
Of course, you'll get the usual army of whingers but I'm quite happy about this. Not all of us are torrent junkies. I have the occasional one going but that's stuff I can wait for. I'd rather have glitch-free VoIP calls, thank you very much. The greater upload speeds are most welcome.
I've been following their progress for a while and am really glad they've made it so far. It's an amazing achievement, especially given its grass roots nature. As to whether I'll buy one, it's extremely tempting but I just can't justify the cost with a baby on the way.