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New rails version 2.0!

So Rails 2.0 is out! You can find more information here!

In NYC on December 13th?

Keep the evening of Thursday, December 13th, 2007 open for free drinks and hors d'oeuvres in the professional networking holiday event for New York's technology sector.

Everyone is invited, open source or closed..

http://www.orgcom.info/Holiday Suspenders Bar and Restaurant 111 Broadway at Thames Street New York, NY more>>

I will blog about this song...

This is for all of you who have been around the block :) more>>

Traffic Control with tc

This weekend I had an interesting dilemma. I needed to transfer about 2GB worth of data to a remote machine. That's not really a lot to download, but it can be quite a pain on an asynchronous upload home Internet connection where your upload speed is pitiful! So, I began the transfer, and wouldn't you know that halfway through, my roommate returned from work. Now, since my roommate works at a startup called Blinkx in downtown San Francisco, he has work to do pretty much 24/7. I didn't want to disturb his work, but I also didn't want to cancel my transfer. What was a hacker to do :-( more>>

The Sun Is Up On Open Source Development

Sun Microsystems has a new idea for how to encourage Free Software development: Offer cash. more>>

It's Not A Wonderful Life For CompUSA

Ailing electronics retailer CompUSA won't be getting it's Christmas wish this year, as news came on Friday that the computer superstore will sell or close all stores by the end of the year. more>>

BusyBox Gives Verizon The GPL Smackdown

There was a time not long ago when the GNU General Public License had never been the subject of litigation. That's no longer the case, as the BusyBox litigation machine has rolled on to a new target: Verizon. more>>

Check Your Mail For The OLPC

If you were one of the ones who got in early for the One Laptop Per Child program's "Give One Get One" offer, keep an eye on the mailbox. more>>

Buy a Computer from a Linux Icon

Clay Claiborne is a Linux community icon. For those that frequent Linux-centric trade shows and conferences, he's the guy in the tall red brim hat that has the word "LINUX" scrawled around it. He's been a highly respected member of the community as long as the community has existed.

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Ideas for a Geek Ranch Web Site

In my last article I introduced the idea of the Geek Ranch. The facility will be more than just a place for geeks to write code. We are going to need a web site to promote the facility to the various audiences. All the pieces of that web site are not yet determined but we do have an initial features list.

Here it is: more>>

Drupal 5.5? I must have missed 5.4

While I was looking the other way, the good people behind the Drupal project went and released TWO updates. If you blinked, you probably missed the release of Drupal 5.4, which corrected a potential SQL injection vulnerability. The release was immediately followed (well, a day later) by Drupal 5.5 to correct a minor boo boo created with the previous update.

Commercial Sound And Music Software For Linux, Part 1

A Win/Mac developer recently asked me what I thought about his plan to create a binary of his application and sell it to interested Linux sound and music people. He asked with some trepidation, having already received a rather critical chorus of objection from some overly enthusiastic Linux users. This man's work is excellent and his software already runs nicely under Wine. more>>

Must Microsoft Mess With Everything?

News broke from Redmond today — much to the horror of the Open Source community — that Microsoft plans to deploy Windows XP onto the One Laptop Per Child program's XO laptop in "limited field tests." more>>

SourceForge Opens Its Open Source Marketplace

SourceForge — the online development center and revision control system popular with open source projects — has opened a new marketplace aimed at providing user support for open source projects direct from the project developers. more>>

Real Time Linux Is Popping Up Everywhere

Real time Linux — systems that override system-wide average performace to guarantee performance for certain critical applications — seems to be popping up everywhere this week, with two major Linux vendors releasing real time systems within days of each other. more>>

Corporations create Blog Council, but it's a waste of time.

A dozen large corporations form a new organization called the Blog Council, but it's clearly going to be a waste of time and won't help these firms, including Microsoft, Cisco and Coca-Cola, get any closer to understanding the power of grassroots marketing and the blogosphere. more>>

Bash Self-Extracting Script

In this post I'll show you how to create a self extracting bash script to automate the installation of files on your system. This script requires coreutils (for cat, tail), awk, gzip, tar and bash. more>>

Mozilla Market Share Tops 125 Million

According to Mozilla's Chief Operating Officer, the Firefox browser is now being used by over 125,000,000 people worldwide, give or take a few. more>>

The Bleeding Continues At Motorola

The hemorrhaging of executives continued at Motorola today, with news that the company's Chief Technology Officer will be joining the CEO in departing the company. more>>

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