General Motors — the highest-selling automaker in the world — is celebrating it's centennial this year, and will apparently be doing it with bold ambitions for the future: cars that drive themselves. more>>
Surprisingly one of the media establishment's darling devices at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is fully open, runs Linux and invites hacking - er, customization. The device is the Neuros OSD, a $200 video recorder that allows you to archive, organize and play back all of your video media, such as live television, DVDs, VHS tapes, etc. more>>
I get a lot of spam, between 1000 and 1500 per day, but I wonder: is that really a lot of spam?
I checked the Guinness site
and there are no records listed related to spam so that didn't help answer the question.
Failing there I decided the only reasonable thing to do at this point was to write a
So I'm sitting in the rather vast "press" corner of a CES keynote audience, waiting to see Paul Otellini, President & CEO of Intel, give a keynote. Two years ago I sat at an Otellini keynote here. As I reported in What's Intel up to with VIIV?, it was disappointing. Will this be different? Sure hope so. more>>
The path to opening a Geek Ranch is not
exactly straight. That is, each week there is one more strange
thing that needs to be done. This week, it happens to be surveys.
Not the measure the ground kind—we already did that—but
the on-line ask questions kind. more>>
In a move that may prompt some to keep lookout for the signs of the Apocalypse, Microsoft admitted fault and apologized last Friday for breaking compatibility in Office 2003 and then slandering the competition while covering themselves. more>>
McAfee — best known for their anti-virus software and security bulletins — has issued a different kind of bulletin to investors, warning of "unanticipated obligations" resulting from the company's use of Open Source software. more>>
So what's new with Linux at CES this year? That's our question. If you have the answers, let's have 'em. Because we'll be there on a Linux Hunt, just like weareeveryyear. The difference this time is that we'd like to make this a Team Thing. more>>
Intel — the multi-billion dollar company perhaps best known for its line of microprocessors — has decided it isn't really interested in providing laptops to underprivileged kids, at least not if they're XO laptops from One Laptop Per Child. more>>
A few days back, I posted a story regarding our LTSP server upgrades over Christmas Break here at my school district. I must confess, things didn't go well on Thursday when school resumed. In fact, it was a horrible mess. Here's the skinny: more>>
Microsoft — the company that for unknown reasons has the image of being more secure and reliable than Open Source software — has been hard at work breaking things things month, including Windows Home Server and their FolderShare application. more>>
We all know the right way to sort photos is to do
them right after you take them. We also know that doing a disk
backup before your drive fails is the right way to do backups. But,
we don't always do things the right way. Enter my situation. I have
close to 10,000 photos takes with my digital camera over the last
seven years. Yes, same camera—this could probably be an ad
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