Saturday, February 02, 2008

Does he have a name?

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

So maybe there is a little self promotion in this blog post -- but they deserve it. In a tech world of everyone suing everyone else, it's nice to see companies that still focus on innovation instead of putting that energy to damage other companies.

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Friday, April 20, 2007

Bug #107648

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Saturday, September 27, 2003

Well my computer is reloaded. Now im running Windows XP (oh joy)... I still wish my life was fully linux compatible.... its almost there so who knows I may be going all linux in the near future... especially if windows continues to piss me off like it has been today. I still have quite a few quirks to work out... for one its only letting me use 2 of my 3 monitors... ok so maybe I rarely used the 3rd monitor but I have the hardware to do it so I should be able to do it.. it just bugs me when something on my computer doesnt work. I'm still trying to find a good solution for recording video from my capture device... ive tried many different software programs tonight.... one I really like but the file it records is real jerky.. so that wont work.... but its identical to another program... same problem on that one... im wondering if its something with my computer.... *shrug* ... I really hate computers. oh yea and in other news when I met jim and jason for lunch at computer connections today, jude and wes stopped me and had me go over a letter they got... apparently a customer (from when I worked there) that I installed a network for in March of 2002 is refusing to pay his bill and he claims its because I did not do my job and I was too inexperienced... some people.... it was more an issue of him not telling me exactly what he wanted.... and honestly, if he really had a problem with the work I did, why did he wait until over a year later to bring it up. Oh well... im gonna write a few things down and give to jude so he has something to back himself up.
Not too much else happened today.... time for bed tho. Nite nite!

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Thursday, September 25, 2003

CRN : Daily Archives : SCO Battle Rooted In Unix History : 1:09 PM EST Fri., Aug. 08, 2003

"Because Linux is replicating Unix...Linux plus fee equals Unix. It sort of begs the question of why don't you just run Unix?" --Darl McBride, CEO of SCO.

What a moron!

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Tuesday, September 16, 2003

Its almost 4am and Im running out of things to do on the net. I guess I might as well just send myself to bed. A few thoughts though:

RIAA: They suck. Its crazy that they are suing 12 year old girls over the swapping of music. Granted, copyright laws need to be enforced but the music industry is not giving consumers an option. They should be embracing this technology and trying to find ways to make money off of it rather than trying to stop it. The technology is here. No matter how hard they try they are not going to be able to stop it. Why not charge $5 a month for a file swapping blanket license and actually give the artists royalties. I think that the RIAA's actions have given me reason not to purchase any more CDs. They dont deserve the money.

SCO: I may not be too well versed on this subject but I think that SCO is trying to cheat their way into profit. In case you dont know, they are suing IBM and other Linux companies because they claim that Unix System 5 code is contained in the Linux 2.4 kernel. For one, SCO just recently received the rights to UNIX, which was first developed (to my knowledge) by AT&T. They simply do not know the history of what they are dealing with. Secondly, they have yet to show code that is in violation. The open source community has the power to fix these problems if only SCO would allow them. They have yet to produce code and when IBM and SGI requested to see the code, SCO told them they were required to sign non-disclosure agreements. This is insane. If their code was violated and entered into the open source community, then that nullifies the need for a NDA. What is there left to protect if this code has in fact been violated? To my knowledge IBM has not signed this. In response, IBM is suing SCO over patent infringements. Come on SCO.... why mess with IBM? Big Blue can make your life a living hell and they probably will. SCO has nothing to gain in this lawsuit. Even if they win they will only kill Linux and allow the open source community to start something else. The image of SCO has been damaged and I doubt they will be able to gain that back.

Last but not least, the ramblings of my head. I really miss Tiffany right now. I know in my last few posts I have wrote some things that may really cause you to question how I feel about her. Maybe I am questioning it myself.... and most of what I said is truly what I feel.... but I really do miss her and I want nothing more than to hold her right now. I hope she is having a fun and safe trip and that her semester goes well. I love you, tiff! I really do.

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