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Tuesday, August 26, 2003


Eric S. Raymond slapped SCO silly in his blog after they claimed that he (and other open-source activists) are working at IBM's behest. While this article has a bit more vitriol than I would have preferred, his point is nonetheless correct. If someone accuses me of being a thief, I'm not going to wait around until somebody pays me to say, "Oh, no I'm not." It takes a lot to get the Richard Stallmans of the world to throw their support behind a monolithic corporation like IBM. SCO succeeded in doing that. Thanks Slashdot.

When I hear anything from SCO lately, I'm reminded of every scene in the Jaws movies when a swimmer sees a huge dorsal fin heading his way.

And for a second helping of anti-SCO vitriol, I present this article at the Inquirer. I actually giggled as I read that one.

The Master comments: I'm not sure if I'm just dreaming it, but in the "mainstream" IS tech weeklys, there has been next to no mention of the SCO rebuttal coming from the Linux front. I find that somewhat odd and disturbing, considering how much coverage the SCO-IBM lawsuit got. Or, maybe I'm just getting paranoid.

Monday, August 25, 2003

Fun with Kernels

I noticed that the 2.4.22 kernel was released today, so I decided to download it and see if it would fix my "puke on shutdown" problem. The good news is that it did. Actually, I found out that my original kernel could fix it too. I just had to add this CONFIG_APM_REAL_MODE_POWER_OFF=y to my .config file and recompile. Alternately, you could find the APM Real Power Mode selection after a make xconfig too. Now my box shuts down fine.

For some stupid reason, I couldn't get the emu10k1 driver to compile properly to support my Audigy, either with the 2.4.22 kernel or the stock Slackware 2.4.21. I ended up downloading the emu10k1 driver and compiling it separately. Stupid, but it works.

In case your wondering if I feel overwhelmingly 1337 since I compiled my own kernel, the answer is "yes."

PHP 4.3.3 Released

PHP has announced the release of PHP 4.3.3, with a slew of patches for old bugs in PHP 4. I just finished installing the new rev here, and it looks like a winner, so get going!

Gamespy UT2K4 and NWN:HotU Previews

Gamespy has slapped up previews of Unreal Tournament 2004 and Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark. The UT2K4 preview focuses on the new Assault and Onslaught gametypes and maps. The Hordes preview discusses the new prestige classes (there are six, although the article only lists five) and the new graphics improvements, including higher polycounts. Thanks Blue's News.

One of the new prestige classes is going to be the Shifter class for Druids (see the RTF file on this page for the rules). It will be interesting to see how they plug this in to NWN. That'll give my 18th level Druid, Tree-Huggin' Hippie, something to work for in HotU. On a somewhat related note, Best Buy (no affiliation, yadda, yadda) has NWN and Shadows of Undrentide for $19.99 each this week.

Past Two Days' News

Recent Headlines

January 5, 2015: It Returns!
August 10, 2007: SCO SUCKS IT DOWN!
July 5, 2007: Slackware 12.0 Released
May 20, 2007: PhpBB 3.0 RC 1 Released
February 2, 2007: DOOM3 1.31 Patch

January 27, 2007: Join the World Community Grid
January 17, 2007: Flash Player 9 for Linux
December 30, 2006: Darkness over Daggerford 1.2
December 19, 2006: Pocket Tunes 4.0 Released
December 9, 2006: WRT54G 1.01.1 Firmware OK with Linux/Mac

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