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Thursday, December 14, 2006

NFL Week #15

I didn't realize that the first round of my FFL playoffs were last week (this site we use is rather confusing). Thankfully, I won so I should make enough in prize money to cover all of my transactions this year. Here are my picks for this weekend's games: Seahawks, Cowboys, Bears, Steelers, Packers, Ravens, Jaguars, Jets, Patriots, Saints, Dolphins, Broncos, Rams, Giants, Chargers, Bengals.

The Master comments: Eeyore's differences: Panthers, Colts.

Linus on Binary Modules

Linus Torvalds put the smack down on the Linux kernel mailing list regarding a patch to eliminate binary modules from linking with the Linux kernel. He does a good job of showing how the arguments made against binary modules are the same that the RIAA makes. I feel for the kernel developers who have to put up with companies trying cheap tricks and demanding that the kernel developers support them. The solution to the problem, however, is not to throw the proverbial baby out with the bathwater. I'm glad Linus is in charge and can cut through the B.S. with aplomb. Thanks Slashdot.

Full disclosure: the only binary module I use is the NVIDIA driver.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006


We went on a ride this weekend to check out the christmas lights in the Waukesha area, then we went again last night to check out the lights in Ashwaubenan. Some pretty nice displays were seen, but it's REALLY hard to be impressed after watching all the "crazy xmas lights" shows on TV. A half million lights? 400 amps of circuits in your home, just for the outdoor display? Good grief!

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