Steve Jobs caught Microsoft flat-footed, not once, but twice.

This is pleasing to me, in that way that seeing one huge company beat another, even huger company is pleasing. It helps that one is Apple, Inc., the company that I’ve been mildly obsessed with since an early age. The other, Microsoft, seemed to have Apple beat after the release of Windows 95. At theContinue reading “Steve Jobs caught Microsoft flat-footed, not once, but twice.”

Ask Me Anything

I was enjoying Howard Kurt’z Media Talkback page over on WaPo so much that I decided to make one of my own. So then, ask me anything. It can be on anything from gardening to politics, child rearing to astronomy or underwater basket weaving. Leave your questions in a comment, and if I like ’em,Continue reading “Ask Me Anything”

Major Linux kernel vulnerability in kernel 2.4 and 2.6

As this bug is in kernels built since May 2001, my venerable old distribution LinuxPPC won’t be vulnerable. We never did any real builds after April ’01, and i don’t think we ever released anything with a kernel above 2.2. Granted, there’s probably not many boxes still running LinuxPPC. I feel like we dodged anContinue reading “Major Linux kernel vulnerability in kernel 2.4 and 2.6”

Installing Linux on a Dead Badger: It may be possible!

This makes me think fondly of the Journal of Irreproducable Results. To think, on a different life’s track, I may have become a scientist. Perhaps one that specialized in reanimating dead animals. Let’s face it: any script kiddie with a pair of pliers can put Red Hat on a Compaq, his mom’s toaster, or evenContinue reading “Installing Linux on a Dead Badger: It may be possible!”