It’s the end of the year, and my office is empty, so seems like as good a time as any to reflect on the past year of FOSS developments. Noteworthy Happenings Ubuntu 7.04 and 7.10 were released: While perhaps not as revolutionary as the original Ubuntu releases, these releases represented incremental improvements, and solid steps […]
I was looking at the KB page for the recent Windows Home Server bug, and noticed that the site search bar is huge! Perhaps it’s meant to contain the extra expletives that users are likely to type in along with their query.
Over a year ago, I wrote up a quick and dirty analysis of display prices. Seems like a good time to revisit that now. First, I’ll note the differences in prices since last time: A Dell 30 inch (3007WFP-HC) is now $1189 (down from $1700 for the non-HC version) Apple’s 30 inch is now $1800 […]
It seems like a lot of people are learning this lesson with Vista these days. There are very few applications that require Vista, and XP works fine for most people, so why upgrade? There’s really no harm in waiting, while the ISV’s, hardware vendors, and MS sort it all out. Personally, I’m terrible at this. […]
While I find running Gutsy on my work development desktop workable most of the time (as long as I ignore the font issues), my X60 is still another matter. Perhaps its that there just isn’t enough focus on laptops, or that the open source platform hasn’t really quite gotten there for laptops, or that Lenovo […]
I spent too much time tracking this one down today, so here’s a note for posterity. Drupal lets you create “roles” that are essentially permission sets for different kinds of users. One of the permissions in these roles is to allow users to edit content that they authored. I had this enabled for the “content […]
So I got around to writing some startup batch scripts that try to mount some network drives. The net use command is easy enough to use, but I ran into a separate problem. If the machine starts up too fast, then the network isn’t up yet, so net use fails. So I started looking for […]
Many people have been waiting for high PPI monitors for a long time. There’s a brief period a few years back where laptop companies offered WUXGA 15.4 inch screens, but it appears those monitors proved unpopular among the general population who still had to deal with tiny fonts in windows. The poor man’s way of […]