Archive for June, 2007

Server glitches and some quickies

It’s been quiet on my blog this week, mainly because I’ve been overwhelmed with other things. New York was one thing, server problems were another. Just a few days ago I was bitching about binary packages on Linux, sure enough I ran into a massive problem while installing some little thing, whose dependencies clobbered some of my custom configured software. GRR!
On to the Quickies:

Fear and loathing in Las Linux

Disclaimer: I’m a prick. No, really! I complain all the time.

Today, I’m going to complain about Linux, A-GAIN! Actually my gripe isn’t so much with the Linux kernel or community, I’m specifically irritated at Redhat, Fedora, CentOS and any other RPM-based distro that relies on “yum” for installing and updating packages.

Encryption vendor claims AACS infringes its patents, sues Sony

Encryption vendor claims AACS infringes its patents, sues Sony
The title says it all, but the best part is that the patent holder is a Canadian firm! What’s even better is that the US National Security Agency has already licensed the very same patents Sony is accused of infringing upon.
I’m normally not one to support patent issues, particularly when they deal with software algorithms, but in this case I’m willing to look the other way :)