Monthly Archives: August 2005

This is where our tax money goes

If you were just reading boingboing you have probably seen the story about the priorities of the new interim Attorney General. It turns out that Alex Acosta does not really care about terrorism, organized crime and child abuse. These are … Continue reading

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Talking about Google Talk

I just found this very insightful article on Google talk. It’s a very interesting read. He makes a very good point. It’s great that Google decided to use Jabber but, talk.google.com does not communicate with other Jabber servers. Google has … Continue reading

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MPAA == Abusive Colonialist?

When I read this, it actually made me want to puke. Just read the quote below and tell me what you think about it: According to this press release from the international arm of the more familiar Motion Picture Association … Continue reading

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Is CC bashing a new fad?

Why do people like Dvorak and Orlowski care about Creative Commons Licensing that much? They both write pages upon pages on how evil CC is without ever actually bothering to read the license itself. This is pathetic! These guys would … Continue reading

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Constantine – not a bad movie!

I just saw Constantine and I must admit that I really enjoyed it. I never read hellblazer so I was spared the “what the fuck did they do to my favorite comic book?” feeling. So I could judge this movie … Continue reading

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Your perfect Linux Distro?

I took this test (very nicely done btw – the page is awesome). Here are the results: We found 2 perfect match(es): It seems like I nailed it :) I’m quite happy with my Kubuntu so far. My only complains … Continue reading

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Installing Spellbound Dictionaries on Linux

Spellbound is a great extension for Firefox which allows you to spell-check your text forms. It’s a great toy for people who frequently blog and post on message boards. I installed it a while ago on the old knop hd, … Continue reading

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Getting Linksys WPC54G v1.2 working under Kubuntu with ndiswrapper

I used my Linksys WPC54G v1.2 card with Linux before. I used to run a debianized Knoppix installation on the same laptop and the card worked great. This time however it didn’t want to cooperate. My kubuntu did not accept … Continue reading

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Kubuntu kcontrol application is b0rked

I found it the hard way that kcontrol in Kubuntu does not work properly. This is due to the fucked up way Ubuntu deals with root. I wish they just be normal about this… But by default root account is … Continue reading

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Kubuntu + Java

I finally figured out how to get Java installed with Kubuntu. Some nice people at ubuntu bakcports packaged both j2re 1.5 and j2sdk 1.5. Kub is based on Horaey so you simply need to add horaey related entries to your … Continue reading

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Cylon Religion

I haven’t watched BSG from the beginning but I’m intrigued by Cylon religion. I did a quick google and it seems that it was never really explained or demystified on the show. I have been thinking about this for a … Continue reading

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Sharon Shoots Predictably!

Disclaimer: Spoilage ahead. You have been warned. Last week I was slightly confused about Sharon’s motives. Then I talked to un4scene and she explained it quite easily: Sharon will do whatever is best for her, Helo and the baby. If … Continue reading

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Kubuntu on Dell Inspiron 4000

Yay! Kubuntu has been installed! I have an Dell Inspiron 4000 laptop. It is an old Pentium III machine (700 MHz) with 256 MB of RAM. It has the ATI Radeon Mobile card and E3 Maestro sound support. Kubuntu detected … Continue reading

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Server Downtimes

Pegasus is down again! It has been down all day. When pegasus goes down on Friday, it usually means that it will stay down through Tuesday (if you are lucky that is). I have no clue what happened, because the … Continue reading

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Pr0n Publishers try to Cash in on Gorkster Ruling

Guess what? Some schmucks just figured out that they can abuse the Gorkster ruling. We all knew this was bound to happen – ruling that technology company can be held liable for the actions of its users was a very … Continue reading

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Quiz your Google Lore

I just took the google quiz. I scored 13 out of 15 :) Messed up on the conversion problems because I picked one particular solution, rather than the “all of the above” answer. To my defense – 1 foot in … Continue reading

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Doom the Movie

I stumbled onto fubar today, and saw a link to the new Doom movie trailer. I think it has a potential to be the dumbest movie ever made in holywood. Let’s face it, the game didn’t really have a story … Continue reading

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Winmail.dat Files

My users are whining about these stupid winmail.dat files nearly every day. I usually use Kmail for my work related stuff, so I rarely have any problems with these. I simply use ktnef to extract the attachments and go on … Continue reading

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Gmail open to public? Google collecting cell phone numbers!

So, Google is opening up registration to general public. I still have like 50 invitations left, but it seems that they are pretty useless now… Or maybe not. Apparently, Google decided to force people to use a cell phone in … Continue reading

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Open DRM Impossible

Last time when I was talking about the Open Media Commons crap, I did not realize what a huge stinking pile of bullshit they are trying to sell to us. If you think about it, Open DRM is actually an … Continue reading

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Correct GAIM Configuration for Google Talk

Shit! I’m a retard. I need to get up early in the morning tomorrow, but here I am playing around with Google Talk. I actually downloaded the official client and it’s spiffy, but I usually have GAIM open for AOL, … Continue reading

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Google goes Jabber

Well… I was wrong. Earlier today I said that I’m not entirely convinced that Google will be releasing an IM service. It turns out that THEY INDEED ARE launching Jabber based service tomorrow. Several places confirm it. This guy figured … Continue reading

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Captchas are bad?

According to boingboing, allot of people don’t like the graphical turing tests called CAPTCHAS (Completely Automated Public Turing tests to tell Computers and Humans Apart). You know what they are – blogger just implemented them in their Word Verification comment … Continue reading

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What is google releasing tomorrow?

I guess the question on everyone’s mind is what the hell is google planning for tomorrow. Slashdot crowd is wildly speculating that it is the Jabber based IM service. It appears that talk.google.com is open on port 5222, and it … Continue reading

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Morrowind

Every once in a while I like to go to a store and dig in the bargain bin for cheep pc games. You can really find awesome stuff. I don’t really keep up with the gaming scene, so often I … Continue reading

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