20070217 ye flipin gods

"It's a big victory for Richard Stallman in North America, as Cuba decided to adopt open source software on the national level."

i'm lost for words ...

20070213 wired: vista drm

wired on windows vista's builtin drm

20070210 green books

Green Paper - Towards a Europe free from tobacco smoke: policy options at EU level

20070210 beep

my asus a8n-sli deluxe decided to start beeping like crazy today. it was 5 beeps with a kind of small pause after the second.
did the obvious google dance and didn't anything very usefull so i went in!
basicly it went away after i nudged chipset fan (which i installed myself! aren't you proud ?). it probably did that too when the stock fan was dying but i didn't have a squeaker attached at the time so it's just a guess.

discovered Mail.app imap-idle bundle. horrah.
you know, sometime i should do a good capture of mail.app imap and tell apple how to fix it ...

20070207 graph from hell

why is windows less secure than linux. this isn't a real scientific evaluation but it's got interesting graphs anyway.

20070206 cancel or allow


20070206 wired on vista EULA

"In Vista’s case the software is licensed to a specific machine, not a user. You can transfer your software and license to a new machine exactly once if you bought Vista retail."
that's 400EUR well spent!!

20070204 another week

a) been actively posting on the other side

b) finished zelda in a bit under 78h. pushed on by vasco, i'm doing the side quests i missed. i'm figuring 100h at least!

c) unlocked all the games in raymans. rock on!

d) some interesting emails have been unearthed in Comes et al. vs Microsoft.

e) vasco managed to beat me at boxing using his punch-till-you-drop technique. something's not right!

f) my wired isn't here yet. i'm annoyed.

g) my asus wl500 is still dead.

20070203 i want some of that!

Bill Gates dixit
"When somebody comes to us [after discovering a vulnerability] we've got [a fix] before there is any exploit"
"Nowadays, security guys break the Mac every single day. Every single day, they come out with a total exploit, your machine can be taken over totally. I dare anybody to do that once a month on the Windows machine."
"Let's be realistic, who came up with [the] file, edit, view, help [menu bar]? Do you want to go back to the original Mac and think about where those interface concepts came from?"
"We've had this incredible desktop search [available for download] that won every review,"

What is Bill on ? and more important, where can I get some ???