Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Verizon and Hell Freezing

Hell must have frozen over because Verizon will be opening up it's network to devices that it doesn't sell. The device must certified on it's network so we'll see how easy it is for device makers to achieve this. I'm really interested in an OpenMoko device.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Developers, Linux and Memory

Ulrich Drepper wrote a series of articles for LWN called "What every programmer should know about memory". He put it together into one big pdf that is 114 pages long. I've read parts of it. It's something that I need to read.

The copyright forbids redistribution. It's at the bottom of the first page.

Linux, NVidia, Projectors

Here's an article that tells you how to get the nvidia driver to work with projectors when it won't autodetect the correct settings.


Sunday, November 25, 2007

Bangkok and America

Here's a video of Bangkok with it's empty buildings that were left incomplete after the Asian Crisis. I wonder if this is starting to happen in some of the hardest hit by the subprime mess.

If Roubini's forecasts are to be believed, it probably will.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

IE only form

Periodically, I have to fill out some online forms. These forms have their own problem. I live with them since I can do almost everything in Linux using Firefox except for one thing. The one thing is the ability to upload a pdf that contains some scanned images. The form puts the file into a SharePoint repository.

Why would you do that? This upload section has it's own form with a few fields and an attach file button. I cannot do the upload from there. I have to either reboot, startup VMware, or use my wife's laptop. I'm in Linux 100% of the time on my primary laptop.

I don't know if the problem is because of the developers or SharePoint, but I don't care. I've heard enough bad things about SharePoint that I would never willingly use it unless it was for work. Alfresco seems to be a better alternative, plus it's OpenSource.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Ron Paul followup after debate

This is the follow up to the debate. Hannity is complaining about the polling when he knows that a phone can only be logged once. Fox News is driving an agenda just like any other network.