Monthly Archives: October 2009

29 Oct 2009
What you get without network neutrality

quink has provided us with an illustration of what happens if network neutrality disappears (reddit discussion): click here for full-size image

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28 Oct 2009
Neither rain, nor sleet, nor infinite loops …

This message is becoming an old friend: This message was created automatically by mail delivery software. A message that you sent has not yet been delivered to one or more of its recipients after more than 2448 hours on the queue on [deleted]. [… cut info about message …] No action is required on your […]

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24 Oct 2009
Why TV robots are dumb

A funny bit of synchronicity — I found this xkcd comic, “More Accurate“, in my feed reader last night, right after I finished watching the final episode of “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles“. Such a shame TSCC was cancelled after only two seasons. When we’re fighting high technology, we have to do more than just […]

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15 Oct 2009
Dogfooding, sabotage, or just system failure?

System Failure? According to Roz Ho (a Microsoft VP) at t-mobile.com/sidekick (10/15/2009 1:00 AM PDT): We are pleased to report that we have recovered most, if not all, customer data for those Sidekick customers whose data was affected by the recent outage. […] We have determined that the outage was caused by a system failure […]

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12 Oct 2009
Installing Fedora 10 on SCSI/RAID

I’ve recently installed Fedora 10 on a few desktop systems without any problems. However, I did run into an issue on a Dell Power Edge 850 with a PERC 4/SE RAID controller. Note: this problem occurs on other SCSI systems as well. The installation runs to completion without any errors, but, when the system reboots, […]

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10 Oct 2009
More on losing your stuff

Just got a text message from T-Mobile linking to this: Sidekick customers, during this service disruption, please DO NOT remove your battery, reset your Sidekick, or allow it to lose power. […] Regrettably, based on Microsoft/Danger’s latest recovery assessment of their systems, we must now inform you that personal information stored on your device – […]

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09 Oct 2009
Quote of the day

“I’m a bad little girl, Friday Monday.”

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05 Oct 2009
DLL Hell 2.0

One of my more popular posts, “Elimination of ‘DLL Hell’, correction of fatal flaws, and reinventing the Internet“, may need updating…. See “‘Side By Side Assemblies’ Bring DLL Hell 2.0” at Slashdot.

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05 Oct 2009
You are their product

Brian Hurt explains why corporate media does apparently non-sensical things and is losing audience. You see, he [Paul Graham, here] assumes that the customers of the media are their readers and/or viewers- that, by buying a New York Times, he is (one of) their customer(s). That the Newspapers are in the business of selling information […]

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03 Oct 2009
Sidekicks out planet-wide

My Sidekick 3 has been in two-dots mode since yesterday, which means I only have voice and SMS (text) services; the data network is down hard (no web, email, IM, etc.). I didn’t pay much attention at first, since this does happen occasionally, but not for this long. You’d think that someone would send out […]

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