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15 Years of Microsoft Bob

StoneLion Collectible? (191 comments)

I have a pristine unopened box in my garage. I figure it'll be worth something someday. Anyone want to make me an offer? :)

more than 4 years ago

ZDNet Examines SCO Indemnity Options

StoneLion Typical mix of facts and imagination (368 comments)

David Berlind can take 2,000 words to analyze a situation and leave you saying, huh? Leaving aside the poor editing and bad grammar, the content of this piece is highly suspect. Berlind has a history of writing fiction disguised as commentary. See and n/0,14179,2861123,00.html, among many others.

more than 9 years ago



Google Compute Engine aces cloud performance test

StoneLion StoneLion writes  |  about a year ago

StoneLion (662869) writes "Amazon Web Services has been the 800-pound gorilla of cloud IaaS providers, but Google, Rackspace, Microsoft, and others are trying to claim market share. Last week RightScale, a cloud management provider that works with all IaaS providers, published the results of its performance test of Google Compute Engine. It had 200,000 users simultaneously hitting a test website, which was able to serve up 330,000 pageviews per minute — pretty impressive scalability. The article has test configuration details and performance graphs."
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Top Five Best WordPress Plugins for Businesses

StoneLion StoneLion writes  |  more than 3 years ago

StoneLion (662869) writes "WordPress isn't just for personal blogs anymore, but businesses that want to run their corporate sites on the popular blogging platform are going to want some help, in the form of plugins that automate important business tasks. Joe Brockmeier, who's been using WordPress since before there was a Facebook, thinks he's found the five best. Can you add to the list?"
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SPDX sets new standard for SW license info xchange

StoneLion StoneLion writes  |  more than 3 years ago

StoneLion (662869) writes "Get ready for SPDX! The first version of Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX) project is set for release next month. It promises a standard format for license and copyright information that can be included with a project's code. If it catches on, it solves an annoying problem for developers who'd rather code than track licensing legalities."
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Migrate from SVN to Git easily with git-svn

StoneLion StoneLion writes  |  more than 3 years ago

StoneLion (662869) writes "Tried-and-true Subversion is in use everywhere, but the modern Git CMS has much more to offer. When you have to use Subversion at work, but you really want to use Git for your own code, you can use the git-svn utility to get the best of both worlds. Here's how."
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Host Yr Own Instant Messaging Server with Openfire

StoneLion StoneLion writes  |  more than 3 years ago

StoneLion writes "Some companies block instant messaging services at the firewall, calling them a distraction — and thereby lose the benefits of timely collaboration among dispersed contributors. But organizations can host an XMPP-based instant messaging server of their own by installing Openfire. This article will get you started, and even tell you how you can connect your server to popular external IM services."
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Details leaked on HP's Topaz webOS-based tablet

StoneLion StoneLion writes  |  more than 3 years ago

StoneLion (662869) writes "TabletPCReview has a roundup of the latest details and rumors about HP's promised "Topaz" tablet, which will use the webOS operating system HP picked up when it acquired Palm. Among other things, Topaz promises inductive (wireless) charging, along with wireless picture and website sharing, audio streaming, music sharing, printing, and video streaming from a video dock to VGA or HDMI out."
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top takes a stand against sexism & hate spe

StoneLion StoneLion writes  |  more than 4 years ago

StoneLion (662869) writes "Some yabbo who goes by mikeeUSA is an Internet troll who advocates violence against women. He posted several offensive code contributions on (our sister site), including one text-based slot machine game that displayed messages encouraging the denial of women’s rights. Beth Lynn Eicher, a director of the Ohio LinuxFest, submitted a code review to for and recommended removal of mikeeusa. SourceForge responded by saying, "We have removed this user's account — along with each project where he was the sole contributor." Call it another blow against sexism in OSS — unless the Streisand effect kicks in."
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SGI relicenses OpenGL as Free Software

StoneLion StoneLion writes  |  about 6 years ago

StoneLion (662869) writes "Since its release, the OpenGL code that is responsible for 3-D acceleration on GNU/Linux has been running on licenses that were accepted by neither the Free Software Foundation (FSF) nor the Open Source Initiative. Today, however, the FSF has announced that the licenses in question have been rewritten, the problems resolved, and the code freed. Peter Brown, executive director of the FSF, says, "This represents a huge gift to the free software community.""


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