bsharitt (580506) writes "Compliance with open sources license continue to be an issue in the mobile app markets. The most recent to pop up is AnDOSBox in the Android market. While the application is based on the GPL license DOSBox source, it's not currently convenient for them to comply with the license at the moment." Link to Original Source top
bsharitt writes "Trying to set the work record for a secret santa swap may be and admirable goal, but the addition of a user moderated web site where the "bad santa's" are called out is a recipe for disaster. That's what happened here when reddit tried to do a large secret santa." Link to Original Source
I finally got tired enough of all the database problems that Blogger has been having to switch my site over too Wordpress. I picked Wordpress because it seemed the most light weight and flexible. I was able to easily edit only the index.php to change the look of my entire site and since Wordpress is standards compliant, it was easy to get my altered version to validate as XHTML 1.0. Several similar types of things have some crappy inflexible theme engine hard coded, and most of the rest where you can actually change stuff are so poorly written it's hard to tell what fuck is going on if you didn't write it yourself, and even then it still won't validate as any thing on the W3C website. Besides getting away from Blogger's problems, I at least have the option of expanding my site if I ever wanted to since now all the code is running on my server. Probably the best part was the simple import of my old blog which went flawlessly. If you have a blog I would highly recommend Wordpress. My blog is here
Well I finally graduated tech school, so now I'm officially a 3C031, and now I can leave the training bases behind. I'm at home on recruiters assistance right now, and I'll be reporting to Wright-Patterson Air Force base on the 11th. While I won't be a student any more, I still have to do my on the job training and my CDCs to get my five level, but at least I'm not a student any more, and don't have to put up with all the crap,
I don't know if anyone has noticed, but I've been gone for about 2 months now. I've been gone to Air Force basic training. I just graduated to day, and the first thing I did on my base liberty afterwards was go to the AT&T cyberzone at the BX mini-mall, and read my e-mail. Now that I'm out of basic, I'll get some of my freedoms back, although I'll still be restricted some in tech school, but the restrictions ease over time, until I can get back around to a more normal life. Well, I don't want to wast my whole base lib writing, so I'll write more about what basic was like later.
Is it just me, or has any one else has trouble with Slashdot comeing up all wrong. By wrong, I mean the stuff in the middle over lapping with the left sidebar stuff, and some times on comments the page doesn't render any data at the top at all. just green and grey bars going aross the page at the , although the comments usually still render then. I've only had the problem with Firefox 0.8 om Windows XP, although the only other browser I've used is Safari on Mac OS X, but it hasn't ever messed up.
While I'm talking about Slashdot, I submitted a story about prelimianry suppory for a native version of AbiWord a few days ago, and it's still pending. I with they'd make up their mind, since they won't approve or dissaproved it and there still hasn't been anything in the Apple section about this story either. Maybe they're waiting for a slow news day.
Finally, I've moved my blog to junetech.com, incase anyone cares.
After reading Squidgee's journal entry about his blog, I decided to find my old blog. Since his was at blogspot, i tried there first. I used my most common username/password combination, and it turns out I do have a blog there. I guess I'll try to keep up with it this time. While I've been making websites since around 1996 when I was about 12, I haven't really gotten into more recent internet culture stuff like blogs or even instant messaging that much. I'm still stuck in the 90's with web pages and e-mail.
When I started my website, it was intended that it would lean towards Apple a bit, with other interesting articles, and other interesting or important news. It was like that that for the first few weeks, but now I've gotten lazy and it's gotten to the point that it's just an average Slashdot clone with links to a bunch of News.com articles. In the coming weeks I hope to turn it around, but my biggest problem is that I don't have any help, and even a small site as it is it can be a big job looking up all that content. To that end, I'm taking applications for a coeditor or two. Benefits include, a share of the profits(if there are any), and unlimited mod points. Another problem with the site is that PHP-Nuke doesn't do all I need it too, and it does a lot more than I need(read: it's bloated). I am learning a little bit of PHP, but reshaping nuke is a big job, so I'm also looking for a part time PHP hacker. Benefits are the same as that of a coeditor. It's a young site and it would a be a shame if it died at such a young age.
I have done what many may see as impossible, my site has been running for nearly a month with over 4000 page views, and I haven't had a single troll to post in the comments. Even more impressing, three of of my four members have Slashdot karma high enough to post with a one point bonus.
I think the new site is turning out nicely. The still aren't any comments yet, but I do have one member. Since it is early on, I'm trying not to post to much stuff that gets on Slashdot (unless I find it really interesting) so I can at least attain my own identity first.
Now that I've been using it for a couple of days, PHP-Nuke is starting to grow on me, so I may just keep using it, although it still needs some changes.
Since PHP-Nuke has the framework for banner advertising built in, I'm thinking of dump my old advertising structure. It was Linkshare and I only got paid by commison. Now I just need to work out a payment rate. Since I can manage the number of impressions down to very small numbers I hope to offer ad space to small sites or small software companies and opensource projects for a low cost. Now I just need a reasonable rate, any suggestions?
I've just launched my new site using PHP-Nuke. The site aims to be like Slashdot, except a slightly different flavor. There will be things like more Apple stories on the front page, and less anime. The site is a junetech.com
I've come to the conclusion that Mandrake Linux is the buggiest distro avalible. I'm using 9.1 now and it has a few critical flaws. One is the the next preview thing in nautius. It just doesn't work at all. Another it OpenOffice, it takes a very long time to start and crashes as soon as the first Windows comes up. I installed the version from openoffice.org, and it starts much more quickly and stays running. Unfortunatly the fonts aren't as nice as they are in the Mandrake version when it works. The only version of Mandrake that I've used and was relativly bug free was 8.2. Maybe 9.2 will work.
bsharitt writes | about 11 years ago
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I got Mandrake 9.1 RC2 to run about a month ago, andknow I'm on the 9.1 release. I still have my Windows partition for games, although I see no indication I'll be going back for everyday use. I've got WineX to play games in linux, but it's not good enough yet. Right now I've got a CVS build and I think that may be causing some problems since Warcraft III is supposed to work well. Although my problem may be lack of memory since I have the minimum requirements for Warcraft III and I'm guessing Wine needs more memory. I'll probably get some more RAM within the next few weeks and I'll see if that fixes it. Starcraft plays flawlessly, I can't tell a difference between playing in WINE and nativly in Windows. While I can't install it, I can play Red Alert from my Windows partition. The sound and cut scene videos are really fast and it shows up in kind of widescreen leaving a 1 inch black space at the bottomof the screen, although thats better than in XP where it won't even play. I got the Linux version of Unreal Tournamet, and it won't work, although the Windows version will work in WINE with garbled delayed sound. At first my biggest problem was that my printer didn't work in Linux, but now thats okay since it's dead altogether. I guess next I'll get an Epson, or at least make sure it has up to date Linux drivers.
I finally found a Linux distro(other than Knoppix) that will work with my hardware. It's Mandrake 9.1 RC2. My sound and network worked right without me having to do anything. Mandrake seems to have always been the distro that worked best for me. Mandrake 6.1 was the first that successfully worked on the first computer I tried Linux on, and Mandrake 8.2 PPC was the only one that worked with the sound on my iMac. I guess in the future I mightas well just sick with Mandrake ince it always seems to work.
I have the CDs for Slackware 8.1, Red Hat 8.0, and a recent Lycoris, but when I install them they can't find my network card or my sound card. My first thought was to get real network and sound cards(they are currently integrated into the mother board), but I booted up Knoppix and every thing worked beautifully(my sound was working there before it was in Windows). Now I need to find out what all the settings are, and figure out how to transplant them to one of my permanant distributions. Any help would be appreciated(the biggest help would be to send me a Mac with OS X:-)).
I've finally got internet access again. It turns out it was a network problem and my hardware was fine. The only problem is that right now the only version of Linux that I can get working is Knoppix, and that's not really an option. I've got the drivers disk for Red Hat Linux, so I think it may work. Last night I tried to do a net install of both Debian and Suse, but neither of them worked. Since I don't have a CD burner, I wanted to do a netinstall of Mandrake, but I can't find any floppy images. Hopefully I can get my network card to work with Linux, bedcause I've already lost patience with Windows. I wish Apple would release OS X for x86.
I finally got my new computer. Initially I was going to get one of those VIA 800 MHz, 128 MB RAM, 10 GB HD, no flopp of modem Lindows computers from Wal-Mart.com, but I found a Athlon 1700+, 128 MB RAM, 20 GB HD, with floppy and modem PC on Pricewatch for only $40 more, so I got it. I've got XP on it now, and I'm trying to decide what Linux I want on it. None of them work out of the box with my sound card, except Knoppix, but I can't very well run it off a CD all the time. Slackware used to be my favorite, but now it seems more clumsy and it only has Gnome 1.4 right now. I tried Lycoris out of curiosity, and I liked it, but it felt way to much like Windows. If I knew someone who was migrating from Windows to Linux I would definatly recomend this first. I'll probably go with Red Hat 8.0.With Gnome 2 and blucurve, it is probably the best looking Linux(or Windows for that matter) desktop I've seen. Sure it's not Mac OS X, but I guess it'll have to do. There is one fatal flaw in my new computer, the networking just doesn't work. I've installed drivers and tried it in Windows XP and 2000, and in the four versions of Linux I mentioned above. Windows recognizes that there is a network card and that it's connected to a cable, but that's it. I had a friend connect his laptop to the same cable, that goes to the same network jack, and his worked flawlessly. My first thought was that the onboard ethernet adapter but be bad. Since I would have pay for shipping to get a warrenty repair, I decided to go to Wal-Mart and get a new network card since it would be cheaper. I got a basic Linksys network card and installed it. Oddly it behaved exatly the same way as the old one. Now I am completely stumped. I could get another card to see if my some weird coiensidence I got a bad card with the exact same problem, but I doubt that. If anybody has any ideas please tell me.
Well atleast no more modern usable Mac(I still have about half a dozen 68k Macs). This week end I sold my my to to my brother, so until further notice I am no longer a Mac user. I won't be able to order my new computer(probably a cheap Wal-Mart PC) until this weekend, so for now all I have are these Sun terminals in the computer lab here at UAH. At least I was able to find Mozilla, because I couldn't imagine having to use Netscape 4 for an entire week. Now I just have to pick an OS for my computer, I have Red Hat 8, Slackware 8.1, Lycoris, Windows 2000, FreeBSD, and the thing will prbably come with Lindows.