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Sun Announces New MySQL, Michael Widenius Forks

raffe It depends (306 comments)

It depends on the license of the software. Always.

more than 5 years ago
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(Stupid) Useful Emacs Tricks?

raffe The old Emacs vs Vi story (412 comments)

I asked my email-pal: "UNIX or Windoze?". He replied "UNIX". I said "Ah...me too!".

I asked my email-pal: "Linux or AIX?". He said "Linux, of course". I said "Me too".

I asked him: "Emacs or vi". He replied "Emacs". I said "Me too. Small world."

I asked him: "GNU Emacs or XEmacs?", and he said "GNU Emacs". I said "oh, me too."

I asked him "GNU Emacs 19 or GNU Emacs 20"? and he said "GNU Emacs 19". I said "oh, me too."

I asked him, "GNU Emacs 19.29 or GNU Emacs 19.34", and he replied "GNU Emacs 19.29". I said "DIE YOU OBSOLETE NOGOOD SOCIALLY MALADJUSTED CELIBATE COMMIE FASCIST DORK!", and never emailed him again.

From an old slashdot story

more than 5 years ago

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Arcs out

raffe raffe writes  |  more than 6 years ago

raffe (28595) writes "Paul Grahams new follow up to LISP is out in a first version. Its called Arc. From arclanguage.org

Arc is designed above all for exploratory programming: the kind where you decide what to write by writing it. A good medium for exploratory programming is one that makes programs brief and malleable, so that's what we've aimed for. This is a medium for sketching software.
Paul has already received some feedback."

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Nokia to acquire Trolltech

raffe raffe writes  |  more than 6 years ago

raffe (28595) writes "Nokia and Trolltech ASA today announced that they have entered into an agreement that Nokia will make a public voluntary tender offer to acquire Trolltech (www.trolltech.com), a company headquartered in Oslo, Norway and publicly listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. KDE uses QT toolkit as base."
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cifs/smb in solaris kernel

raffe raffe writes  |  more than 6 years ago

raffe (28595) writes "In a blog by Sun egiuneer Alan Wright you can read that they are implementing CIFS in the solaris kernel: "We had been working on an independent CIFS implementation for several years, and we would use this as the basis for the Solaris CIFS project, but it would take time for everything necessary to fall into place: there is a big difference between what management at Sun would like to happen and what the engineers at Sun will endorse. [...]What does this mean for Samba on Solaris? Not a lot really. ""
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Patent case against red hat and novell

raffe raffe writes  |  about 7 years ago

raffe (28595) writes "From Groklaw: IP Innovation LLC has just filed a patent infringement They claim against Red Hat and Novell. It was filed October 9, case no. 2:2007cv00447, IP Innovation, LLC et al v. Red Hat Inc. et al, in Texas. You might recall the patent was used in litigation against Apple in April 2007, and Beta News reported at the time that it's a 1991 Xerox PARC patent. But ars technica provided the detail that it references earlier patents going back to 1984 claim to have the rights to U.S. Patent No. 5,072,412 for a User Interface with Multiple Workspaces for Sharing Display System Objects issued Dec. 10, 1991 along with two other similar patents. So in July one Microsoft executive arrives; then as of October 1, there is the second, a patent guy. October 9, IP Innovation, a subsidiary, sues Red Hat. And Novell. So much for being Microsoft's little buddy. I think SCO II has arrived"
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A conversation with IBM's top intellectual propert

raffe raffe writes  |  more than 7 years ago

raffe (28595) writes "Scobleizer sits down with IBM's top intellectual property lawyer and has a short interview about GPL and patents. A really interesting interview that gets you thinking about a big corporations perspective on intellectual property. Worth a few minutes to see."
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John C. Dvoraks switch story.

raffe raffe writes  |  more than 7 years ago

raffe (28595) writes "Hell froze over! John C. Dvorak, long time hater of the mac now likes it."I have no plans to move to the Mac platform for my personal use. That said, I have noticed that I've been recommending the machine to friends and neighbors when they want to know what kind of system they should buy.""
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raffe raffe writes  |  more than 7 years ago

raffe (28595) writes "Q&A with Ron Hovsepian CEO of Novell. He described 'a love-hate thing' between the two companies over at computerworld. From the article: "This past May, I picked up the phone and called Kevin Turner, the COO at Microsoft. I knew Kevin when he was the CIO at Wal-Mart. I said, "Kevin, I'd like to have a conversation about what the customer needs. If you could put back on your old hat as a customer, if I came in and started talking to you about virtualization on Linux, and this Microsoft guy showed up and started talking to you about virtualization on Windows, what would you say to us?""
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raffe raffe writes  |  about 8 years ago

raffe (28595) writes "Paul Graham writes about 18 resons startups fail. From the article: "In the Q & A period after a recent talk, someone asked what made startups fail. After standing there gaping for a few seconds I realized this was kind of a trick question. It's equivalent to asking how to make a startup succeed — if you avoid every cause of failure, you succeed — and that's too big a question to answer on the fly.""
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raffe raffe writes  |  about 8 years ago

raffe (28595) writes "Steve Yegge at Google posts his views on agile development and som intersting bits about life at google. From the article:
"From a high level, Google's process probably does look like chaos to someone from a more traditional software development company. As a newcomer, some of the things that leap out at you include:
— there are managers, sort of, but most of them code at least half-time, making them more like tech leads.
— Google has a philosophy of not ever telling developers what to work on, and they take it pretty seriously.""

Journals

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Wednesday

raffe raffe writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Arrived at work at 1040. Hard to get up in the morning man. Searched Amazon for Christmas gifts. Monty python books for my father perhaps? A colleague needed help with an application server. Spent some time to start a local copy on my laptop. Didn't succeed. Sent my copy of the code. Tough start of a day. Thought about upgrading an openbsd box from 3.2 to 3.4. Fooled up with cvs and got tired. Lunch. Ordered a book on Amazon.
Started to code C# and ado.net. Had a long coffee break. Drank water. Updated my antivirus software. Read certification books. Went home at 1700.

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Tuesday

raffe raffe writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Woke up at 0700. Got up 0810. At work at 0910.
Brilliant. Read news and Slashdot for 2 hours. Created a journal. Started thinking about certification. Got some chm files I couldn't read which contained certification info. Decompile them. Now I have no excuse not to read them. Went to lunch
Started to read the certification files. The sysadm came by and said I was right about the security issue and that he was going to do something about it.
Continued reading. Drank coffee. Read groklaw.net.
Went home at 1700.

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Dull Monday

raffe raffe writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Arrived at work around 0900.
Spent 2 hours reading news, browsing mail and reloading Slashdot about every five minutes.
Spent an hour reading about debain and thinking about installing it and finally try it.
Went to lunch with three co-workers. Discussed wlan solutions.
Downloaded debian 3.0r1 and tried to get my sysadm to give me a computer at the lab to play with. Didn't succeed. Discovered a big security hole so I could connect to almost all workstations. Told the sysadm He said it was so by design. Almost fainted.
Burned down debian on a cd and started to rebuild an openbsd box.
Went home at 1730.

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