Well some one noticed. Check out You Thought We Wouldn’t Notice because they have noticed and are up to the challenge of telling you about. From Apple ripping off artists to people coping handbags to fabric to websites. If it has been copied without credit then it is here.
So you have taken the time to creatively come up with a clever domain name for your site. Next step you take the time to register your domain name or names. After you register them you have to remember when the expire and when to renew so those evil domain squatters don’t steal you hard fought domain name. Well The Linux Gazette has a great article on how to prevent domain squatters from taking your domain and how to track when your domain registration expires including the domain-check Perl script to do the tracking for you. Well worth the read to keep your domain name.
Well with not a lot to do this weekend I thought it would be a good time to take the plunge and install the next installment of my favorite distribution: Fedora 7 x86_64. There have been some good changes with the distribution since the installation went without a hitch. Well, except for a couple of mistakes that I made but that is my own damn fault isn’t it. The installation went of with out a hitch but the one complaint I would make is the anaconda (the Fedora installer) still does not install to grub my other Linux installations unlike Ubuntu which sees them and installs a grub entry for them. It has no problem recognizing my Windows installation, however.
Other than the above the installation was a breeze. I choose the development portions to add to the default installation and KDE desktop since that is the desktop I use. Forty-five minutes later I had Fedora 7 up and running. All my peripherals were working fine, printer, scanner and internet connection. With the addition of a non standard software repository, livna.org I had installed all my codecs with the inclusion of nspluginwrapper to handle 32 bit plug ins on Firefox compiled for a 64 bit system. I also installed the nvidia proprietary drivers from livna which comes with livna display configuration which makes setting up and running Beryl a breeze.
I have read plenty of problems with this incarnation of Fedora on the Fedora mailing list but personally I think the problems lie not with Fedora but with poor vendor support (hardware) and mistakes by those installing Fedora 7. I whole heartedly recommend that you give it a try. It is a well polished distribution that a lot of people have put a whole lot of work into and it shows in the final result. Well onto installing WordPress, Apache and MYSQL for my own consumption and tinkering.
How about this? Physicists have come up with a way to change the path of light from its normal direction and travel in the opposite direction. With the creation of nanofabricated photonic material that has a negative index of refraction of the blue green region of the visible spectrum. Cool stuff. Read about it at Science Daily.
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This has to be one of the coolest things I have seen for us tea drinkers. A cup that gets better with age. The more tea you drink out of it the more the pattern that is in the cup gets reveled. I am so glad I drink tea now if I can just get my hands on these cups.
“The interior surface of the cup is treated so as to stain more in predetermined places. The more the cups are used, the more the pattern is revealed. Over time they will build up an individual pattern dependent on the users personal way of drinking tea.”– WOOD – Stain Teacup
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Gizmodo is trying to put together a boycott of the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America). I suggest you go over and read the why and how they are setting this up. A little excerpt below:
“Alright, we’ve been following the RIAA’s increasingly frequent affronts to privacy and free speech lately, and it’s about time we stopped merely bitching and moaning and did something about it. The RIAA has the power to shift public policy and to alter the direction of technology and the Internet for one reason and one reason alone: it’s totally loaded. Without their millions of dollars to throw at lawyers, the RIAA is toothless. They get their money from us, the consumers, and if we don’t like the way they’re behaving, we can let them know with our wallets.”
Here is the direct link.
You ran out of coffee and you have a bunch of fresh beans in your freezer. Well here is you answer. Learn how to roast your beans in a pan on your stove top. How cool is that. So go here before you go into withdrawal.
This site is amazing. All kinds of SciFi magazine covers in a collage of thousands. You hold your mouse over the collage and the cover of the magazine shows up. Very cool. Beware of the Flash.
Yes Fedora Core has released Core 6 for general consumption. I have tried their release candidates coming up to this release with mixed results. Hopefully they have managed to get most of the bugs out of it because I am about the take the plunge head first. Get your copies while you can. I will have my torrent running full speed.
I have to say the final product looks really good so far. I will let you know more in the coming days.
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I have a lot of friends that ask me
about what to do with all the spam, Trojans, and viruses. I have
found a few current articles that I think that people should read.
It will answer many questions about the aforementioned.
If you read about you recent statistics
on virus and spam infections will understand how much of a problem
this is. And all this leads to bot
nets that take control of multiple computers to send out spam.
There is a good article
at the Washington Post
about what gets done with bot nets. Over at Linux-Watch
is a good article about why one should not use Windows or at least be
vary cautious about using it.
There are some things that you can do
about this and there are people
that are working on getting rid of ‘Command and Control’ servers
that control all these bot nets. Again at the Washington Post there
article about what you can do about protecting yourself from
This article pretty much says it all. I have used most of the browsers out there and I have to say I like Firefox the best. I have been using Opera of late (never did get it to work with Ubuntu though) but I have to say that I really miss all the extensions. The extensions are what make Firefox an exceptional browser. Although, I did find this page on blocking ads in Opera. It seems much more coplicated than using adblock in Firefox. I like Opera but it just not have all the fun stuff that Firefox.
Seven Ways To Solve Firefox Memory Headaches Or more infomation about firefox’s memory leaks can be found here.
And while you are at it check out Seven Ways to Solve Firefox’s Memory Leaks
Verizon and Bell South think they deserve to recieve payment for the internet both coming and going. F***ing Greed. Read more below.