Monthly Archive: May 2004

May 28 2004

My evil plan …

… at least for now. Evil Plan ™! My objective is simple: Soul Accumulation. My motive is a little bit more complex: Madness Stage One To begin your plan, you must first seduce a famous actor/actress. This will cause the world to realize something is wrong, alarmed by your arrival. Who is this threat to …

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May 24 2004

gethostbyname pays attention to blanks?

I was working on my current project at work today and ran into an odd problem … a host name (that existed) could not be resolved. The only different thing about the host name is that it was retrieved from an iSeries using JDBC. I could ping the host without a problem … so I …

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May 21 2004 – IBM slams ‘grandiose’ SCO, asks for whole farce to be called off – IBM slams ‘grandiose’ SCO, asks for whole farce to be called off ’bout bloody time. Of course, I fully expect the lawyers for SCO to file some counter motion, appeal, or some such garbage to further obscure and cloud the whole affair. First thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers. –William Shakespeare. …

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May 20 2004

Yahoo! News – Coming Soon: A Cellphone Directory

Yahoo! News – Coming Soon: A Cellphone Directory After years of anonymity, the numbers of most of the nation’s mobile phones will be compiled later this year in the first wireless directory. Talk about a stupid idea! Now a phone solicitation will cost you money even if you don’t buy what they are selling. Thankfully …

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May 18 2004

Slashdot | SCO Prides Itself on Inspiring FUD

Slashdot | SCO Prides Itself on Inspiring FUD I just don’t get SCO … or maybe it’s just that SCO doesn’t get it? As far as I know, they have yet to provide ANY evidence their IP was infringed upon. Right now all they are doing is wasting everyone’s time (let alone money). When are …

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May 17 2004

Cellular Reception

While we were in Mesa Verde National Park … which is in the middle of nowhere … I was able to get a reasonably good cellular phone signal from Verizon. The signal tried to be digital (which would have been nice) … but after spending about 30 seconds each call trying, it gave up and …

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May 16 2004

MT vs. WordPress?

The licensing plan for Movabletype is changing … not that I can blame them. They need to make money, put food on the table, go on vacations, etc…. but for what I use a blog for (not much), it can’t be justified. So I’m giving WordPress a try … it’s GPL’ed so there are no …

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May 14 2004

Road Trip!

Just got back from our spring vacation. Ginny and I took a road trip out west. We visited Rocky Mountian National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park (see the pattern?), and Salt Lake City (which is not a national park … we just wanted to visit Ginny’s family). Of course …

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