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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

http://virt-dimension.sourceforge.net/

Even though there isn’t any active development on this (last update: 2005-07-09), this is still the best virtual desktop manager I’ve found for Windows. A couple quirks, but so far I’m happy with it. It lets me set up the same keys I use on Mac/Solaris for virtual desktop switching, will switch backgrounds, and even has a text popup of the desktop name when you switch. Its missing some features, but it covers the basics, which is good enough for me.

posted by Nem W Schlecht at 09:48 in General,Misc    
Friday, February 22, 2008

Security boffins unveil BitUnlocker

Word arrives from The Electronic Frontier Foundation that a crack team of researchers – including the Foundation’s own Seth Schoen – have discovered a gaping security flaw in everyday disk encryption technologies, including Microsoft’s BitLocker as well as TrueCrypt, dm-crypt, and Apple’s FileVault.

Granted, it’s possible, but it involves accessing the key from memory during a rather short window.

posted by Nem W Schlecht at 12:43 in General,Misc    
Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Holy shit! Didn’t see this one coming (especially since Solaris 10 comes with PostgreSQL, not MySQL).

I think this is good news – Sun has been doing a lot of open, progressive work (OpenOffice & OpenSolaris) and I think MySQL (and its users) will benefit from the acquisition.

From http://blogs.sun.com/jonathan/:

But the biggest news of the day is… we’re putting a billion dollars behind the M in LAMP. If you’re an industry insider, you’ll know what that means – we’re acquiring MySQL AB, the company behind MySQL, the world’s most popular open source database.

posted by Nem W Schlecht at 10:01 in General,Misc,News    
Tuesday, February 13, 2007

“Heard Microsoft is coming out with a new OS, called Vista, what do you think?”
It’s not management of a bad product, it’s just a product of bad management. (Read more)

posted by travis at 00:09 in General,Misc    

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