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Ubuntu Linux distribution codenames

I love the wonderful Ubuntu codenames. The new one is called the “Feisty Fawn”. Odd and memorable. Version Release date Code name 4.10 20 October 2004 Warty Warthog 5.04 8 April 2005 Hoary Hedgehog 5.10 13 October 2005 Breezy Badger 6.06 LTS 1 June 2006 Dapper Drake 6.10 planned for 26 October 2006 Edgy Eft […]

The outrageous nerve of Apple

I can’t believe apple put this on their website ( We recently discovered that a small number – less than 1% – of the Video iPods available for purchase after September 12, 2006, left our contract manufacturer carrying the Windows RavMonE.exe virus. This known virus affects only Windows computers, and up to date anti-virus software […]

Misty Eyes

You know how a mirror in the bathroom mists up when you have a shower. I have just discovered that I can do the same with my eyeballs. I got a big mug of tea and as I was about to take a sip I let out a breath and the warm steamy air misted […]

History Matters (17th/October/2006)

The BBC are getting as many people as possible to submit a blog entry for today so it can be used as a historical record in the future. This is my entry: Tuesday’s are the worst day of the week for me because I’m no longer rested from the weekend yet I still have 4 […]

Digital Fortress (Dan Brown)

Thriller, 5/10 – September 2006 The notion that all codes are breakable (the make believe “Bergofsky’s Principle”) caused me to laugh out loud and continue to laugh the whole way through the book. What if the thing TRANSLTR is trying to decrypt is a random piece of junk? The fictitious scalability of TRANSLTR (i.e. can […]