Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Oklahoma man asks Reg to turn off the internet

Jerry Taylor, the now famous city manager of Tuttle, Oklahoma, who last week threatened to call the FBI to stop Linux maker CentOS from helping him configure a web server has presented The Register with a massive request. Taylor wants to shut down the internet.

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Saturday, March 25, 2006

Why every city council needs at least one geek =]

Great read describing the recent threats toward CentOS "hacking" an Oklahoma city webserver.. And by hacking I mean apache wasn't configured properly :)


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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Microsoft released MechCommander 2 source code

To showcase their new XNA framework, Microsoft released the Microsoft MechCommander 2 Shared Source, offering everything needed to compile a working version of the 2001 strategy game. It is about 1 GB.

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Monday, March 20, 2006

The guy who made Mechwarrior 2 releases a free beta, and asks for help...

The guy who was the Mechwarrior series is letting everyone play his latest pet project called e-planet, but he's also got a terrible rare disease, and is asking for help to overcome it....

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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Orkut.. First Impressions

I recently got a invite for orkut. I know, better late than never right. I always wanted to try Orkut. There is some kind of mystique about having a service as invite only. I guess it is the same marketing ploy of being exclusive thus some kind of luxury service. Like bouncers turning you away from clubs, "You think you can sign up with Orkut looking like that?!"

Well... Orkut is like finally getting into the Ritz and finding a McDonald's.

The first 10 minutes found the following major problems with Orkut.
  1. Friends list does not update, I have added 2 friends on Orkut but my friends list still lists zero.
  2. Communities categories do not work. Choose any category and the same communities display.
  3. UI lacks the polish and usability of gmail, google search, etc.
My first impression of Orkut.. Disappointed. The deal breakers are my points 1 and 2 above. Friends list not updating and community categories that don't work shows a site that is just broken.

Since Orkut has been around since 2004 you would think that these crippling bugs would have been fixed by now. Since they are not, I can only ascertain that the development team for Orkut is nonexistent.

If you are still wanting to try orkut try the Orkut Invitation Pool

I recommend MySpace or Friendster. As those are higher quality sites than Orkut.

Friday, March 03, 2006

The Atari 2600 iPod Battery Pack

Here is a way to make your iPod stand out from all the rest. Its a custom Atrai game case.

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