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Sun Opens Java

Almost unbelievable, but Sun has open-sourced JAVA!

Go see for yourself, hear Stallman say "Sun has now contributed the most to free software of anyone out there".

This is amazing news!

SQIL : Semaine québécoise de l'informatique libre

The annual Semaine québécoise de l'informatique libre (SQIL) is upon us, running from November 11th until the 19th. Let's get out there and spread the word of free software! Cool

Ubuntu Edgy 6.10 Released

Canonical Launches New Ubuntu Release for Desktops and Servers

Robert Peck honoured by Greek government

Robert Peck

Robert Peck, wearing his award, with parents Robert Sr. and Fleda.

Ubuntu Demon(Roald Hopman): Kids say “Thank you (Ed)Ubuntu Team”

Ubuntu Demon(Roald Hopman): Kids say “Thank you (Ed)Ubuntu Team” -

Weve just installed these two donated computers in a community nursury and breakfast/after schol club in Lincolnshire, England.

Drupal Security Update

Drupal 4.7.4 has been released. It fixes these security advisories:

dcpumon and dcpumonview

Unreal. A script that is included with every version of cpanel, it is run every 5 minutes on hundreds of thousands if not millions of servers the world over. Yet, somehow, no one knows what it does, why it is there, how to use it, etc. There is NO documentation anywhere. Searching cpanel's own forums yields no hits.

# man dcpumon
No manual entry for dcpumon

The Comment Effect

[img_assist|nid=175|title=|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=75|height=100]So, I was mentioned high up in a popular article on linux networking a while back. Since then, this article on WPA in Ubuntu and Debian has garnered over 2500 hits. It seems the digg effect is not just for dugg stories?

UncleFester Books

Since 1985, everybody's favorite Uncle has been writing the books which have defined the field of clandestine chemistry. My books have been described as the pinnacle of 20th century underground writing, and through them I have transformed this genre.

The chemistry of scrapie infection: implications of the ICE-9 metaphor

Prions as analogous to Vonnegut's ICE-9?

The transmissible spongiform encephalopathies pose an increasing problem for animal, and perhaps human, health. The infectious agent seems to lack a nucleic acid component, posing the question of how it can reproduce. A model of reproduction by nucleated polymerization suggests a number of novel approaches to the problem.

MYSQL database dumps through ssh



for i in `/usr/bin/mysql --user=root --password=$PASS --batch --skip-column-names -e "show databases" | sed 's/ /%/g'`;do
nice -n 19 /usr/bin/mysqldump -u root -p$PASS "$i" > /home/backupsql/"$i".sql
gzip /home/backupsql/"$i".sql

Gordon Lightfoot in November


I will be seeing the venerable Gordon Lightfoot in November at P.D.A. I am excited to get a chance to see a singer and songwriter I admire so much.

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