Archive for date: February 2, 2005

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February 2, 2005 | Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt, Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

“If you’re getting into open source because you see it as a career path, you’re doing something wrong.” It’s not that Linux creator Linus Torvalds thinks open-source programmers should work for peanuts (he doesn’t), but rather that they should be properly motivated. Call it software with a soul, if you like. Only the truly passionate […]

Copyright the Eiffel Tower?

February 2, 2005 | Intellectual Property | By: Mark VandeWettering

Over at BoingBoing, David Pescowitz noted that taking pictures of the Eiffel Tower at night is now illegal, as the gents who installed the new stylish lighting system copyrighted the design, and will charge a license fee for any image of it taken after dark. I think to myself, “that can’t be true”, but sure […]

MSN Search: brain wagon

February 2, 2005 | Quote of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

MSN Search: brain wagon Other names for a railroad caboose are crumb box, brain wagon, bazoo wagon, strawberry patch, and loose cage.

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February 2, 2005 | Rants and Raves, Stupidity | By: Mark VandeWettering

I just completed ordering a product from a website which claimed “free next day delivery!”. “Golly”, I think to myself. “It will be nice to have this gadget sooner rather than later.” I eagerly click, and imagine the box being here on Friday. Just got the confirmation email. The item (mind you, not built to […]

The Mac Mini as a Server: Good idea?

February 2, 2005 | Toys and Gadgets | By: Mark VandeWettering

Over at Flutterby!, Dan Lyke was baiting comment by suggesting that you could do better than a Mac Mini for a small server. I’ll try to bait some comments out by asserting the same thing: small servers like this one are pretty cost effective, and if what you really want is a server, FreeBSD or […]