Archive for June, 2008

How to disagree

June 26, 2008

It seems like disagreeing is the easiest thing to do. But is also a thing which should be done with care.

… If we’re all going to be disagreeing more, we should be careful to do it well. What does it mean to disagree well? Most readers can tell the difference between mere name-calling and a carefully reasoned refutation, but I think it would help to put names on the intermediate stages. So here’s an attempt at a disagreement hierarchy: … [more]

So starts an article from Paul Graham providing the mean to distingush meanless disagreements from good critique.

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Insecurity

June 25, 2008

Insecurity is “an Australian-made independently-funded feature film” with a ‘hacker’ plot line at its core. As “everyone involved in [Insecurity‘s] creation are, to one degree or another, involved in the IT industry or some other nerd subculture”, the film aims to be as technically accurate as possible. Released under a CC BY-NC-ND licence, you can stream the film live or download it for free here.

Source: CreativeCommons.org

A Tale of Three Graphics Drivers

June 24, 2008

The linuxfoundation.org has an article which describes itself

The purpose of this essay is to illustrate by example the strengths and weaknesses of the open source development model versus the binary driver one.

It’s about the history of linux graphic drivers, how ati/nvidia/intel acted and what the current status of graphic drivers in linux is.

Source: linuxfoundation.org

UK punk band with learning-disabled members

June 23, 2008

(You can watch Boing Boing TV with miro)

Source: Boing Boing TV

Firefox or Internet Explorer?

June 22, 2008

Rocketboom.com made a small survey about the usage of firefox and internet explorer.

This really gives me hope..

(You can watch Rocketboom in HD with miro)

How It All Ends: Risk Management

June 21, 2008

In the past I made a post about great video episodes of a chemistry teacher talking about climate change and why it is important and logical to try to do something against it.

The next episodes are about how to find out which resources are credible and how to work with probabilities.
In sum, about Risk Management.

Read further for the other parts of this episode. (You can watch the videos with miro too).

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What’s new in Firefox 3?

June 19, 2008

If you already have downloaded Firefox 3 you may want to know whats new and shiny about it.

A new guide to Firefox 3 has been announced on MozillaZine. The Field Guide to Firefox 3 provides a in-depth look, with many screenshots, of the new features in Firefox 3

If you have not downloaded Firefox 3 till now… No that can’t be.

For the record.. if you are using Iceweasel, you may want to know that Iceweasel 3 is available in debian gnu/linux unstable.

Source: Lwn.net

Log4j Online Wizard

June 19, 2008

Have you ever fought with the correct structure of a log4j xml or property file? If you have, and I know, I have a lot of times, you maybe wanna have a look on WizardForge log4j online wizard.

And byt the way, WizardForge supports more than only log4j.

  • dhcpd
  • django
  • lighthttpd

the social web browser

June 18, 2008

Only short after the release of the brand new Firefox 3, Flock 2 beta has been released.

Flock is an intriguing new “social web browser” that is designed not just as a portal to the web, but to your friends’ lives and the online communities where we share many of today’s experiences. [more]

Source: Lwn.net

I’m Voting Republican

June 17, 2008