So Scoble linked to some guy’s website which contains a hilarious (oh,
my aching sides) flash animation entitled How to Turn Your Windows
Desktop into Linux. Besides the obvious point of why anyone would use
flash to put up a page that’s mostly text with a couple of pictures,
bandwidth anyone?; this irritated the hell out of me because it
illustrates a trait all too common amongst computer users of all
stripes. Because they don’t understand another platform that platform
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Anyone who frequents newsgroups for any length of time picks up some
fairly random stuff along the way. So in an attempt not to lose all the
great bits of ephemera I shall post them here.
spectacular photos can be found here.
213 Things Skippy is No Longert Allowed to do in the Military
Strange and bizarrely funny list of exploits carried out by on Specialist Shwartz formerly of the US Army in Bosnia.
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Robert Scoble is crowing about the loss of one linux user to windows XP.
Now I sypmpathise with this Misanthropyst chap. Getting 802.11 stuff
working under linux is pretty damn hard. Mostly it's hard because
almost none of the hardware manufacturers will release info about their
cards let alone releasing drivers. Windows get's a free ride on this
because it's the dominant platform, if hardware companies don't release
windows drivers they don't sell any hardware. Scoble should be less
triumphalist, the day is fast approaching where failing to deliver
linux drivers will be a similarly fatal mistake.
As we are on the subject of ease of use I'm going to plug Project Utopia. To quote Robert Love "[It is] a grand scheme to improve the integration of the Linux desktop and end world
I also feel it's worth mentioning that Misanthropyst still uses linux to run his webserver. Good chap.
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a website that writes articles about Microsoft's less honourable
business practices was proudly displaying the following message today.
Active Server Pages error ASP 0126
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In irate chap in the spectator has been bemoaning the state of british policing whilst
claiming that it is now illegal to carry a swiss-army knife. This
article has cropped up in a number of newsgroups, namely those under
uk.rec, whose inhabitants are in the habit of carrying knives for
entirely benign reasons.
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