Category: Technology

iTunes for Windows!

“According to this AppleInsider.com article published earlier this morning, Apple has planned an event for next Thursday to formally introduce their iTunes player and online music store for the Windows platform.”

http://www.appleinsider.com/news.php?id=217

Words can not describe how happy this makes me. I used to have a TiBook G4. It was a kicken laptop but it was getting old and I couldnt afford to get a new one. So I ebayed it. Now I plan on getting a PC laptop (eventualy) and the fact that I can use iTunes on it makes me all happy. 🙂

RedHat – No more free-ness

So RedHat acounced that it will no longer provide a free version of its OS as of April of 2004. RedHat was always an easy default choice of distros because CF works on it, cPanel works on it and it has the most supported software for it.

Now I am stuck finding another default distrobution to switch everything over to. What I am wondering is “what will all of the datacenters and hosts do?”
I ‘m going to try and get ColdFusion to work on FreeBSD. If I can pull that off it will be my new choice, if not.. I may go for Debian. (shrug)

OpenBSD and my old blog entrys.

As mentioned in my last entry I am using new blog software. All of my old blogs are gone for this reason. I think you will get over it. 🙂

Anyway, I downloaded the files for OpenBSD today and plan to start playing with it again. I used it in the past and realy dug it… but alas, that was a long time ago.

I think its leet as hell that they boast “Only one remote hole in the default install, in more than 7 years!”

I also realy thought this recent article on it was funny as hell. 🙂

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Wombat Flavored Lemonaid

I think I ‘m leaning twords FreeBSD as my new distro of choice. I know, its not Linux, but its stable, supported, secure, easy to use and install and fun. I got ColdFusion5 to work on it the other day by tweaking the hell out of the /opt/coldfusion/bin/start script. I have some semaphore issues in the registry to fix now. Not sure whats up with that. I still plan on installing a Debian box and seeing if that goes any better. I havent realy used Debian all that much because the install turned me off big time. The software package selection part takes too freaken long.

This weekend (I refer to the rest of today as ‘this weekend ‘) I will be working on making the PHP class file for our product at work. Its almost done only I have a few problems to work out trying to get vars from a function. Weird stuff.
I realized the other day that all I have been talking about in my blog in techie stuff so I ‘m going to try and start talking more about other stuff.

I plan on getting a new cell phone tomorrow (or today). WaHoo! Pics will follow.

Speaking of pics.. I should update my home cam. I havnt touched it since before Halloween.

Comcast hell

I spent literaly all day yesterday at my parents house setting up a Comcast cable modem and getting a router all good to go so they can use it in any room of the house.

The house was purchased from myself so it was fully wired for a cat5 network. They have 2 laptops and two desktops that I was configuring for it. NOTHING went right. Network adapter drivers didnt install, the cable modem account wasnt set up properly by comcast and so on and so forth. I will heading back over to finish it up today.

It should be cool as hell to see my mom, sister and grandma using the net and email regularly though.

“In a moment it will be time to execute rock concert movement number 2, the up and down jumping movement. Ready… go..”

Heh, anyway. With the huge stress of running my own business and looking for gainfull employ I have begun the disgusting habit of smokeing (again). It sickens me to see the prices of a pack of cigerettes (almost $5 per pack) with all the new sin taxes they have stacked onto it; so I began rolling own. The cost turns out to be about $1 per pack this way. It still doesnt justify me smokeing… but hay.. whatever.

Microsoft says free software is dying?!

I was reading an article on ZDNet UK in which Micro$oft is claiming the recent decision by redhat to stop supporting its free os is the end of free software.

Bradley Tipp, Microsoft ‘s UK national systems engineer says “We haven ‘t talked to a single user who has said they ‘re using [open source] because it ‘s better.”

They aparently didn ‘t ask, “do you find it better” or “why do you use”. Because it certainly is: More configurable, more widely used in a server environment, FAR more stable, free, faster, able to handle abour 4X the load… who the hell are they trying to kid? Do they assume there customers know nothing of free software?!

Another Microsoft employee was quoted as saying “At least if Linux takes off, their viruses will propagate and we won ‘t be seen as the bad guys any more.”

Lets take this part here… “if Linux takes off…
WTF are they thinking?! According to netcraft 64.61% of the web servers on the net are using Apache and 23.46 are using IIS.

Now when pulling up those numbers I found an interesting quote to support my argument.

“During 2001 and the first half of 2002 several companies hosting very large numbers of hostnames including Webjump, Namezero, Homestead, register.com and Network Solutions migrated to Microsoft-IIS. Subsequently these businesses have either failed, significantly changed their business model, or reverted to their previous platform, and Microsoft-IIS share is now in line with its long term pre-summer 2001 level of around 20%.”

Bah… I ‘v had enough of those schmucks.

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