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Pogo Linux Altura64 Workstation
"When you buy a Pogo Linux system, you know it will work with Linux very well." Tim Lee, Pogo CEO. MozillaQuest Magazine (mozillaquest.com) reports: The Pogo Altura64 is an excellent PC. It uses the AMD Athlon64 processor, a 64-bit CPU. The Pogo Linux Altura64 Workstation is very well designed, works well, and works with Linux and MS Windows. Moreover, the Pogo Linux Altura64 Workstation is a very powerful computing machine. Thus, it provides a particularly notable bang for the buck -- especially if you factor Pogo's great customer and technical support into the equation. Therefore, the Pogo Linux Altura64 Workstation gets a MozillaQuest Magazine Editor's Choice Award.

( Permalink: Pogo Linux Altura64 Workstation      Submitted by Anonymous Thu Dec 30, 2004 )

Interview with Richard Thieme
"In the field of information security, there are many useful occupations: firewall engineer, policy analyst, auditor and security architect all are popular choices. But what about information technology philosopher? There's plenty of value in describing the intersections between technology and the human experience, but I know of only one person who makes a living doing so--Richard Thieme."

( Permalink: Interview with Richard Thieme      Submitted by Noel Wed Dec 29, 2004 )

Visual Studio 2005's disregard for social dynamics
Grady Booch said: I typically ignore the Microsoft marketing machine: while occassionally entertaining, the messages therein are typically so void of detail, suspect of schedule, and full of noisy FUD that they are distracting. Recently, however, a colleague forwarded me a link to a presentation about Visual Studio 2005 Team System that I couldn't ignore, because of its use of phrases I remember writing several years ago.

( Permalink: Visual Studio 2005's disregard for social dynamics      Submitted by Anonymous Wed Dec 29, 2004 )

The Graphing Calculator Story
"I used to be a contractor for Apple, working on a secret project. Unfortunately, the computer we were building never saw the light of day. The project was so plagued by politics and ego that when the engineers requested technical oversight, our manager hired a psychologist instead. In August 1993, the project was canceled. A year of my work evaporated, my contract ended, and I was unemployed. I was frustrated by all the wasted effort, so I decided to uncancel my small part of the project. I had been paid to do a job, and I wanted to finish it. My electronic badge still opened Apple's doors, so I just kept showing up."

( Permalink: The Graphing Calculator Story      Submitted by Noel Tue Dec 28, 2004 )

Backing up your MySQL data
"If you have ever pulled your hair out in frustration over data loss, no doubt the word 'backup' has special meaning in your life. Databases offer a nice way to catalog data, but with the amount of data being trusted into MySQL databases these days, the after-effects of an unwise DROP DATABASE command, an unlucky system crash, or a failed hand-edit of the table structure are catastrophic and can be unrecoverable -- unless you have a backup to restore from."

( Permalink: Backing up your MySQL data      Submitted by Noel Tue Dec 28, 2004 )

Listen to the Music with KsCD!
"If you are looking for an easy to use program to listen to your favorite CDs then you should try KsCD. KsCD comes with KDE and if you use that window environment it will most likely be installed by default. You can find it in the Kicker menu under 'Multimedia'."

( Permalink: Listen to the Music with KsCD!      Submitted by Noel Tue Dec 28, 2004 )

New Year Resolutions: Computer Security
Itís that time of the year again when we all reflect on the year gone by and consider what lies ahead. Here's an overview of what happened and some resolutions that could make 2005 way better in terms of computer security.

( Permalink: New Year Resolutions: Computer Security      Submitted by LogError Tue Dec 28, 2004 )

Great moments in microprocessor history
The microprocessor changed the world: how did we get from the first 4-bit models in the 1970s to today's 64-bit multicore monsters? This article covers the history of the micro from the vacuum tube to today's dual-core multithreaded madnes.

( Permalink: Great moments in microprocessor history      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Dec 28, 2004 )

Call components safely
Clicking on a hypertext link while viewing a PDF file shouldn't be a security problem as long as you trust the viewer it invokes. But users of xpdf version 0.90 discovered that this assumption was an extremely bad one. When an xpdf user clicked on a hypertext link, xpdf started up a viewer (Netscape by default) and sent the URL to the viewer. So far, so good. But the xpdf developers decided to start up the viewer by using the system() call. That was the bad idea.

( Permalink: Call components safely      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Dec 28, 2004 )

Multiple Keyboards No more!
"Through the course of a normal work day, there's some sort of material, I need to paste into an email though, which currently leaves my only alternative, to save it as a txt file on the G4, and transfer that txt file between boxes. There are probably about a billion other ways to do just this. And I've found what I think may be the next best thing."

( Permalink: Multiple Keyboards No more!      Submitted by Noel Mon Dec 27, 2004 )

Streaming iTunes from Ubuntu
"I started by googling for a precise howto for my system. While this didn't turn up anything for Ubuntu, it did point me to mt-daapd, the multithreaded DAAP server. DAAP is Apple's Digital Audio Access Protocol, which is what iTunes uses to share music. mt-daapd also requires Howl, a cross-platform implementation of the Zeroconf standard (which Apple calls Rendezvous)."

( Permalink: Streaming iTunes from Ubuntu      Submitted by Noel Mon Dec 27, 2004 )

Keeping FreeBSD Applications Up-To-Date
"This article presents multiple ways to keep FreeBSD applications up-to-date. I explain how to install and upgrade several applications on a FreeBSD 5.2.1 RELEASE system. In my previous article "Keeping FreeBSD Up-To-Date," I described how to patch and upgrade the FreeBSD operating system, beginning with FreeBSD 5.2.1 and ending with FreeBSD 5-STABLE. Taken as a pair, these two articles will help system administrators keep their FreeBSD OS and applications current and defensible."

( Permalink: Keeping FreeBSD Applications Up-To-Date      Submitted by Noel Mon Dec 27, 2004 )

Problems with estate planning in the digital age?
"More and more people are moving content that once resided on hard drives to online services for e-mail and file storage. In addition, companies like Valve are ushering in the sale of downloadable games through Steam which are tied to an individual's account. In many instances, terms of services or EULAs that are presented in initiating these services do not allow (or account for) their transferability to others."

( Permalink: Problems with estate planning in the digital age?      Submitted by Noel Mon Dec 27, 2004 )

Shadow software Attack
"In this paper, I'm going to demonstrate the fact that a shadow software attack is still possible. In fact, many users and system admins are not aware of the importance of the protection mechanisms against these kind of attacks. There are many possible solutions to resolve this scenario, but it often requires some engagement from the server and the userís side and probably this is the very essence of the entity of the problem that we are going to face."

( Permalink: Shadow software Attack      Submitted by Noel Mon Dec 27, 2004 )

Craft a load-balancing cluster with ClusterKnoppix
The cluster, a collection of computers that work together, is an important concept in leveraging computing resources because of its ability to transfer workload from an overloaded system (or node) to another system in the cluster. This article explains how to set up a load-balancing Linux cluster using Knoppix-based LiveCDs.

( Permalink: Craft a load-balancing cluster with ClusterKnoppix      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Dec 24, 2004 )

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