July 09, 2002

MySQL 4.0.2 Release Pending

All signs are pointing at a release of MySQL 4.0.2 very soon. Lots of bugs fixed since the 4.0.1 release. We've been running 4.0.2 pre-releases in Yahoo Finance for a few months and it's been going quite well. Check the MySQL home page for 4.0.2 to appear soon.

Given that MySQL 4.0.2 will probably be labeled "beta", don't run it in production unless you know what you're getting into. Thankfully I do. :-)

Posted by jzawodn at 11:37 PM

Web-based Mail Applications

I noticed an entry in Derek's blog about having installed IMP and being really happy with it. I'd like to take a moment to mention that IMP is one of the two great web-based mail systems available on Linux. The other is SquirrelMail, which I have running on my Debian box. It's just as easy to install and has a nice interface. If you're in the market for one of these, check them both out.

Expect a discussion of these in Linux Magazine later this year.

Posted by jzawodn at 11:34 PM

AIDS Activists Boo Tommy Thompson

As the story over at Wired explains:

About 50 AIDS activists shouted, whistled and booed their way though a speech Tuesday by U.S. Secretary of Health Tommy Thompson, who delivered the entire, inaudible address shielded by nearly a dozen Secret Service and other security agents.

I love it when folks in other countries treat our "leaders" with the respect they deserve. I honestly don't know why shit like this doesn't happen more often.

Go read the article. It'll bring a smile to your face.

Posted by jzawodn at 11:31 PM

Blogs, defined...

I've had to try and explain to several folks lately exactly what a blog is. It turns out that there's a pretty good definition right here.

Posted by jzawodn at 10:09 PM

Hotties at Yahoo

The folks over at www.yahotties.com have taken upon themselves to collect all the "interesting" pictures that appear on the most viewed articles page at Yahoo News. Yeay! Now I don't have to remember to check it myself every day.

Posted by jzawodn at 10:01 PM

Deep Linking Madness

Over at Better Living Through Software, there's a great piece on the deep linking debate. My favorite quote is:

The only reason you would assign a URL to a page is so that people could link to it. If you don't want people hyperlinking to a page, you just don't give it a URL.

But go read the whole thing. It's not that long.

Posted by jzawodn at 07:36 PM

Office Space Stapler Fans

Apparently there are more than a few people who are big fans of Office Space, just like me. The difference is that these folks are all excited about getting their hands on a red Swingline stapler.

Posted by jzawodn at 03:28 PM

Xserve OBE

OBE is "Out of Box Experience," of course. Anyway, here's a page on which Chris Barrus unboxes his iRack (I mean "Xserve") and lets us watch. I was there for the big announcement, but haven't had the change to play with one of those yet. I'd like to. Apple, are you reading this? (Of course not...)

Posted by jzawodn at 03:11 PM