I dunno if I buy it yet. Just today there were a ton of stories on Linux Today about desktop Linux in one form or another:
What's behind this? Why is it such a hot topic this time? Red Hat 8.0? Sun? Lindows? Wal*Mart? I must be missing something. It's not adding up for me yet.
Dan thinks it is evolution. To me it's stupidity, laziness, and apathy. I have to respectfully disagree. Or maybe I'm just being stubborn.
For whatever reason, whenever I get e-mail from someone who:
I automatically assume that he or she is a little too dumb, a little too "pre-teen in a sex chartroom", a little too hip, a little too... annoying.
I relax my standards a bit for IM conversations, but even then overuse will get on my nerves pretty fast.
It's not like we didn't already know, but Dan's a prick. At least he's trying to justify it now. :-)
If you need to build some computers (like rack-mount servers) and live in the Bay Area, I recommend ASA Computers. I've business with them several times. Ask for Sean or Mike. Tell 'em I sent you. If you want to order stuff on-line, I highly recommend newegg.
From the fuzzy one, there's some PHP to query the Google API.
Speaking of MySQL, I got to hang out with David (one of MySQL's founders) and Marten (their CEO) for a couple hours yesterday.
Speaking of MySQL again, we've got a MySQL/FreeBSD box that appears to be on some serious crack. I really need to write up the "FreeBSD or Linux for MySQL?" document I've been mulling over in my head for a long time now.
There's an update to AmphetaOutlines available for all you AmphetaDesk users. Speaking of AmphetaDesk, I've been told that there's some really cool AmphetaOutlines-inspired stuff coming in the next version or so. Awesome.
No, I haven't gotten around to fixing the Yahoo Directory for Weblogs yet. A lot of folks have asked. I'm not ignoring anyone. I've just been busy.
Ask reinstalled OS X and is happy now. I've been having a few odd problems with the TiBook ever since loading the Jaguar upgrade. Maybe I should reinstall too. Hmm.
Apparently jwz is getting old.
I almost posted this as a comment in response to Ask's comment about Sysadmin work (which can be fun or annoying as hell), but since I'm in the "write a long ass blog entry" mood...
For hire? Gee, Ask... Word on the street is that you've already got your hands full at work? :-)
Actually, I just like that line. "At first you might not think the price is right." That says so many things. I should start using that. It occurs to me that I'm always "for hire" to some degree or another. Adam Goodman (publisher of Linux Mag) likes to refer to me as a free agent. He's partly right. Just don't tell Uncle Sam.
Ah, I just posted it anyway. So call me redundant.
Do you grok mod_perl? Are you really good? Do you want to move to California? Let me know. Seriously. It seems that all the really good mod_perl folks are employed already.
Yes, syndication does matter. We're going to do something about this at Yahoo very soon. Watch this space. I'll need some beta testers.
There. Once nice, big, fuzzy (ask Kasia), warm blog entry. I can get on to other things now--like building that new rack-mount server. I'll probably name it friends.zawodny.com since it'll be sitting right near family.zawodny.com in Ohio. And the new scratchpost.zawodny.com is soon to join litterbox.zawodny.com on the west cost. Heh. I have my own little distributed server farm now. Anyone need hosting? Backup DNS? Other crap? I suddenly have a lot of spare capacity. I'll post specs later.
What a link-fest. Whew.