Archive for November, 2006

Trademark vs Copyright

Today, Sun Microsystem announced that Java is going to be free, released under the GPL. That’s amazing news, but I’d like to talk about another thing here.

Duke, the Java mascot, is also being freed, under BSD license. Sun Microsystems is proving here that a trademarked logo can be free as in speech.

The Mozilla Corporation could take a lesson, here.

2006-11-13 21:27:58+0100

miscellaneous, p.d.o | 8 Comments »

Blackout in Europe

Joey, I can tell you such people exist (people whose power was cut in order to limit the impact), because I am one of them. No power for something like 45 minutes in all the neighbourhood at least, for what I know, and press reported 5 millions people without electricity for France alone. ADSL came back some 30 minutes after electricity, so everything was back to normal by 23:30 GMT+1. We also had a ‘micro-blackout’ earlier the same day, a bit before mid day, if I recall correctly, which made the external hard drive connected to my server be stuck during an I/O. Fortunately, powering it off and on solved the problem, and the filesystem is okay. The server itself being an old laptop, it didn’t lose its uptime, but without network, it was quite useless…

2006-11-05 14:57:59+0100

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Meme time: What american accent do you have ?

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Northeast

Judging by how you talk you are probably from north Jersey, New York City, Connecticut or Rhode Island. Chances are, if you are from New York City (and not those other places) people would probably be able to tell if they actually heard you speak.

Philadelphia
The Inland North
The Midland
The South
Boston
The West
North Central
What American accent do you have?

2006-11-05 10:01:01+0100

me, p.d.o | 1 Comment »