Wednesday, May 28, 2003

If you google up "mr tones.com", we're #4. Curiously enough, a real website with a url anything like "mrtones.com" doesn't show up anywhere. I suppose that's why nearly half of our visitors here with referrer tags are from some variant of that search. Sorry 'bout that kids ... they have their own page at "http://www.mrtones.com/". (Duh)

I wonder if they know how much of their traffic we're siphoning off, and if it's worth any cash to them?
Damn, but that miniputt is some hard sh*t.
Since the Jayson Blair-a-thon hasn't yet run its course, I'd like to point to this 404 page, found via Joanne Jacobs.
Holy effing crap! That is a staggeringly impressive layout you've got there. I'll be cutting and pasting some CSS tonight, for sure.
BWA-hahahahaha! Finally, an academic quite to my liking. He's a funny funny man.
In case you ever want to use the stock JavaMail distribution to fetch via POP3 or IMAP over SSL, you'll be glad to have these tips on JavaMail and JSSE.
More SCO happiness:

Novell announces that they own all the patents to what used to be AT&T Unix System V, so SCO doesn't have any intellectual property to be trying to protect. Neener neener.

SCO replies that, um, they weren't alleging patent or copyright infringement (so what was all that back there then?), but breach of contract instead. Way to go! Move them goalposts!
BWA-hahahaha! A quick quiz: Art or Crap (as found on Gawker)
Whoa! Flashback alert! Jess, the Expert System Shell for the Java Platform, brings back all kinds of weird memories of my narrow escape from the crushing black hole that was AI research.

Tuesday, May 27, 2003

Blah blah blah until you get down to the sidebar at the bottom that describes how SAML solves the cross-domain SSO problem. Sure it's kludgey, but it'll be workable. You have a better idea?
LinuxTag, a non-profit organization in Germany chartered to support and evangelize the use of Linux, has filed suit in German court. Under German law, it appears, company "A" may demand that company "B" stop making anti-competitive speech unless they can demonstrate a factual basis for company "B"s claim. In short, SCO now has to either (1) divulge their evidence of intellectual property misdoings, or (2) shut up.

Choice #1 lets them continue making their "Linux is infringing on our patents" claims while giving IBM an early look at their evidence which may very well help IBM in the US trials coming eventually. Choice #2 suggests, rather strongly I'd say, that SCO in fact have the proverbial sack-o-nothingness.

Couldn't have happened to a more deserving pile of schlubs. Hooray for LinuxTag!