The problem I was having with backing up my web site has been traced down to my router. The router went completely belly-up Saturday morning, so I bought a new one. This one is a D-Link wireless N router and it really works well. The intermittent problem I have been having with ftp for the past 6 months or so is gone. I am a happy camper.
Ubuntu 8.04 Beta required upgrades for 101 more packages. It seems to be working fine. The only extras I have added so far is VLC and some codecs to let me play DVDs.
Ten inches of snow fell over the weekend. I used my truck to get in and out, but I needed to put the plow back on it to move so much snow. So on Saturday, I pulled the car out of the garage to get at the plow, and the car got stuck in the snow (it only has three or four inches of clearance). I couldn’t get the truck around the car to hook up the plow.
I shoveled the snow away from the car and let it sit all day Sunday. Some of the snow melted during that time, so I could finally pull the car back out of the way. I hooked up the plow and can now get the car back up on the county road. Lot of work, though. It really isn’t supposed to snow on the 29th of March.
I’ve been having some problems with my cell phone. The display on the front started combining two pictures into one, which was annoying. I tried to restart it by pulling the battery and starting over, but that didn’t work. On Saturday morning, it told me the time was 6:30pm, Friday, so I took it back to Verizon. Since it was under warranty, they just replaced the entire phone. Why couldn’t they have upgraded the firmware, instead? Ain’t technology wonderful?
Silly sign of the day:
Free/Open Source Software
- Automatix development comes to an end
- Wash away the photo workflow blues with blueMarine
- All About Linux 2008: Should Microsoft be afraid of Linux?
- Open Source Databases: Shallow But Widespread
- Free Market vs the OOXML
- One step forward: a review of GNOME 2.22
- Introduction to Linux
- Rep. Berman: Pro-IP bill will become law in 2008 – What a load of crap.
- Fee for All
- Warner Music floats ISP surcharge idea for unlimited P2P music
- TorrentSpy’s closure a win for MPAA; war far from over
- Swedish ISP Refuses To Block The Pirate Bay
- Norwegian ISPs Refuse MPAAâ€™s Request to Disconnect Pirates
- Sony BMG Sued for Software Piracy – Assets Seized
- The Democratization of the Music Industry
- Greedy CTIA: White space is worth money, don’t give it away
Stupid Patent Tricks, Copyright, DRM and Other IP Nonsense
- Craigslist Slammed For Hosting Prostitution Ads
- AG Mukasey Says IP Theft Threatens Public Safety, Fosters Terrorism
- Adobe joins list of companies not reading own EULAs
- Sparks fly over copyright at Tech Policy Summit
- Are free online copyrights legal and are they safe?
Liberty and Security/Our Rights
- Best Buy calls copper on unsatisfied shopper – No free speech here!
- New Hampshire gets REAL ID extension
- Hackers Assault Epilepsy Patients via Computer
- Washington State passes RFID privacy law; where’s Uncle Sam?
- 11-year-old takes school network by the horns
- Malware cited in supermarket data breach
Other News/Public Stupidity
- Only Ubuntu left standing, as Flash vuln fells Vista in Pwn2Own hacking contest
- Will Rush Limbaugh Be Indicted for Voter Fraud?
- Mukasey: piracy funding terror
- Open XML appears to clear ISO standard vote
- Botanist sues to stop CERN hurling Earth into parallel universe
- Circuit City Tries To Install Navigation System, Causes $12,119 Of Damage To Car