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Month: September 2003

I forgot to mention Verisign’s…

I forgot to mention Verisign’s…

I forgot to mention Verisign’s SiteFinder, didn’t I. Most people already know about it by now, I guess. Verisign’s DNS servers for the .com and .net TLDs now have wildcard entries for *.com and *.net, so all misspelt or non-existant web addresses now resolve to a Verisign search server. With paid-for ads. Boo. Anyway, it seems Netster.com is suing – \o/. Reuters story. It’s always nice to see a company you don’t like spending it’s $$s fighting a battle you believe in… Go Netster! Go Netster!… \\o \o/ o//

OK, the world’s gone mad… Ha…

OK, the world’s gone mad… Ha…

OK, the world’s gone mad… Have a look at this. Company A is suing Company B because Company B has a piece of software that works in a similar way to some software developed by Company A. It’s not the same, but similar. It’s not even written in the same language. *sigh

I played golf last night and went round in 72. Which is very very good for an 18 hole course. Pity I only did 9 holes… Was good fun though.

Anyone remember SCO? Anyone f…

Anyone remember SCO? Anyone f…

Anyone remember SCO? Anyone fallen for their ‘”If you use IBM’s Unix you owe us money, and if you don’t pay us now we’ll double the fee in a couple of months” routine? Grrr… Little article here saying, in a nutshell, “Don’t pay these lying, thieving, pondscum a single penny.” (I’m paraphrasing) I STILL HATE SCO!

RIAA

RIAA

Garry mentions on his blog that the RIAA are suing people for downloading music via P2P apps like Kazaa. Here‘s a story about one of the suees who happens to be 12 years old. Conspiracy theories (they’re suing 261 people – statistics would suggest one of them would be a kid) and questions about how a downloaded song can cost the RIAA thousands of dollars aside, the mother’s final comment is quite interesting… “It’s not like we were doing anything illegal”. Erm… yes you were. Breaking the law is still illegal, whether you agree with that law or not.

(ps – Garry – linking to your blog is a right pain in the arse ;-))

…and home at last… 3 hours…

…and home at last… 3 hours…

…and home at last… 3 hours for a 90 minute journey. Engineering works meant a diversion onto something called the North Kent Line (past Dartford), then a broken down train meant we had to follow a slow stopping service, then the aforementioned drunken muppet at Whitstable. Oh well… England won \o/ and we got to see InMe again. Now off to find out who that first band was so that I don’t accidentally buy anything by them ever.

I’d just like to say a big THA…

I’d just like to say a big THA…

I’d just like to say a big THANKS to the drunk driver who crashed his car onto the railway track at Whitstable and has had us stuck at Faversham for what seems like the last 7 weeks. Cheers mate… we owe you one 🙁

Well, I am back at work after …

Well, I am back at work after …

Well, I am back at work after having the tail end of last week off with Reading-itis. I’m still annoying all around me with a strangely loud cough though. 😀 Kent, it has to be said, were soundly beaten by Surry tonight – see? (when did I become a cricket fan, exactly?)

Best wishes to Sam – get well soon.