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Sunday, April 02, 2006

Moving to Wordpress

I now use Wordpress for blogging because Performancing for FF is still not deisrable to use (No Titles). From now on, please visit my Wordpress Blog. See you all there :)

Window$ (Ha$ta La) Vi$ta, Baby! :))

This is a good article why Window$ Ha$ta La Vi$ta :)) should be used (NOT! :)) )






Saturday, April 01, 2006

Performancing for Firefox

Logging into Blogger using third-party apps lately is problematic. My favorite blogging tool Drivel can't login. I have tried Deepest Sender but just the same. I found a way to login to my Blogger account using Performancing for Firefox (the best browser in the planet :) ). Just create a custom blog account on Performancing, choose Blooger API for system type and use http://www.blogger.com/api for Server API URL. Hope this help you all :)

Sunday, February 19, 2006

New Study Reveals Linux is More Cost-Effective Than Window$

I have seen the "Get the Facts" series of advisements from Micro$oft saying Window$ has a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) than Linux (Which, for me, is hogwash!!!)...

I was surfing the web when i saw a pdf of a new study that came out saying Linux is more cost-effective than... that other OS... Read it for yourself, and you decide.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

25 Reasons to Convert to Linux (Or is it 26?)

Well, this is my first blog entry for the new year :D I was surfing around on DesktopLinux, when I stumbled upon this: 25 Reasons To Convert to Linux. This page was created by a Linux User Group in the US. It pretty sums up the justifications why one should switch to Linux. I always believed that Linux is a superior OS that, ur, Window$ (I don't give a damn about Vista, it's just a pretty-looking OS with issues coming its way :P). One problem I see is it should be 26 because the are 26 reasons :P Take a look, it is a good read :)

Friday, December 30, 2005

Massachusetts OpenDocument War: The Plot Thickens

I have been following the OpenDoc decision of Massachusetts on cnet.com. The story gets interesting on the fight on open standards for electronic documents. Micro$oft announced they opened up Open XML (Micro$oft'$ answer to OpenDocument) and submitted the specs to ECMA, a standards body in Europe. Massachusetts said it can support multiple open formats (it other words, it can support Open XML). The story get more interesting when the Massachusetts Chief Information Officer Peter Quinn quits due to his disgust of the politics surrounding the State's decision with OpenDocument.

I hope Massachusetts will not support Open XML. I did some digging around and found out that Open XML is not really open. Open XML is not GPL-complaint. GPL (the GNU Public License) is the most prevalent Open Source License around. One can't get more open than GPL. Also, Micro$oft could have just supported OpenDocument, but they didn't. It seems Micro$oft always wants to be the head honcho, the one in control. The OpenDocument format is vendor-neutral, meaning not one vendor has control over it, something not palatable to Micro$oft. Open XML may then be like wolf in sheep's clothing. It is disguising itself to be an open format but really it is not.

I can understand Peter Quinn for his decision. Politics is a dirty game. What Massachusetts (or the world, in particular) needs are officials who are technically inclined and freedom-loving, not technologically-ignorant and self-serving (to hell with them).

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Break Stuff

It's good to be back from almost 2 months of silence. Many has happened...

  • Upgraded My Slackware 10.2 to Kernel 2.6.14.3
  • Upgraded to KDE 3.5 (Unofficial build from kde.org)
  • Replaced my old CyberDrive CW078D(?) to Benq Combo Drive (I still can't afford a DVD writer :( )
  • Got an optical mouse
  • Got a Copy of FreeBSD 6.0 (I don't know if i'll ever install it, I love Slackware too much :D )
  • Love Life, zero (who needs girls, I got Slackware :)) ).
  • I got the newest album of Urban Dub, Embrace (These guys rock! Good price too, only P 250)

Also, congrats to Pat Volkerding, our "Benevolent Dictator", for having a bouncing baby girl :) I'll posting a bit more since it going to be Christmas break for me. Later :)

Monday, October 24, 2005

Tompkins County's ITS is Stupid!

I was browsing Distrowatch when i saw this. My goodness, how stupid can you get...

"Follow the County ITS standards and guidelines regarding Internet usage to prevent your computer from becoming infected with viruses and malicious software. Here are three things to keep in mind: Use County supported browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer... Do not download, or immediately remove FireFox/mozilla browser... Do not use Netscape as your primary browser... All other browsers must also be removed from your computer..."

How came using Internet Explorer (Exploder :)) ) prevent viruses and malware?! Do they have a screw loose?! IE is the primary target of spyware and adware, because it uses ActiveX, unlike Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, Netscape and Opera. Also , the updates are much frequent unlike the dreaded IE. And as addition, Windows (Winsuck :)) ) is a basketcase for viruses, better use an open-source OS.

I think the people of this ITS need some brain surgery or something... This is not a work of IT experts but IT fools!!!

UPDATE: It seems the page has already been removed, yipee!!!! :)