Links, 2009-07-22

  • The BBC is running an interesting piece called “Unsung Heroes Save Net From Chaos,” about NANOG, the North American Network Operators Group. Even though some of the details aren’t completely factually true and that it’s been toned down so an average citizen could understand sort of what happened in the events referenced in the article, it’s a nice effort and rare event to acknowledge some of the people that, in fact, do keep parts of the internet running.
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  • I found an interesting opinion piece the other day on Why Google's Chrome OS Will Turn to Lead. The author makes an interesting point, but seems to have forgotten that Chrome is based on Linux, which has a worldwide base of developers working on it.
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  • California lawmakers seem to have reached a deal to close the budget gap that they were facing. Article linked here: California Reaches Budget Deal, With Billions Cut
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  • Meanwhile, the Washington Post wrote about the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System: Database Combines Details of Remains, Disappearences in Hopes of Making Matches. This is a type of technology that has many possibilities of use within and outside of government organizations for data collection and analysis, especially in events like earthquakes or floods.
  • An employee of Opera wrote about a company that made a mistake trying to sell a product to them, leading to a blog post titled: Most Expensive Javascript Ever? It’s a humorous piece that companies should take heed of if they try to single out any particular browser :-) Also linked from here are some cool pictures of one of Opera’s datacenters
  • This one-liner is very useful for copying a partition table from one disk to another; no need to have to do each one manually!
  • This article helps to describe the events surrounding one of the latest passwords to fall due to social networking. The password recovery in this article isn’t specifically linked to Hotmail, as many email providers do something like this to help you reclaim your password.
  • The hotel made famous by the Nixon administration, the Watergate Hotel, has Failed to Attract Bids for it’s sale to a new owner.
  • In two moves that have seemingly shocked the open-source world, Microsoft Makes Second GPLv2 Release In As Many Days. While these contributions help Microsoft’s products mesh better with Linux, and Moodle, there has to be a beginning somewhere, right?
  • Shark Tank - Which pretty much explains why he didn't mention it
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