October 2006

Amazon uses Red Hat Linux for almost all of its servers and developer desktops – some lingering RH7.2, lots of RHEL3, an increasing amount of RHEL4 – and so I decided to play with the new Fedora Core 6 on my usually-WinXP laptop. Since my apartment network is entirely WiFi, I downloaded the 3.8GB ISO…

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Don’t watch this when you’re drinking or within reach of any sharp objects. As reported in Best Week Ever: The cast of The Times They Are A-Changin, the new Broadway musical featuring the music of Bob Dylan, dropped by The View this morning to butcher perform the classic song “Like A Rolling Stone”.

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I just completed my first test of Flexcar, and I thought I’d write it up for fellow geeks. It’s a nice example of a business model that relies upon satellite data, cellular communications, and RFID technology. At about 1 o’clock this afternoon, I decided that I ought to go out to do some shopping before…

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