Building simplicidade.org: notes, projects, and ocasional rants

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Hiveminder IMAP access

Ok, this is very cool. Best Practical announced yesterday that they now support IMAP access to your task list in Hiveminder, including the most common operations. They are so getting my money now.

IPv4

So IPv4 address space is running out. Again. There is a ARIN proposal to auction IPv4 space to the highest bidder. Although the proposal is not totally insane, I find it much more interesting to think about a future world, past the depletion of IPv4 address space. fade in, a alley, with our character walking in the center, entering and exiting zones of light from old-style lamp posts. suddenly a call from a darken door frame

Security report for RedHat 4

Excellent report about the Risk to users of the RedHat Enterprise Linux 4. This is not an endorsement of RedHat by itself. I cannot do that due to the lousy commercial department. But I wish other vendors where so up-front with this information. Oh, and in case you where wondering, I'm a happy CentOS user.

Temptation

I don't have a iPhone nor an iPod Touch because I would like to have 3G on the device. 3G is more important than Wifi where I live. Anyway, for the first time today, I saw an application that really tempted me to buy one: Labyrinth. Yes, my desire for this kind of thing is not natural.

Dinosaur

Three weeks ago I powered down my oldest Linux server. It started is useful life as a NFS server for mail.pt site, moved to MySQL server of EVOLUI.com, and now is going to rest a bit. It went online March 1999. I pulled the plug in 27th, January 2008. It still has the original CPUs (dual PIII, 450Mhz), the original memory (although half of it is from an upgraded after I moved it to MySQL server, for a total of 1Gb), and this is the real kicker, the same 4 data SCSI disks, connected to a DAC9660 RAID SCSI controller.

Dinosaur

Three weeks ago I powered down my oldest Linux server. It started is useful life as a NFS server for mail.pt site, moved to MySQL server of EVOLUI.com, and now is going to rest a bit. It went online March 1999. I pulled the plug in 27th, January 2008. It still has the original CPUs (dual PIII, 450Mhz), the original memory (although half of it is from an upgraded after I moved it to MySQL server, for a total of 1Gb), and this is the real kicker, the same 4 data SCSI disks, connected to a DAC9660 RAID SCSI controller.

MS-OSS: yeah, sure

I've commented this in a couple of blogs, so I though I just write it here once. The Microsoft announcement about opening up some of their stuff is an interesting read, but nothing else. The licensing terms are incompatible with the GPL (both version 2 and 3), so this is more a PR stunt than anything real. Let's keep the eyes on the ball, and ignore the fat lady flashing body parts.

todo.pl

I'm trying Hiveminder again. My first attempt some months ago was not successful, and I must admit that although the new interface (specially the IM-based one) is very easy and fast to use, I still see the lack of offline-mode the biggest barrier to use this type of services. Be sure to check pjf presentation Effective Procrastination with HiveMinder, its really good. One thing that I was having problems just now was the todo.

Checklist

So, leaving for FOSDEM 2008 later today, I need a checklist: Passport: check;Plane ticket: check (Pedro tells me a plain ticket will not fly...);Laptop hard drive: update clone at the office - still to do;Send phone number to one or two persons going to be there: still to do done;Clothes: still to pack;Clean up non-essencial stuff from backpack: still to do done.I'll drive to Lisbon around 1PM and catch the plane at 7PM.