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More about the Asus eee, and random venting.

As I post­ed be­fore I am pret­ty hyped about the Asus eee, the $199 lap­top.

Ok, maybe the $250 lap­top, ac­cord­ing to lat­est ru­mours.

Then again, I am not the on­ly one. Here's an in­ter­est­ing thread about what you could do with one of them.

Now, the ran­dom vent­ing:

A fair­ly large por­tion of Lin­ux users are very an­noy­ing. It's nor­mal, since a very large por­tion of hu­man­i­ty is an­noy­ing too.

How­ev­er, con­sid­er this post, which I will quote be­cause I refuse to link to it, about my cron/at ar­ti­cle:

GreyGeek - Sub­jec­t: An­oth­er "I hate Lin­ux" ar­ti­cle.... ( Jul 31, 2007, 17:18:34 )

Oh, yeah. That's what the ar­ti­cle looks like. A lin­ux hater's rant. Sure, I spent three hours do­ing re­search and writ­ing telling you half a dozen ways to make Lin­ux bet­ter (IM­N­VHO) be­cause I hate Lin­ux.

as if we aren't get­ting a FLOOD of them these days. I of­ten won­der if Mi­cro­soft has be­gan "do­nat­ing" Fer­rari lap­top to blog­gers who rant on Lin­ux.

At least the fer­rari lap­top match­es my car! Ac­ce­soriz­ing is im­por­tan­t!

I won­der if it's be­cause this guy did­n't un­der­stand a word I wrote? Or is he just para­noid? I know he's not the au­thor of cron (he once post­ed a com­ment here [1]) so it's not a wound­ed ego or some­thing like that [2].

Better late than never

In 2005-04-04 I whined about a site called Sec­tion 6 pla­gia­riz­ing one of my ar­ti­cles (the al­ways pop­u­lar Lin­ux Boot­ing Process Un­veiled).

Well, yes­ter­day I found in my in­box an apol­o­gy from Kristo­pher Zent­ner, own­er of the site!

So, I can say Sec­tion6 1z n0t 7h3 5ux0rz n0vv!

Rater progresses (slowly)

I am hack­ing a bit on rater my dae­mon/­client to see if things are hap­pen­ing more of­ten than they should (in oth­er word­s, gener­ic rate lim­it­ing).

I had to take a few days of­f, since my broth­er got mar­ried and we all went back to San­ta Fe for that and a week­end, and then ev­ery­one else has sore throats and I am the on­ly one healthy.

But hey, it works well enough al­ready:

  • The sim­­plis­tic pro­­to­­col is done

  • The serv­er works

    • It can take hours of gib­ber­ish with­­­out prob­lem­s.

    • It can take hours of valid in­­­put with­­­out prob­lem­s.

    • It does what it's sup­­­posed to do.

  • It's stay­ing be­low 300S­LOC, which was my goal.

Miss­ing stuff:

  • Val­­grind it.

  • Client li­brary.

  • Gen­er­ic CLI clien­t.

  • A qmail-spp plug­in that us­es it.

And then, I can for­get all about it.

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