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a messy desk is good for you

In praise of clutter (this article possibly requires registration...)

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on December 23, 2002 at 11:41 PM

MS ordered to distribute Java

Woha! A federal judge on Monday ordered Microsoft to distribute the rival Java programming language in its Windows operating system. The injunction will remain in effect while the trial continues. Whether you agree with the measure or not, it's undeniable that this has the potential to open up (at least for a while) the Windows platform for Java applications, so that they won't require downloading the JVM, and so maybe level the playing field a bit for the next few months.

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on December 23, 2002 at 10:52 PM

MS goes after Adobe

Microsoft's attempts to destroy Postscript are legendary (remember Windows At Work), and after that failed, they're at it again, only now the battleground is portable digital formats. The other difference is that Microsoft's monopoly gives them, at this point, much more leverage than in 1993...

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on December 23, 2002 at 6:15 PM

kala azar outbreak

An outbreak in Sudan of the Kala Azar virus is threatening thousands of people, specially children.

Categories: personal
Posted by diego on December 23, 2002 at 6:11 PM

type a password, go to jail

Theoretically at least, we're all a few keys away from breaking the brain-dead DMCA.

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on December 23, 2002 at 5:17 PM

yahoo buys inktomi

From a News.com article. Apparently the consequences of this on Google's deal with Yahoo are unknown... probably nothing good anyway.

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on December 23, 2002 at 4:09 PM

Hoaxers vs. Rocket Scientists

From CNN: NASA unsure how to counter claims of faked moon landings.

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on December 23, 2002 at 2:08 AM

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