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Tuesday,  01/07/03  08:43 AM

So Jon Johansen, the teenage kid who wrote DeCSS, was cleared of all charges.  Yippee.  The MPAA and RIAA continue to push their rocks up the hill, but they'll get rolled in the end.

Dave Winer on the two-way web.  I don't get it.  But Dave is often way ahead of me...

Man, Steven Den Beste does not like the French.  Personally I welcome anyone's help.

Have you noticed how many 'blogs have really long blogrolls?  I guess they're hoping if they link to other sites, those sites will link back and give them traffic.  Defeats the whole purpose.  I like and endorse every site in my little 'roll and visit them daily.  There should be a timeout on 'roll links, if you don't visit a site at least once a week, don't list it.


Tuesday,  01/07/03  10:50 PM

Apple Safari Browser

Lots of news on the Apple front tonight!  This new web browser Safari rocks.  On my iMac it is way faster than IE, and everything looks right.   The preferences are simple, the menus are simple, the look is clean.  Nice goin'!

Today I tried to update my 'blog from afar, but was unsuccessful; no joy in SSH-ville.  My webserver is an old P233 running RedHat 7.1 (before you try the standard exploits, yes, I have applied all the Apache patches, and yes, I'm behind a firewall).  Citydesk can only update a local directory or use FTP, so I tried to setup an automatic rsync from a local directory automagically via an SSH tunnel.  It worked about as well as it sounds like it would work, which is to say it failed miserably.  I need something simple.  W=UH!


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