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  • And Now On Kindle!

    Nothing of note really here, I just took the time to put my blog up via Kindle. And no, I didn’t set the price. Blogs are fixed per month. Right now I’m not 100% sure *exactly* how it’s rendering the site, other than it enters via my RSS feed gateways. What I’m going to do […]

  • Linux (UNIX in general) TTY/console demystified

    I don’t quite know how I know but I know very well how the Linux TTY/Console driver stack works… Probably through so many years of slogging through code, and through tearing apart the Linux TTY drivers and line discipline stacks a few times for special projects and definitely with some help of the LDD3 (a […]

  • No Idea that Reuters was so…inappropriate?

    By the time you read this Reuters may have removed the headline but they had a very interesting, somewhat, ok REALLY cheeky headline reading Tired Gay succumbs to Dix in 200 meters I mean…wow…where the hell was the editor on this one eh?

  • HTC Incredible WiFi dmesg

    In the previous post I didn’t have my wifi turned on so it didn’t init at all (the BT driver came up even though BT was technically off) so here’s dmesg while cycling the WiFi — interesting that it’s an MMC (SDIO) device! [ 2517.261108] wifi_set_power = 1 [ 2517.261108] incrediblec_wifi_power: 1 [ 2517.567626] wifi_set_carddetect […]

  • I haz a DROID + HTC Incredible Specifications

    OK, they’ve made things completely muddy. But here’s the rub. The HTC Incredible has 512MB RAM, a 512MB or so “boot ROM” for the kernel and base OS, then you’ve got about 768MB set aside for installing user apps. There’s a further nearly 7GB left for user *data*. This is *IN* the phone. You can […]

  • So close to exhaustion!

    No, I’m not talking about physical exhaustion….I’m talking about IPv4 address space!  IPv4 (32-bit addressing) has been on the ‘endangered species’ list for a long time now.  And almost everyone agrees we’ve got until about 2011 or maybe 2012 (depending on where you live) before there will be NO more free IPv4 addresses.  IPv6 (128-bit […]

  • Google All For Digital Due Process

    In a recent google blog article Google mentions how ECPA has grown stale, and needs to be updated, and it’s desire (pledge?) to your (our) digital due process.  Figured everyone might find this interesting.

  • Pretty Correct Colors!

    First off lets go back about a week in time… I am NOT a GUI guy, photo guy, etc.  I traditionally have been a systems administrator, lately I’ve gone more whole hog into web application development.  But I still don’t do UI.  So color has never really felt that important to me.  I know my […]

  • Viacom wants content hosts to police Viacom’s Copyrights

    In a lawsuit against YouTube in which Viacom hopes to set some dangerous precedence against *all* content hosts and content servers, they want Viacom (and other’s) copyrights to be policed by content hosts.  Effectively shifting the burden of content copyright enforcement AWAY from the content owners. It’s something I find scary, working for, and having […]