Upgraded to Wordpress 2.9

Tired of the Wordpress upgrade treadmill. I don’t need any new features, but I’m terrified of all the lurking security holes. It may be high time to write my own blogging engine with only the features I need. Update: awesome, a spammer injected crap into my blog already. I hate wordpress.

December 20, 2009

Chinese Citation

I came across[someone citing an article](http://cyberwarfaremag.wordpress.com/2008/12/05/china-red-flag- linux/) I wrote for Linux.com back in 2002 about China’s Red Flag Linux. It’s weird reading stuff I wrote back then now. Back in the day, I thought I was pretty knowledgeable. These days I actually know more, and feel like I know less. In fact, it’s hard to find anything worthwhile to write about as I don’t feel like I can do it justice....

December 11, 2008

Attack of the Ubuntu Forks

Why does Ubuntu [inspire so many forks](http://www.linuxhaxor.net/2008/11/17 /attack-of-the-ubuntu-forks/)?

November 18, 2008

Why does Ubuntu have so many forks?

Why do you need to fork an entire distribution to change the window manager, like Xubuntu, or to make the default KDE like Kubuntu? Ummm, could you just make it user configurable instead of duplicating this amount of effort? Guys, really? Really? Really?

November 10, 2008

Chimpanzee rides Segway and Wins at the Internet

I love you internets.

October 21, 2008

Need a private jet?

http://www.sentient.com/pricing/ Hope you got several thousand dollars per hour :)

September 14, 2008

Seattle relieved to lose its high-tech toilets

City officials have finally gotten rid of five high-tech self-cleaning toilets that cost Seattle $5 million but sold online for just $12,549. The city installed the modernistic stand-alone toilets four years ago, hoping they would provide tourists and the homeless a place to do their business while downtown. But the automated loos became better known for drug use and prostitution than for relief. USA Today Oh you clever headline writer you....

August 17, 2008

BMW GINA Light Visionary Model

August 15, 2008

Project Euler and Prime Factorization

I have been doing some of the exercises at Project Euler lately. Project Euler describes themselves as: A series of challenging mathematical/computer programming problems that will require more than just mathematical insights to solve. Although mathematics will help you arrive at elegant and efficient methods, the use of a computer and programming skills will be required to solve most problems. It has been a lot of fun to code these up in my language du jour, Python....

June 20, 2008

Upgraded Wordpress to 2.5 with SVN

So my Wordpress got compromised again by spammers, I’ve upgraded to the latest and greatest and instituted new protection mechanisms as well as tracking Wordpress by SVN to make upgrades more painless. Some stats: You have 125 posts, 2 pages, 11 drafts, contained within 63 categories and 2 tags. You are using WordPress Default theme with 3 widgets. This is WordPress version 2.5. Akismet has protected your site from 24,837 spam comments already, and there are 446 comments in your spam queue right now....

April 22, 2008