More on the iPhone

There is another piece on the iPhone over at the FSF blog today. While there my be “Free as in Beer” applications available for it the article makes it pretty clear the incompatibility between Apple’s license and copyleft licenses that encourage free (as in freedom) software. The birth of the GPL V3 was a slow …

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So it begins

So the DNS attacks are starting. Unfortunately the distributed nature of DNS means people may well get affected if their ISPs haven’t been paying attention. The upshot is it is very possible that you will get sent to a site that may look like what you wanted but is actually what you thought it was. …

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Server Migration

Not that it will mater to anyone but I’ve now migrated the main wwww.bennee.com server (from where this blog is delivered) to a new virtual server in Germany. My Dad’s server will still maintain as a backup although I need to figure out if it’s possible to replicate MySQL databases. The new server has a …

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Bit of kink

I’m not sure what to think about the implications of the Max Mosley story. It’s not like I hold the head of the FIA as any sort of role-model for how to live my life. And apart from a little prurient curiosity as to what he was getting up to it’s really none of my …

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screenrc

I’ve been using screen more and more out of habit recently. I used to use a lot of tabs in Gnome Terminal on each project I’m working on. Now I run one terminal per project with a screen session for all the sub-sections. It seemed a good time to revisit my .screenrc which looks something …

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Alpha, ALPHA!

Work has finally got a replacement coffee machine which has prompted an experiment. I’m a staunch tea drinker having never acquired the taste for coffee. However over the years I’ve cut sugar from my tea and developed a taste for many bitter flavours. It seems I shouldn’t ignore the drink that is so renowned by …

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