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Entries for week beginning February 12, 2006

February 18, 2006

OSx86 Project - Apple Seeks (Poetic) Justice

Apple aren’t content just using any old dummy string for a DRM key in OSX — They embedded an encrypted poem!

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A Look at GNOME 2.14

The now-traditional “What’s new in the next version of Gnome” post. As per usual, nothing that makes you fall off your chair screaming OMFGAWESOME, but it’s all welcome tweakage (especially the speeding up, since my Pentium3 laptop is pretty clunky these days)

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February 16, 2006

Revolution Fanboy

Weblogsinc blog for those of us salivating at the thought of Nintendo’s upcoming funtoy.

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Cenqua FishEye Source Perspective

To be investigated… Intriguing source-control browser (and searcher). I’ll have to give this a go at work tomorrow.

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Israely Anti-Semitic Cartoons Contest

Yes! The whole “offensive cartoon” thing has turned into a gigantic international “Free Speech”-off, as everyone races to see who can out-satirize the ridiculous situation of bombing over (not-particularly-amusing) cartoons.

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February 15, 2006

Overstock.com Actually Understocked, Manned by Soulless Robots

This is what happens when your webchat Bangalore-based customer “service” “agents” (who, let’s face it, aren’t of a sufficient quality to talk to humans on the phone) are given a set of pre-canned double-clickable responses — Unhappy customers get an experience worse than Eliza.

Simple group chat for business: Campfire

37signals’s new site — an AJAXy chat tool. No installation necessary, more usable than IRC, and less susceptible to shonky firewalls than instant messaging, but I’m not sure I’m comfortable with 37signals hosting transcripts of business conversations & files.

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Google Jobs - Software Engineer - Boston

I knew Google had an ad sales office in Boston, but it looks like they’re now hiring techies here too. Is a Beantown Googleplex on the cards?

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February 13, 2006

andom($foo): F34R TEH NS4

hee. Bush visits the NSA, but they don’t have anything 24-looking enough to put on the display in the photo-ops, so they load up http://securitywizardry.com/radar.htm which does the job just fine.

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This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

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