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Advogato is (maybe not) going offline

Posted 10 Sep 2006 at 20:01 UTC (updated 24 Feb 2007 at 23:43 UTC) by StevenRainwater

Advogato doesn't have to go offline. The choice is yours. Here's a quick update on where things stand.

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Sponsorship offered for people to develop applications for Trolltech Greenphones

Posted 8 Sep 2006 at 20:05 UTC by lkcl

on the qtopia-interest@trolltech.com mailing list, there have been offers of sponsorship for people willing to come up with, and implement, good ideas for mobile phone applications on trolltech's linux/qt Greenphone development kit.

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My teacher, my lover, my advogato

Posted 8 Sep 2006 at 13:06 UTC by badvogato


Creator, i am your dust copy 
touch me lightly with your finger tips 
water me tenderly with your dew drops. 
Creator, others say you are dead 
so I stopped, tracing  memory lines 
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Advogato is going offline

Posted 6 Sep 2006 at 16:14 UTC by advogato

With considerable sadness, I have decided to take Advogato offline. It has filled its purpose of demonstrating the trust metric ideas, which was the original purpose of the site.

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Using trunk(4) interface in OpenBSD

Posted 26 Aug 2006 at 12:41 UTC by dmitri

In OpenBSD you can use trunk(4) interface for creating link aggregation and link failover.

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Poverty within 'Revolutionary Wealth'

Posted 25 Aug 2006 at 13:15 UTC by sye

I am very impressed by C-SPAN program Newt Gingrage interviewing Alvin Toffler about his new book 'Revolutionary Wealth', especially life and passion shared between the two authors as husband and wife, thinkers and doers. Alvin says 'Heidi and I are reading machines'. They devour books not one at a time but many across vast different fields. I do the same plus another dimension, both in Chinese and in English.

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SQL - stored procedures, views, and dynamic sql generation

Posted 16 Aug 2006 at 21:33 UTC by lkcl

I first started getting significantly involved in SQL back in 2000. Within six months I had written pysqldb (one of the many reinvented dynamic SQL generators available) because hard-coding SQL statements I immediately concluded to be insane. I was constantly battling the management of the project because they wanted to create Views - and to get me to use them. I am now, once again, on a major SQL project, this time involving stored procedures. This article describes the SQL experiences - positive and negative - and outlines some of the advice that I've encountered from different sources.

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As of 2005, only 4 members of Shaker are considered active

Posted 4 Aug 2006 at 17:37 UTC by badvogato

who are these four Shakers? and how to get in touch with them is the question...

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Zope 3 add forms

Posted 17 Jul 2006 at 09:11 UTC by MJ

Marius Gedminas shows us how to create a simple add form for Zope3 using formlib, but he then assumes the object in question accepts keywords in the __init__ method. Here's how you can use an additional formlib trick if you don't have such a handy __init__ method:

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baby steps of game theory

Posted 26 Jun 2006 at 19:59 UTC by badvogato


小不忍而乱大谋 叶子已黄花依旧 妖饶总在烟雨时 女娲补天天常漏 奇谈怪问不绝口 妙言恶语齐出头 有意无意装天真 趣事终在人背后。


谋大乱而忍不小 旧依花黄已子叶 时雨烟在总饶妖 漏常天天补娲女 口绝不问怪谈奇 头出齐语恶言妙 真天装意无意有 后背人在终事趣。

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The Rise and Fall of CORBA

Posted 20 Jun 2006 at 10:47 UTC by lkcl

as featured on slashdot - this article is from acm, by michi henning. nowhere have i encountered a better more insightful look at the success and limitations of proprietary and free software projects than on this page

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Action item: war and energy

Posted 19 May 2006 at 14:31 UTC by proclus

Re GNU-Darwin: Our utility bill went up 50% this month, which makes it harder to for me to support the operations of the Distribution. It is obvious that recent hikes in energy costs relate directly to the Bushies' misadventures in Iraq. Please help me and do whatever you can to stop the war soon.

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The fuss over kernel design

Posted 13 May 2006 at 22:07 UTC by lkcl

Recently there has been a fuss over monolithic and micro kernels - specifically the direction of the Linux Kernel development. Free Software is about "freedom of choice", and we should be able to choose to compile the Linux Kernel as either a monolith or a microkernel. To help accelerate this process, could someone please steal Linus' laptop, install l4linux overnight on it and give it back to him?

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The 2nd Python Game Programming Challenge

Posted 10 May 2006 at 05:12 UTC by rjones

PyWeek challenges entrants to develop a complete game in Python in a week. It finished a few weeks ago, but I subsequently had hosting issues which are now resolved.
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Defining Free Content and Expression

Posted 2 May 2006 at 02:54 UTC by mako

Inspired by the free and open source software movements, "free culture" has won excitement, attention, and set of a real visible achievements in the last several years. However, while both the free and open source software movements began with clear definitions and list of freedoms that they wished to protect, free culture has provided no such standard for artists and creators to work under or to work toward. A new project to build a Free Content and Expression Definition attempts to do just this.

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widely compatible free documentation license

Posted 27 Apr 2006 at 20:20 UTC by atai

To make a documentation work as widely usable as possible, yet remaining copylefted, would a license like this be a good idea?

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Singularity Timetable

Posted 23 Apr 2006 at 04:19 UTC by mentifex

Mentifex artificial intelligence aims to trigger a Technological Singularity by 2012.

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What Would You Do If You Found a GPL Violator

Posted 22 Apr 2006 at 07:08 UTC by tnt

What would you do if you found someone who was violating the GNU GPL?

Would you report them?

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Settling onto decent python web technologies

Posted 20 Apr 2006 at 22:55 UTC by lkcl

I've been doing web development in python, now, for five years, since I wrote my first python cgi script running out of CGIHTTPServer.py, and have loved it ever since. This article describes what technology I am using today, and wish I had found, or that it had been available, then: mod_python, sqlobject, formencode, htmltmpl and PIL.

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Posted 8 Apr 2006 at 01:08 UTC by herzi

Der Gebührenboykott scheiterte und mache mir meinen Reim dazu.

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