9 Apr 2004 dyork   » (Master)

LinTraining - Received an interesting submission to LinTraining today in the form of a book in German. We don't actually receive that many book entries and so that list is rather small. It was therefore a bit surprising to get a book submission, since it had been so long since I had seen one.

Port Knocking - Found this article and this site to be interesting to learn more about the whole concept of "port knocking". Interesting stuff.

FBI Petition to the FCC - This Register article is an interesting summary of the issues around the FBI petition to the FCC with regard to being able to wiretap Voice-over-IP communications. It will be interesting to see what impact this has on our (telecommunications) industry, as all of us are going to VoIP.

Forrester Report - mjcox: Thank you for the link to your joint response to the Forrester report. I agree that Forrester unfairly tainted OSS software.

Canadiana - Zee or Zed - So we bought Chloe a little Leapfrog "Alphabet Pal" toy, forgetting, of course, that we are in Canada..... so as you go through the alphabet, it ends "eks, why, zed". Not "zee", but "zed". Ah, the fun of the Queen's English versus that with which we have grown up.

The Chloe Journals - Moments of Beauty - Last night after dinner we went for a walk down along the Ottawa River Parkway bike path. Chloe, of course, being an independent two-year-old, will no longer hold your hand or finger but instead walks separately along carrying her little purse and laughing in glee. And then Lori was walking ahead and hiding behind a tree... and Chloe would run up and "find" her. As the sequence was repeated, the world receded around me. For a moment in time, there was perfect clarity and joy. All the problems of the day, all the challenges of work, all the other stresses in life.... all of that slipped away in a beautiful evening walk... as the wee one ran from tree to tree... for just that moment, everything stopped... and the world coalesced into one perfect moment of beauty.

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