Older blog entries for haruspex (starting at number 229)

21 Feb 2006 (updated 21 Feb 2006 at 04:43 UTC) »
Googleplex: A "swim-in-place" pool?! How ridiculously American and cheap for a multibillion dollar company. I went to a small high school with swimming facilities 1000 times as pleasant as that. What on Earth is wrong with a standard, 50m pool, with 8-odd lanes? If Google can't afford that, they might as well all sell up and start flipping burgers. What a mediocre, depressing world you guys build.
19 Feb 2006 (updated 19 Feb 2006 at 23:32 UTC) »

Re: Xgl, I just watched the demo video. The only thing I saw there that adds to OS X's capabilities was the "rubber sheet" window movement, and for all I know OS X can do that too :).

I saw Apple demo the OpenGL-on-the-desktop capability at 10.2 release (July/August 2002), but oddly they never did anything with the capability. Everything else in the Xgl demo is already familiar to OS X users.

cinamod, lately I've stumbled across gloox (C++) and Smack (Java).
fzort, the knot rendering is very nice! Please post more as you create them :-)
12 Feb 2006 (updated 12 Feb 2006 at 22:11 UTC) »

If you want to install the trial version of Veritas' BackupExec Linux agent. Be warned. It includes: its very own complete Perl installation. And a Perl module that is 25,000 lines long. To install a trivial bit of software. Whatever happened to 'tar -xzf'?

They really expect me to run that script on my system and to hell with the consequences? I'll be running it on a sacrificial system, thanks very much.

nymia, who says it "triumphs in the west"?! All evidence points to catastrophic failure.
26 Jan 2006 (updated 26 Jan 2006 at 21:55 UTC) »
nymia, Far from being new, most of Carbon has not changed in over 20 years - it's essentially a portable implementation of the 'classic' MacOS API. You'll find plenty of reference materials, tutorials etc on developer.apple.com.
4 Jan 2006 (updated 4 Jan 2006 at 01:53 UTC) »
titus, nitpicking, but Steve Jobs never actually graduated from Reed.

(update) In other news, a blonde joke.

zanee, Typically RHEL and SuSE are fully supported on IBM's server range.

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