Categories: "Tech & Web"

The Sony Rootkit Saga

If you haven't heard about this already then I strongly recommend you read through this and the two follow up articles before you go inserting any Sony/BMG CDs in your computer. more »

Oracle to offer free database

The biggest name in Enterprise databases is heading downmarket in an effort to snag all those young developers who are learning their SQL on MySQL and MSDE. more »

The sorry state of US IP law

Apparently SunnComm we're all set to sue a student who pointed out that the built-in 'auto run' feature of Windows could be disabled (by design) by holding down the shift key when inserting a CD, co-incidentally rendering SunnComm's security/spyware prod… more »

The Generator Blog

Hours and hours of (nerdy) fun. :) more »

Eolas beats Microsoft

While it's always nice to see the mighty Microsoft hung by their own patent petard, I can't help thinking that, in general, the web would be an easier place to work if the evil empire were allowed to win this one. more »

10 Bad Project Warning Signs

All stuff worth bearing in mind... more »

Debian 3.1 Released

In something of a surprise move, Debian have finally got a release out (the last one was in mid 2002). I've never successfully managed to get Debian to work satisfactorily but, following my experience with Ubuntu, I suspect it might be worth the effort… more »

Apple to move to Intel CPUs

Something of a shock to the Mac community - to the extent that most thought it a practical joke at first. Personally I don't like the sound of all this DRM hardware, though I'm fairly comfident someone will figure out how to subvert it within a few mont… more »

Flash Search Engine SDK

I've been doing some work on my employer's website recently, we have a big Flash movie on our front page which I figured wasn't attracting much search engine attention, even though Google can now index Flash movies. I downloaded this tool and my suspici… more »

Ubuntu Hoary Released

Ubuntu have released their newest version this week. It should be possible to just update your apt.sources list, replacing 'warty' with 'hoary', do a dist-upgrade and reboot. I'm trying it now on my laptop - just waiting for 775Mb of packages to downlo… more »

Building Mono on Windows

How to build Mono from source on Windows. more »