Archive for 2006

בא לברך ויצא מקלל

Sunday, December 31st, 2006

היום בדרך בחזרה מהעבודה, שמעתי את התוכנית הכלכלית של גלי צה”ל ברדיו (כך היא נקראת – “התוכנית הכלכלית” – כל יום ב-19:30 בערב). בד”כ תוכנית מאוד מעניינת, והיום אחד האייטמים היה דואר זבל. התראיין בתוכנית מיודעינו דודי גולדמן כתב המחשבים של ידיעות אחרונות וסיפר על פרסום דו”ח דואר זבל נוסף (של חברת קומטאצ’).

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ועוד עצומה

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

למי שקורא את הבלוג שלי בעזרת קורא רסס כלשהו – יש לי עכשיו סרט אדום באתר. הסיפור הוא ש-Mac-It, קהילת משתמשי המקינטוש בישראל (לא היו יכולים למצוא שם בעברית לקהילה ישראלית ?) הרימו עצומה הקוראת לבעלי אתרים להתחיל לתמוך בדפדפנים תואמי תקנים בנוסף לאינטרנט אקספלורר.

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Open source, the warning label

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

Yesterday I bought a new wireless router – the product currently available in Israel from Linksys’ successful WRT54G series is the WRT54GL, which again features Linux as the internal operating system for the device.

It was also nice to find this sticker on the box:
Open source label for the WRT54GL, close up
Which clearly advertises Linksys’ obligations under the licesnses for the free software they were using.

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Just another rant on the “Open XML” office format (and links).

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

Just to let my readers know – those of you who are not avid followers of the trials and tribulations of “Microsoft vs. The World” (movie at 11) – Microsoft has successfully pushed ECMA, an originally European standards body better known for their standardization of JavaScript as ECMA-262, into ratifying Microsoft’s MS-Office XML based file format as an international standard. All this probably just as a primer for the Microsoft Office 2007 release, and for a push for ISO standardization of Microsoft Office, and I’m not joking – (more…)

I hate it when they do that.

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

This is something which is funny and sad at the same time. Its not the first time I encountered this issue, which is that people who evangelize Linux (or basically any other product) don’t use it themselves. If you are going to be an evangelist, have the decency to practice what you preach.

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Sun is taking over the world, again.

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

Or at least trying – Sun releases their Java language implementations under the GPL (Hotspot virtual machine for Micro, Standard and Enterprise versions, and the compiler). Which – you’d think – is a good thing, right? I would argue that it may have some very negative effects.. Read on.

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And today on our column “Bumper stickers I need on my car”

Friday, November 10th, 2006

We bring you this little gem:
bumber sticker zoomed

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Google adds another search related feature

Thursday, November 9th, 2006

It may or may not be new (I surely haven’t noticed it before), but If you are logged in to Google, and also have a Google Notebook account, then for each link in the search results, in addition the “Cached” and other stuff there, you’ll notice a “Note this” link. Clicking on it will change the text to “Dully noted” and will add the link as a new empty note to your default Notebook (in addition to poping up a small AJAX box that allows you to do other stuff that I haven’t investigated fully yet).

I found its a great way to build a list of links to go over more throughly later.

Surprisingly enough, Adobe aren’t the bad guys

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

After recently acquiring Macromedia (and taking over their MacrmediaAdobe Flash business), and due to the large Shopping spree, Adobe has been conducting in the recent years, buying companies left and right (and I have many more links) you’d think that Adobe is trying to corner the computer publishing market or something. Not helped by the Adobe-Microsoft PDF dispute and some Adobe patents which look not unlike Microsoft’s idea of patenting “non-obvious” inventions (no links this time – go look it up on your own), Adobe was starting to look more and more like other computer giants we know and “love” ;-).

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ומנושא לנושא באותו נושא

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

גרסה 2 של הדפדפן המוביל מבית מוזילה – שועל האש (Firefox – או “השוא”ש” לידידיו הקרובים) – שוחררה שלשום להמונים.

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