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{ Monthly Archives } November 2003

Linux NFS Stupidity

There’s a story on Mac OS X Hints about people who NFS mount their home directories are having problems in Panther if they use a Linux NFS Server (must… control… stuck… up… snicker… argh… who am I kidding). Anyways there’s a link to the NFS Source code with a patch for fixing this problem in […]

Apple store to open in Ginza

From Gen Kana’s Weblog some news on the Apple Story to open in Tokyo. I sent them my resume but I guess they’re not interested in an Apple Advocate working for them. Ah well 🙂 Link to story

Joel asks about DSL Telecom

Joel asks his forum users about whether getting Verizon for the full DSL bundle (line, ISP and etc) is better or choosing a seperate provider and what are the advantages. The responses from the forum are quite insightful on how DSL works in general and how the local folks that own the line (in the […]

You didn’t backup did you?

Oh crap. The Archive and Install option in Panther nuked all of the customizations I had put into the Apache CGI Directory! Worry worry worry… Oh yes… Fire up Terminal: cd / ls / Hmmm, hey I see /Previous Systems cd /Previous Systems/Previous System 1/Library/WebServer/CGI-Executables ls Dear sweet sweet day. It’s still there!!!!

Japan Kitty Parlor

From the same poster that mentioned seeing a kitten go for 1000 bucks (120,000Yen) we have the Nekobukuro. Man talk about a great time for cats that like living it up. Here’s a quote: Nekobukuro is a mini theme park where 20 cats roam free so you can play with them. The walls are fitted […]

A kitten goes for 1000 bucks in japan?

Dear gawd. How much is a cat worth??? How about go looking in the pound for all the unwanted kittens. They have those in Japan too I bet. Cripes, there’s cats all over the place where I live and I see quite a few that are too scruffy to be have a human home.

Disillusionment with Offshore Outsourcing from the offshore side (already??)

The Register has a story about the IT offshore industry folks in India already getting disillusioned and burnt out with the amount of work they get dumped and that it’s already causing cracks in the system there. In some ways I expected this to happen however this doesn’t mean offshore outsourcing is going to stop […]

Stupid m17n rant for Windoze

Well here I am with a laptop with japanese Windows XP Pro on it and I’m going through piles of dialogue Windows in the MMC trying to set some policies and other settings and just getting tired of slogging through piles of menus in Japanese. “No problem!” I say to myself and go to try […]

Linux Tablet PCs

mmm Tablet PC. Announcement right here Looks like it’s retailing for $1899. Wish the price would drop down a couple hundred now that Windoze isn’t on it. Perhaps waiting a little bit more to see if more people jump on it. I know one thing I’ve done some price comparison and a Tablet PC would […]