I just put the Ethereal Land through a number of updates. Here’s what I did:
1. WordPress-MU install was upgraded to the latest version: 2.8.4a
2. All plug-ins were update to their latest versions.
3. Post’s from Ethereal Land blogs are once again being pulled automatically into the newspaper.
4. The site administrator can once again change post authors on the Newspaper.
5. The duplicate “Front Page” category was removed to prevent confusion.
6. Backups were run.
7. The search box on the newspaper was fixed.
Please let me know if there are any outstanding issues.
Intel has put an awesome pictorial tour of how modern computer processors are made—from sand to packaging. It is somewhat simplified so anyone non-technical can understand, but it is still a great education. I highly recommend you check it out.
a few weeks after the verdict was handed down, U.S. District Judge Michael Davis threw out the verdict on the grounds that he originally misguided the jury by indicating that simply the act of making a copyrighted song available for sharing amounts to infringement. A new trial has been rescheduled for March.
In an attempt to avoid another trial, the RIAA appealed the judge’s decision to declare a mistrial. But now it looks like the RIAA’s latest attempt to gain a conviction for copyright infringement has been thwarted.
Finally, someone has come up with an improvement in the often-overlooked flaws in computer equipment—noise. La Cie has found a way to make quieter computer fans. They are only selling them on their server hardware it seems, but I hope the technology is adopted for home and office PC’s as well. Fan noise can be terribly irritating, especially when it’s high pitched.
The McCain campaign really fouled up the selling off of their surplus IT equipment.
When we charged them up in the newsroom, we found one of the $20 Blackberry phones contained more than 50 phone numbers for people connected with the McCain-Palin campaign, as well as hundreds of emails from early September until a few days after election night.
Besides Blackberries, they had un-wiped laptops out for people to look at and purchase. The staff claimed the laptops would be wiped before they were sold, but it doesn’t matter. Everyone knows laptops on display are just begging to be stolen. There is no excuse for having them pawed over by the public when the data hasn’t been destroyed yet.
Western Digital makes a huge Network-Ready hard drive that blocks all music formats from being shared with other users. This means you can pull music files off your hard drive, but you can’t let anyone else pull music files off your hard drive. There are legal, legitimate reasons why I could want to share my Click Here to continue reading.
I was working on some new Acer PC’s at work, when I noticed something that struck me as rather suspicious. The default profile is named “Acer User” as you might suspect, but in the Windows Directory structure, it is named “Lenovo User”. As you might already know, Acer and Lenovo are fierce competitors in the Click Here to continue reading.