January 30, 2004

Ruiz Library Grand Opening

This Saturday marks the grand opening of the Daniel E. Ruiz branch of the Austin Public Library. The festivities begin at 10:00 on January 31. The official press release notes:... (read more)

Posted by chip at 04:00 PM to: Austin
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January 29, 2004

Disposable DVDs are Dumped

If you shop at H-E-B (and if you're a Texan, you probably do) you may have noticed the EZ-Ds (link to Flashturbated website omitted) display at the checkout. These are... (read more)

Posted by chip at 03:17 PM to: Austin, Technology
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January 23, 2004

And the Winner is...not Gentoo

I've been doing a couple of Linux evaluations. One is to select a Linux distribution for my servers, another for workstations. It was time to make the workstation decision. After... (read more)

Posted by chip at 11:35 AM to: Software
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January 20, 2004

Gentoo Linux offers Modest Performance Gain

Gentoo Linux is touted as one of the best performing Linux distributions. I recently ran some tests to verify this. My tests confirmed that Gentoo does indeed perform better. The... (read more)

Posted by chip at 09:57 PM to: Software
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January 18, 2004

New Email Address Obfuscation Technique

In a recent article I discussed using Javascript to protect email addresses on web pages from harvesting by spammers. Most common techniques use Javascript to synthesize an address and insert... (read more)

Posted by chip at 11:49 PM to: Spam
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January 16, 2004

No User Serviceable Parts

I know I've been terribly quiet lately. I've been too distracted to write much. This month, I left my long time South Austin apartment and relocated to the wrong side... (read more)

Posted by chip at 02:47 AM to: My Happy Life
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January 13, 2004

AT&T Lied

Remember this entry where AT&T customer service gave me the runaround? Remember how I had a nagging suspicion they lied just to get me off the phone? Well, yeah, they... (read more)

Posted by chip at 02:32 PM to: My Happy Life
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January 08, 2004

Debian Linux: First Step is a Doozy

With the new year, my server fell into limbo. It runs a version of Red Hat Linux that is a dead end. No further eratta will be issued and Red... (read more)

Posted by chip at 12:58 PM to: Software
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Fit, Tan and Rested

IJTLCSH has stolen off for a brief, unannounced vacation. We are now back, nursing our hangover and trying to get that quickie Vegas wedding annulled. Content soon to follow.... (read more)

Posted by chip at 12:02 PM to: Administrivia
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