US House: Schools must block MySpace, many other sites

US House: Schools must block MySpace, many other sites. US House Resolution 5319, the Deleting Online Predators Act (DOPA), was passed by a 410 to 15 vote tonight. If the Resolution becomes law social networking sites and chat rooms must be blocked by schools and libraries or those institutions will lose their federal internet subsidies.… Continue reading US House: Schools must block MySpace, many other sites

Open Communities vs. Open Source

Open Communities vs. Open Source. By tim At an OSCON panel yesterday, there was a really interesting conversation between Danese Cooper and Dain Sundstrom. We were talking about what happens when money arrives at an open source project (either in the form of corporate sponsors or commercialization of the project itself.) Mitchell Baker pointed out… Continue reading Open Communities vs. Open Source

Thumper & Friends

Thumper & Friends We announced a bunch of new boxes this morning (of, course, the damn Register has had the poop for weeks, I find our leakiness irritating). There’s a Real Big Opteron server (personally, I’m more of a scale-out than scale-up kinda guy, but big iron is a big part of our business). There’s… Continue reading Thumper & Friends

The Rise of Open Infrastructure

The Rise of Open Infrastructure. By tim Jon Udell just wrote a thought-provoking editorial on Infoworld that takes off from my conversation with Debra Chrapaty, which I blogged earlier this month. I had called out Debra's comment that “In the future, being a developer on someone's platform will mean being hosted on their infrastructure.” Meanwhile,… Continue reading The Rise of Open Infrastructure

RWW the inner goo

RWW the inner goo. The SBS blog gives a deep dive (with pictures even) of the innards of the Remote Web Workplace. If you have a SBS box and you don't know what this is… shame on you! Steve Friedl has a 'rough' and unpublished techtip about the nuances of remote access in SBS 2003…check… Continue reading RWW the inner goo


I found a great post on how to configure WPA-encrypted Wifi for Ubuntu Dapper Drake on my laptop.  Thanks, Fred!