Archive for December 4th, 2003

LangaList recommends a tech headlines site … 5 months late

December 4, 2003

A friend sent me a reference from today’s Standard Edition LangaList — he’d apparently just discovered the Daily Rotation. Well, check out my weblog entry from June 24, 2003 with the title “News, news and more news and updates and news and …”
I didn’t realize I was that far ahead of some folks.
🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂


LinkedIn’s patent

December 4, 2003

The San Jose Mercury News had a story today that LinkedIn purchased a patent, 6,175,831 that was filed by six degrees, inc. back in 1997. Unfortunately, the article didn’t go into any detail of the patent itself. With the above reference, you can see for yourself.

More free web hosting:

December 4, 2003

Just came across today. Looks interesting. I’ll have to check it out and report back.

New Cygwin package: c3270

December 4, 2003

I’ve first encountered Cygwin back in 1995. It’s now a nearly complete Unix environment that runs on a Windows machine without replacing Windows or dual-booting. You can install a complete X11 server (XFree86), SSH, shells like bash and zsh, telnet … pretty much whatever you might need. If you need Unix capabilities on a Windows machine it would be worth your time to check it out.
Today I received announcement of a 3270 emulator, suite3270. For those that don’t know, 3270s are CRT devices that are often used on mainframes. They typically consist of a keyboard and a monitor — no mouse. For old mainframe jockeys like myself, 3270s were a godsend, allowing us to break away from punch cards.