Archive | January 31, 2004

InfoWorld highlights the Linux 2.6 kernel, SuSe and RedHat strategies

The King Kong metaphor is a stretch at best, and fortunately isn’t taken to it’s ultimate conclusion – “Twas Beauty killed the beast” – but rather just dropped in this editor’s letter that introduces cover feature articles on Linux in this issue of InfoWorld: Linux as King Kong – Infoworld Staff. The Mydoom worm that raced across the Internet last week is only the latest — and craziest — evidence of the passion surrounding Linux.

Garrett’s got a new job!

Congratulations to Garrett Fitzgerald who blogs… Stop the world, I want to get off…. “My head is still spinning a bit. On Tuesday, a local employer was referred to me. I interviewed with him on Wednesday, and started work Thursday.

MailMovers is a local mailing house. During my interview, I found that the mail industry, to a large extent, runs on FoxPro data. This has put me in an interesting position. For years, I have have been writing code that would be used by other people. Some of this was when I worked with software houses such as MicroKnowledge (in Bangor) and UNICOM (in Providence), and some of it was writing snippets for customers when I worked in Microsoft’s Product Support Services. For the first time, I’m using VFP as a tool, rather than a programming enviroment. And I’m loving it. :-)” Best of luck, Garrett! goes RSS!

An announcement by email this morning that KBAlertz is now available as an RSS feed by product. Some curiousities in the feed: each item has a

paragraph marker and advertisement for KBAlertz at the end of the item, but they don’t show up in Radio Userland. Also, the usual XML processing instruction is missing from the top of the file – I thought that was a required element. Nonetheless, they test out fine at and in Radio Userland, so I’m likely to drop my email subscription and get postings by RSS.

UPDATE: And they’re gone again. You blink, and a decade later, the web is different. Read VFP 8 and VFP 9 KBAlerz on their website.

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