Friday, December 17, 2004
I wished we had arrived earlier for the second day round of technical sessions of the 1st ICT summit held here. Flight delays brought about by the big typhoon caused major shifting of schedules and I'm pretty sure a lot of people missed the sessions they signed up for, except maybe for those ICT die-hards who spent three whole days there and attended all the tracks they could. Dominique Cimafranca of IBM was to talk about Data Management Storage Solutions and we missed his session! It would have been nice if we got him to address some of our concerns, yada yada yada.
Hope IBM delivers before the year ends. :)
Saturday, December 11, 2004
Wednesday, April 28, 2004
you got to be kidding...i'd love nuthin more than whip simon's ass everytime he opens his mouth, and i get this??? *boo*
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Saturday, April 24, 2004
Tuesday, March 23, 2004
Leading Open Source Software Companies MySQL AB, Sleepycat Software and Trolltech AS Prove Strength of Dual-License Model
16 March 2004 - Sleepycat Software, Trolltech AS and MySQL AB today jointly announced that 2003 software license revenues for the companies increased an average of 65 percent over the previous year, largely due to their use of the dual-license business model. This increase is 10 times the overall growth of U.S. IT industry spending in 2003, measured at only 6.4 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Read more
Tuesday, March 9, 2004
Friday, February 27, 2004
Friday, February 20, 2004
Sunday, February 15, 2004
Friday, February 13, 2004
CSI Miami was okay, di ko lang feel ung actors. lolz. yea, i'm very very biased. now if someone can tell me what the rerun skeds are...
Wednesday, February 11, 2004
Thursday, January 29, 2004
i posted a concern of mine on the Open Source Software Association - Phils. message board and got this for an answer from one of "them".
first of all, let me iterate on few keypoints, branded computers like the IBM/RS6000 is not TOY, and is not Cheap, for that reason it is should be running critical applications, coz your paying for it, i dont see a reason why should turn in into a frankenstein, i suggest you focus on the problem at hand. linux and freebsd are fun to play with, but it always been a common practice not to play on production environment.
I agree that the RS6000 B50 is not a "TOY" as you call it. It has been running several of our most critical applications since we acquired it. These applications are to be ported to another machine in a month (on an HP NetServer), which will leave the B50 unused. I am currently running intranet applications on an old P3 machine and am offered to use the B50 for these applications, which are very much critical as far as we are concerned as the bulk of data entry and processing occurs via intranet. Rest assured, we are not "Frankenstein-ing" boxes here, as we all know the value of our machines. I'm just opening myself to options; thus this research. Thanks for the suggestions though.
oh well...some people seem more aghast when i go tell them that we have an IBM server here, much more when i ask them if i could try and run FreeBSD on it. they all think it's sacrilegious or sumthin. so blame me, i'm finding a good use for it :P
Friday, January 9, 2004
Mr. Richard Stallman in his article: The Free Software Community After 20 Years: With great but incomplete success, what now? said, and i quote:
"If you take as your goal the increased popularity of certain free software, if you seek to convince more people to use some free programs some of the time, you might think those non-free program are helpful contributions to that goal. It is hard to dispute the claim that their availability helps make GNU/Linux more popular. If the widespread use of GNU or Linux is the ultimate goal of our community, we should logically applaud all applications that run on it, whether free or not.
But if our goal is freedom, that changes everything. Users cannot be free while using a non-free program. To free the citizens of cyberspace, we have to replace those non-free programs, not accept them. They are not contributions to our community, they are temptations to settle for continuing non-freedom."
great, huh? let's get that advocacy thingie started! :D
Wednesday, January 7, 2004
happy three kings! whoopeee for Philippine politics! thanks to the upcoming elections, my job is starting to sound like a lost cause or sumthin. my wife's about done with her nursing anyway, but it'll be another 2 years or so before she can go anywhere; unless some hospital needs a nutritionist/dietician first, nurse second...then maybe, just maybe...it'll be a lot earlier.
can't get jakarta-tomcat-5.0.16 to cooperate with apache...or IIS. the connectors i needed aren't coming off the racks as nightly builds anymore. hahaaay...anyway, i wouldn't be advocating open source if i didn't believe in it so...imma shut my trap now hehe...
Sunday, January 4, 2004
it's almost lunch i better be heading for home. it's supposed to be a no-work day today pero i don't have any qualms...kahit half-day lang at least it pays. di bah kownie?? :)