Only in a country …

Only in a country as commercially-inundated as America would come a story such as this one: Easter Bunny arrested in Mall Brawl. You just can’t make this stuff up.

O’Reilly: ESR on Microsoft — Microsoft: Designed For Insecurity I no longer care if Microsoft gets broken up by the government. With sloppy programming practices, nightmare spaghetti code, and inherently insecure products, more and more businesses are going to dump Microsoft and choose software and services that are founded around the tried and true open source model. This is what many people mean when they say we should “let the market decide” what happens to Microsoft. No matter what happens with the US DOJ case, Microsoft will be a dead company at some point in the future. The only thing that could save them is to change their entire business and production/sales model. Apple gets this completely. Mac OS X is written on top BSD, an open source operating system.

SprintPCS Watch: So, I still don’t have my new cell phone. The CSR I spoke with on Friday night said it was “lost” in the system between their distribution center and UPS. At this rate, the overnight delivery they promised is going to take a full week. How’s that for customer service? And, to top it all off, I saw the same exact phone in a store this weekend for $50 less than I paid online. Time spent on hold with SprintPCS since last Monday: About 4 hours. SprintPCS, are you listening?

Edd Dumbill: Why Does Metadata Count?

Whoops! That’s what happens when you use an unstable OS for mission critical services. Good thing it’s in the airport, and not in the planes.


Microsoft:Disks are duplicated on a variety of industrial strength, quality focused systems. Most of these systems are UNIX-based. The UNIX-based duplication systems used in manufacturing are impervious to MS-DOS-based, Windows- based, and Macintosh-based viruses.

Judd Apatow’s “Freaks and Geeks” diary. This is great. Why aren’t the network executives listening? The people love F&G. Put it back on the air!

Knowledge Management Portal. Lots of great links and resources here.

I am completely transfixed by this girl’s journal entries. Man, I wish I could write that honestly and openly. Wow.

Scooby Dooby Doooooooooo! Zoinks! [via Memepool]

Posted by Cameron Barrett at April 24, 2000 07:50 PM

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