29 Mar 2010
In the service-oriented business it's not an open vs closed source battle anymore. It's much more important than that. It's and open vs closed world. And the "opponent" to those who enjoy freedom of choice is not Microsoft anymore. It's Apple and their numerous followers."
26 Mar 2010
"Arghhh! Death taxes!"
"Tell the radicals to stop progressively destroying our country!"
"I for the life of me can not figure out why we have not declared a civil war on the polticians yet. Hell they are pushing down our thorats what we do not want in this country."
23 Mar 2010
21 Mar 2010
Great then, when I saw the little-reported news story that US Intelligence were so concerned about Wikileaks, they worked to find ways to destabilise it. Now, I wont go as far as others in saying "US Govt Try To Attack Wikileaks" but its good fun nonetheless. Here are some points and quotes from the document:
- The report has a great title: "Wikileaks.org - An Online Reference to Foreign Intelligence Services, Insurgents, or Terrorist Groups". Hooray! Terrorists - we haven't heard from them in a while. It also mentions as its purpose "This special report assesses the counterintelligence threat posed by the Wikileaks.org website".
- "The possibility that current employees or moles within the DoD or elsewhere in the US government are providing sensitive or classified information to Wikileaks.org cannot be ruled out" - I'd concur.
- I found it quite interesting that the US military are alleged to have used mobile phone jamming technology to counter the use of Improvised Explosive Devices. Not a big story, but fun.
- They complain about the release of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) at Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay: "The unauthorized release of the SOP has prompted authors posting to the Wikileaks.org Web site to claim that the US Army were torturing and violating the human rights of detainees at Guantanamo Bay. This SOP was also the subject of a lawsuit by international human rights groups and a domestic civil rights organization requesting the release of the document under the US Freedom of Information Act" - Sounds like a complaint about being caught to me.
- "They currently use a variety of modified free software to build the Web site and route and secure the transmission of data to wikileaks.org" - Free software FTW.
- "Is it Free Speech or Illegal Speech?"
20 Mar 2010
from 'Modern Tramway' magazine (the "Official organ of the Light Rail Transit Association"), February 1985.
14 Mar 2010
She keeps us entertained in March by this lovely haiku:
Yesterday - sunshine
Today - I'm freezing! Quick,
Please make up your mind!
And that's just one snippet from March - there's a whole year to go through. 9th of October serves as a warning from the past:
I wonder if our politicians aren't becoming rather too fond of being seen on television? Its almost as though people nowadays think that you can only do any good if you are 'famous'.
Ah Thora - nail. Head. Hit.
5 Mar 2010
An entire hole has been noisily dug out of Sheffield's Students' Union. The noise has been terrible, but reassurances came yesterday that all would now be quiet thanks to (what I presume is a piece of machinery, but could be a villain) called The Nibbler. Nom nom nom.