Archive for the 'offbeat' Category

Critical Linux vulnerability: dumb-user

March 13th, 2006

Spotted on

<Cthon98> hey, if you type in your pw, it will show as stars <Cthon98> ********* see! <AzureDiamond> hunter2 <AzureDiamond> doesnt look like stars to me <Cthon98> <AzureDiamond> ******* <Cthon98> thats what I see <AzureDiamond> oh, really? <Cthon98> Absolutely <AzureDiamond> you can go hunter2 my hunter2-ing hunter2 <AzureDiamond> haha, does that look funny to you? <Cthon98> lol, yes. See, when YOU type hunter2, it […]

Spotted in the wild

February 12th, 2006

SUSE Linux in Coupling Season 3 Episode 2.

Great use cases == Great solutions

July 2nd, 2005

From a discussion on sound card configuration through Utopia:

Britanny wants to use her desktop microphone when her webcam with the microphone isn’t plugged in, as she doesn’t want her would-be boyfriend to see her in her undies, so unplugs the camera before speaking to him on GnomeMeeting.

LinuxWorld Expo 2005

July 1st, 2005

Some observations from the LinuxWorld Expo 2005.


May 30th, 2005

This particular slide caught my attention while going through a technical presentation on the IBM/Sony/Toshiba Cell processor.

Read it, let the implications sink in and then wonder with childish delight how this processor is going to rock your world.

Easy Gentoo Install

March 13th, 2005

<@insomnia> it only takes three commands to install Gentoo…

A tale of the G and the Cow

March 5th, 2005

Some beautiful and excellently done wallpapers for Gentoo lovers.

(via jimmac)

How not to Gentoo

February 27th, 2005

How I abandoned Gentoo ‘cos I was too lazy!

Public Service Announcement

February 18th, 2005

No, not from us! It is from Novell for sysadmins left in the lurch after NT’s end of life announcement. Watch here.

Catching them young

January 30th, 2005

A computer lab for kids of ages 8-10 that runs entirely on Ubuntu? Too cool to pass!

More at Tim Riley’s blog.

(via 88 MPH)