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Accidentally essential?

Posted 03-03-2011 at 10:45 AM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 03-03-2011 at 10:58 AM by rocket357

"Following Aristotle, I divide them into essence, the difficulties inherent in the nature of software, and accidents, those difficulties that today attend its production but are not inherent." -- Fred Brooks, "No Silver Bullet"

This is the second time I've referred to this particular paper on this blog. I've read it numerous times, and even though it was written in 1986, the facts set forth by Brooks still hold true today.

So there are two types...
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Slackware-13.1-Hacks-Claws Mail GnuPG

Posted 03-02-2011 at 12:02 PM by arniekat

Claws-Mail with GnuPG Encryption

This tutorial will setup Claws-Mail with HTML Mail Viewing, Spam Filtering and GnuPG Encryption. If you use Yahoo Mail or some other service, you will need to get the settings for your email from your provider. The information here came from the Claws-Mail Help and from SlackBuilds.org.

Compile and install the following applications in the following order from SlackBuilds.org

1. libetpan-1.0 (Dependency of Claws-Mail)...
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Change in the testing Algorithm

Posted 03-02-2011 at 08:17 AM by caieng

02 March 2011

A long overdue change has been made in the process of evaluating Linux distributions. The main reason for making the change is the obvious deficiency in the previous testing method. Do we turn off the radio, every time we wish to change a station?

The central web site I use for testing is Mike's Classical Music, found here:
http://www.listenlive.eu/classical.html

There are three different non-proprietary formats employed by sites...
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Unable to connect with network after installing Linux

Posted 03-02-2011 at 02:12 AM by ravindra.atre

Dear all,

I am Unable to connect with network after installing Linux.

When I am pinging to the other server it give me:

Destination Host Unreachable.

Kindly advise....
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The clunker lives.

Posted 03-01-2011 at 07:40 PM by peonuser
Updated 03-01-2011 at 07:42 PM by peonuser

Upgraded an old k2-500 with 192 meg of ram to Debian Squeeze and installed lxde, so I did not have to use gnome. One really down was it did not support my wireless nic out of the box so to speak. There goes my honeypot. Had a usb nic and it worked fine after downloading and installing the firmware.

Looks like I have a bunch of wireless cards that are useless now. I have not taken time to recompile the code so maybe all is not lost.

Bought this old karaoke amp from...
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