So if SCO wants to continue their uphill copyright infringment battle against Linux they’ll now have to face IBM using the GPL as a blunt instrument. IBM is arguing that, since SCO renounced the GPL, all code that was given to the Linux Kernel under the GPL are now being illegally used by SCO. We [...]
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I’ve cobbled together a short PHP script to rotate the 7 banner graphics available from the Bush-Cheney 2004 website and bundled them in a zip archive. Brief instructions are included. After finding no banner graphics available from Mitch Daniels campaign I’ve sent them an email. If anything comes of it I’ll do the same with [...]
Corporations that make their living from proprietary software often oppose the open source development model because the methods and core logic of their software often contains the “secrets” that make the software unique in their market. But developing software in the traditional corporate model is very expensive and is why software costs continue to escalate [...]
A quick followup to my exitement over handling multiple result sets between PHP and MSSQL. It seems that PEAR_DB does support $result->nextResult() so I have an immediate use of this capability in one of my projects. Over the next few days I’ll get around to checking if ADOdb supports it but if it’s in PEAR_DB [...]
A few screenshots of MS’s Longhorn OS have now surfaced. It appears that MS is continuing the trend toward less usable desktop real estate and more eye candy. What is actual work space looks strikingly like a few Unix desktop environments, including Apples.
This month sees Apache at an all time adoption high with 67% market share. Interesting to note is that MS’s IIS is continuing its steady decline, currently at 21%, to 2000 levels below 20%. After installing IIS 6.0 I predict we’ll see IIS loose another 2-4% which will put it at 1997 adoption levels (
While doing a bit of ‘net research for a project I’m coding I came across the Regular Expressions Library. Talk about a time saver for the more complicated expressions.
While looking for an old article on CSS and lists I ran across a more interesting one on navigation with Access Keys in websites. It actually spends more time explaining a way to use CSS to indicate which letter in an anchor word is the hot key than it does on how to add the [...]
There is a family of PHP based content management systems that I have been using for years now. These are PHP-Nuke and to a lesser degree