Lego’s make it work

Lego’s definitely make everything more fun.

http://www.thereverend.com/brick_testament

This stuff makes the bible fun! I don’t think I’ve gotten a better chuckle in a long time. May I recommend ” The Covenant” (book of Genesis for those who can’t navigate the Bible). Just not if your unable to stomach lego”s circumcising themselves. 😀

Why didn’t they have this when I was a kid? Would have made learning the bible a lot more fun.

Knoppix Update

Finally got around to updating my Knoppix CD. What a neat little setup. One CD with a TON of software. Interesting note on the page:

Closed because of “Software-Patents”

In the next few days, the European Parliament will decide about the legalisation and adoption of so-called “software patents” in Europe, which are already used by large companies in other countries to put competitors out of business. This can lead to the termination of many software projects such as KNOPPIX, at least within Europe, because the holders of the over 30,000 already granted “software patents” (currently without a legal foundation) can claim exclusive rights and collect license fees for trivial things like “progress bars”, “mouseclicks on online order forms”, “scrolling within a window” and similar. That way, software developers will have to pay the “software-patentholders” for using these features, even in their own, completely self-developed applications, which can completely stall the development of innovative software for small and medium companies. Apart from this, the expense for patent inquiries and legal assistence is high, for even trying to find out if the self-developed software is possibly violating “software-patents”, if you want to continue to market your software. Contrary to real patents, “software-patents” are, in the current draft, monopolization of business ideas and methods, even without any tangible technical implementation.

More about the current major problem at http://swpat.ffii.org/index.en.html

You can still download the software… but hope it sticks around. It’s super cool. Even when the computers in the lab aren’t working right, just pop in the CD, and I’m up and running. No issues, not glitches. Just smooth sailing.

My own bug

I created a new about:buildconfig page. Something to mimic the about:plugins page. I then took my page and filed a bug. Only things I messed with were XHTML and CSS.

It’s mighty neat filing a bug and the code to resolve it. First time for me. Now I need someone to review, and put in CVS. Not to mention love my work and worship me for my silliness.

Why is this page better?

Consistent design – Matches the plugins page
XHTML Compliant – w3c validator certified. It’s good solid code.
Looks nicer – could even provide more info in the future in a much more organized, professional looking way.

So hopefully someone will review it soon. We shall see…

Mozilla 1.5b Out

As Asa noted the other night, Mozilla 1.5b is coming real soon…. and now it’s out!

Horray, download now. Enjoy the lizard. New since 1.5a is:

  • Mozilla now includes a spellchecker for MailNews and Composer.
  • Mozilla MailNews now supports the printing of the attachments list.
  • The 0.9.x branch has landed and brought many improvements to ChatZilla, Mozilla’s internet relay chat client.
  • MailNews users can add header lines to *every* msg sent out via a certain identity.
  • A common application hang with SSL-encrypted SMTP connections in MailNews was fixed.
  • Unstyled XML display has been improved.
  • Users can now mark message as read by date in MailNews.
  • Gecko now supports setting color for HR and br tags.
  • A common problem collapsing the URLbar popup on Windows has been fixed.
  • Mozilla’s view source now displays line and column numbers in the status bar.
  • Mozilla has improved performance, stability, standards support and web compatibility.

Download and spread the word.

DNSBL

Finally got Net::DNS to compile and install on XP with Active Perl 5.8. Yea for me.

So I’m experimenting with DNSBL. Neat feature, seems to be working well. Still figuring out which lists are best (without slowing down mail to a halt).

Still can’t get sa-learn working properly. But that’s for tomorrow.

Less spam getting through. Much more than 95% effective now.