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Monthly Archive May, 2004

brittleness

May 31, 2004

I have been struggling with some brittleness in my FreeBSD installation here: the ports tools which have worked flawlessly have started breaking on me, for reasons I can’t work out. Usually, all that’s needed is to type portinstall archivers/rpm or portupgrade archivers/rpm4. Dependencies are looked up and built, the package database is updated, it all […]

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a Republican for all of us

I have found Ike to be quotable before now. In the run-up to the 60th anniversary of D-Day, I decided to look up some more information on him. This quote struck me as germane to the current military adventure (bonus points if you can recall a link between the current White House incumbent and Eisenhower […]

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depends on what your definition of IT is

Chad Dickerson @ InfoWorld follows up on the question“Does IT matter?” with a look at the book of the same name.

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Abu Ghraib scandal rooted in porn?

May 29, 2004

The New York Times > Arts > Frank Rich: It Was the Porn That Made Them Do It: The […] hypocrisy of the blame-the-culture crowd is that “normal Americans” . . . . don’t partake of the “secular” entertainment that is doing all this damage. In other words, the porn that led to prison abuse […]

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