All posts, first to last
  • Cloning Kubuntu (06 Oct 2008 11:28) - How to clone a nicely running Linux configuration to a new system. I did this with a Kubuntu set-up but it's a general technique that will work with any Linux box. [linux ubuntu]
  • New Macbooks (09 Oct 2008 17:21) - What surprises will we see from Apple on October 14th? []
  • Economics Of Evil (24 Jul 2008 08:21) - For some time I've been studying the creation of on-line communities. One of our principles in the activist world is that a community needs a bad guy. [trolls]
  • Aliopacto (21 Jul 2008 16:33) - I've been writing short stories over the years. They tend to disturb, that is the point. []
  • Continuous Exposure (14 Jul 2008 12:48) - It struck me that the whole concept of digital camera, in imitating the old film cameras, has a fundamental inefficiency. There is, perhaps, a better way. [gadgets shouldexist]
  • Light Notebook Shootout (11 Jul 2008 15:08) - After several months of using a MacBook Air, I picked up a Lenovo X61. [gadgets ubuntu]
  • Day Zero (11 Jul 2008 14:36) - Starting a new blog with Wikidot. While Wikidot has been an excellent tool for websites of all kinds, it's lacked some basic blogging facilities. [meta wikidot]
  • Power Booster (19 Oct 2008 11:51) - This really should exist: a simple external battery system for portable computers. [gadgets shouldexist]
  • IPv6 (20 May 2009 12:21) - A prediction of how and when IPv6 will become widely used. [ipv6 piracy progress]
  • Communications (17 May 2009 21:00) - Cleaning out an old notebook, I found this article that I wrote in 1999. Surprisingly, it still makes sense, so here, saved from the Delete button of history, is an analysis of Communications, and kind of a prediction of Facebook and Twitter. [facebook pink]
  • 10 Principles for AMQP (03 May 2009 12:06) - Ten ways that AMQP can be made simpler, more backwards compatible, more interesting, and overall more enjoyable and successful for all who work on it and use it. [amqp community sermon]
  • AMQP, Sea, Sun, and Desert (08 Apr 2009 17:35) - A brief report from the AMQP Conference at San Diego (AMQP'09) with photos of the event and the nearby Anza-Borrego desert state park. [amqp photos sandiego]
  • Red Hat Claims AMQP (26 Mar 2009 13:46) - Brian Che is Product Manager at Red Hat for their MRG messaging product, which includes an AMQP server. [amqp lecture patent]
  • Two Day Computing (13 Mar 2009 11:33) - It's taken a long time to arrive but finally, here is a full-featured portable computer that runs for two full days on a single battery charge and costs about $475. A hands-on report… [eee gadgets linux]
  • Passing The Turing Test (19 Oct 2008 13:59) - There's a lot of talk of Turing Tests recently. Can it really be so hard to fool people? [humour]
  • Spirit Hotel, Bratislava (10 Oct 2008 13:45) - Perhaps the strangest, yet compellingly enjoyable, hotel I've ever stayed in. [tourism]
  • Brussels Les Bains (25 Jul 2008 16:01) - Bruxelles-les-Bain is a kind of month-long party - bar - playground that the city erects along the old canal zone. [beach people photos tourism]
  • How I'm Voting, and Why (05 Jun 2009 13:59) - This Sunday Belgians vote for local, regional, and European Union representatives. I'm going to vote for the party that I consider to be the most pro-business, pro-market, pro-competition. That is, the Greens. Here's why. [politics]
  • Review: Handpresso Wild (01 Aug 2009 11:28) - Gadget review: Handpresso Wild [low-carbon-high-lifestyle]
  • Real Programmers Prefer ØMQ (02 Aug 2010 22:52) - Forgive me, for it's been a year since my last blog posting. I'm not sure I can Hail Mary my way out of this one but I'll try. During the last year I worked six months on and off in a small Polish town called Torun, helping the Wikidot.com team turn their business into something that would survive a long time. A few beers and Polish language lessons later… OK, "few" is strictly relative, I'm now working on and off in another small central European town, inflicting damage on another innocent project. [Ømq]
  • Community-owned Software (03 Aug 2010 13:09) - Today after some months of looking at the ZeroMQ community I announced that we were going to switch to a community-owned model, away from the current model where ZeroMQ is owned by iMatix and we keep the right to relicense that as we want. []
  • Keywords For Urban Protocols (17 Apr 2011 10:55) - Up to now, software protocols have been designed with levels of formality that tend to exclude facile participation from the fat belly of developers. tl;dr: protocols in suits bore the pants off most of us. [orly]
  • AMQP Lulz (20 Apr 2011 12:22) - When the AMQP workgroup publishes a final AMQP/1.0, in 2011 or 2012 or whenever, you may get a shock if you've been using AMQP before. [notcooldude]
  • Patents Considered Evil (15 Aug 2011 20:44) - This analysis explains patents, their history, and how they affect business and innovation. The author, Pieter Hintjens, was actively involved in patent policy development in Europe from 2005-2007, founding the European Patent Conference and leading the FFII, which worked with the European Parliament to define European patent policy, for two years. In 2007 he was nominated one of the "50 most influential people in IP" by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. []
  • Obama and the End of Politics (24 Jan 2009 18:10) - Watching Obama's inauguration, the whole world surely is aware that this is a historic event. But quite why is difficult to understand. It can't simply be the end of Bush, nor the election of a non-white to the most important job in the world. In this article I'll explain what I think is really happening, and what it means for our modern world. We have witnessed a revolution, but one that is far from over. [internet politics]
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