Monday, November 21, 2005

Ask the Web Oracle

... sometimes even cold lifeless machines can come up with the truth:

(this is a capture of an actual web session)

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Yet another personality test on the internet

Funny, how old habits die so hard ;)

Here´s my OS personality test result. NeXTStep was sadly not an option.

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Monday, November 07, 2005

Marvin 1993 - Nov 6th 2005

My cat Marvin, with me since 1996, had to be put to sleep Sunday night, due to rapid failure of the nervous system, after merely two days of struggle. After it became clear that the respirative apparatus was about to fail, I felt it was time to let him go and be without pain.

Marvin was always my favourite cat, with a very friendly attitude. AFAIR, his only fault was a tendency to sneak from the flat door when I came home and bolt to a hiding place .... ANYwhere in the house. His favourite place must have been my belly, which he visited every night at bedtime, for cuddling and saying "good night".

And that was also how we said "good-bye", we snuggled one last time, with his breathing becoming ever more ragged, before I took him to the car to see the vet about that last service.

Cuddlekitty, you won´t be forgotten.

That leaves me with two cats, Maunz (pron. Mowns) and Wusel (Woozel).


Wednesday, November 02, 2005

SCO comes clean, at long last. Judges remain doubtful.

SCO have finally provided a list of "infringements" by IBM and Sequent, formerly a systems supplier of highly-available Unix-systems, subsequently purchased by IBM.

Notably, SCO have again widened their scope from actual code "lifted" to "concepts communicated".

Not entirely surprised,

yours truly.