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  • UN Wants ITU To Take Over From ICANN
    02/21/2005 2:07PM
    In what will certainly be a controversial move, the UN is looking at ways to move limited Internet policy and governance away from ICANN (the Interet Consortium for Assigned Names and Numbers, a US based organization) to the ITU (International Telecommunications Union).

    Watch for fireworks to follow; see the Reuters article here.

    The NANOG (North American Network Operators Group) mailing list is buzzing over this already.

  • Hill's visit to DC May 28 - June 4
    02/20/2005 10:25PM
    Yes, Ha, Kaitlyn, Charlie and I will be in DC on the above dates! 

    I think it's been 4 years since my last visit, so I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone.  We'll likely stay at my parents house in DC the entire week, but there's a lot we want to see and do.

    I hope the new year, or the first 2 months of it, finds everyone well.  Ha's finishing our taxes and I'm babysitting, and it's time to get them ready for bed (this usually takes a couple hours!)

    I look forward to seeing everyone when we visit, take care!

  • U640 Is Dead; Long Live SAS!
    02/20/2005 10:21AM

    Well, it looks like the dust has all but settled and U640 as a replacement for U320 SCSI is dead.

    SATA over SCSI advocates are going to hate this: SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) controllers will be coming to market in the near future, delivering 3 GB/sec throughput, reason enough to abandon U640, and nearly doubling the max possible throughput of SATA (1.5 GB/sec). 6 GB/sec SAS will be the follow on (vs. SATA's follow on of 3.0 GB/sec). 

    There's nothing wrong with SATA technology for workstations and low end servers of course, but those of us who live or die by that last ounce of I/O subsystem performance understand clearly that it has no place in serious high load, high performance server applications. In these cases, only SAS will suffice.

    Check the convenient comparison chart here. 

    Sorry SATA fans it was a nice try, but personally, I'm sticking to U320 until SAS is released. :-)

  • The New Microsoft Rootkits
    02/17/2005 4:04PM
    Not detectable or killable by normal means. See the overview here.
  • New HTML Editors
    02/14/2005 11:35AM
    James Sleeman of GoGo Code has forked the HTMLArea project to produce Xinha (pronounced Xena :) ) which stands for Xinha is not HtmlArea.

    As soon as the next version is stable the formVista and MOBIE code bases will be switching from this POS HTMLArea editor to Xinha.

    FYI, James is a very accomplished developer who is available for small outsourcing jobs.

    Another free HTML Editor i've just found, which doesn't appear nearly as good as Xinha, is FCKeditor. Released under the LGPL. It may be worth looking at.