No more wow in WoW

Well, I've played WoW for about 2 years now... it doesn't do much for me anymore. I had hopes with the Burning Crusade expansion and it was pretty neat playing an over-sized smurf for a while, but now it's pretty much all the same old thing. Kinda frustrating, feels like …

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Farewell, Stew!

Well, yesterday was Stew Benedict's last day with Mandriva. Stew has been working with me on security updates for a few years now and it has been an absolute pleasure to work with him for that time. He's moved on, and I respect that... probably needed something different. Stew was …

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Editorial on Vista

I came across an interesting editorial today entitled Vista - Arrogance & Stupidity. It was an extremely interesting read. So interesting, in fact, that I had to share it just because it astounds me what Microsoft is (or isn't, as the case may be) thinking. Disclaimer: I have spent all of 5 …

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Upgrading to 2007.1 RC1 (well, current cooker anyways)

I decided to give the new Mandriva 2007.1 RC1 a try. Since I mirror cooker, I figured I'd do a straight "urpmi --auto-select" upgrade on my 2007 box rather than downloading a bunch of ISOs. So it's not really RC1 (really, with a few hundred packages being changed since …

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Welcome back, kernel 2.6.17+

Due to an issue that the 2.6.17+ kernel exemplified, all of the sites I host (annvix.org, linsec.ca, danen.ca, etc.) have been unavailable to anyone using a 2.6.17+ kernel due to a change in the way TCP window scaling was implemented, which has been …

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Main site reorganization

I've reorganized my main linsec.ca site a bit. I've moved everything into MediaWiki (yes, I'm finding I'm in love with that silly thing). Mostly because it's just more convenient to edit and nicer to keep track of statistics with. I've also taken some content from my vmlinuz.ca site …

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Installing OS/2 in Parallels

Yes, I'm nostalgic. Before I started using Linux, I was using OS/2. I went to it from DOS/Win3.1... skipped Windows95 altogether. OS/2 was the absolute best OS back in the day (as far as I'm concerned) and being a nostalgic (and sometimes bored) idiot, I decided …

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Yet Another Secure Linux Distro.. why?

On IRC last night I was pointed to a new secure linux distro... this one simply called Hardened Linux. The individual whom I was speaking with ("Intensity") was wondering why there needed to be YASLD (Yet Another Secure Linux Distro). Interested, I was reading through the page to see if …

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