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A good week continued

The latest Flash Player (9) is out for Linux. As that's where I spend most of my time, this is great news, and also shows Adobe is really serious about making Flash run everywhere.

It may only be a beta, but I've had zero problems, the install is as easy as can be (put one file in one dir.), sound Just Works, Flex 2 applications Just Work, it's as fast as the Windows version, hasn't crashed etc.


Hi, ho. Hi, ho.

Hi, ho. Hi, ho. It's off to CFDevCon we go.

Nice of work that :-)

Much cool stuff will be shown off there, it seems, as well as a chance to see some of the people who's work I use everyday.


For the love of all that's holy Microsoft

(Microsoft to lock you out of your copy of Windows Vista)
It's not going to work, is it, really, come on.

All you are doing is annoying the innocent bystanders who get splattered with the fall out when you decide for them that their copy isn't good enough to use for more than an hour at a time anymore.
Given the fight I just had with Wheezy's XP laptop to get it to reboot (fragged ntoskrnl file), I have little hope that Vista will work nicely once it's 'out there'.
Never mind MS couldn't get anything right if you paid them (oh wait, you do...).

A virus triggers the auto-lockout functions just because it can and sets the time you can log in for to -5 seconds, making it impossible to remove the virus.
People will do what they did with Genuine Advantage (which is neither) and patch Windows so it thinks all is well and shuts the damn pop ups off.
People will write their own version of one of these "key management services" that companies are supposed to have, that just says 'yes thats fine, you can activate' no matter what you ask.


NTL Strikes Again

FFS. No, really, FOR FUCKS SAKE.
BBC One should not be on channel 101. All the more so for you saying in your Programme Guide Policy that "BBC ONE, BBC TWO, ITV 1, Channel 4, five will continue to occupy their historic numbering position". Which was, you'll never guess, but 1.

TYM Nettle. I'm sure explaining it to the in-laws when they return will be a night of fun and mirth.



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