August 2004 Archives

CNET is reporting on some developments, or lack thereof?, with Microsoft's new Longhorn operating system, the next generation of Windows software due out sometime in 2006. Apparently, Microsoft is busy slaughtering features to meat, er, meet, their deadline.

What this means is that by the time Mac folks have been running Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger) for over a year, and are getting ready to buy the next upgrade to Mac OS, Microsoft may finally be getting close to shipping their OS, and by all accounts, it may well end up being a bum steer...

I've posted a new version of MacSitelutionsUpdate, a little AppleScript for folks using the Sitesutions Dynamic DNS service.

I now have it talking to the CGI script that I wrote so it can keep track of the current version, plus some other enhancements.

I've just posted another example page , this one showing how to set up server side includes under OS X and create a web page that will show a user's WAN IP address.

Basically, this is just an example to show that server side includes are working, but it can also be a useful page to serve, should you wish to offer such a service.

The last two days I've been working off and on to get a new CGI working on the web server here, built using AppleScript. And as with most oddball projects I think up in the middle of the night, it wasn't going as planned.

Turns out the magic key to making it all work is a slick piece of software called acgi Dispatcher, by James Sentman.

While surfing for something entirely un-Trek related, I came across a site today calledSave Enterprise. Apparently the UPN series is in trouble with low ratings, and the wieners in charge are thinking of cancelling the show, or were.

Enterprise has been renewed for a 4th season, but any fans of the show out there might want to look into doing some work to support the show if they want a 5th season.

After stumbling around with this problem for a few days, trying to get server side includes working, I came across this article that solved my problem. This person was having the issue under 10.2.6, and it apparently still applies under 10.3.4.

The Cult of Mac Blog reports on a finding from a LinuxInsider columnist that Mac users are smarter than Linux and Windows users, based on postings on the internet.

Windows users actually scored below the 5th grade level, which isn't surprising at all, since, well, they're Windows users...

The Cult of Mac Blog is reporting that since Apple began offering .Mac email aliases, the number of available accounts has been shrinking fast. Still more reason to get your own domain set up and run your own mail server. ;)

But as usual, I have a suggestion...

It looks like another scam email is making the rounds, only this one is designed to look like it is being sent from johnkerry.com, and this phishing scam is designed to lead folks to believe that they're contributing to John Kerry's campaign when they're actually sending money to a bunch of scammers. That is, a different group of scammers that aren't part of the John Kerry campaign.

One of the mailing lists that I'm on had a report from one person who received four of these already, but so far none have made it through my spam filters here.

MacMinute reports that speeches from the Democratic National Convention are now available for free download via the iTunes music store. Problems sleeping? Just grab John Kerry's speech. Want to learn a foreign language? Go download Teresa Heinz Kerry's riveting piece. There's something for everyone.

Conservatives, fear not, RNC speeches will be available following that convention, which kicks off on August 30.

While flipping through channels tonight, I came across True Hollywood Story on E!, and started watching it as I was a fan of the show. I almost fell out of my chair when Ed O'Neill was shown, his greying unshaven face and black shirt (turtleneck?) instantly reminded me of Steve Jobs.

Forget Noah Wyle, if Steve Jobs ever wants someone to impersonate him on stage at MacWorld, just get Ed to walk out. Wish I could find a pic or screen capture of that show on E!, if anyone can find one let me know and I'll link to it.

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