Los Angeles Times: Hearthside Lobbying for Energy. Firms won a key vote after their agents held fund-raisers in private homes... [Dan Gillmor's eJournal]
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Serious about security and want a secure version of Linux? The NSA has a set of patches for linux which enables mandatory access checks for the 2.4.21 kernel. If you need a secure server, this set of patches will probably get you there. I haven't tried them yet... but looks promising.
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President Bush today hailed the deaths of Saddam Hussein's two sons as the clearest sign yet that "the former regime is gone and will not be coming back." By Reuters.
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Makes me wonder just how much storage is changing. 200Gb drives are hard to fill up with usual stuff. With audio, video and pictures it's a lot easier. Now imagine 200 times more storage (or 20TB). That's HUGE HUGE.
Finding stuff easily will definitely require that storing everything is more automatic and simplier. I'm not sure that I buy into the fancy face recognition... but automaticly adding descriptions of where you were would really help.
Something else is that the data has to be accessable for decades. Think about it - you collect information for years. You always want to be able to search through it. Most operating systems go through fads where something is the big thing and then it fades. What are the odds that someone with a commercial operating system could put together something that will last for decades?
It seems more likely to me that the best way for this to be done is going to be using open standards which are easy to use. I can almost imagine using a weblog like collection which has even more options. I think writing is just the beginning.
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Once in a while, I stumble into something that works and works great.
One of the things I hadn't figured out was how to get a list of stories that I've posted to my weblog. This seemed like a simple enough thing... and I'm sure that in the volumes of documentation that I could probably eventually find the magic. Instead I did something dumb and found the story index right here.
The dumb thing I tried was to create a picture gallery yesterday and just copy it to the stories directory on my local system (i.e. under Radio/www/stories/) - it just so happened to have included an index.html. I waited for the upload (checking the radio events pages) and then went to look at the uploaded index.html. It turned out to be a list of all of the stories that I've already posted to my weblog. Not quite what I had in mind when I posted my own webpage, but I found something that I hadn't really figured out a way to find. This just makes me wonder more about what else Radio is doing that I haven't stumbled upon yet.
Another thing that I just found was a tool for Radio to backup all of your posts into a backup RSS file which can be sent to feedster. Steve Hooker created a Radio tool: BackLogAllRSS. I just tried it - works great - Thanks Steve! It created a backup rss file for my weblog and radio automatically streamed it to the weblog server. Feedster should have the index shortly. Very cool.
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