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Month: January, 2005

Linux wireless

Dan Williams posted a comprehensive (and prioritized) summary of kernel fixes needed to make desktop wireless support work well. (This post was originally found at http://log.ometer.com/2005-01.html#26.2)

Eclipse flash demo

From Planet Classpath, Andrew Overholt jumps on the flash demo bandwagon showing 100% open source Eclipse from Fedora Core 4 Rawhide. (This post was originally found at http://log.ometer.com/2005-01.html#26)

Gnomine in the big time

I’m sure everyone else already talked about this but I was just watching the Daily Show from yesterday, and they had a screenshot of Gnomine as a news graphic. Apparently from ancient Red Hat, the one with the Red Hat logo in the window titlebars, not sure if that was in 7.x or all the […]

More Floating Point Fun

Miguel, I’m not sure interested is the right word in the context of that 94-page document. 😉 For years here is my mental model of floating point: To test numeric equality don’t use the == operator If I ever write any numeric code, learn a lot more So recently I changed Havoc’s Floating Point Fact […]

Floating Point Fun

Elijah, I think you may be even more screwed than you think. I recently went through some pain because I assumed that “a == b” would do a bitwise comparison of two doubles a and b. It turns out that this isn’t true, and I bet that even if the compiler doesn’t drop the i […]


We’re looking for operating system developers near the Red Hat office in Brno, Czech, including some to be part of the desktop development team. If you’re interested, send an introduction and resume to Jay Turner (jkt redhat com). You must live in Czech for these jobs, please don’t apply otherwise. (This post was originally found […]


Luis linked to this Joel article which says: No matter how debunked Whorf is, I’m still convinced that Israelis are more likely to do things דווקא, simply because they have a word for it. Lots of people say Whorf was debunked because they read The Language Instinct by Steven Pinker. A professor of mine in […]


Christian, use APNG. MNG is seriously flawed. (We tried to do GdkPixbuf support for it back in the day.) (This post was originally found at http://log.ometer.com/2005-01.html#7.2)