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Tuesday, August 05, 2003

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Santa Cruz Operation

The name even sounds like a protection racket. SCO is of course suing IBM claiming intellectual property theft and is demanding a billion bucks. While this is going on, Linux folks are laughing so hard that detergent stocks are probably a good buy as the laughter is causing urination accidents.

SCO's latest stunt is to offer a get out of court free card in the form of a $699 licence. This 'offer' is limited and they think that this will work.

Now you need to remember that this is all bullshit. SCO has not provided any sort of public demonstration of what they say.

Litigation to profitability is doomed. They are exhibiting all of the hallmarks of the clown suit rule...

'One of the methods used by desperate businesses in need of revenue is to place somebody in a Clown Suit outside their business in hopes of getting folks to stop in. The Clown Suit is an excellent signpost to the impending failure of the business employing them. The only exception to this rule is the Clown Suit Rental Store.'

clown suit rule

SCO is using the clown suit rule. Their clowns are better dressed maybe, and certainly the potential for billables is enormous, but the clown suit it is.

SCO will learn as UNISYS did.

I will be caught giving blow jobs to dead winos before SCO gets a nickle from me. I have a lot of Linux, and it is mine.

On the gripping hand Linux is ready for prime time.

RIAA and the clown suit rule

The RIAA rides again. Their latest gambit is to clog up the court systems with subpoenas beating the bushes and drag netting the Internet in search of files sharers. The sheer desperation of this latest movement to prop up an industry that has seen better days is awesome to behold.

Of course not everybody is gonna be stampeded by these folks.

Failure to run

27 hours is a new personal best swapping parts attempting to get a board running. Never again. The last two weeks have been a major nightmare in computer building. Normally it takes around 4 hours from parts to running. The last two weeks were consumed by two machines. My significant other got me a door mat for the world headquarters.


Guess which direction was up....

Accessibility and Section 508

Zeldman's slides for web design world


Hiding Content [Posted] 12/11/02

One of the re-occurring themes that appear on design lists is 'hiding content', or making one's code invisible. Most of the solutions just don't work. The internet is not about hiding stuff. But in the interest of fairness I can offer a proven method of hiding content.

p i x e l v i e w

Mitch Ratcliffe is definitely an other. The 21st century holds the promise of rich multimedia across the web. Mitch was blazing this trail in the 20th century. From code to finance.

p i x e l v i e w - behind the screen with Mitch Ratcliffe
read here - go there

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