Welcome to James Brown's blagoblag! This contains various thoughts and opinions, mostly wrong, going back a couple of decades. All of the opinions are my own, and probably not my employer's. Feel free to visit the about page for more useless interesting facts about me.

Mozilla Firefox

firefox

As of yesterday (Saturday, September 18, 2004), Mozilla Firefox has gotten over one million downloads in less than 5 days. That's pretty damned good, but I think we as an Internet community can do better. They're aiming for another million downloads in the next five days. So if you're not using Firefox, click on the little button off to the right there and get browsing! If you're curious as to what Mozilla Firefox is, just click "Read More".

History of Mozilla

When Netscape saw that its ship was sinking and that it was losing the browser war, there were several …

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EULA Happy!

I just installed the latest Critical Update for Windows XP SP2, "Microsoft GDI+ Detection Tool". With it, I can officially say that Microsoft has become EULA-happy. This tool has a multi-page license agreement, complete with warnings about invalid product keys and Microsoft JVM legalese. They even make disclosing benchmarks illegal! Anyhow, the full EULA content is below.

MICROSOFT WINDOWS UPDATE

SUPPLEMENTAL END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR MICROSOFT SOFTWARE ("Supplemental EULA")

IMPORTANT: READ CAREFULLY - These Microsoft Corporation ("Microsoft") operating system components, including any "online" or electronic documentation ("OS Components") are subject to the terms and conditions of the agreement under which …

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Roguelazer.com 1.0 Released

New site released! The backend is rewritten to use my uber-1337 sqlconn class, which is database-independent. Yay!

Main Site

As you've probably noticed by now, my main site is being overhauled. As a matter of fact, it's being turned into a lean mean XHTML 1.1/CSS2.1 machine. I hope. It's also being made dynamic. Unfortunately, this means that I haven't been posting here very much. Not much at all…

And for this I apologize. But, I'm going to make it up to all you readers. You can look at the site now, in its beta stage, and tell me what you think. The Über-Secret Link.

Once you've examined the site, just post your comments here. I am …

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Linux

My Linux box uses a fairly sophisticated array of software on it. The first level is the distribution. I use gentoo linux, a distribution aimed at fairly experienced users. It has no graphical installation or configuration tools, and all of its software is compiled from source. Here's my stats as of this writing (7/9/2004):

Software Version
Kernel 2.6.7-rc3-love2
GLibc 2.3.3.20040420
gcc 3.3.3-r6
X11 xorg-x11 6.7.0-r1
Gnome 2.6.1_rc1
KDE 3.3.0_beta1
ROX-Filer 2.1.2
Mozilla 1.6-r1

Hi!

Hello everybody. It's Roguelazer, welcoming you to RogueBlog. This is the fourth incarnation of this blog, due to software upgrades, database failures, and general incompetence on my part. With any luck, this one will be successful, being based off of Nucleus Extreme Edition 3.0.

Anyhow, this will be a place for my thoughts and ideas. With any luck, it'll work out well. This is Roguelazer, over and out.