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How to complain about century numbering

From the PostgreSQL documentation of the EXTRACT function’s century field: The first century starts at 0001-01-01 00:00:00 AD, although they did not know it at the time. This definition applies to all Gregorian calendar countries. There is no century number 0, you go from -1 to 1. If you disagree with this, please write your […]

International Kindle coming soon

This was faster than I’d expected. Starting soon, the Kindle will ship in an international wireless edition allowing downloads to the Kindle from outside the US as well as within. This is really good news. I like how the Amazon kindle page now says “Kindle: Hello World”. [via Wired]

Lula da Silva on Brazil’s win

Even Obama wouldn’t have been able to beat this one. From the BBC: The other countries made proposals. We presented a heart and a soul. I confess to you if I die right now my life would have been worth it.

Nice to see this on Google today

Thoughts on the Kindle

My friends gave me a Kindle as a farewell gift as I left Singapore (thanks!), and it has been a lot of fun. As an avid reader, I’d thought long and hard about e-book readers, but with so many options and such new technology, never had the nerve to pick one up. To sum it […]

Broadcom STA driver in Fedora 11

So, the new Fedora 11 Leonidas is finally here. I stayed up to install it on my brand new laptop. Everything works out of the box, except wireless, and that only because Fedora insists on open source purity, so they won’t ship a binary driver. I did have some problems, though, so I’m just documenting […]

Playing God with Scheme

Pretty sensitive issue this – whether man should be allowed to play God or not. I was a debater once, and I’ve pretty much debated this with dozens of arguments from each side. One thing you can’t argue with, though: playing God is fun. I was playing around with Scheme today (for the uninitiated and/or […]

Its time

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Kororaa Xgl Live CD

The latest linux buzz is Xgl, a new graphics subsystem which Novell is pushing, with uber-awesome graphical desktop effects. I decided to try out Kororaa, a Gentoo-based live-CD distribution which runs Xgl. Xgl, along with AIGLX will form the Linux response to Quartz extreme and Aero Glass on Mac OS X and Windows Vista respectively. […]

Bug Oscars 2006

This happens to me about once every year or two. I come across the hardest or the weirdest bug I’ve ever faced in my whole life. I still remember one of the first – in class 8, I was making a BASIC program to show large banners on the screen. At that time of course, […]