Linux & UNIX

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Which text editor do you use often on the computer(s)?

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"Linux is Evil!"

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Chairboy shares a small and funny screen shot showing how Linux is evil.

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Who Writes Linux: Big Business

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This Computerworld blog reports The Linux Foundation's report (portable document format/PDF) on who writes Linux -- "... Linux isn't written by lonely nerds hiding out in their parents' basements. It's written by people working for major companies -- many of them businesses that you probably don't associate with Linux.

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Somehow, the dates went back to 0000!

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No idea what's going on. It was fine yesterday. No interesting links to share either. :(

7/30/2009 10:20 PM PDT: Mousey is looking into it, but has no clues what's up. It is affecting his other site on the same box too. :(

8/1/2009 5:07 PM PDT: The issue has been resolved

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How geeks are changing a totally illogical English grammar rule.

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HongPong's Everything2 idea shares "how geeks are changing a totally illogical grammar rule, the slow reversal of periods and quotation marks. According to 'Elements of Style', periods and commas should be placed inside the quotation marks. But due to the technical need for more clarity driven by programmers (and general sensible folks in general), that may be changing..."

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Unix/UNIX turns 40.

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/. shares a five pages Computerworld article (one print page) on Unix/UNIX turning 40 and showing the past, present and future of a revolutionary operating system (OS)

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/dev/null And /dev/zero On Linux And Unix: What's The Difference?

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Linux Today shares a The Linux and Unix Menagerie blog on the differences between /dev/null and /dev/zero in Linux and Unix

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LoadingReadyRun's Funny Video Spoof/Parody: Installation Anxiety (With Linux)

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UserFriendly's link of the day is on a five minute videos LoadingReadyRun video spoof/parody titled "Installation Anxiety" with Linux -- "With today's advances in Open Source software (OSS), you can install Linux anywhere you want. And some places you probably shouldn't."

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What's your favorite OLD operating system (OS) from Computerworld's list?

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Gone but not forgotten: 10 operating systems (OS') the world left behind.

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Blue's News share a seven pages Computerworld article (one print page) that "honors a handful of the most memorable operating systems (OS') and interfaces that have graced our desktops over the years. Some of them lasted for years. Some of them had remarkably short lives but inspired trends that we are benefiting from to this day. And a few of them ... well, they were just cool for school.

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Do you currently use a netbook?

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Mod DB's Players' Choices: 2008 Mod of the Year Awards

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Yesterday, Mod DB revealed its "2008 Mod of the Year Awards" and winners: 7th Annual Mod of the Year Awards - the premiere event that celebrates the best creations within the modding and indie gaming scene.

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Linux Symposium Statistics: T-Shirt Size

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Digg shares an amusing and disturbing photograph. It

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BrowserSpy -- See what your Web browser(s) is/are sharing online...

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UserFriendly's link of the day is BrowserSpy: "has a collection of online tests that shows you just how much personal information can be collected from your browser just by visiting a page.

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White House pets: Hippo, gator and 'Satan'

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CNN shares an article about United States/U.S. Presidents' pets: "... Counting Barack Obama, the country has had 44 Presidents, and only two of them

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Only command line Linux/UNIX users would use and recognize these letters on Wheel of Fortune.

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A Digg comment shares a 46 seconds YouTube video showing letters that only Linux/UNIX command line users would use and recognize

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Which one(s) are you?

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How Plasma Televisions/TVs are made.

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VideoSift shares an educational 9.5 minutes Google Video (with foreign subtitles (Russian?))

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'Sarcasm' brain areas discovered.

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BBC News report: "Scientists say they have located the parts of the brain that comprehend sarcasm - honestly. By comparing healthy people and those with damage to different parts of the brain, they found the front of the brain was key to understanding sarcasm. Damage to any of three different areas could render individuals unable to understand sarcastic comments..."

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