John Tierney, friend and class …

John Tierney, friend and classmate, died in 1996 in a car accident in Limerick. I debated long and hard with myself all day whether I should post this or not. I searched extensively on various Irish news sites for reports on the crash but to no avail. Their archives just don’t go back that far. A search on ireland.com found an article about it (second link on that page), but it’s subscription only so I can’t link to it. It seems so meager and little to do but hopefully if my classmates google for details about the accident they’ll find my webpage and this commentry.

The photo below is a detail from the college newsletter of the week following the accident. I found it while cleaning up at home and took a photo of it with my digital camera.

If you’re reading this and you write a weblog, please link to this commentry with John’s name in the link, I want there to be something to find..

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KDE Insider – Gnome to KDE: Mi …

KDE Insider – Gnome to KDE: Mission Accomplished, Convert Thrilled, via IRC, the new “KDE Switch” story.

Yes, it’s true. I like the KDE® desktop enough to change my whole computing world around. Here’s the bottom line: KDE gives me more choices and flexibility, and better compatibility with the rest of the technology world.

KDE relieved my fears about switching. I can read my files, import e-mail addresses from my Palm® to the KMail® messaging and collaboration client, and keep my Web favorites. All Gnome hardware—including my printer, broadband cable, Zip drive, and Palm handheld—works perfectly with my KDE-based PC.

To my surprise, the process of switching was as easy as the slashdot hype had promised. I was up and running in less than one day, Girl Scout’s honor. First, let me tell you more about why I converted.

revjim.net: feedParser – An RS …

revjim.net: feedParser – An RSS parser in PHP.

feedParser was created due to the lack of a good, flexable, classed based RSS feed parser for PHP. It has been built as a class and currently handles RSS 0.91, RSS 0.92, RSS 0.93, RSS 1.0, and RSS 2.0 feeds. For channels it grabs the title, description, link, and creator. For items it grabs the title, description, link, and date. It also provides a form of the date converted into the local timezone to facilitate cronological sorting of items. The dates are provided in UNIX timestamp format for easy manipulation by other PHP functions.

Mark sent me a mail entitled S …

Mark sent me a mail entitled Sun Linux this morning. Hmm.

Running Industry leading Linux on Sun: Sun brings a comprehensive systems approach to GNU/Linux-based operating systems. Sun provides Java technology, x64-based servers and workstations, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and SuSE Linux Enterprise Server along with Sun’s Java Enterprise System and suites. Sun also works with Canonical Ltd. to certify and support selected x64 based systems and CoolThreads servers on Ubuntu Linux.

Seen on IRC, "Colm: yeah, but …

Seen on IRC, “Colm: yeah, but does it all really matter? we’re all about to be killed by a big, dumb rock. and even if we survive bush, there’s that asteroid in 2019.” hehe.

Via Camworld: Mirror of The An …

Via Camworld: Mirror of The Anti Porn Guy – I can’t believe that people still think like this!

Al Gore on Bush: Corporate Lacky.

I have no idea who Martha Stewart is, and frankly I don’t think I’m missing much.

Has anyone noticed that Irish and English soaps center around a pub?

Comment heard on Today FM: “Am I hearing this right? Irish people are complaining that they have to go to the pub to watch soccer matches?”

Slashdot: The Future Of The 2.0 Linux Kernel – I’m still using a machine at work with 2.0 on it! It was critical to our business until a few months ago but still running a few small apps.

Interview with Ian Jackson – Debian maintainer. Great interview and Ian doesn’t pull any punches. Even Debian ins’t perfect!