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When-in-Ireland

Wow! Congestion charging schem …

Wow! Congestion charging scheme gets Livingstone go-ahead – Motorists will be charged £5 to drive to Central London on weekdays! It’s going to be introduced on Feb 17th, 2003. I can see trouble ahead..

In related news, the penality points system due to be introduced here is in doubt because there isn’t money for the EUR11m computer system needed by the Gardai! Hear the RTE report on it.

Now that I’m over the shock of going to the dentist, I feel a rant coming on. I pay my taxes like everyone else and a part of those taxes go to PRSI, Pay Related Social Insurance. PRSI will pay for some of your medical bills, including visits to the dentist, but not always.
I’m 26 and out of college four years and working. Because I went to college and got an education, and now contribute to the economy’s tech industry, I can’t claim benefits due me. If you’re 26 or over you have to be working for at least five years to claim PRSI entitlements. Now that I need to get work done I can’t claim money back from a fund I’ve paid into for four years. It hardly seems fair. grrr

The Irish language is taught in Irish schools and is compulsory for everyone (with some exceptions). A book just published calls into question the cost to students of learning Irish. Science is only now becoming a part of the primary school curiculam. Hear the RTE interview with Dr Aidrian Kelly.

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General

Unbreakable? …

Unbreakable?

CERT Advisory CA-2002-08 Multiple vulnerabilities in Oracle Servers

Original release date: March 14, 2002
Last revised: —
Source: CERT/CC

A complete revision history can be found at the end of this file.

Systems Affected

* Systems running Oracle8i Database
* Systems running Oracle9i Database
* Systems running Oracle9i Application Server

Overview

Multiple vulnerabilities in Oracle Application Server have recently
been discovered. These vulnerabilities include buffer overflows,
insecure default settings, failures to enforce access controls, and
failure to validate input. The impacts of these vulnerabilities
include the execution of arbitrary commands or code, denial of
service, and unauthorized access to sensitive information.

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In the news

a letter to US President Bush. …

a letter to US President Bush. He [Kenneth Lay] flew you around America on the Enron company jet, and for that favor you touched down on tarmac after tarmac to tell your fellow citizens that you were “going to restore dignity to the White House, the people’s house.” You said this standing in front of an Enron jet!

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General

So, who wants scones? I spent …

So, who wants scones? I spent my last five quid on 8 scones (with currants of course!) and a cake of brown bread. Yum. Oh and of course, some dog food for Spring. The rest of the change went into the charity box in Super Valu here in Ballincollig!

Except for the Irish money I’m “hoarding” away at home (numerous millenium coins, one of each of the other coins, and a few notes), I’m all Euro now!

Gonna enjoy those scones tonight!

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Demonix

I've posted a new part in my …

I’ve posted a new part in my demo coding tutorial! Grab it at the Tutorial link on the side bar!

Check out the Linux Game Development Center. It’s a nice site with links to lots of tools, examples, projects and other nice game development stuff!

Update on Jan 1, 2008 linuxgames.org is gone. Grrr. It’s been taken over by a spammer.

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Demonix

I'm unplugging the modem in m …

I’m unplugging the modem in my computer at home for the duration of my exams. This means that any emails will go unanswered until I check my email in college (Wednesday week or so). This also means that I’ll go completely mad at home, but there you go 🙂
On the news front, Version 1 of the ALSA driver has been released! I want to try this because I couldn’t get the last release to work with my AWE64.. 🙁