Last week spam overtook my blog and my spam-killer was killing lots of regular commentators’ comments and burying the bodies in a pit with real spam. It’s not that the volume of spam increased but the quality of it increased. I added a requirement to do a simple copy-and-paste to post a comment and now the spam queue is almost empty making it easy for me to find the bodies and to resurrect them. It’s still a bit of work but much less than scanning pages of spam looking for good stuff.
Archive for March 6th, 2012
Look at the steepness of the bug-count for the next release (green curve) at Debian. Even as the count of packages in the repository rises, the rate at which bugs are getting killed in the release-cycle keeps rising. This shows the power of FLOSS. By using a modular layered approach, a thousand people can change the world faster than tens of thousands working in the darkness of M$. It’s beautiful that you can have the benefits of a package manager that keeps all your systems updated for applications as well as the OS at very low cost. I recommend Debian GNU/Linux. It works for you.
At this rate, Debian may well release “Wheezy” (30K+ packages and everything needed to manage them) before “8″:
I see a train wreck about to happen. Normally, that would be a bad thing but this train wreck will be a joyful event for me. M$’s “8″ looks to be the biggest train wreck since Vista (18% at its peak, dead for a monopoly).
- Here’s what a fan of M$ wrote recently:“It doesn’t make computers easier to navigate and understand, it makes them more difficult, paradoxically by making the interface so brain-dead simple that it can’t do anything someone with a brain might actually want. Want to close an application without using Alt-F4? Forget it. Want the menus and settings intelligently organized? No chance. Want to just display two windows on the screen at the same time? Good luck with that.”
- SJVN says it’s DOA and another supporter says people should stay away from “8″‘s Metro UI for a couple of years as folks usually do for M$’s usual release:
Windows 8 showdown: Face-off on whether Windows still matters