Search Strings

  • November 10, 2005
  • Brian Tarricone

So, according to my website stats, these fine search engine strings have been used (among others) in the month of October to find my site:

  • everything is gay

  • bastard

  • academia sucks

Not much terribly interesting for November, except maybe "xray apendicitis" [sic], which is rather odd.

I am amused.

Trojan Using Sony DRM Rootkit Spotted

  • November 10, 2005
  • Erik

Most interesting Slashdot response I’ve ever seen

Trojan Using Sony DRM Rootkit Spotted

Upcoming Travel

  • November 10, 2005
  • Brian Tarricone

I'm doing a bit more travelling before the year ends.

This Saturday (12 Nov), I'm leaving for Berlin for an Intel thing. I'll be there until the next Saturday morning. I should hopefully have a fair amount of time to do some sightseeing, and I'll be able to see Jens and Moritz while I'm there. Awesome. Malte, from our Munich office should be joining me for a couple days, which will be cool.

In December, I'm going back to the east coast for Christmas and New Year's. Amazingly, I managed to get a free flight with all the miles I've racked up with United this past year. I really thought that entire time period would be blacked out, but I managed to get a flight out on the 24th, and one back on the 4th. Not ideal, but it's free, so I'll take it. I'll probably be up in NYC for a day or two around the 28th or 29th, so if you're in the area, drop me a line. Otherwise I'll be in MD.

Joe Blow can, well, blow me

  • November 8, 2005
  • Brian Tarricone

Well said. This is basically what I want to tell people when they say "Linux needs this", or "OSS needs this", or "your application needs this" if I want more people/average users/my grandmother to be able to use it. The bottom line is: I don't care if these people use Linux. And I certainly don't want them using Linux if getting them to do so means being forced to make stability and security compromises (among other things).

Some Press…

  • November 7, 2005
  • Brian Tarricone

Aww, so we're GNOME's "beloved little brother"? That's so cute.


  • November 3, 2005
  • Brian Tarricone

Huh, it seems that George Takei (aka Star Trek's Hikaru Sulu), is gay. Never woulda guessed.

I feel like something of a jackass blogging about this, but hey, why not.