Integrated Apache, MySQL and PHP Pass CERT7

SourceLabs AMP Stack Integrates Apache, MySQL and PHP
The Seattle startup announced the release of its SourceLabs AMP Stack, a distribution of open-source software–including the Apache Web server, the MySQL database and the PHP development environment (AMP)–that has been tested and certified for reliability, security and scalability, said Byron Sebastian, chief executive at SourceLabs Inc.

SourceLab ran Apache 1.3.33, PHP 5.03, and MySQL 4.1.9 through a serious of rigorous security and performance test. The result is AMP Stack. The stack is available for download here.

Blogging the List of New CALI Lessons

BoleyBlogs! – New CALI Lessons

BoleyBlogs! blogs the new list of CALI Lessons that was emailed last week. This is a great way to get information about new lessons out to studetns and faculty. Besides including links to the Lessons, the post includes this link to the Boley Law Library’s excellent CALI page.

Now, if they would use the CALI WebAPI

Is Yahoo 360 a Good Thing?

Reading Yahoo! 360 through “The Lessons of Lucasfilm’s Habitat”

Good article looking at how Yahoo! 360 is developing and how it seems to be yet another attempt to lock users into a closed world controlled by one corporation or another. I can’t really comment on Yahoo 360 since I haven’t been invited to join, though I’ve beeen using Yahoo for email and such for longer than I can remember.

Grabbing Internet Radio Streams With VLC Player

NewsForge | Building an Internet radio recorder with VLC Player
It’s nice to be able to listen to a net radio station directly on your computer. But wouldn’t it be great if you could record it on your hard disk? Better yet, what if you could schedule recordings, so you don’t miss your favourite programmes? Using VLC Player and a simple batch file you can turn your computer into a radio recorder.

Shining Light on the Windows LIfe-Cycle Process

Understanding the Windows lifecycle policy (for all you IT Pros out there)
With so many customers relying on IE, it helps to get a solid grasp of the Windows Lifecycle Policy, which at first blush can appear to be a bit cryptic. Fortunately I think I can shed some light on Microsoft’s policy

OK, so a quick read indicates that MSFT is supporting 6 versions of IE on 8 different versions of Windows. Wow! THat is a bit of a nightmare, even with the deep pockets of MSFT. If you figure in stuff like variations in hardware, net access, other installed software, it just makes support a nightmare on a good day.

Novell Linux Options Stir Migrations

Novell users eye Linux for kernel swap – Computerworld
Two weeks after Novell Inc. released software that lets users run its stack of computing services on either the NetWare or Linux kernel, members of the NetWare faithful cited widely varying plans for migrating their servers to Linux.

Some attendees at the software vendor’s BrainShare user conference here said they’re in no rush to move to SUSE Linux, the distribution of the open-source operating system that Novell acquired in January 2004. But others are starting to dabble with Linux, and some are eager to take the plunge right away.

Berkeley Laptop With Grad Student Info Stolen

Slashdot | Berkeley Grads’ Identity Data Stolen
Did you get a graduate degree from Berkeley? Or maybe you just applied but didn’t go there? If so, your identity may have been stolen. A laptop was stolen containing names, social security numbers, birthdates, and addresses of grad students, alumni, and applicants. University police suspect that the thief just wanted the laptop, but the irony of California’s mandatory notification law is that the thief may now know they have something even more valuable. Berkeley has set up a website with information on the breach.

Big Question: Why was all of this info stored on a laptop anyway? It seems to me that it would make a certain amount of sense to not allow data like this to be saved on a laptop in the first place.

Datablogging, The Newest thing

John Robb’s Weblog
The concept is simple. Data is usually locked up in monolithic applications (CRM, ERP, etc.). Application seats are expensive. Training is expensive. Etc. People that need the data often can’t get to it.

What if human readable data flows (via RSS) could be generated by these applications? It would allow the development of easy to read weblogs (that republished these RSS flows) that almost everyone in the company would find valuable. The combinations are almost limitless and the flow is completely automated.

I’ve been recommending this sort of approach to folks for awhile. To me RSS feeds are essentially a by-product of data entry in any db system, just one last statement (open the RSS file and add and entry) tagged on the end of the code that creates or edits the row in the db.