Firefox – Fifty Million downloads

I’ve been using the browser Firefox for a long time – since the earliest days of Phoenix and Firebird. I am stunned that Firefox has been downloaded over fifty million times – this is an incredible achievement – the whole Firefox team deserves credit. My own involvement with Firefox has been tiny. I’ve submitted one […]

New Order

I got my copy of the UK edition of the latest New Order album “Waiting for the Sirens Call” a few days ago. Mmmm – it’s good. Lots of echos of the ‘older New Order sound’ ; the Peter Hook bass is very strong in the mix. Many songs sound have hints of New Order […]

ZENworks Asset Management – GA announcement

Wow – it’s been hectic – but the combined teams in Provo,UT and Lebanon, NH really cranked and turned this one around. Novell today announced details of the availability of the new ZENworks Asset Management product. Screenshots here: Architecture: Download is here:

More on blogging

Placeholders for now – comments later: Working Smart: Corporate Blogging Guidelines, Draft #2 Working Smart: Corporate Blogging Guidelines, Draft #2 The Red Couch – More Scoble and Israel on blogging

“How ZENworks Changed My Life”

A working title for a self-help book on ZENworks There are some great resources around for ZENworks administrators – from the online documentation, the community based CoolSolutions to Ron Tanners incredible Administrators Guide. What is really missing is a short guide that describes the business and technology change that can take place with a coherent […]

Novell Linux Desktop – Gnome panels

I had an interesting situation today where my NetApplet icon just disappeared. I hunted around the gconf panel settings – but no luck. One quick mail to Guy and the answer came back: Netapplet is a ‘systray’ application. I suppose you are missing the “Notification Area” applet in your of your panels for Netapplet to […]

More on Corporate Blogging

I’m in Toronto for LinuxWorld – and I’m looking at more relevant articles on blogging in a semi-closed corporate world. Next thing I find a very apt summary of this at Claire’s Alternate Version of Reality. Seems like Sun has a pretty pragmatic and open policy on employee blogging. So in the words of Claire […]

ZENworks Linux Management – Cache licenses

I’ve been asked about ZLM cache licenses. These are enabled in two places – in the base server.key license file; also with activation licenses for the caches. First step is to check your server.key enables cache support The server.key must have a line: < caches > some number < /caches > If the server.key does […]

The Perfect Gin and Tonic

Mmmm – Bombay Sapphire – the perfect gin. Mix in proportion with the perfect tonic, add ice, lemon and relax. Try deep-freezing your gin. The higher alcohol Bombay Sapphire (47%) does not freeze; instead it turns into a thick, oily, viscous liquid – a little like concentrated sulphuric acid.

Content without clutter – 1998 redux

Way back in the Pre-Novell days I was amazed at the on-line porfolio of thevoid – a UK based new media company. They were in Manchester (or certainly “Up North”) – but now look to be based in London where the streets are paved with gold. Some of the Flash-based rendering and animation seems old-hat […]