9 Jan 2001 AArthur   » (Journeyer)


I have to admit I am getting a bit tired of working on the iMacLinux project, as the news and articles all seem to sound alot alike. That said, also the Guides and Howtos section is being limited somewhat by my knowledge.

I've had offers lately to work on both the LinuxPPC.org site and PenguinPPC.org. I'm not particularly crazy about working on the LinuxPPC site, as it seems to close to LinuxPPC, Inc. for comfort (I generally dislike the commerical expolition of Linux ;).

Actually, if I had an x86 box I would probably play around with FreeBSD some more, as I am not particularly crazy about Linux's commuist-approach to forcing users with the GPL to use only GPL software, and ensure they are only linking to GPL'd software. It's kind of like they don't want you be free to choose -- that is mix and match. Then again, ideological reasons are not the only reason I use Linux. I like it's strong hardware and software support on the PowerPC compared to NetBSD (or hopefully someday FreeBSD). I also like the strong userbase. Okay, I'll stop whining -- I still like the idea of free software, including the Debian GNU/Linux that I use on my PowerPC.

Also, check out icd, a hack I have been improving alot lately. See here for more.


Kuro5hin has an article over the Legalization of Force Against Flag Burners. Clearly, as the comments state, this is truely an non-American, totalarian goverment kind of thing. Nationalism is a dated contest over who's thingy is bigger.

A comment to that article mentions ...mostly we hear about the Machiavellian 'left' of Clintonism, the fascist- religious 'right' of Reaganism, and a disorganized and immature 'protest movement'...". Unforently that probably has alot of truth in it today. The fasict (Republicans) right, and the Commuist (Democrats) left, have fought so hard on both sides, and both have won (at least to a limited extent) that leaves a large powerful controlling power, especially in the hands in the national goverment. Another problem today, is the lack of a unifing cause to protest and demand change in society -- we face many different smaller problems, caused by an over barring goverment.

I've also ranted a bit about the Clinton administration's order that suppostly "protects" 1/3 of the US's national forests from lobbies over at Libertyboard.org. In short, it seriously damages a major industry, along with the enviroment, and puts people in risk. Logging is not nearly as distructive as some claim.


My Eagle application is now into council for their approval. That takes alot of my back. Hopefully it will get approved soon, and I'll have my Eagle Scout Board of Review (it's been rescheduled for a date yet to be announced ;).


Well we got a new Physics teacher to replace Mrs. Orris. Not sure if I like him or not, yesterday he seemed like a real uptight authorian jurk, but today he seems nicer. Maybe he was just trying to get an impression of how things are.

Okay, I'm going home. Bye.

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