I've just come back from my first management course session (yeah, it started today) and I'm feeling oddly non-geekish. Wierd. But then again, so much of it made sense (and I do read the odd non-technical book) that it's downright worrying.
(Of course, a nice long C++ coding stint will probably get me back to normal. But it's nice to use different mental gears for a change.)
- I'm not the only one wrestling with Address Book and LDAP - Projects/vcard2ldap has been in the backburner for a while again, and the above discussion confirms my suspicions about Address Book's broken LDAP support...
- New KDE Binaries up, courtesy of Benjamin. He's using PhpWiki too.
- Orange goes Push-To-Talk
- Concord Eye-Q Digital Camera - a bit basic, but has built-in Bluetooth (might come in handy)
- A First Look (part II) at Office 2004 for Mac OS X. Glaring faults? No mention of proper Exchange integration. Yeah, I want MAPI, full WebDAV support or a decent Web client - now that Outlook Web Access looks almost like the real thing on IE, there's no excuse not to have a decent Safari version instead of the half-baked "non-IE" stuff.
- Microsoft is releasing Services For UNIX for free, which is an interesting turn of affairs indeed (but not likely to seriously harm Cygwin given its large and relatively vibrant community)
- Debian now has a World Domination Tool, which at least solves the installer problem - you just install another Linux distro with a decent installer and then run this. Of course, like all things Debian, your mileage may vary. :)
- SSL VPNs get more media exposure (and gaining ground too, since all you need for most things is a browser - on any platform).
- Bruce Tognazzinni (who wrote one of the best books on UI design that I ever read) lists a bunch of Mac must-haves finally reviews Mac OS X and speaks his mind on brushed metal, but keeps complaining about the Dock. C'mon Bruce, Fitt's Law be damned, DragThing only leads to lasting clutter as you create tabs and forget about them.