In case anybody missed it, we're having a LAN party this Friday at UAN. Here's a poster to distribute for the event.
A Nigerian scammer actually contacted my brother via AIM. He saved the conversation for posterity for us all to enjoy. It's damn hilarious.
Just letting you all that the LUG office now has free coffee. The supplies are in the top drawer of the filing cabinet. (Sorry, no sugar yet ;) ) I'm hoping that people will come in for the free coffee and work on programming assignments.
Reminder, the office is in Sloan 343.
We all know that the USB bus has been overused as of late, but a TURD?
REBELLING AGAINST MICROSOFT, "MY COMPUTER" AND EASY-TO-USE WIZARDS, AN ENGINEER REDISCOVERS THE JOYS OF DIFFICULT COMPUTING.
Ellen Ullman writes:
Last month I committed an act of technical rebellion: I bought one operating system instead of another. On the surface, this may not seem like much, since an operating system is something that can seem inevitable. It's there when you get your machine, some software from Microsoft, an ur-condition that can be upgraded but not undone. Yet the world is filled with operating systems, it turns out. And since I've always felt that a computer system is a significant statement about our relationship to the world -- how we organize our understanding of it, how we want to interact with what we know, how we wish to project the whole notion of intelligence -- I suddenly did not feel like giving in to the inevitable.