Jul 13, 2010

QNX 6.5: “New” Version Same as Last Version

Every few years, QSS releases a major new QNX update and I, like dozens of other people around the planet, install the latest release of the infamous microkernel operating system, hungry for significant updates. And, since QSS just released QNX 6.5, I immediately got started with it.

I set a guideline for myself in evaluating QNX 6.5: use it like I would Windows 7 or Mac OS X for one typical evening of relaxation, communication, and work. I shot over to http://www.qnx.com/download/ and got to work.

Jul 2, 2010

Dear 2600: I dread the first Friday of every month…

Dear 2600:

I recently moved into a new house and my neighbor holds hacker meetings. My problem is, they're complete assholes. Your problem is, they all wear 2600 t-shirts and bring your magazine around whenever they meet.

They hack my wifi router and change the network name to stupid things like HACKME and NOPASSHERE. They also call my phone and make farting noises into it until I stop answering and shine lasers and flashlights into my windows. Last month they somehow made my doorbell ring over and over again all night long, and in the morning my trash cans had been shot to hell with paintballs.

The last straw came the morning after, when I woke up to find my mailbox full of dog crap. What the fuck, 2600!?

I dread the first Friday of every month. I’ve lost my patience with your members' harassing behavior and I hereby demand a response. Redressing my stress and time would be a good place to start, as would giving your little hacker club a talking-to.

So what exactly do you plan to do about this?

Don't make me involve the law.