I just read that Citrix is acquiring XenSource, the company behind the open source Xen hypervisor. I have a CCA (Citrix Certified Administrator certification) in Metaframe 1.8 from a few years ago but I haven't really kept up with Citrix. I have kept up with virtualization though, particularly Xen and VMWare. This new acquisition seems particularly interesting and I wonder how this will affect the open source Xen.
This blog originally ran b2, whose development ceased a few years ago. The b2 developer named WordPress as the official successor. At that time, I tried WordPress out and found it lacking features I liked from b2. Fortunately, b2 had another (albeit unofficial) successor, b2evolution which did include the features I liked from b2.Â This blog ran b2evolution for a couple years (until this week).Â I finally decided to give WordPress another try since b2evolution's anti-spam features were no longer able to keep up.Â I could implement my own anti-spam feature, but I disliked having to reimplement it each time a new b2evo release happened.Â WordPress has come a long way since I last tried it - its interface has vastly improved and it's anti-spam features are top knotch.Â Cheers to WordPress - you've finally won me over from b2evo :)
Sam and I were busy working away when we heard what sounded like a police radio. Sam wrote it off as just regular talking, but I glanced outside of our office into the common area to check it out. Sure enough, a Marion County Sherrif's Deputy was talking to our colleagues in the office next door. Apparently the sherrif's department got an automated call from some office in the area with a 579 exchange. All of our numbers at work are in the 578 or 913 exchange. The deputy didn't explain what the call was about (at least, not that I heard) but he did check all of our offices to make sure everyone was OK. I wonder what the automated call was about - at least the sheriff's department was thorough and sent someone to check it out rather than writing it off as a false alarm.
Even though nothing really happened, it certainly added a bit of excitement to an otherwise typical day :)
One thing that annoys both of us is misspelling our names. Michael is occasionally misspelled "Micheal" and a lot of people assume Krissy is spelled "Chrissy." Our friend Dan told his brother to visit our website so he went to MichaelAndChrissy.com. After reading their front page, he said, "Wait - they weren't in Vegas recently!"
We visited their website and found several similarities besides our names. They have a Siamese cat named Sukiyo who looks a lot like Bailey did as a kitten (although Bailey's mostly Himalayan, although he has some Siamese in him as well). On their front page, there's a picture of them at what looks like the Grand Canyon - we went to the Grand Canyon in January 2002. Both sites have photo galleries, but ours runs Gallery and they're using some other photo gallery software.
Apparently, some Best Buy employees are unfamiliar with two dollar bills and thus had one of their customers arrested for paying with a stack of $2 bills. They're perfectly legal tender and while uncommon, they don't automatically indicate that you're receiving counterfit money. Best Buy is referred to as Worst Buy for numerous reasons - I'm glad that there's an Alternate Electronics Superstore that I can make my purchases at :)
h0bbel from the Gallery IRC channel pointed me to a 40-question test on commonly confused English words. The first 10 questions are beginner, the next 10 are intermediate, the next 10 are advanced, and the last 10 are expert.
93% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 87% Advanced, and 77% Expert