Monday, October 16, 2006
10/16 SNR II
- Others have been much more diligent than I in following the Jonathan Cohen / TICC thread of the SCO saga. Cohen, as you may recall, is one of SCO's big investors, and so far as we know he hasn't bailed out yet, in spite of everything. So it seems like he's a SCO True Believer, for whatever reason. On the other hand, TICC just pumped a pile of cash ($15M) into a company called FusionStorm, which then turned around and purchased Jeskell, Inc., described as a "top-tier IBM Premier Business Partner and Government solutions provider".
- Also, TICC's Q3 earnings call is coming up on Nov. 2nd. FYI, in case you feel like calling to ask about SCO, or whatever.
- Gartner's ever-namby-pamby George Weiss, who just recently was cautioning people that they'd better be ultra-cautious and maybe pay SCO a few multi-gazillions just in case, now forecasts that Linux will keep on growing, and doesn't mention SCO. I bet he's hoping we won't remember.
- Also, "hypervisor" is a white-hot buzzword these days, and Weiss jumps on the bandwagon in his own special milquetoast fashion, affirming that yes, "hypervisor" is indeed a hot buzzword, which means it's Definitely Very Important. Feh.
- More about Transmeta v. Intel. While I don't know all the details of the case right now, I tend to think Transmeta's morphed into just another IP troll, which is beyond sad.
- While we're on the topic of lurid IP cases, here's OJ's latest legal saga. No, he hasn't killed anyone else, at least not yet. No, one of his many hangers-on has some exclusive video of OJ partying, and the Goldman estate wants a cut of the dinero.
- Kevin McBride is hiring, or at least he was a year ago, and the job posting is still live. He needs a network administrator with Win2k3 experience, and Solaris/UNIX is a plus too. It would be funnier if he was advertising for a Linux admin, but Kevin's not cool enough to use Linux. Still, you'd think he'd have advertised for someone with OpenServer or UnixWare experience, if he really had his kid brother's best interests at heart.
- NewCanopy's obit for Ray Noorda.
- And it's worth noting that the NewCanopy website once again lists their investment portfolio. Yes, Solera's on the list, but I doubt it's because of ol' Jeffro. The PHB's probably just lump him in with the rest of us weirdo engineer types, sad to say.