- SCO's Shout Postcard is out, finally. If you have a Treo, anyway. In all honesty, it doesn't sound like a completely terrible idea. In other words, it's not a very original idea, and duplicates a lot of existing Treo functionality. Also, it only plays in a small market segment, the Palm part of the smartphone sector. So even if every last Treo owner signs up for a professional Shout Postcard account, SCO's presence in the larger mobile phone world would still only be in the low single digits. Still, in the hands of a company other than SCO the product might have a future of some sort. But I guess that'll be for the BK trustee to figure out.
- New filings in the Novell & IBM cases. Zen's got 'em, and GL probably will soon.
- But in case you were worrying whether Groklaw's still relevant without PJ, never fear. Various GL readers managed to archive all those fascinating exhibits in Comes v. Microsoft before the Iowa antitrust suit's site went into lockdown. So now MathFox is working on putting them all up on GL for the sake of posterity.
- Closer to home, my fun tangle with a blogspammer continues. Updates are at the bottom of the page.
- Boies was on the Olbermann show the other day, surprisingly not as the Worst Person in the World.
- A heartwarming story out of suburban New York about three developmentally disabled men who've been campaigning for better sidewalks in their town.
I mention this because one of the men is employed as a document shredder for BS&F.
- M$ apologizes for serving malware banner ads.
- Remember the AutoZone case? Apparently SCO doesn't. They haven't filed any of those periodic status updates with the court since last October, at least according to the Tuxrocks page for the case.
- The iPhone trademark dispute has been resolved. So now both Apple and Cisco get to sell products named "iPhone".
- An interesting thread on c.u.s.m, from a consultant who's been asked to upgrade an old SCO box in a pizza parlor, The current machine is a Pentium 166 with a few dumb terminals hung off the side. Unfortunately the customer doesn't know the root password for the box. Actually it's not 100% certain it's a SCO box. The customer's running a PICK database (a topic I covered a few days ago, in a weird coincidence), and it's not even clear whether it's a PICK db running on top of a SCO OS, or it's a pure PICK environment, OS, db and all. I don't have any helpful advice to offer about that, except to not become an IT consultant if you can help it.
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