- Lamlaw on the latest SCO filings.
- And another filing in SCO v. IBM today. Zen's got it, as always. Stipulated extension of time (to April 27th) to respond to SCO's get-PJ motion. It's too early to know exactly what this means, but I really doubt IBM would try to get an extension if they were intending to sign off on this nonsense. And why would they? SCO's trying to use this as a wedge to reset the clock and get discovery reopened, and IBM's got no incentive whatsoever to go along with that. That SCO couldn't find any evidence within the allotted time is no concern of theirs.
- Scott Lemon, our old chum (and I mean that in the shark-fishing sense), is really shilling those SCO PSJ motions. He's got 3 blogs to his name, and the same giddy babbling appears on them all. See Tablet PC Thoughts, Digital Identity Management, and the.Inevitable.org/anism, if you dare, and are morbidly curious. There's a small comment thread to the first story, in which he makes a telling comment:
...I used to work for SCO after one of my start-ups was acquired. Now I'm out ... and simply looking at SCOX as an investment opportunity.
If they are able to make any wins ... I'll make a lot of money. I'm a pure capitalist! :-)
No, Scott, the word you're looking for is not "capitalist". It's "parasite".
- Due to my brief mini-vacation, I neglected a couple of days of the Week of SCO Allegations. So here are Day 4, and Day 5.
So that brings us up to 6 days of a promised week. Although I think the usual convention is to do at least a full month's worth of muckraking (c.f. "month of apple bugs", "month of firefox bugs", "eternity of windows bugs", etc.), not just a mere week. Hint, hint.
- If you've ever wanted to see what it looks like when matter and antimatter collide, here's a post on comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware, advertising an eBay auction of an old 486-based IBM PS/2 Model 80 running SCO Unix 386. It's a 16-user license, with a 16-port serial card, but sadly you'll have to supply your own crufty ol' dumb terminals. Still, submit the high bid and you too can party like it's 1987. It looks like the Cyrix 486 badge on the box indicates an aftermarket CPU upgrade, so this isn't pristine, museum-grade vintage hardware. If you don't mind losing the MicroChannel slots (perish the thought!) you could probably swap the mobo out for something a little less useless, and lug the resulting monster to your next LAN party for a bit of hip retro-ironic l33tness. For a little perspective on just how old this machine is, here's a list of the big top 40 hits of 1987. Two words: Debbie Gibson. Truly, the 80's were a dark and primitive time.
- Of slightly more recent vintage, a thread on c.u.s.m from a guy who's in a bit of a pickle: "I have a client that abandoned SCO UNIX in 1992 and has
asked me to retrieve data from old backup tapes."
If you were thinking of popping over to Usenet to suggest that he try reading the tapes under Linux, someone's already beaten you to it. Funny how the trick to recovering SCO Unix data never seems to involve a SCO Unix box.
- On the mostly-neglected Google SCOX board, a post proposing a big delisting bash when the 30 days are up. Well, that's actually just when they get a nastygram from the SEC, and then the real delisting clock starts, and SCO has another 180 days (or so) to get the stock over a dollar and keep it there for ten days straight.
- An amusing Darl photo that turned up in a Google Image search.
(It's really not a fair comparison though. McDonald's is a real company with real products, and they make money by satisfying their customers, not suing them. )
- Here's a rare thing, a blog post about Me Inc.. Nothing new here, but if you've ever wanted to read about Me Inc. in Spanish, in bright orange and pink letters, you may not get another chance for a long, long time.
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