Friday, April 13, 2007
Ok, I'm back. Looks like SCO didn't implode over the weekend, so I guess it's time for another SNR post. Some of these are items I didn't get around to posting earlier, so if you've seen 'em before, apologies where appropriate.
- On GL, another batch of SCO filings in the Novell case. As the story notes, the new deadline for dispositive motions is this coming Friday, so expect more legal entertainment in the near future. Unless that's not your thing, of course -- but in that case, why are you here?
- Day 6 of the Week of SCO Evidence, in which SCO's VFS claims are shredded.
- The Inquirer on AMD's donation to GL.
- Another piece on the GL/iBiblio thing, this time from a local TV station in North Carolina.
- Scott Lemon, formerly of SCO, is once again shilling for SCO over on the SiliconInvestor board. He seems to think the MOG connection is SCO's best remaining chance to lay hands on those ever-elusive beeeeelions.
- Ralphie's latest CP80 PR rant. It's curious that CP80 supporters never mention the oft-proposed .xxx TLD when they discuss their proposal, even though both would function in basically the same way. Perhaps it's because Ralphie stands to make beeeeelions off of one, and not a cent off the other. So maybe it's not so curious after all.
Reasonable people can disagree about pr0n, of course, but I don't think CP80 is really about that. In the unlikely event it passes, it's basically a government-issued license to print money. Or more likely, if the SCO scam really goes off the rails, it can be the core of a (probably successful) Scrushy defense.
- That recent (and premature, IMHO) Slashdot story about SCO facing possible delisting. There won't be a delisting letter for a few more days in any case, and don't be surprised if the stock "mysteriously" pops up over $1 briefly, just to reset the clock. They always seem to avert regulatory calamity at the very last moment, and this will probably be no exception.
- From IV: The Hatchling, playing fast and loose with the truth? Inconceivable!
- Also from IV: The James Wilt deposition, more exciting footgun action from SCO.
- eWeek's "Spencer A. Katt" says a few words about SCO. (I always put "Paul Murphy" in quotes, so I guess it's only fair in this case too.)
- A real, live, new SCO product. Except it's from a completely different SCO. That part should be obvious; "our" SCO can't come up with anything that holds water. (insert rim_shot.wav here.)
- A new M$ vulnerability, this time involving Clippy.
- Oh, and when Word 2k7 crashes due to a malformed document, it's not a bug, it's a feature!
- Mac OS X 10.5 has been delayed a few months. I haven't seen Enderle gloating yet, but it's only a matter of time. Otherwise the checks from Redmond would stop coming.
- A bomb? nah, just a box full o' Vista. Although the confusion is understandable. The main difference is that a bomb only explodes once.
- A "Night of the Long Knives" at Vonage. I've never been a customer or used their services, so mostly what I know about them comes from their court cases, their dot-com stye balance sheet, and those atrocious commercials. Please tell me the guy who invented that jingle was fired, or possibly sent to toil in an insecticide refinery in darkest Siberia. If there's any justice left in the universe, please let that be true.
- Over on that other blog, a bit from my trip to the beach. If you don't like cute bunnies, you'll probably want to skip this one.