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Archive for June, 2009

MySpace to shed 2/3rd Global Workforce!

In an era where social networking is growing, I suppose relying on ad revenue is not such a good idea.
Read more @ http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article6562256.ece.


Subversion 1.6.3 Released

See announcement below.
I’m happy to announce Subversion 1.6.3, available from:


The MD5 checksums are:

    8bf7637ac99368db0890e3f085fa690d  subversion-1.6.3.tar.bz2
    8357468ed2485b88151c50fb5deb28ca  subversion-1.6.3.tar.gz
    2a09e99c4a780e2fb84e68fd6c528ee6  subversion-1.6.3.zip
    22d3687ae93648fcecf945c045931272  subversion-deps-1.6.3.tar.bz2
    2f9db6ae8b2ae41cf7adacad47b27946  subversion-deps-1.6.3.tar.gz
    b589abbdeb207407673e3ce64a7b72cc  subversion-deps-1.6.3.zip

The SHA1 checksums are:

    88a4a21509f9d8f95a64f7545f3294d356f619c8  subversion-1.6.3.tar.bz2
    18666f632c80a6c2a67cfb172fe03dcf9bd79dff  subversion-1.6.3.tar.gz
    13fa4cefc1a6b982c01cd9a95a59a8e8cc233b61  subversion-1.6.3.zip
    db465834df2cec5f7a1d26597e2017af166a5768  subversion-deps-1.6.3.tar.bz2
    922dbf1c3fcb86451812c269b193dd968ec798ff  subversion-deps-1.6.3.tar.gz
    933bc1043376172fed5970014af1800e3d2ad2fa  subversion-deps-1.6.3.zip

PGP Signatures are available at:


For this release, the following people have provided PGP signatures:

   Senthil Kumaran S [1024D/6CCD4038] with fingerprint:
    8035 16A5 1D6E 50E2 1ECD  DE56 F68D 46FB 6CCD 4038
   Paul T. Burba [1024D/53FCDC55] with fingerprint:
    E630 CF54 792C F913 B13C  32C5 D916 8930 53FC DC55
   Arfrever Frehtes Taifersar Arahesis [1024D/E06AFE3E] with fingerprint:
    17D9 DFDA EC0F E896 428A  D821 2041 9549 E06A FE3E
   Bert Huijben [1024D/9821F7B2] with fingerprint:
    2017 F51A 2572 0E78 8827  5329 FCFD 6305 9821 F7B2
   Blair Zajac [1024D/DA561D91] with fingerprint:
    3FAE C7E1 ADE8 572F 613C  F086 C572 2326 DA56 1D91
   Mark Phippard [1024D/035A96A9] with fingerprint:
    D315 89DB E1C1 E9BA D218  39FD 265D F8A0 035A 96A9
   Hyrum K. Wright [1024D/4E24517C] with fingerprint:
    3324 80DA 0F8C A37D AEE6  D084 0B03 AE6E 4E24 517C

Release notes for the 1.6.x release series may be found at:


You can find the list of changes between 1.6.3 and earlier versions at:


VPS Hacked – Need Recommendations

I’ve been using the folks at kickassvps.com for a while now. However, I found that my VPS was unreliable at times, and my blog would regularly go down.
Last night I logged in to discover that mysterious software was installed on my server. I’ve been hacked! The problem with the VPS, as is common in virtualization, is that companies tend to neglect patching these systems.
I tried to use the live support feature on the host’s website, didn’t work! I opened a ticket, and got a response when I woke up the next morning, asking me questions on what to do!
Ummm… so I’ve made the decision to move my blog to another provider. Any recommendations? I’m running Windows 2003 w/ CF8.

My Blog Now on Kindle

If I am interesting enough of a read, sometimes :P, and you have a Kindle from Amazon, feel free to now subscribe through their service.
More details @ http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002C74QCC.

Dealing with Burn Out

I’ve been working extremely hard lately, and I found this article useful, so I thought to share.
Read more @ http://www.alistapart.com/articles/burnout/.

Windows 7 Release Date Announced!

I remember when XP came out, boy was it much better than what MS had put out before. And close to a decade later, I’m still on it. I could tell, like many others, that Vista would flop. But Windows 7 seems to be different, built from the core differently, and its been a surprise hit during the beta cycle.
Well, wait just a couple more months, because Engadget is reporting a October 22 sale date!
Read more @ http://www.engadget.com/2009/06/02/windows-7-goes-on-sale-october-22nd/.