Friday, April 9, 2010

While we were singing praises of OS 4.0 …

As Dear Leader was successfully demonstrating the next evolutionary step in cyberhuman development, developers were aghast at the new programming restrictions quietly introduced for the iPhone and iPad platform. Essentially, it bans the use of Adobe programming tools for the iPhone. I never saw so many knickers tied in knots since a Beta Theta Pi frat pledge panty raid at a Delta Delta Delta sorority, but less fun, I can tell you, though a number of people feel like they got royally screwed afterwards.

It’s totally official, now. It’s open warfare on Adobe and Apple feels it can bend the will of the developers with this latest decree. It’s a ballsy move, as many may openly revolt and go over to Android, which has no qualms about about using Adobe, and the Google team is now preparing to work closely with Adobe and hopefully make their stuff less buggy, a lot quicker and easier to use.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Another Chinese lawsuit … quelle surprise !

What did I say, what did I say? This is how the Chinese are operating, now. First Google, now Apple. I think Dear Leader was meeting with Squirrel Boy to temporarily bury the hatchet so they can formulate a plan on dealing with these nice commun-tard-turned capitalist-pigs.

China:Hey Fester, now you're my Patsy!

Fester thinks making nice with China is good business, but apparently somebody didn’t watch The Empire Strikes Back.

Our Future ... 'cept me, I'm moving to New Zealand

Believe me, Microsoft is going to be next. And then, when China makes it move on Taiwan, and we send our ships in – KA-ZAPPPP! – an EMP blast over North America, no electric grid, no internet, no running cars, trucks, trains – it’s back to 1812, and we’re the third world developing nation.

And friggin’ Beck, Limbaugh and O’Reilly will blame it on Obama, but that’s OK, because with no radio, TV, internet, telephone, cable or satellite, no one will be able to hear or see their silly mugs en masse again.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wikipedia under DNS attack?

Shortly after announcing support for Google in its clash over censorship with China, Wikipedia English is down, while other languages are working sporadically. This is tantamount to a declaration of war, nerdsylvanians. The Olympics in Peking was fun, but it’s time to open up the silos and show these commies we mean business. Baidu, you’re going down!

UPDATE:Wikipedia is barely working at the moment, but at least you can get access. Bare your teeth a little and they back down .

More UPDATE: from Wikipedia Tech Blog:

Global Outage (cooling failure and DNS)

Posted by mark in wikimedia on March 24th, 2010
Due to an overheating problem in our European data center many of our servers turned off to protect themselves. As this impacted all Wikipedia and other projects access from European users, we were forced to move all user traffic to our Florida cluster, for which we have a standard quick failover procedure in place, that changes our DNS entries.

However, shortly after we did this failover switch, it turned out that this failover mechanism was now broken, causing the DNS resolution of Wikimedia sites to stop working globally. This problem was quickly resolved, but unfortunately it may take up to an hour before access is restored for everyone, due to caching effects.

We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused

A likely cover-up tale, trying to not cause a world-wide panic, we know what really went down. We are watching you China. The DNS goes both ways.