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A Couple Changes Today

These are probably the two most prominent changes today, both taking effect on Easter. - Debian releases version 4.0, codenamed "Etch". - Gaim changes its name to Pidgin, due to legal pressure from AOL. This is great news for the Free Software world. Debian, being the most forked Linux distribution with the largest and most […]

Setting The Standards Bar

One of the things that I hate about instant messaging clients is the lack of adherence to standards. In fact, the specification that I think should be adhered to the most, isn't. I've blogged about this before, so I apologize to the planets that I am syndicated to in advance for duplicating content. However, due […]

Goodbye Gaim- Forever

Since Open Discussion Day, I have connected personally to Jabber as my only means of IM communication, and I haven't looked back. I don't miss MSN, AIM, ICQ (although I am stuck using that at work), or Yahoo!. It's been wonderful connecting only to Jabber using my Gmail account. Well, since connecting, I just need […]

Streamline Client Encryption Before I Lose My Mind

I am getting really frustrated with encrypting conversations between differing IM clients. Why in the world does this have to be so difficult? First, let's talk about the principle of the matter. Then we'll get into the nitty-gritty. Regardless of who I am talking to, regardless of what instant messaging client I am using, and […]

Psi, Gmail and Jabber

If I am beating this topic into the ground, so be it. Sometimes, you just need to beat a dead horse, regardless. Due to the decision of switching to Jabber exclusively, I am on the lookout for a good Jabber client for Linux. In fact, a cross-platform client for Windows and Mac OS X would […]


I hate 'em.  Nothing is worse than getting the hiccups.  Escpecially when they are very violent and seem to last for a long time.  Well, yesterday, I just got a major hiccup, and this one is going to last for a long time. Two days ago, I posted about Open Discussion Day, and how I […]

My Issues With Gaim

Okay, so it may be late (it's almost 4 in the morning), but I can't sleep. I suffer from insomnia. I have for years. Luckily, it isn't too bad, however, people tell me that if I suffer from insomnia, I probably have apnia, which could kill me. I better get to the doctor, and get […]