Pigdog Journal Articles
Larry Wall Unveils Perl 6.0.0
The first thing he did was thank Craigslist "for sponsoring me these last few years". On October 5th, 2015 Larry Wall addressed a crowd of geeks at San Francisco's Exploratorium, saying he couldn't properly express his gratitude to Craigslist. Then he acknowledged how long the development arc had been for Perl 6. "As the old joke goes, Perl 6 is coming out this Christmas." Only this time, he meant it.
d00d, Quit being a FUCKING ASS
MY GOD MAN!!! Do you realize what you're doing? DO you? What kind of HONEY BITCH TOOL have you become? Have you no shame? None at all?
Beaujolais Mozillur Dot Part-ay Number Something dot Oh!
So, it's finally happening again! The super-best fantastic Free Software party of history, long SUPPRESSED by its AOL-Time/Warner OVERLORDS, is now back and better than ever! In the DNA Lounge! In San Francisco! Beaujo to your cujo! I don't even know what that means, but I just made it up because I'm all excited and hyperventilating!
Fight board-game hegemony!
52 cards and a copy of Hoyle can keep a handful of sex-starved shipmates docile for days
on end before they degenerate to strip poker. With that in mind, the intellectual freedom
posse give you the "piecepack" in the hopes that it will do for board games what the
standard 52-card deck does for card games.
Cracking the Wireless Camera Ads?
Hey so I was searching for a new wireless camera to put in the office lavatory when I
discovered this FANTASTIC deal, sitting right underneath my web browser. How did it get
there? MAGIC, I figured at first.
Freedom Needs a Champion
Well, they've opened up the nominations again, folks. And
once again FREEDOM needs your help. Just a second of your
time, a brief email, and the shackles holding down the
INNURNET can be BROKEN. Do your job for liberty!
Andrew Leonard is a Nutless Boob
Man, what a creep that Andrew Leonard over to the Salon
Magazine is. Wickety-wack half-hearted TOOL of the MAN!
Listen to my long vent on street demonstrations for
Scoundrel: A New Concept For Searching P2P
One problem still haunts the peer-to-peer (P2P) world: how
the hell do you find anything? Traditional
search engines are impractical because by the time a P2P
network has been spidered, the makeup of the network and
the content will probably have changed. Real-time keyword
searches are too slow. Yahoo-style index pages don't cut
it. We need some crazy new ideas. Enter Scoundrel...
Redhat's Retort to M$: "P~~~~~~~~~~~~"
In a somewhat childish response to Microsoft's claim
last week that Open Source Software is
that matched Microsoft latest round of immature attacks
and speaks to Microsoft in a language that they understand -
that of a 3rd grade schoolyard bully.
Open Source Destroying America
... according to Microsoft's Jim Allchin, one of those
"suits" that Microsoft employs to convince people that
overpaying for software is now the "American Way".
Help Wanted: Hero
Here's your chance to be Freedom's Fifth Column in the fight for
information liberation! Agent C528 gives you the lowdown on
how to be a human dagger in the heart of oppression.
Better Go Buy Yourself Some Super-Big Hard Drives
Y'know, some days it just hurts to be a freedom fighter,
man. You wake up thinking that you're just about to turn
the corner on FREEDOM, and then some asswipe industry
cartel puts a WWF leg-lock on your neck. Fuck, it's
Software Patents, The UK, and You
OK, so, software patents, right? They suck ass. We have
them in the US, but actually a lot of countries around
the world think they're a bogus idea and don't honor them. Which,
like, GOOD for THEM.
Cookin' Up a Filipino Box Spring Ogg
Passed samizdat from hacker to hacker for the past eight
is a surreal tale in the spirit of
The Phantom Tollbooth
. Originally a series of
cassette tape letters recorded on a basement 4-track mixer,
it has spawned a MUD, a written edition, and at least one
sequel. Now, thanks to the freedom-loving peoples of Ogg
, you can hear it on
your own computer.
At long last! The breathlessly-awaited Pigdog Interview with RICHARD STALLMAN!
Bill Gates explains
The internet celebrates the DOJ's decision against
Microsoft -- by re-reading Bill Gates' 1998 testimony!
DMCA Protest At Stanford
Get up, get up, get busy, people now! It's time once again
to don your freedom-loving apparel and head out to the latest
coolio INTERNET PROTEST. Do it! Get ready! Get out there!
Get funky now!
Last One on the Bandwagon Turn Out the Lights
I dunno why it's taken me so long to write an article
about this Boycott Amazon crap. Usually I jump all over this
kind of thing and make something out of nothing. But
in this case practically everybody in the world is bitching
out Amazon, and I'm way in the back of the crowd picking
bits of wax out of my ear with my pinky. Metaphorically,
Pigdog Journal DeCSS Distribution Center
Do you want to fight the MPAA and distribute DeCSS as far as the
eye can see, but you're too chicken of their trained steel-toothed
attack lawyers to put the DeCSS code on your Web site?
GOOD! Me too! That's why I'm distributing the OTHER
Smash the MPAA through DIRECT ACTION!!
2600 Magazine is taking the fight for SOFTWARE FREEDOM
to the streets of America! Striking a blow against the
INFORMATION HOARDERS where they live! Beaujolais to that!
The Cautionary Tale of Plan 9
So, back in the day, this great group of uberscientists at Bell Labs
(AKA Lucent Technologies) was working on this supergreat
new operating system. It was supergreat, really. But it literally went
to fucking hell.
While We're At It, Burn All MP3s, Too
So, I've been real interested in this Burn All GIFs Day
thing coming up in October (ssh! that date is still secret!
-- check out burnallgifs.org for more details). But I gots
to say that I really hate the bullshite that's happening
around MP3s, too. So, gar.
How Did We Miss This?
Sun Microsystems has purchased black horse software maker Star Division and is giving StarOffice away for free with the source.
I'm Open to Anything
Open Source software has innumerable examples that prove by
existence that the concept can work. Hell, I'm not even
going to insult you by giving the typical Ziff-Davis
freelancer list of successful free software projects.
However, there hasn't been equal support for the idea of
Open Content, the extension of Open Source into the world
of documentation, literature, music and art. Maybe
opencontent.org will change that.
Bad Toilet Browser
Spock Mountain Research Labs hit the Mozilla party with
full force this year. There were so many lab coats that
half the people there thought that we were putting the
party on. We danced like freaks, drank recklessly, and
TALKED SHIT. And then Upside Magazine came and talked to
It's My Party, I'll Code If I Want To
'Two thousand zero zero, party over, out of time! So
tonight we're gonna party at Mozilla 99!' OK, that's
pretty stupid. But the Mozilla party is a blast, and no
matter how lame you are, you should come.
Soviets Backed Open Source Software in the '80s?
THIS IS COMPLETELY CRAZY: Check out this news article, which
that recently-released KGB documents show that, during the 1980s,
various Open Source projects, including some developed by the
Software Foundation, unknowingly received money from the Soviet
government totaling more than $175,000!! Is it fake?
Mozilla Will Stagger On
Well, this has been reported elsewhere, BUT, it's
worth noting that the people at mozilla.org have come out and
that Mozilla will continue as an Open Source project no matter
happens with Netscape and AOL. They interpret the Netscape
License (NPL) to mean that the AOL-driven Netscape zombie will
be able to do evil things like re-privatize the code for Mozilla.
This sounds cool, but I'm still holding out reservations that the
Biggest Ever Commercial Product To Go Open Source will not be
saddled with evil restrictions by bad AOL people. See Jamie
Zawinski's rant for details.
What Will Sun Do?
Rumors of a mega-deal between AOL, Netscape, and Sun worried
of the Open-Source Software movement. "We are interested in
out how AOL will deal with Netscape's plans for support of its
as an open source product that can be freely distributed, and
supported on multiple OS platforms..." commented Jamie Love,
the Washington, D.C.-based Consumer Project on Technology,
on an Internet-protocol mailing list.
Offsite links shared by staff writers
One for the Apple Knowledge Base
Did Celine Dion hax0r your Mac? Here's how to defeat Sony's super-duper new copy protection, using sophisticated cracker tools like a marker pen and a piece of sticky tape.
Excellent story about online activism and/or hacktivism. Beaujolais!