Consumers and DRM content

It makes me so angry sometimes to read about all the DRM'd content there is out there and how the consumer is the one who really gets screwed. If I purchase an HD-DVD or BluRay movie for $35 and I want to be able to rip the movie and put it into a storable format on my computer, I damn well should be able to. I suppose DRM exists to prevent piracy. Unfortunately the main...
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Written on May 7, 2007

Virtualization -- IT's best friend

I remember years ago whenever I wanted to play with a new server OS, it always required me to have a separate physical machine to run it on. This was a major drawback and made it difficult to experiment with designing server infrastructures consisting of multiple servers and tiers(clustering, load balancing, etc,.). If I wanted to load balance an Apache server and see the effects it had on the running application, it was difficult to...
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Written on May 7, 2007