Yowza: Salesforce commits to Oracle hardware (!)

Originally posted on Gigaom:
Everyone knew Salesforce.com (s crm) and Oracle (s orcl) were going to expand their relationship — Oracle CEO Larry Ellison helpfully preannounced that news last week during the company’s rather rocky earnings call. What was not expected –at least by me — was that Salesforce would commit to Oracle hardware, er “engineered systems.” And yet that’s what happened, at least according… Continue reading Yowza: Salesforce commits to Oracle hardware (!)

European Parliament lashes out at “shocking” U.S. surveillance program

Originally posted on Gigaom:
Ahead of a U.S.-EU summit this Friday, the European Parliament had a brief debate about the PRISM surveillance scandal on Tuesday morning. With near unanimity, the speakers raised strong concerns with the program’s mass collection of Europeans’ personal data. For those unfamiliar with the workings of the European Parliament, members of the European Parliament (MEPs) operate in transnational political groupings. Those… Continue reading European Parliament lashes out at “shocking” U.S. surveillance program

Adding Colour to Solaris 10

I have spent hours trolling the net looking for a definitive guide on how to make colours (color if you are from the US) work in Solaris 10. By default colour isn’t enabled but once you know how it is¬†relativity¬†easy to get it to work. The first step is to download a number of new packages from http://www.sunfreeware.com the packages needed are as follows: coreutils-8.19-sol10-sparc-local … Continue reading Adding Colour to Solaris 10