But that never stopped me before, so let's begin with the strange rumour that Novell is having Microsoft's love child. This kind of thing is completely unwarranted, and the people spreading these fabrications - bloggers, analysts, so called "Novell Spokespersons" - really need to, well, knock it off. Novell have enough going on at the moment without having to deal with this kind of unfounded innuendo - why they still need to figure out a way to take advantage of Oracle's recent attempt to cripple Red Hat.
Moving on to some slightly more debian-related bits. On the debian-security mailing list this week Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña said:
$ diff -u /usr/share/doc/php5-common
You know, just to show that I do read the mailing lists. Or I did read one of them, once. Well, security is important and all that.
And from the "Intranet is for porn" department, Christian of debian-news.net reports that for some strange and unknown reason the word "nudes" is now one of the top four search phrases leading to his site. I offered to help, but was told to sod off and that I had, apparently "done quite enough already thank you very much", whatever that means.
But on to the famed "Linux Hissy-Fit Award" and we find that for the first time in living memory the recipient is not connected with the Debian project. Please welcome Dave Jones, who has quite a bit to say about a recent review of Fedora. Apparently Dave is a bit miffed. Onya Dave, firstly for giving me an excuse to use the word "miffed" in a sentence, and secondly for discovering that Ubuntu is the root of all evil. (<-- tenuous Debian link in this story)
Miffed is a great word. I call on bloggers to use the word "miffed" in your next post. If we all make the effort "miffed" can be elevated to the recognition it so richly deserves. Forget "wtf", and "rtfm", and "meh", and "pfy". Get "miffed" - you know you want to.
In local news, I tried Beagle/Kerry on my box and was mostly underwhelmed. Story to follow, if I can be bothered.
Well that about wraps it up for another illuminating episode of the Wonky Debian Nudes! In next week's Wankly Debian Nudes, the ever changing title of this series undergoes a transformation that surprises, and possibly shocks, even the most hardened of analysts. I can't reveal too much quite yet, but, well, let's just say that it may or may not involve some kind of covenant with a little-known monopolist in the software industry. Yes, I may or may not be working to preserve the right of my readers, and only my readers, to make smart arsed comments without fear of infringing certain patents related to smart-arsedness.
But I have said too much.