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By Mike ("Iron") Orr

Gazette News

LG now has Author pages. Starting this issue, every author gets a page with his or her contact information, bio, and links to all the articles s/he has written. The "By <author>" link at the top of each article will now go to the Author's page. There's also an author index if you want to browse. The former TAG Bios have also turned into Author pages, and the TAG Bios index page has been turned into a set of links.

For those who print the TWDT version of LG (all articles in one HTML file), the filenames are now TWDT.html and TWDT.txt.gz instead of issue##.html and issue##.txt.gz . This is part of a gradual process to make LG easier to maintain over the long term, by getting rid of issue numbers in filenames so that files will have persistent names month after month. (After all, they are in an issue-specific directory.) If this causes problems for anybody, let us know.

Over time, we will gradually clean up the links in the back isues and try to eliminate symlinks from LG. Some people read LG offline on systems without symbolic links, and find it difficult when the files don't exist. However, we will maintain the "current/" link at least, pointing to the current issue.

Wacko Topic of the Month

The Register reports that if you type "go to hell" into Google, the first result is "Microsoft Corporation, Where do you want to go today?" Number two is hell.com, "which seems to be a very weird site we do not understand".

Hell.com has now regained the #1 slot, and Microsoft is not to be seen. Cynics might wonder if Bill Gates did a backroom deal with Google to get their entry off the results.

Not The Answer Gang

(?) Kitchen chemistry

Answered By Ben Okopnik, Iron, Dan Wilder and Heather Stern

What hapens when bicarb is added to a week acid?

(!) [Ben] Takes two weeks to come down off the trip, dude. It's like, unreal.

(Yes, I just got back from California. Why do you ask?)

(!) [Iron] Like totally, dude.

(!) [Dan] Same thing as when it is added to a month acid, but faster.

(!) [Heather] You wanted "Cecil Adams, The Straight Dope" -- he does stuff like that. "Women's Day" could probably answer you too.

We're "The Linux Gazette Answer Gang" -- we answer Linux questions, not chemistry matters.

Please advise us where you encountered the "tag@lists.linuxgazette.net" address and what implied to you that it addressed general questions. We're trying to chase down old references and get them updated.

In Other News...

Women hurt when bullet hits computer

EVERETT, Washington -- A woman was injured in a drive-by shooting about 5:45 a.m. yesterday as she sat at the computer in her home in the 3400 block of 119th Place Southeast. A bullet hit her computer screen, causing glass to shatter in her face, said Snohomish County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Jan Jorgensen.

Police found seven rounds in the house, Jorgensen said.

Although they did not give a motive, police said they do not believe the shooting was random.

Only the woman and her husband, who are both in their 40s, live at the home, Jorgensen said.

-- http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/89150_filler30.shtml

Happy Linuxing!

Mike ("Iron") Orr
Editor, Linux Gazette, gazette@linuxgazette.net

Copyright © 2002, Mike ("Iron") Orr. Copying license http://www.linuxgazette.net/copying.html
Published in Issue 83 of Linux Gazette, October 2002

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