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About [[Neo]]



I am a web programmer, system integrator, and photographer. I have been writing code since high school, when I had only a TI-83 calculator. I enjoy getting different systems to talk to each other, coming up with ways to mimic human processes using technology, and explaining how complicated things work. Of my many blogs, this one is purely about the technology projects, ideas, and solutions that I have come across in my internet travels. It's also the place for technical updates related to my other sites that are part of The-Spot.Network.

Posts By [[Neo]]

Microsoft and an OpenSource Operating System

January 30, 2006 | | One Comment

I had started thinking about this today just before I started seeing articles hitting around the subject

Neo: do you think that if msft released a open source vista that people would edit it to make it more stable? or just try to put hacks in it and release it as a error fix
wizard: both…i dont think the opensource community would trust msft to follow the GPL
Neo: hmm…well, I am refering to a genuine effort on msft’s part, for the speculation, to follow the gpl…it may not be the best os that they release as opensource
wizard: i still dont think the community would embrace it
Neo: rgr… I don’t think they would either…I think an effort like that would tank, except for the .NET fanbois
wizard: i think it would be too little too late, it’d take years for the OS to be developed into something worth using over ‘nix
Neo: yeah, unless they relased like Windows XP or something, and gave people the source to upgrade how they saw fit to fix instabilities and security flaws. I think it’d have to be something current, and useful for the people to thinker with
wizard: ..yes but also, i guarantee you that if XP went open source today, there’d be millions of hacks by this time tommorow because people just have not found them yet without getting a look at the code
Neo: I concur.

What if Microsoft actually released an open source project? What would that do for them? What would that do for Google and Linux? How would the open source community react to such a move? How would the view of the company change in the eyes of the consumer?
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Project: tsnFlock

January 27, 2006 | | One Comment

I’m testing a program called Flock, that has been around for some time now (however, relatively short period of time it’s been in the scheme of things). Flock is apparently a heavily modified FireFox browser that enables the user to blog/flick/delich while they are on the internet. It connects seamlessly to your wordpress, blogger, or other type of blogs (though still in beta, not all blogs are supported – how could they be?) and gives you a tool for maintaining your journals.
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Project: Tormachi

January 25, 2006 | | 5 Comments

Project: Tormachi … what is it? It’s file sharing routed through a proxy. Now, some of you might say “isn’t that what hamachi is?” And some of you might be right. But we’re not using hamachi…we’re using hamachi and Tor….to … Read More

Project Codename: tsn.lcl

January 24, 2006 | | 5 Comments

So there has been a contest on about what exactly tsn.lcl means. To date, no one has figured out what we plan to do with the project or a general idea of the purpose. I guess it’s either too … Read More

Windows Vienna

January 20, 2006 |

So earlier today Microsoft announced their next operating system named Windows Vienna. Read the article here on

Now, I don’t know about you, but to me it seems foolish to announce plans for an operating system that is a … Read More