Yes, Weblogs, Inc. has been purchased by AOL. Should you be worried? Not really. Weblogs, Inc. is still an independent entity from AOL. AOL won’t be censoring us or directing us. [grayskies] hit the nail on the head “How much direction did Weblogs, Inc have on Hack-A-Day? They had the annoying “Best of weblogs inc” and the banner at the top.” This deal does mean a better contract and probably more money to throw at projects, contest prizes and schwag. My checks will have AOL on them so I guess I have to stop throwing out the mail from them now.
As a show of good faith, here’s a recent article from Linux.ars on monitoring network traffic with Ruby and pcap; the example script is an AIM sniffer.
[Robogeek] has decided to tackle the adaptive LED color controller project. First task: modularize the LED units.
While you’re over at Blogcadre you could help former H-A-D editor Jason Striegel beta test his smartphone app.
We get quite a few emails from people telling us that their school’s firewall blocks access to our site. Duxbury High School is actually holding a hacking contest. I was contacted by Mr. Conners looking for judges. We’ll do a judging poll if you readers are interested.
[phatmonkey] is working on a high altitude slug project.
The Hack-A-Day folding team is moving as fast as ever. We’re now ranked in the top 350.
People have started unlocking their Linksys “Vonage” PAP2. [Ozmotear]
[Troy] is already getting into the holiday spirit.