Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Strange error message when opening Outlook

Today i got a strange error message when opening ms outlook.

"Spool driver not loaded"

and in a multi-line text field below it said:

DEBUG
;::NXhUMlRFeUhEV1dmWkFkQWVZVHRZSUxQVVB5bXE5Nm
54WXRkOWM0WFZyTHk3Um5HK1hCWHlRcHkrVHNsSklwaVZjdkh6QWc4ZlN0SG1HMGhQV3c9::;

Spool driver wha?

That's the last straw for me, I'm moving to Thunderbird for work email. I'm just lucky that we're allowed to choose our own software (within limits of course).

Friday, August 13, 2010

Oracle sues Google over Android

Android robot logo.Image via WikipediaSo Oracle has finally let the mask slip and have decided to sue Google over some perceived Java-related patent violation in it's Android operating system. If I ruled Google I'd put the wheels in motion and start to remove Java from my toolchain and list of requirements for development with Google App Engine. Google is the only thing keeping Java relevant on the internet today. Way to kill Java Oracle.