Random notes from yet another Finnish nerd. This blog reflects mostly my life with computers and stuff, rather than my real life.

March 08, 2005

Sad Day For Democracy In Europe 

Today European Council totally un-democratically moved on legalising software patents, despite European Parlament, general public and the whole software industry strongly resisted the act. This directive is about to destroy a whole industry, making small software business and non-commercial development impossible.

Seriously, this case of software patentability has proved democracy in European Union is a joke. Large multinational corporations rule both EU and USA.

March 07, 2005

TightVNC & SSH 

Tried ssh tunneled TightVNC session from Win32 to Debian Linux server today. Getting it up and running was straight-forward:

I figured out some of these details after reading this article.
I also installed Debian package icewm and patched ~/.vnc/xstartup to start icewm. Desktop size can be forced by entering a $geometry entry in /etc/vnc.conf.

Biggest benefits of TightVNC over remove X sessions seem to be lower bandwith requirements and the ability to disconnect session.

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