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Felix Dahlke
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Software developer, husband, father, part-time game developer and would-be PhD. Probably a geek.
Software developer, husband, father, part-time game developer and would-be PhD. Probably a geek.

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We've open sourced Flurfunk, our internal Twitter-like timeline service: http://ubercode.de/blog/announcing-flurfunk

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A few lines on my new job:
http://ubercode.de/blog/new-job

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The MBA has arrived. Now accepting bets on how long until I install Linux on it :)
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Got myself a Galaxy Nexus, pretty amazed by it so far.

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Wrote another blog post on ClojureScript a few days ago: http://ubercode.de/blog/settling-down-with-clojurescript

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----------NOW LISTEN UP----------------------------------------------------

Secure Boot Problems for Linux Users Are Here Already

More disturbing news on the UEFI/Secure Boot situation. Evidently, we don’t have to wait until the release of Windows 8 to find GRUB locked out of the boot sector on new computers. On Monday, Benjamin Kerensa reported on his blog that he’d received the following email regarded a failed attempt to install Linux on an HP PC:

“Recent articles regarding UEFI and Windows 8 suggest the problem of the former blocking Linux bootloader installation is a matter that will appear at the introduction of the latter. That is not the case. It is on Win 7 machines and blocking GRUB installation now.

“My friend recently got an HP s5-1110 with Win 7 installed. UEFI has prevented the installation of GRUB on this machine. I could find no way in the BIOS to disable the feature and so far, as I work my way up the HP tech support ladder, I have found no HP techs who have a clue what I’m talking about.”

Kerensa says that he’s looked further into this issue and has found that UEFI is already in use on some Dell and HP laptops. Evidently the folks over at Ubuntu are already aware of this problem and has posted some possible workarounds.

We need to make a lot of noise about this issue to convince the OEMs it would be to their advantage to take a position on this that doesn’t only benefit Microsoft.
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Unix, C and Lisp are the things that influenced me most as a programmer. Now that their founders are dying, I'm wondering if I'll be able to do something that influences others like that some day.

John McCarthy, father of Lisp and one of the founders of AI has died. May he rest in peace. 

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Very impressive, reminds me of Stalker (the movie).
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