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Oh, oh, oh

Sep 28 20:40:47 rCosinus Terminal[956]: Error loading /Library/Components/BambooScribeTSC.component/Contents/MacOS/BambooScribeTSC: dlopen(/Library/Components/BambooScribeTSC.component/Contents/MacOS/BambooScribeTSC, 262): no suitable image found. Did find:\n /Library/Components/BambooScribeTSC.component/Contents/MacOS/BambooScribeTSC: no matching architecture in universal wrapper

Sheesh, that was short fun :-/ Why do upgrades have to break EVERYTHING? The Wacom/Bamboo Scribe-combo was recognizing my Chinese practice rather well, but stopped after the Snow Leopard upgrade.

Fortunately, Michael gave me a hint which lead at least to a workaround: Some apps can be forced into 32bit mode, like TextEdit, iCal and Safari, by selecting "Get Info" / Cmd-I on the application and switching on "Open in 32-bit mode". Note that his may seriously limit the functionality of the app in question (e.g. Safari)! But it may be a viable work-around, at least for me it is, since I only need TextEdit, and it works fine there. See the Wacom forum thread.

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Ho, ho, ho!

(with apologies to m/ and Bruce Willis)
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Decisions.

Made.

Vacancies at UNU-IIST

Apart from two computer science post-doc positions in the Applied Runtime Verification (ARV) project at our institute (in conjunction with the rCOS group, there are also two full-time positions for Research Fellows in e-Governance.

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Pop Quizz: java.lang.StringBuffer

True or false?

"".equals(new StringBuffer('[').toString())
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Pop Quizz: DNS/SMTP

Given

> dig turbojet.com.hk MX

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;turbojet.com.hk. IN MX

;; ANSWER SECTION:
turbojet.com.hk. 3083 IN MX 10 smtp.turbojet.com.hk.
turbojet.com.hk. 3083 IN MX 20 relay.incnets.com.

and

> telnet smtp.turbojet.com.hk smtp
Trying 203.80.224.23...
Connected to smtp.turbojet.com.hk.
Escape character is '^]'.
220 CheckPoint FireWall-1 secure ESMTP server
ehlo iota
250-Hello iota, pleased to meet you
250 SIZE
mail from: <>
250 <> ... Sender ok
rcpt to: <e+trial@turbojet.com.hk>
550 Mailbox unavailable.
quit
221 Closing connection

describe why an email from an SMTP-compliant mail transport agent will still reach the respective mailbox.
Comment on the efficiency of the current setup, and give a recommendation for improvement.
Bonus question: Analyse the email-address with regard to the so-called user + detail syntax of a popular MTA — can you make an assumption which other email addresses will likely be valid?