Looks like Bruce Perens is shutting down Technocrat. That’s unfortunate. Technocrat is one of the small number of news sites that I read regularly and it had a much better s/n ratio than Slashdot and Kuro5hin. And while I find there’s usually a lot of overlap between the other news sites, quite a few of the articles that were posted on Technocrat didn’t show up anywhere else. I wonder if anyone has volunteered to take over the site for him (or if he’d even be interested in passing it on?). In any case, thanks for running a great site Bruce. It will be missed!
There’s a nice little article on technocrat.net today about the dangers of standardizing a company on Microsoft software. It’s definitely worth reading and perhaps sending to any corporate sysadmin types that you know (even if the author is one of those people who prefers the non-existent word virii to the correct viruses.)