Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Need for New Global Conventions by Dr. Thrishantha Nanayakkara

Dr. Thrishantha Nanayakkara has written this article, Need for New Global Conventions, in Harvard Crimson about the conflict in Sri Lanka. I wonder President Obama still read Harvard Crimson.

One thing international community does not realize (or rather ignore) is that they are susceptible to manipulation. There are many ways to fight a war, and if one do want to do something bad, either he can do it himself or manipulate information to get someone else to his dirty work (someone powerful enough!). Since international community does not bother to check the background, check history, and do a independent evaluation, rather pass judgment by case by case, they are susceptible to manipulation. That is how they gain mistrust.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Comparison of Political Philosophies

I found this comparison of Political Philosophies, "Comparing Liberal, Conservative,
and Libertarian Answers"
By David Bergland very interesting. It is presented as a Q&A session, and one thing I take home from that is there is no one correct answer.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

What is WSO2?

VNC and Clipboard

I worked with VNC (server Linux) and Win XP client without clipboard working for a long time. At last, I decided to google for it, and find out that for the clipboard to work, I have to run the command vncconfig -nowin & as well from the server. Details can be found from here and from vncconfig man page.