Dave Brubeck, Take Five

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Thank you Wil Wheaton. For several years now I've wondered what the name of this song is.  It's been used in countless soundtracks, commercials, movies, well the list goes on.  And I've never been able to find anyone who knows who wrote it, performed it or what the name of it was... until now. I found this post through my RSS reader tonight (I'm a bit behind on some of my blog reading....).  As I was catching up on the latest from "[wwdn: in exile](http://wilwheaton.typepad.com/)" I found a post entitled [joe morello  is a god](http://wilwheaton.typepad.com/wwdnbackup/2008/01/joe-morello-is.html). [youtube:http://youtube.com/watch?v=DDOgYw5-pNs&feature=related] Now I know that the song is called [_Take Five_](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000UBPS60?ie=UTF8&tag=kdmunetkswebl-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000UBPS60), from an album called _Time Out_. The YouTube clip pictured above is the [Dave Brubeck Quartet](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Brubeck_Quartet) from 1961.  I was trying to find different…
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Sun Acquires MySQL

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Sun CEO [Jonathan Schwartz announced](https://blogs.sun.com/jonathan/entry/winds_of_change_are_blowing) yesterday that they have acquired the Open-Source database platform [MySQL](https://mysql.com/). This is a huge purchase and one of the largest acquisitions of an Open Source entity that we've ever seen. [![](https://farm1.static.flickr.com/49/134222791_86b066ce41_d.jpg)](http://flickr.com/photos/tidewatermuse/134222791/ "Photo Credit: Tidewater Muse on Flickr")The goal, says Schwartz, is to put a Fortune 500 vendor behind the innovative technology powering many next generation web-based services. To accomplish that goal Sun is "putting a billion dollars behind the M in [LAMP](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LAMP_(software_bundle))" (and [MAMP](https://sourceforge.net/projects/mamp), [WAMP](https://sourceforge.net/projects/wampserver/), and of course Sun's own [SAMP](https://developers.sun.com/solaris/tools/samp/index.jsp)...). Support of open source projects is nothing new for Sun. They have been a positive force behind several other projects in the past including [Java](https://java.sun.com/), [ZFS](https://opensolaris.org/os/community/zfs/), [NetBeans](https://www.netbeans.org/) and [OpenOffice.org](https://www.openoffice.org/). This bodes very well for the future of MySQL and companies offering other higher-priced options…
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SimCity Source Code Released Under GPL

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Bil Simser has [posted an article on his blog](http://weblogs.asp.net/bsimser/archive/2008/01/10/simcity-source-code-released-to-the-wild-let-the-ports-begin.aspx) about the release of the source code for the original SimCity under the GPL. The GPL'd version has been renamed under the original working title Micropolis to protect the trademarks of Electronic Arts who currently own the intellectual property for the Sim* franchise. If the original title had stuck I wonder what they'd call The Sims these days.... The [source code for Micropolis](http://www.donhopkins.com/home/micropolis/) has been published on author Don Hopkins' website. He has also included a bit of [history](http://www.donhopkins.com/drupal/node/131) about this branch of the SimCity project including some technical detail behind this iteration of the code.  The GPL version has also been ported to the version of Fedora Linux being run on the [OLPC](http://laptop.org/).  A great way to spread this brilliant…
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