Saturday, January 31, 2004 Opportunity rolls onto Martian surface. One day early and working very well, the rover is now on the surface.

Friday, January 30, 2004

Spirit Rover Regains Science Capability | Great news on Spirit. The flash memory was overloaded. Something we can all relate to, it ran out of memory. Ha, even NASA has problems with that.


CALPIRG: "Rip-off 101: How The Current Practices Of The Textbook Industry Drive Up The Cost Of Collge Textbooks". Very, VERY, interesting article/study on the cost of textbooks. I agree that textbooks are too expensive and rarely used to their most effective purpose. I am getting ready to enter graduate school and I will have to purchase my textbooks. One nice thing about SIUE is that as an undergrad you get rental books and the cost is in your tuition.


University of Georgia computer systems hacked - Computerworld. I am sure something like this could never happen. ;)

iSCSI is fully baked | The Register. Here is a good overview and review of iSCSI.

NASA taps SAN to store, back up data from Mars - Computerworld. As if you have not had enough Mars, we will now look behind the scenes of the massive data store they are using for the Mars rovers mission.


Booble makes Google blush | CNET HA HA. This is funny. The porn sites will stop at nothing for a parody.

MSNBC - The brains of NASA's Red Planet rovers. One has probably already seen this but the computers on Mars are glorified Macs.


Lock IT Down: Must-reads for hacking prevention - TechRepublic. This is some good advice for people to read about hacking.

Entertainment News - Film records effects of eating only McDonald's for a month. For all you diet fans out there, try this new fad. | Myernick Names Final Roster. The Under-23 Men's Olympic National Team roster has been announced. Read all about it. Opportunity to roll off lander Saturday night. We are getting ready to roll. Tune in on NASA TV on Saturday night and watch.

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Gateway to Buy EMachines. this could be interesting. I love eMachines and own two of them. They are little workhorses and are cheap to boot. I have disliked Gateway in the past, so we will see.

Thursday, January 29, 2004

Security Poor in Electronic Voting Machines, Study Warns. More bad news for electronic voting machines. Here we go again. I guess they are not ready for the prime time.

Opportunity Ready to Rock and Roll. Well we always have this rover to fall back on.

Spirit Sends First Photo Since Troubles Began. This is good news. I am sure that NASA will straighten this rover out and get back to exploring.


A visit from the FBI | The Register. See even the FBI knows that you should use a Mac. This is a good article. I wish I could have been at this talk.


Tuesday, January 27, 2004

InfoWorld: XP hole could compromise system: January 27, 2004: By Kieren McCarthy, Security. Microsoft is at it again. If this Windows product had any more holes it would be cheese.

Eager NASA Is Bringing Mars Down to Earth. A RECORD has been set. Over 32 million visitors have now seen MARS. Woo Hoo. Keep space alive!


Gloomy forecast for MyDoom fallout | CNET Another Mass Mailer virus is out. Be on the lookout for it. DO NOT OPEN ATTACHMENTS. Gotta love the Mac. We are immune to these.


Sunday, January 25, 2004

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Mars pictures astound scientists. It is already looking very good for Opportunity. I think we are getting more results than anyone expected from these twin rovers.

Microsoft, teen reach a tech of a deal. Well this is one way to resolve a disputed domain name.

Opportunity Lands on Mars. Well it has landed. Let us all hope for the best with both rovers.

Thursday, January 22, 2004 - Serious anomaly silences Mars rover Spirit. OH No! I hope that it will reboot and come back online soon. I am suffering Mars withdrawals.

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Subconsciously, Athletes May Play Like Statisticians. See and you thought you would never use that math again. HA!

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Apple - Pepsi. Register to be notified when the Promo starts. I hate Pepsi but will drink it for free tunes!


The Americans Are Coming! We are now starting to be seen as a force in the international Football leagues. Go USA!

Ananova - Coca-Cola music site fails on first day. HA HA, not as easy as they thought to get into music. Go iTunes.

Monday, January 19, 2004

New Zealand News - Technology - Brookfields chooses Apple Mac upgrade over move to PCs. Another great switcher story. Go Mac!


Yahoo! News - New Internet Virus Spreading Fast. Everyone should make sure their virus definitions are updated and that they are as safe as they can be.

MacMinute: Microsoft threatens teen over We need someone to take control of this domain madness. This is getting outa hand.

Microsoft gets green light to punish OS-less PC vendors | The Register. As if we needed another reason to hate Microsoft, here is one.

Opportunity Trajectory Adjusted for Mars Landing. Let us not forget that there is another rover on the way to Mars. We will hope it performs as optimally as Spirt has.

Car Talk Site Switching Software Allegiance. Sad to see them not choose to go with Quicktime streaming, but I can relate. It is harder to find the free player at than to find a black cow on a moonless night.


Sunday, January 18, 2004

"January 15, 2004: NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit successfully drove off its lander platform and onto the soil of Mars early today. The robot's first picture looking back at the now-empty lander and showing wheel tracks in the soil set off cheers from the robot's flight team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

In the control room, engineers played Baha Men's "Who Let the Dogs Out" as they watched new images confirming that Spirit had successfully exited its lander platform.

'Spirit is now ready to start its mission of exploration and discovery. We have six wheels in the dirt,' said JPL Director Charles Elachi later." [Lockergnome Bytes]

Stardust Surprise. Some news on the Comet Wild and its visitor from NASA.


Friday, January 16, 2004

Mystery at Gusev Crater. Water on Mars may be closer than we think.

Thursday, January 15, 2004

InfoWorld: Big play on RFID at world soccer cup. This will be an interesting topic to watch.


BBC NEWS | BBC finds missing Dalek episode. Doctor Who fans Rejoice! We have found another lost episode. Soon enough we will have a complete DVD collection of all Doctor Who.

Labels: , Spirit rolls onto surface. We are off and rolling. YEAH!

Well it was archive day here on My Life by KPC. I had to go through and straighten out the old archives and make it a little easier to browse. I will one day move all this to my own server so I can have searching in my blog. I have quite a bit of useful info on some of these pages.

Graceful UPS Shutdowns on Linux. This article is a must read if you have a UPS and a Linux machine.

Wired News: Bush: To the Moon and Beyond. More coverage of Bush's speech on the future of NASA and space travel.


Wired News: Moon Base: NASA's Recurring Dream. Interesting history on Nasa plans for the moon.


Tuesday, January 13, 2004 || What Good is the Second Amendment?. One may not agree with this article but you have to be educated on both sides of an argument if you want to win an argument with logic and intelligence.

Default Password List. Check your passwords and CHANGE THEM now please. Keep everyone safe.

Apple Nibbles at New Markets... - Computerworld. Very compelling article on why one should purchase a new Mac server.


Monday, January 12, 2004

New Scientist - Space station leak located in lab. YEAH! Our astronauts are now safe again and we can get the shuttle off the ground soon!

Friday, January 09, 2004

Keyspan debuts USB Server. Very cool idea. I would like one of these.

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

The Register - iTunes DRM cracked wide open for GNU/Linux. Seriously. It was just a matter of time. Now all we need is a Mac and Windows easy install and we are all set to listen to music anywhere.


Sunday, January 04, 2004 Spirit returns first images of landing site. I watched this last night LIVE. It was very, very cool. Mission Control erupted into applause and cheering. It was very cool to see in real time the pictures come down from the Red Planet. In other news, Mars Express lowers orbit. Poor Beagle 2 is lost. Maybe Spirt could find it.

Thursday, January 01, 2004 - Earth changes its spin, baffles scientists - Jan. 1, 2004. All about the leap second, that will not be used anymore?

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