Saturday, February 28, 2004

New Rules But Not Golden For Soccer | FIFA has elected to change some of the rules to the great game of Footbol. This will make things a little more interesting.


Friday, February 27, 2004

Pigs May Hold Key to Diabetes | Wired News. This looks promising. I keep thinking we are very close to curing all the diseases. We have come so far in our medical information.


Thursday, February 26, 2004

House Passes Unborn Victims Legislation | My Way News. I do not know about this. I am against anything that limits a woman's right to choose. This is getting very sticky.

The trouble with Rover is revealed | EE Times. Excellent article on the technical difficulties that NASA had with the Spirit rover on Mars. If you wish to know exactly what happen then read on.


Shortest time interval measured | BBC NEWS. Laser wristwatches? It could possibly happen.

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

TiVo to offer rebate on recorders | CNET Time to by a new TiVo if you are in the market. Amber and I have had one for over a year and it has changed our lives. No longer do we watch stinking Quiznos commercials or watch when the networks tell us too. We have been know to wait, gasp, three days to watch a new show. It is very sweeeet!

Student accused of stealing 1p worth of electricity | Ananova. This is a little insane. As our world becomes a little more wired I would assume things like this will happen more and more. We need to keep our eyes out and push for open electricity everywhere.

Qwest to offer DSL without voice, national mobile | I hope this a sign of things to come. Give us choice!

New MyDoom Virus Packs a Wallop | Wired News. Time to update your antivirus again. Everyone should be auto-updating. Run do not walk to your antivirus vendors site and update. This is a nasty bug and has hit work already.


Bull Session With Professor IPod | Wired News. Very interesting interview on the social aspects of an iPod.


Tuesday, February 24, 2004

"Voluntary collective licensing aligns the interests of the music industry with music fans," said EFF Senior Intellectual Property Attorney Fred von Lohmann, "The more people share music, the more artists and copyright holders should receive compensation for their creations." [EFF: Press]

Monday, February 23, 2004

Hey, Gang, Let’s Make Our Own Supercomputer | This is one way to build a supercomputer.

Saturday, February 21, 2004

Mars Rovers Explore Hints of Salty Water | Cool new hints at life on Mars.

Friday, February 20, 2004

Court Endorses Ban on DVD Copy Technology | Well the court in California has dealt a blow to fair use rights for all of us. I hope this can be overturned on appeal.

Another year come and gone and my birthday passes with a flicker into the night. I had my parents and Amber's parents over. We had some pizza and some fun. Watched a footbol game and chatted.

Wednesday, February 18, 2004

“The Windows Security Update CD will be shipped to you free of charge. This CD includes Microsoft critical updates released through October 2003 and information to help you protect your PC. In addition, you will also receive free antivirus and firewall trial software.”

Just released today, this is great for dial-up users and people that would like to have all of the MS security updates handy.

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Exploding CDs | Gadgetopia. Always wanted to know the truth about CDs? Well here is your chance. Read all about experiments to explode CDs.

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Disney to buy Muppets, other characters from Jim Henson Co | Yahoo Biz. Wow just read this. I am not sure how I feel about this. Sometimes I believe that Disney is WAY to big. But, there is a lot of good stuff that they have.

Space station crew spots bits of debris | MSNBC. This is great news. Maybe we should abandon the space station.

Apple put up a page listing their RSS feeds. Go check it out.


Civil Liberties Changes Since the Patriot Act | TalkLeft. Wow this sums it all up. If after reading this you still believe that the Patriot Act is a good thing, I guess we can never agree. Here are some signs you can put up in your library.

Apple releases iSync 1.4 | MacMinute. Apple has a new version of iSync out for all of us who want to keep our Macs in sync.


Rover goes for longest trip yet on Mars | More Mars rover updates.

Amber found the Fontifier site a couple of weeks ago. It is really cool. They turn your handwriting into a font automagically and it only costs $9.

Apple begins shipping iPod Mini | CNET Run out and get yours today at or in Apple stores.

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Polaroid Warns Film Users Not to 'Shake It' | Yahoo! News. Of course, I already knew this. ;)

Monday, February 16, 2004

Hubble sees 'most distant object' | BBC NEWS. And NASA is trying to kill the Hubble because it is too expensive and dangerous to service.


Apple Fans Sneak Peek at Store | Wired News. Some fans just can not wait to get in!


Sunday, February 15, 2004

'Timebomb' vaccine fights cancer | BBC NEWS. We are soooooo close to being able to treat cancer and it will be a thing of the past. I just wish it was a little closer.

Saturday, February 14, 2004

Well I did it. I took Amber last night and we got a new Jeep Liberty Limited. You can catch a quick peek here. She was totally in shock and awe, and to tell the truth so was I. But do not worry, she is deserving of a new vehicle. We have been looking at them for two years. This will be Amber's first completely new vehicle. We plan on taking many trips and enjoying it. We received a great deal and 0% financing for the term of the loan. You can not pass that up. We picked it up from our favorite dealer at Freedom in Virden, IL.

Thursday, February 12, 2004

File Sharing’s New Face | Interesting little article on the creator/author of BitTorrent.


Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Uni slashes desktop support demands | Computerworld. See even some Universities are realizing it is cheap and easier to run Macs.


Why wireless will end 'piracy' and doom DRM and TCPA - Jim Griffin | The Register. Very interesting article on the future of the music and movie industry. This could be the start of a whole new relationship with artists.


My friend Franco sent me some pictures of him and his sister Eva. Take a look at them if you want and see how slim he is.

MS tears swastika from roof of Office | The Register. Funny little story about one of the latest Critical windows updates.

Next Generation Rover: The Mars Science Laboratory. Looking ahead at the next rover we will send to Mars. Some very interesting ideas on how to get it on the surface.

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Microsoft warns of widespread Windows flaw | CNET It never ENDS! Please people choose a MAC!


Monday, February 09, 2004

Alpine Launches World's First Car Audio Head Units to Allow True Integration with iPod. It is about time. I am hoping this is just the start of more to come.

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Nokia: Bluetooth flaw gnaws at phone security | CNET Just when I was getting to like bluetooth. I would recommend anyone with a Nokia read this article and take steps to protect your phones.

Big Airport $ecurity, Tight As A Sieve | I sure hope one day that our airports might be safe.

Mars Exploration Rover Mission: The Mission. Latest updates on the Mars rovers. Spirit is going strong and drilling away at a rock. Opportunity is getting ready to go driving.

Download the Black Box Voting book in .pdf | Lockergnome. More info and background on the electronic voting issues.

Saturday, February 07, 2004

KSDK NewsChannel 5 - Ice Causes Dangerous Walking Conditions. Amber took a tumble last night. Remember everyone it is slick out when there is snow on the ground.

U.S. Soccer Federation - Home. The US U-23 MNT has defeated Honduras 4-3 to advance in the Olympic qualifier tournament. We will next play Mexico on Tuesday. Go USA!


Friday, February 06, 2004

Number Cruncher - CSO Magazine - February 2004. Very interesting article on numbering schemes. I tried this with my own info and it does work. This guy's site is pretty neat.

Norman Richards: Hacking the iTunes/pepsi contest. Need a sure fire way to pick a winner in the iTunes/Pepsi contest, read on. Opportunity moves towards rock outcropping. I hope no one forgot that we have two Mars rovers out there gathering more science data than ever.

SecurityFocus HOME Columnists: Worms Hit Home. Very good article on the state of windows computing. All windows users should read this and heed the procedures suggested to keep themselves and the rest of the internet community safe.

Nicest of the Damned: Running a business on OS X and Linux. Nice article about running a business on OS X. I think all small business owners should read this and think hard about their choice of OS.

Thursday, February 05, 2004

U.S. Soccer Federation - Home. The US has now defeated Canada 2-0. We move on in a tie for first in our group. One more game and we clinch a spot in the Olympics!


MyDoom, Windows and Linux | The same can be said of Mac OS X. I believe it is inherently more secure than windows but can still be venerable. All users need to follow safe computing practices.


Well, SIUE is closed today. I am wondering why. We have a little bit of snow on the ground and some freezing rain on the way. It is nice to get a day off though. Oh well, I will stay at home and relax.


Tuesday, February 03, 2004

U.S. Soccer Federation - Home. The US U-23 MNT just defeated Panama 4-3 in a nail-biter of a game. We are competing for one of two spots in the Olympic games in Athens. We play Canada on Thursday. Go USA!


US bans timed-honoured typeface | ABC News Online. The good ole USA is racing into the 21 century by adding a more modern font to all official correspondence.

Monday, February 02, 2004

Oxygen at Extrasolar Planet, a First | We are getting closer and closer to finding life in space. This is just one of the clues we are looking for out there.

Sunday, February 01, 2004

Free legal downloads for $6 a month. DRM free. The artists get paid. We explain how... | The Register. This is a very interesting article about how we all can download ANY song for a slight fee.

Double Jeopardy for kids caught in Pepsi Apple promo | The Register. Well here is an opinion on the new Apple/Pepsi advertisement. Watch the Superbowl tonight and see the ad in person and make your own judgment.


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