Tuesday, November 30, 2004

I, Cringely (25 Nov 2004) | PBS.org. Interesting thoughts on the future of WiMAX and phone service. This article is definitely worth a read.

Monday, November 29, 2004

Four Hollywood Studios Back HD DVD Format | Extremetech. It looks like we will have another DVD format war on our hands. DVD +/- was enough and now we have HD DVD vs. Blu-Ray. Great! Oh well neither is really available yet so we will have to wait and see. I can not wait for this whole HD transition to be over with.

Failed Windows XP Upgrade Downs 60,000 UK Gov't PCs | eWeek.com. The trouble with trying to do "live" updating.

St. Louis Apple Store coming [updated] | MacMinute News. Very cool. Our second Apple store in the St. Louis area. This one is slightly closer to me than the current one.


Apple to rule family room with entertainment server? | MacMinute News. I would love this. With firewire and DVI it is a natural for HDTV in and out. This sounds like a great plan. iTV anyone?


Wednesday, November 24, 2004

First-Class Stamp May Cost 41 Cents | Netscape.com. Looks like we might be in for an increase in stamp prices, again. I will have to look into on-line bill pay now.

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Mac crowd bashes Windows for security problems | South Florida Sun-Sentinel. It is nice that the press is now noticing the benefits of the Mac.


Monday, November 22, 2004

Smoking Habits May Be Genetic | WebMD. Looks like you have another excuse out there if you are having trouble quitting smoking. I just want you to quit!

Friday, November 19, 2004

TiVo does a dumb, dumb | Lockergnome.com. Looks like you will have to work harder now to get away from ads on a TiVo. This is not good news.

State of the Art: Dream TV Screen, Now in Size Large | NYTimes.com. Looks like LCD tv is coming into size. I am just about ready to take the leap and purchase a medium size HDTV. I am looking around 30-40" and it must have a built-in tuner and wide-screen display. Oh and it must be affordable.


Wozniak praises Jobs, Apple | MacMinute News. Looks like Woz thinks Apple is doing good.


Expert Warns Against 5 FDA-Approved Drugs | CNN News. Looks like more drugs are on the way out. I hope no one is getting hurt over these bad drugs.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Well tomorrow the USMNT takes on Jamaica in what is really a non-issue of a game. We have already earned 11 points in our group and clenched first. Read more at ussoccer.com.

Steve Jobs to keynote Macworld Expo 2005 | MacCentral. Looks like we can look forward to some major announcements in January.

Monday, November 15, 2004

New claim on location of Atlantis | BBC NEWS. Could we have found Atlantis again?

Wired News: Sun to Roll Out Free Solaris OS | Wired News. Looks like Sun is getting into the free OS business. This will be an interesting turn to see if Linux is affected by this.

Sunday, November 14, 2004

This weekend we celebrated my grandparents birthdays. My grandfather turned 90 and my grandmother turned 84. They are in remarkable shape for their ages. My grandfather still cuts down trees and chops his own wood. My grandmother takes care of the house and all things. Happy birthday grandma and grandpa!

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Yasser Arafat's death: Your reaction | BBC NEWS. I have long thought that there would be no peace without significant change in this region. I am not going to point blame but hope that whoever replaces Arafat will deal more seriously with the situation and try to maintain the peace.

Young Girl: Sodomy is not a civil right | Warblogging.com. Is it a wonder why this country is so divided. Look at how our youth is raised. People have to be taught to hate. This is just not right. No matter how you feel please raise your children to have their own opinions and not your opinions pressed upon them.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Who Might Replace Ashcroft? | NPR.org. NPR's Nina Totenberg talks about who might replace Attorney General John Ashcroft. Totenberg says she expects a nomination soon. Hear NPR's Totenberg and NPR's Renee Montagne.
I am glad to hear that Ashcroft is gone. I am very interested in who will replace him. I hope we can get someone who is a little more liberal.

Spam: Leave it to the sender | Tech News on ZDNet. Very cool idea. RSS feeds for your email. This would be interesting. Check out the article.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Nov. 2004 Aurora Gallery | Spaceweather.com. Take a look at some of the great pictures people have taken of the auroras lately. Then go out and look north where you live when it gets dark and see if you can spot them.

Wal-Mart drops online DVD rental prices to a new low | CD Freaks.com. Seems now is the best time to be an online DVD rental user. I was a member of NetFlix a while back, but left when they raised their rates. Now it might be time to join again.

Peter Jackson's Production Diary of King Kong | KongisKing.net. stumbled on this today. This is the director of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and it seems he is doing a new version of King Kong with Jack Black and other actors.

Firefox 1.0 final released | MacMinute News. Every windows user should download and use this as their primary browser. No more Internet Explorer.

Monday, November 08, 2004

This weekend was a lot of outdoor work. I got the Ford 8N running again. Just needed to replace the spark plugs. She started right up. Used it to brush-hog the back and pull out some old fence-post. It will be a big help this winter. I plan a lot of brush clearing and getting the old back-lot into shape. Hopefully one day it will be cleared for us to build a new house.

Friday, November 05, 2004

Newscasters show off election-night gadgetry | CNET News.com. The CBS touch-screen plasma display was really, really cool. If they all start to use things like this I might actually start watching the news again.

'Star Wars Episode III' trailer now available | MacMinute News. Check out the mirror here to take a look.

Computer Loses 4,500 Votes | Wired News. This is one of the MANY problems with purely electronic voting. We need to be able to trust the system and we can never trust a machine fully.

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Bush Could Soon Name Rehnquist Successor | NPR. One of the reasons I did not vote for Bush was the fact that he will need to appoint new supreme court justices this session. I am very afraid that we will get a very conservative appointment and that will sway the dynamics of the court to the conservative side of the road.

Computer Scientists Cautious of E-Voting | Yahoo! News. More info on e-Voting machines and opinions.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Mac OS X, BSD Unix top security survey - Computerworld. Nice article on the secure Mac OS X.


Woman's Garage Serves as Polling Place | NPR's All Things Considered. "When voters head to the polls in West Virginia's Monongalia County, Precinct 40, they go to Wilma Shriver's garage. Hear Shriver and NPR's Melissa Block."

E-vote technology at center stage amid election hype, hysteria | Computerworld. It starts now. Personally I would never vote on a purely electronic voting machine. We use optical balloting in my precinct and I am perfectly comfortable with that form of voting because there is a paper trail to keep the machines in check.

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Did you VOTE today? I did. YEAH! Check out the Electoral Vote Tracker Map, courtesy of Boston.com, and map out your own election.

Monday, November 01, 2004

This is a really cool video for a new French music artist Lacquer. He is kinda Techno in style. Take a peek.

The TV That Sent Out a Cry for Help, via Satellite | NewYorkTimes. This is a funny little read about how all our gadgets can malfunction and cause havoc around the world.


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