Thursday, December 30, 2004

Quake may have made Earth wobble | Looks like the Earth changed its rotation as a result of the recent earthquake.

The Da Vinci crock | I just finished reading "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown. This a very interesting story. I do not know whether it is fiction or nonfiction. It seems to have a lot of research backing the story and it is definitely a thought provoking book. I would suggest anyone who has an interest pick up a copy and read it.

How it happened | The Cincinnati Post. A story about the recent Comair computer problems. Damn programmers, when will they learn to program well.

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Apple preps sub-$500 iMac - report | The Register. Well this is an interesting rumor.


Sunday, December 26, 2004

But There's No Software for the Macintosh, Right? | MacNewsWorld. This is a good article that breaks down some of the myths about buying a Mac verses a Windows PC. Good read for anyone thinking about a new computer. Just remember that there are ZERO viruses for the Mac.


Thursday, December 23, 2004

Mystery of Mars rover's 'carwash' rolls on | New Scientist. Looks like good news for the rovers. Some little Martians are cleaning.

Researchers Seek Truth in the Secret Life of the Battery | Looks like TI could be overcoming the problem of forecasting the battery charge. It is so annoying that it is so unreliable.

AOL Readies Web E-Mail Contender | Looks like AOL will be entering the webmail space. This should be an interesting turn of events.

E-Mail Doesn't Take a Holiday | This is very true. I know I will be checking my email often during my time off.

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Top 75 Network Security Tools | Not only is this site an indispensable security resource, now they have generated one of the best lists of security tools anywhere. This is a must check list if you have anything to do with security of computing.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Physicist lobbies for new world calendar | Science Blog. Interesting thoughts. I think there is too much history in the calendars we have now that we could never replace them.

Friday, December 17, 2004

Microsoft fixes 'critical' XP firewall issue | Computerworld. Microsoft is at it again. Just get a Mac and be safe.


Thursday, December 16, 2004

Lowe's Hardware Hacker Gets Nine Years | eWeek. Wow! Do not get caught wardriving. It looks like you better think twice before doing any serious hacking.

Illinois Governor Seeks Restrictions on Video Game Sales | NPR. Well it looks like Rod is after some votes.


Get Ready To Call iTunes | Seems that Apple and Motorola are getting together to for a deal on mobile phones. This could be part of an announcement in January.


Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Seems that the new Blockbuster no fees return policy is not quite all it is cracked up to be.

Mindawn offers DRM-free music downloads | MacCentral. Sounds like this is going to be an interesting alternative to the ITMS.

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Looking to check out VoIP? Here is a great VOIP Plan Comparisons. I am looking into it myself as a way to reduce all the telephone bill charges.

iPod software update renders Real downloads unplayable | MacMinute News. Beware, it looks like there is a fight out there for support on the iPod.


E-mail hoax sparks 'Do Not Call' stampede | CNET I received a copy of this email earlier. I was almost believing it. Read this now.

Choosing a Mac computer for the holidays | Buffalo News. See I am not the only person who recommends Macs to people.


Home-Brew IPod Ad Opens Eyes | Wired. Nice little article on the guy who created his own iPod ad.


Monday, December 13, 2004

Apple is 'breaking out' | Macworld UK. Looks like I am not the only one who thinks Apple is having a good year.


Diabetes vaccine trials to begin | BBC NEWS. The latest news on a new Diabetes vaccine.


Asimo and The Future of Robots | NPR. Nice little report on the Honda robot that is changing the robotics world. Asimo is not quite a true autonomous robot but is still quite advanced.

Yahoo! halves! domain! prices! | The Register. Wow! This is a great deal. Snatch them up while you can.

Sunday, December 12, 2004

Geminid Meteors | The Geminid meteor shower is underway and will peak tomorrow. Go outside and take a peek.


Friday, December 10, 2004

Hunt to sell Wizards | Looks like if you want to buy an MLS team now is your time. Too bad I do not have a couple stray million laying around.

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Technology News Article | SUCK! I have T-Mobile now and would like to use their mobile service when away from home. Oh well it will save me money since I wont use it.

The End of TV as We Know It | Wired. Nice little article on the projection of what TV could be like in the future. I would love to see more TV on demand. I hate waiting a whole week to see my favorite shows.


Ritek: Supply of DVD+R/-R discs may fall short of demand next year | DigiTimes. Start hoarding your DVD media now. It may be hard to find in the future.

Sprint in Talks to Buy Nextel for $36 Bln | Yahoo! News. So not only do we have the AT&T and Cingular merger, now we have Sprint vying for Nextel. Interesting business this is.

War of the Worlds Teaser Trailer | So here is a trailer for a new movie. I believe this is based on the H.G. Wells' books. We will see if this will be good but from the trailer it looks like a good start to me and it has Cruise and Spielberg behind it.

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Personal Technology from The Wall Street Journal See Macs are much safer.


iTunes Music Store Now Accepts PayPal. Very cool. Now you can pay with PayPal at ITMS.

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Amber Cole (barnberry)'s photo galleries | Am has set up a new photo gallery. I purchased a new camera for her for christmas. She likes it a LOT! She ought to since it cost a bundle. We will use it plenty and it will be nice.

We received word yesterday that our Powerbooks are on the way. You can track the shipment along with me here.

Hollywood allies sue DVD jukebox maker | CNET Here is an interesting suit I will be keeping an eye on. I think this is totally "fair use", a term that has to come back to a pro-consumer meaning or we will never be able to use content the way we want. I equate this to being able to copy all your music to an iPod and then use that music however you want. Consumers want this and need these features.


Tuesday, December 07, 2004

From cell phone to sunflower | This is very cool. I read about this a couple days ago and now I found an article.

Monday, December 06, 2004

It's Time For Goal-Line Cameras | I agree that it is very difficult sometimes to tell if the ball has actually fully crossed the goal line. I do not think that this is something that can be solved with TV or electronics. I think that if you score you would know it, and if it was close then you need a better finisher.


Thursday, December 02, 2004

Internet tax moratorium clears Congress | InfoWorld. Yeah! Looks like we could be in for another couple of years of tax free internet purchases.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Podcasting takes off | Australian IT. Here is an article on podcasting. I have started to get hooked on this. All of you out there with iPods should take a look.


Look Who's 40: 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' | NPR. I can not believe this holiday favorite is so old. This has to be the best holiday special movie, in my opinion.


Hackers knobble Lycos anti-spam plan | The Register. Looks like vigilantes should stay home and do laundry.

Unprotected PCs can be hijacked in minutes | Looks like everyone should be moving to a Mac.


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