Sunday, February 26, 2006

First Looks: Linksys SPA9000 | Voxilla. This looks to be an interesting product coming from Linksys. This will be a router with PBX built-in. With all the features it has, this could be a good and easy way to start playing with VoIP at home. Look for the SPA9000 at your favorite retailers soon.

The IT Crowd -- The complete first season! Works everywhere!. This is the funniest show I have seen in a while. I think it is quite well and represents most people's experience in and with IT. If you liked Office Space then you should check this out.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Well I was just watching the Olympics and I have to say it is the first time I have been impressed with Bob Costas. Here is what he has to say about Bode Miller. "So Bode Miller making some valid points and sounding a bit humbled after his Olympics end without a single medal. Still, while it's corrosive to look at sports in general, and the Olympics in particular, as simply a question of wins and losses, as if there is no value in second place or in just competing honorably and well. Miller has set himself up for much of this. He claims to disdain attention, commercialism and hype yet made himself available for the covers of Time and Newsweek, and for 60 Minutes, and for the campaign which invites you to go to the effort to find out that Bode doesn't care so much. Well Miller will now find out, no matter how he looks at it, if you don't care enough to consistently give your best, and at least sometimes do your best, then pretty soon nobody else will care either." Them be some fightin' words.

Friday, February 24, 2006

VMware under Linux on the Intel-based Macintosh | Well this is a step in the right direction. Now all we need is something that is native to Mac OS X.


'Real ID Act' Approved By House Of Representatives - Gizmodo. Well keep an eye on this one. It appears that this is inevitable in our futures. I foresee that one day we will all have a national ID card.

Blagojevich has gay old time in interview | STLtoday. I saw this interview on the Daily Show and it was quite funny. You can view it for yourself here. Just look for the video titled "Pill of Rights". It was almost like someone was punking the G-Rod.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

British nuclear scientists say waste not a problem | Here is some info on how the British deal with their nuclear waste. I wish there was a better way but this sounds pretty safe.

Networking 'will never be a commodity' | The Register. Some interesting comments from the HP Procurve VP John McHugh. I think he has most of this correct.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Man left note in murder-suicide | STLtoday. I grew up in this neighborhood and was friends with this family. This is quite a shock as no one could think something like this would happen here. I wish all the best for this family in this time of tragedy.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Hope for diabetes cure is reported | Well this is excellent news. I can not wait for this to go into full production. We need to keep supporting all types of research like this.


Thursday, February 16, 2006

SIUE receives $2 million donation for wrestling complex | This is crazy news. I have no idea where they are going to build this. It is great news for the athletics department.


Mac OS X Trojan sighted | The Register. I do not think this is something to worry about but I thought I had to post about it.


Mars rover to seek safe winter haven | New Scientist SPACE. Here is the latest on the Mars rovers. They are still going strong and have wildly exceeded everyones expectations. They were only supposed to run for 90 days. It is now well over 2 years!

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Space-elevator tether climbs a mile high | New Scientist. The latest on the building of the Space elevator. It seems they are getting closer but still have a long way to go.

Monday, February 13, 2006

New USA Nike Kits Revealed - FIFA World Cup 2006 | WorldCupBlog. I do not know what to think about these. They are extremely retro. I think they are growing on me though. We will have to like them if this is what they wear.

'Throttling' Angers Netflix Heavy Renters | Yahoo! News. I was once a Netflix subscriber. I thought it was great. I do not think that this policy is great. I understand that they would want to keep a high margin on all users but this seems a little over the top. I will not be rushing to renew my subscription.

ENIAC: The politics of invention | CNET A very interesting little article on the first computer. I had no idea it was so enveloped in controversy.


Friday, February 10, 2006

Apple Confirms Reports Of Video Problems With MacTels | InformationWeek. Well it looks like you should hold off on that new Intel Mac purchase. Do not be alarmed thought, this problem will be fixed soon.


EFF: Don't Use Google Desktop | eWeek. Well the latest version of Google Desktop Search has a feature in it that lets you share files with other computers. This will copy those files to the servers at Google. This seems to be quite a concern as you do not know who will have access to them. Beware.


Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Bush signs digital TV transition bill | InfoWorld. It is official. We now have a deadline to switch to digital TVs. 17 Feb 2009 will be the last day that you can use your current TV without a set top box to convert the digital broadcast signals. Now we all need to rush out and buy TVs to drive the price down. I am looking at this one right now but I still can not bring myself to drop that cash.


I just found this gadget today MetaGeek.Net: Home of Wi-Spy. It looks really cool. We have ordered one at work and I will let you know what I think. It will be nice to have some additional way to troubleshoot our wireless deployment.

Athletes give village thumbs down | Some of you may remember that the Olympics start on Friday. I will be watching and hope to see the USA come out winners. I would also relate to these athletes as it could be very hard to prepare for competition with all the noise and commotion.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

CableCARD: a primer | arstechnica. This is a great article about CableCARDs for the Cable system here in the good ole USA. If you are wanting to purchase a Digital Cable Ready TV then this article is a must read.


Saturday, February 04, 2006

Postage is due for companies sending e-mail | CNET Well this will be an interesting test. I wonder if they will do any pre-approving of the messages. This just sounds like paid for spam to me. I am a little suspicious.

Infection Killed King Tut | Discovery Channel. Amazing is the fact that we can now diagnose something that happened 3,300 years ago.

Well I have not posted here in a while. I have been pretty sick this week. I even took a few days off work. I have been diagnosed with Sinusitis. I have had a totally blocked nose and headaches all week. Well now I have to take meds for the next two weeks, but at least I am feeling better.

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