Friday, December 31, 2004
For example: '404': Someone who's clueless. From the World Wide Web error message "404 Not Found", meaning that the requested document could not be located.
Thursday, December 30, 2004
Interesting fact: Analysts from CacheLogic, an Internet-traffic analysis firm in Cambridge, England, reported that: 'BitTorrent traffic accounts for more than one-third of all data sent across the Internet.'
Here is an excerpt from the article: "Bram Cohen is the creator of BitTorrent, one of the most successful peer-to-peer programs ever. BitTorrent lets users quickly upload and download enormous amounts of data, files that are hundreds or thousands of times bigger than a single MP3."
Here is an excerpt from the site: "The Toolbar community is effectively a giant neighbourhood watch scheme, empowering the most alert and most expert members to defend everyone within the community against phishing frauds. Once the first recipients of a phishing mail have reported the target URL, it is blocked for community members as they subsequently access the URL. Widely disseminated attacks (people constructing phishing attacks send literally millions of electronic mails in the expectation that some will reach customers of the bank) simply mean that the phishing attack will be reported and blocked sooner. "
My only question about this toolbar is 'who watches the watchman'. What I mean by that, how do we know that people won't be blocking legitimate sites for fun.
Information from the site: "The USB version is more than just a rescue disk. It's based on Gentoo and contains various other programs/utilities such as network related tools (nmap, ettercap). For a full list go to the 'package list' section. "
I have read through some of the site and I am a little skeptical of the content. My suggestion is reader beware, I am not sure if the site is a scam itself. There are some questionable articles.
Wednesday, December 29, 2004
Monday, December 27, 2004
Some of the new features are:
- Improved system performance.
- Allows saving files attached to PDF documents, and open them in their native applications.
- Markup PDF documents.
- And more...
Also check out the 2004 Interactive Zeitgeist.
This is an except from the site: "The OpenCD project aims to introduce users of MS-Windows to the benefits of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). We include only the highest quality programs, which have been carefully tested for stability and which we consider appropriate for a broad audience."
Saturday, December 25, 2004
The kitten cost its owner $50,000 and was created from DNA from her beloved cat, named Nicky, who died last year."
Friday, December 24, 2004
Google Fellow Urs Hölzle explains how the Google search engine is designed, and how it works. Also, If you don't understand Google's Page Rank technology there is a good explaination of the technology during the presentation.
Below are some Google Statististics:
- 100,000 Linux servers (according the to the NY Times)
- 8.5 billion pages indexed
- 150 million queries a day
- Nearly 100% uptime
For more information, check out the following article.
The video has a 58-minute runtime.
Wednesday, December 22, 2004
ASCII art was made popular back in the days of text only terminals hooked to large and small multi-user computers. Some amazing works of art have been created of the last few decades.
Tuesday, December 21, 2004
Will Linux, OpenOffice, Firefox and ThunderBird kill Microsoft Windows and Windows? Time will tell.
Note: This deal is only available online.
- 1.1 GHz Mobile AMD Athlon 4 processor
- 14.1" XGA TFT LCD screen
- 40 GB hard drive
- 128 MB RAM
- DVD-ROM drive
- Integrated 802.11b wireless networking
- Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
If you do by this laptop the first thing you need to do is upugrade the RAM. The computer sets aside part of the main system memory for video. So, you will only have access to 112MB of RAM or less for the OS and your applications.
This seems like a great computer for that college student of yours. I have never used one, I would recommend checking it out.
Saturday, December 18, 2004
For those who have a sense of humor, check out these site:
- Santas having a rough year from our friends at JibJab.
- AngryAlien presents "It's a Wonderful Life, in 30 seconds", as performed by the bunnies.
Friday, December 17, 2004
It looks like an interesting technology, lets see what happens...
Microsoft also recently bought an anti-virus software company.
Thursday, December 16, 2004
Personal note: I don't promote the use of trading copyright material over any medium, but I will promote innovation.
I generally don't like to post links like this, but I thought the demo was pretty good.
Wednesday, December 15, 2004
This is an interesting article about robots with a digestion system.
"Electronics are everywhere, and technology drives pretty much everything we do in today's world. We show you how to take advantage of these electronics to make them faster, give them added features, or to do things they were never intended to do.
We are not a 'cracking' site, we are hackers. Our inquisitive nature leads us to find ways of making technology work for us. We do not support unauthorized access into systems, breaking into email systems, or anything of that nature. Please do not email me asking me how to do this type of stuff.
Please enjoy your stay, check out the articles, and submit some of your own. As a community we can share our tips/tricks/and hacks with each other. The I-Hacked.com's 'Most Wanted' are articles that we are currently looking for articles to be written about."
Now if Blockbuster can do something about their high prices...
Tuesday, December 14, 2004
If you don't know about the 'The 48 Hour Film Project', this is a brief description of what it is from their site: "The 48 Hour Film Project-an international film making competition where teams have just two days to make a short film from scratch-is back and bigger than ever."
Here is an excerpt from Microsoft's site "Order this free DVD and receive over 65 tools, components and languages from Visual Studio Industry Partners. These full version and evaluation products can help save you time and money building applications for Microsoft Windows, mobile devices, the Web, and Web services."
Monday, December 13, 2004
- NEW: Different color from previous design.
- ALL NEW: Parts are not interchangeable with previous design.
- EXCLUSIVE: Imported product.
- UNMATCHED: Almost as good as the competition.
- FOOLPROOF OPERATION: No provision for adjustments.
- ADVANCED DESIGN: The advertising agency doesn't understand it.
- IT'S HERE AT LAST: Rush job. Nobody knew it was coming.
- FIELD TESTED: Manufacturer lacks test equipment.
- HIGH ACCURACY: Unit on which all parts fit.
- FUTURISTIC: No other reason why it looks the way it does.
- REDESIGNED: Previous flaws fixed: we hope.
- DIRECT SALES ONLY: Factory had a big argument with distributor.
- YEARS OF DEVELOPMENT: We finally got one to work.
- BREAKTHROUGH: We finally figured out a use for it.
- MAINTENANCE FREE: Impossible to fix.
- MEETS ALL STANDARDS: Ours, not yours.
- SOLID-STATE: Heavy as anything!
- HIGH RELIABILITY: We made it work long enough to ship it.
This is probably the best media center PC I have seen to date. The only things it is lacking for me so far is satellite or digital cable and HDTV support.
This is a description this application from Network Computing's web site: "You've heard all those great military code names for various missions, names like Enduring Freedom, Operation Desert Storm, Golden Pheasant. Well now you can use our interactive Codename Generator for your own IT operations. Don't settle for boring names like 'Verity Upgrade.' Try 'Infinite Justice' on for size and impress your coworkers with a name more fitting to your herculean task. "
- A new Windows Firewall, that protects the server and works around client and server connecting to it on your network.
- Post-Setup Security Updates (PSSU) and Security Config Wizard (SCW), which lock down the computer to help prevent it being hacked.
- IE includes updates to prevent unintentional downloads of malicious code.
- A new HotPatching feature allows you to apply updates to drivers, APIs or any non-kernel level component to the system without rebooting.
- Stronger defaults and privilege reduction on services such as RPC and DCOM;
- Support for Intel and AMD processors that have the NX (Non-eXecute) instruction to prevents malicious code attacks that try to use stack overflows.
For a technical overview, see the following web page.
If you don't have your cell phone number on the National 'Do Not Call List', I would suggest that you do it now! If you don't know about this site, this list will tells telemarketers not to call phone numbers you register for 5 years.
You have been warned...
Saturday, December 11, 2004
Friday, December 10, 2004
Microsoft is offering free E-Learning Clinics on Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2). These clinics provide the technical information and training you need for:
- Deploying and Administering Windows XP SP2
- Developing and Maintaining Applications on Windows XP SP2
Thursday, December 09, 2004
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1). SP1 is a security-oriented update, similar to some of the security updates Service Pack 2 for Windows XP.
This is a 'release candidate' which means that Microsoft believe it is almost ready for release, but it is suitable for testing purposes. Make sure to read the release notes for all the latest news, update, work arounds, etc.
The final version of the service pack is expected to be released in the first half of 2005. See the Windows Server Product Roadmap, for the most up-to-date product release information.
Wednesday, December 08, 2004
This is a cool concept, I will be excited to see all the applications.
Tuesday, December 07, 2004
The best news is that it is all free.
This report is in a PDF format and it is 41 pages long. The image quality of the document is pretty mediocre but very readable, you call tell that all the pages were scanned form a paper document.
Monday, December 06, 2004
Saturday, December 04, 2004
allows you to view channels: VHF 1-12, UHF 13-62.
This is good news if your an amateur meteorologist...
Friday, December 03, 2004
Go to the site for the rest of the story...
- Install a firewall
- Patch your system and applications
- Use an current antivirus software, with up-to-date definitions
Thursday, December 02, 2004
Prevent Identy Thief and check your credit report.
Go to their site to get all the details and the work around.
Wednesday, December 01, 2004
Monday, November 29, 2004
Now, the question is it real, or a scam... Remember: Buyer beware, I don't know anything about this company.
Google SMS offers the most extensive SMS 411 service, it provides phone numbers and addresses. All you have to do is send a query like 'gas 34562' to '46645' (which 'GOOGL' on most phones). Google SMS will reply with all the phone and address information for gas stations in that ZIP code.
There is also another service called Synfonic that offers for phone and address information, and much more. All you have to do is send an SMS query to 650-430-7183, and you'll receive a reply within a few seconds. For more information goto to Synfonic web site.
Thursday, November 25, 2004
Researcher Eric Howes a graduate student at the University of Illinois has recently issued failing grades on all anti-spyware scanners he tested during a two-week stretch in October. Eric Howes found that the best-performing anti-spyware scanner failed to detect about 25 percent of the "critical" files and registry entries installed by these malicious programs.
In my own unscientific test Last night, I scaned my wife's mother computer with PestScan.com (Pest Patrol owns the web site). It found 80 parasites, it first used Spybot Search and Destroy which found some ad tracking cookies. Then I used the freeware version of Adaware, and it found some more cookies and some parasites. Then I reran PestScan.com, and I still found problems.
Wednesday, November 24, 2004
Sunday, November 21, 2004
Friday, November 19, 2004
Note: WUS requires Background Intelligent Transfer Services (BITS) 2.0 beta to be installed. BITS enables the download of updates in the background using available network bandwidth.
Like most people you're probably using the standard antennas that came with your WAP. These antennas provide you with a few hundred feet of signal transmission strength, as long as it is not impeded by walls or other type of interference (such as microwaves, other Wi-Fi networks, etc..). By using a better antenna, the farther your signal will go and the better it will be received.
The needs of your Wi-Fi network, will determine the type of antenna you need. For example, there are several different types of antennas, like: unidirectional, omnidirectional, etc.. Each type of antenna, does something different, the omnidirectional antenna send the signal out in all directions, and unidirectional only sends the signal in one direction.
Wi-Fi Antenna Resources:
- FreeAntennas.com - DYI antenna resources
- Metrix Communication LLC - 802.11 wireless networking gear
- Building a Wi-Fi Antenna Out of a Tin Can
- Wi-Fi Antenna made from a Diskette
Thursday, November 18, 2004
Wednesday, November 17, 2004
In response, President Bush supporters have launched other websites, like Werenotsorry.net.
Tuesday, November 16, 2004
Wired reports: "Yahoo is more than doubling its limits on free e-mail storage in its latest move to combat two of its biggest rivals, Google and Microsoft. E-mail accountholders will get up to 250 MB of free storage, up from 100 MB previously offered by Yahoo (YHOO)."
Monday, November 15, 2004
There are 10 new phishing scams that have been added to the test, and all them were actually received by real people. When you're finished taking the test you will be taken to a page where you can download a white paper, entitled 'Ten Tips for Finding a Fish.' You will also be offered a trial version of their MailFrontier Desktop and MailFrontier Gateway.
Friday, November 12, 2004
-Snarfed from Internet, author unknown.
New features in the preview are:
- Ways to adjust results by such measures as popularity and timeliness by moving sliding gauges on a secondary page.
- Ways fine-tune the results by limiting them to a local region.
- Answers to questions posed in natural language. For example, asking "What is the 10 times 2?". This feature is kind of cool, but it only can answer certain questions.
- AVG Anti-Virus
- avast! 4 Home Edition
If you need scan or clean your system without downloading and installing a whole software application, check out these sites.
- Trend Micro Housecall
Thursday, November 11, 2004
The application has a easy interface for turning your photos into animated videos, which can include music, voice-over narration, text, and visual effects. Some new functionality includes:
- Fundamental photo editing tools for color correction, red-eye retouching, and image rotating and cropping.
- You can create more nuanced effects such as rendering a photograph as a watercolor, as a negative, or in sepia tone.
- Templates that can be sent by e-mail to compatible devices that support these formats, such as Microsoft Portable Media Centers, Pocket PCs, and Windows-based Smartphones.
- And much more.
Check out the Photo Story 3 web site for examples, details, and tips.
Note: This software requires Windows XP, DirectX 9.0c, and Windows Media Player 10 to be able to use it.
The way the Gigaset M34 USB adapter works is that it plugs in your computer USB port, then plugs in your cordless phone. When you make long distance or international calls it uses the SkypeOut service to perform VoIP communications. The device also offer an open interface to enable third party developers to integrate their phones and applications into the device.
The Gigaset M34 USB adapter is suppose to be available in Europe as of September
2004. More information about the Gigaset is available on Siemens web site.
Wednesday, November 10, 2004
To see how it works, press the 'Track Flight' button under the section 'Track a Sample Flight' towards the top.
Tuesday, November 09, 2004
I might have posted some of these videos before, but if you have none seen them then you may want to watch them. All of these movies are Windows Media Player format, and some of them contain semi-adult content (ie: language, but no nudity).
The new PS/2 system is slated to go on sale in November. The new system is designed to be more portable, and is now about half the weight of the orginal system.
There is rumor that the PS/3 (if that is what they call it), might come out at next year's E3 show in May. It is suppose to support the new Blu-Ray discs (which have 54GB of storage).
Brief quote from article: "One of the great mysteries in security management is the modus operandi of criminal hackers. If you don't know how they can attack you, how can you protect yourself from them?"
Monday, November 08, 2004
Below is a quote from the site about the applications it includes:
Damn Small Linux has a nearly complete desktop, including XMMS (MP3, and MPEG), FTP client, Dillo web browser, links-hacked web browser, spreadsheet, Sylpheed email, spellcheck (US English), a word-processor (Ted-GTK), four editors (SciTe, nVi, Zile [emacs clone], and Nano [Pico clone]), graphics editing and viewing (Xpaint, and xzgv), Xpdf, emelFM (file manager), Naim (AIM, ICQ, IRC), VNCviwer, Rdesktop, SSH/SCP server and client, DHCP client, PPP, PPPoE (ADSL), a web server, calculator, generic and GhostScript printer support, NFS, Fluxbox window manager, games, system monitoring apps, a host of command line tools, USB support, and pcmcia support, some wireless support. For more information check out the applications pages.
Sunday, November 07, 2004
The program will start in November, and consist of a public web page and an email notification list. Each email notifications will include a brief amount of information about each of the upcoming security bulletins three business days before the regular monthly release date. No specific information about the vulnerabilities will be released in this notification. The notification will include information about number of security bulletins being released, their expected severity rating, and a list of affected products.
Thursday, November 04, 2004
Check out these utilities, they allow you to mount ISO image or burn them to CDs if you like:
- Microsoft's 'Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel for Windows XP'. (Notes: This software is unsupported by Microsoft, and contains no setup file. The interface is very basic, so don't expect a polished tool. Make sure to read the README.TXT)
- ISO Recorder PowerToy
- Daemon Tools
Wednesday, November 03, 2004
The sites listed below are a great places to start:
- WESTCIV Downloadable Courses
- Web Design Group
- World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
Tuesday, November 02, 2004
into a common format that can be read by Adobe products, and any other product that supports the format. The DNG software is free for you to download, and supports 60+ digital raw file formats.
- Listen to live Air Traffic Controller audio feed over the Internet. This is for those unique individuals that enjoy this stuff.
- Check out Maukie the Cat, it cute but useless.
- For those followers of the Darwin award check out the nominees.
- Greasecar vegetable Fuel Systems allow mechanically injected diesel vehicles to run on straight, filtered vegetable oil.
Friday, October 29, 2004
Thursday, October 28, 2004
I really think that we are going to entering into Robotics revolution similar to the home PC revolution of the 70's and 80's. Robotics clubs and hobbyist have existed for several decades, but I believe we are going start number of these clubs and hobbyist shoot through the roof.
I believe eventually, this robotic revolution will start to make robots more and more main stream. Pretty soon you won't be able go into a house that doesn't have some type of robotic device doing something, such as vacuuming, cleaning, etc...
Wednesday, October 27, 2004
The site offers virtual servers for:
- Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server
- Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
- Microsoft Identity Integration Server (MIIS) 2003
- Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005
- Microsoft SQL Server
- Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003
- Microsoft Security Virtual Lab
The great news is that software in this lab is free to download, and it doesn't require you to format your hard drive to install or test it.
Tuesday, October 26, 2004
Monday, October 25, 2004
Pluck is not just an RSS reader, it also offers additional features such as the ability to manage bookmarks across multiple computers, share Web pages and notes with friends, and sort and filter Amazon, eBay, and Google queries.
Before I will recommend any program I find on the Net, I like it make sure that it doesn't contain adware or spyware (see this page for more information). I would say check it out.
Tuesday, October 19, 2004
The GMail Drive application literally adds a new drive to your computer under the My Computer folder, where you can create new folders, copy and drag’n’drop files. The only downside is that it’s limited to 10MB per file (the GMail attachement limit).
Make sure your sound on, so that you can hear the crackling noise when the mist appears. When watch the ad about halfway look and you will see the white mist crossing in front of the car then following it along the road.
Slayer comes with applications like:
- Xbox Media Player
- and more.
Sunday, October 17, 2004
Friday, October 15, 2004
Thursday, September 30, 2004
Monday, September 27, 2004
Apple has always tried to be a leader in computer design field, and never the follower. As far as I am have seen they have succeeded. I only have two problems with the Mac, one the limited software available for the platform, two the price.
Saturday, September 25, 2004
The Chilling Effects Clearinghouse is a joint project of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, University of San Francisco, University of Maine, and George Washington School of Law clinics. It's an web resource of your online digital rights, for example if you ever received letter asking you to remove information from your site or to stop engaging in an activity.
Computer of the Future
This is an interesting picture what computer scientists in 1954 envisioned what home computer would look like in the year 2004.
Awesome Video of a Jet
A movie clip showing a US F4 Phantom Jet crashing into a concrete wall built to withstand a nuclear blast, to test its strength by crashing it into at 500 MPH.
The Most Awesome Car Chase Video
This video contains the most awesome car chase that I have ever seen. Watch it, watch it, watch it.
Do You Speak Engrish
Engrish is a web site dedicated to the humorous English mistakes that appear in Japanese advertising and product design.
Tuesday, September 21, 2004
When I started this blog, I intended it to include a lot more of my thoughts, views, and opinions. But it mostly contains links that I find during the week. This is not a bad thing from my point of view, generally what I post is something I find really interesting that I want to share with everyone.
I have posted a lot of links for entry, some of them might have seen on other sites a few months back. I intended to post most of these several months ago, but I am just now getting around to doing it.
- Why Windows Still Beats Linux
- SQL Server 2005 Express Edition - Technical Preview. Need a local database for you application development? Try out the latest version of MSDE.
- Windows Media Player 10 - Try out the latest version of WMP 10.
- Information on the newest version of Windows Update site, read Fred Langa's article.
- Microsoft Launches Web Messenger, now you can use MSN messenger in your browser without the client installed (Microsoft .NET Passport account).
- The final official release of Skype Launches Version One has finally been released. The new version has several great, and includes the ability to make calls PC-to-Phone call to anyone anywhere in the world (fee-based service).
- Tyrant is a graphical roguelike fantasy adventure game. It features intricate randomly generated landscapes, towns and dungeons. It is written in Java with a highly extensible game engine.
- CNET reviews Cell phone radiation levels. Find out the highest and lowest levels for your cell phone.
- An Artificial Brain with 20 Billion Neurons - Artificial Development from California developed an artificial brain running with Linux.
- RFtracker.com: Track RFID tags and their owners around the world. For more information. For a demo demo.
- Humor: Check out the new Computer Cookery 5000, it is a computer and an oven. By using the heat generated from Intel's new Prescott processor, you can surf the Internet, and heat your food all at the same time. This infomercial require Flash in order to play it.
- JibJab.com is an interesting site that contains some very funny flash animation. There is a very funny animated Bush/Kerry flash movies that lasts about 2 minutes. Note: this movie does contain some inapproaite lanuage, so please use your own disgression when watching it.
News of Interest
- NASA to build 10,000-processor Linux computer - The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has given the green light to a project that will build the largest ever supercomputer based on Silicon Graphics Inc.'s (SGI) 512-processor Altix computers.
Sites of Interest
- Join the Digital Liberation Television Front - The FCC has madated that on July 1, 2005 all HDTV DVR (Digital Video Recorders) equipment must support a digital broadcast "flag" that protects the content from being copied and distributed. To help fight this EFF is posting information on how to create your own 'Legal' PVR (Personal Video Recorders).
- The Online Slang Dictionary
- American Museum of the Moving Image
- YouSendIt.com - A free service that allows you to send a file up to 1GB to another PC or person.
Saturday, September 18, 2004
For more information, see their site.
It is important to remember that major job boards (listed above) should only be a small part of your career search. You need to submitting your resume and applying for job at company web sites, and some of the smaller niche specific boards like:
Also make sure that you tell everyone you know that you're looking for a job, and be ready to answer there questions about the type of job you're looking for. This type of network is one of the best tools for find a new job.
If there you want any more advice, I would be happy to share it with anyone. Just email me using the link on the side of this page.
Friday, September 17, 2004
This site demonstrates how comprise these locks with nothing more then a Bic ball point pen. This exploit is nothing new, it was first published in 1992 in a British bicycle magazine.
Sunday, September 12, 2004
There is not much information at this site, but the whole idea is Interesting.
The reason why I publish this Blog, is because I really like computers and technology. So today, I am going to publish some of my favorite Christian web sites and resources that are available on the Internet.
Friday, September 10, 2004
Thursday, September 09, 2004
Having the SP2 on CD is great if you need to loan itout, or need it around just incase you're reinstalling the OS.System Requirements To install Windows XP Service Pack 2 via CD, you need:
- Windows XP Home, Professional, Media Center, orTablet PC Edition installed on your PC
- 233Mhz CPU or faster
- 64MB of RAM or more
- 1.6GB of available space on your hard drive for theinstallation
- CD-ROM drive
Thursday, September 02, 2004
Microsoft's lack of multicultural savvy cost the Redmond company millions of dollars.
Funny Microsoft Q Articles
A collection of computer humor from Microsoft.
An email rejection letter service.
Microsoft Error Messages T-Shirts
The king daddy of all error messages.
Dannys Desktop Wallpapers
4,000 free desktop wallpapers, and some screensavers.
The Quantum Sleeper
A high-level security system for sleeping. (I don't think this is a joke)
MailFrontier Phishing IQ Test
Test Phishing IQ Test, and see how well you can identify phishing emails.
A Voice-over-IP newsletter
Free Clip Art and Templates for Microsoft Office
You can download free clip art and templates for Microsoft Office 97 and newer
- Microsoft Office Clip Art and Media
- Microsoft Office Templates
Wednesday, August 25, 2004
- Why Windows Still Beats Linux
- National Cyber Alert System
- Spyware Free Spy Software Blocking Tool
- Windows XP: Virus Protection and Security Checklist
Articles about memory:
- The Evolving Memory Landscape
- Memory Timings Explained
Free Internet Courses:
- SQLCourse.com (Free SQL tutorial)
- SQLCourse.com2 (Free SQL tutorial)
Saturday, August 21, 2004
Check out eWeek's guide 64-Bit Desktop Computing
Windows XP SP2 Resources
- Knowledge base article 884130: Programs that are known to experience a loss of functionality when they run on a Windows XP Service Pack 2-based computer
- Knowledge base article 842242: Some programs seem to stop working after you install Windows XP Service Pack 2
Get the latest weather feeds in your RSS reader.
The 'Moo Cow Moo' PC
Take a hollow plastic cow and a Mini-ITX based motherboard, and you can have your own 'Moo Cow Moo' computer.
Paper Wad Game
Catch paper wads and throw it in the trash can.
Find out all sorts of interesting statistics about the city that you live in.
How about a pen-pal that is also an prison inmate.
Quantum Teleportation Breakthrough Made
The AntiPhishing Working Group (APWG), reports that the average phishing web site stays alive for about 54 hours.
Monday, August 16, 2004
Create your own photo-based stamps.
SIPphone: Internet Telephony Made Easy
Learn more about SIP-Based phones.
Top 10 Most Important Software Programs
According to John C. Dvorak.
ClamWin Free Antivirus
A free GNU General Public License GUI-based Antivirus for Microsoft Windows (NT/98/Me/2000/XP/2003).
Find out if someone is plagiarizing your web site's content. Enter your web sites URL, and it will shows you any site that might be using content from your site.
eWEEK.com's Special Report on Windows XP Evolution
A collection of articles about Windows XP Service Pack 2.
Some programs seem to stop working after you install Windows XP Service Pack 2
After installing Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), some programs may seem not to work properly. This article tells how to modify the Windows Internet Firewall, so that you can allow certain programs work properly.
Wednesday, August 11, 2004
Tuesday, August 10, 2004
If you have not been reading all the hype about SP4, there are already several well written articles on the subject. For example, check out this article.
This SP is all about security, so if you install it there is a good chance that some of your software may stop working (especially older software). MS has always had a philosophy of compatibility at any price, they always wanted the oldest applications to work with the latest generation of the OS. This allowed people to upgrade to a new OS, without having to throw away all their old software.
More information from Microsoft:
More on Security Enhancements in Windows XP Service Pack 2
Microsoft Security Bulletins MS02-055 (323255) through MS04-025 (867801) are included in Service Pack 2.
MBSA (v1.2.1) version is needed for Windows XP SP2 compatibility!
The Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) version 1.2.1 update will be needed to provide compatibility and deeper integration with Windows XP SP2 security improvements.
Monday, July 19, 2004
- Peter's Evil Overlord List - The Top 100 Things I'd Do, If I Ever Became An Evil Overlord
- The Super-Alpha-Uber-Geek, GeekMan!: The action figure for the rest of us...
- Star Trek Apartment: For about USD$1,000,000 you can have this place for yourself.
- Hybrid Medical Animation: Very cool medical animations.
- Abston Church of Christ: It's a church made of Legos. Check out the detail...
- Microsoft Research Site: See the latest in Microsoft research
- BBC Archive: The BBC is making their audio and video content available
- Google Blog: Inside the mind of Google.
- Software Development Cycle (Humor)
- moviemistakes.com: Bloopers and goofs from movies and TV shows
- InterNIC: Short for Internet Network Information Center, basically this site is a relic of the Internet's past. For more information, see Marznet's Great Moments in Computer History
- Fast Amphibious Sport Cars
- Gibbs Aquada
Saturday, July 10, 2004
- Funny T-Shirt
- Shots from the new movie: "Stealth"
- Manual for learning Cisco router [Free]
- A 15-second Japanese TV commercial where a woman shopping in a convenience store faints and gives birth to a horse after seeing the low price of a program similar to Microsoft Office.
- Paul talks ... Windows Longhorn. Checkout the PowerPoint presentation.
- I got my GMail account do you? Actually I got the invention for having my blog on Blogger. There is also some Gmail competition called Walla.
Friday, July 09, 2004
Is someone plaugerizing your web content?
Want to find out if someone is using your content without your permission, then check out Copyscape. All you have to do is enter the page you want to check, and Copyscape will show you any pages that are using that content.
The Alibi and Excuse Club
Here is a description of the club from the site: "This Club was created to get out of any fix at any time! This club allows you to receive Alibis and Excuses from a support group of friends who have been in your shoes. If you need Alibis, let your support group help!!"
Thursday, July 08, 2004
Their solution is being used by the C3SL (Center of Scientific Computation and Free Software) for the creation of a computer lab uses 15 computers to support 60 users. Each computer has 4 sets of displays, keyboards and mice, and each device operate independently. You can literally support four people using one computer.
War, VoIP, and Taxes
What do the Spanish-American War, VoIP and taxes have in common? Read the excerpt from an article that I found recently.
IRS eyes Net phone taxes, July 7, 2004, CNET News.com, By: Ben Charny
"A 'temporary' tax created to pay for the Spanish-American War may result in higher fees for Internet telephone calls.
The IRS and the Treasury Department have suggested that an existing federal excise tax on phone calls should be interpreted to apply to voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) calls, a move that promises to roil the fast-growing industry and follows similar attempts by state officials to tax or regulate the technology."
For the rest of the article
Tuesday, July 06, 2004
The kit contains over 10GB of fully-functional software:
- SuSE 9.1 Professional (the very latest from SuSE)
- SuSE 8.0 Linux Enterprise Server
- Novell Nterprise Linux Services 1.0
- Ximian Desktop2 Eval
- GroupWise for Linux 1.0
- Red Carpet 2.02 Eval
- And lots more...
I really don't blame Patrick because LA stinks. Don't get me wrong, you have almost an unlimited amount of stuff to do, but it is so overcrowded and expensive to live. Not to mention the smog, crime, etc...
Kevin Rose is great host, but there is already a major holes that were created after Leo LaPort and Patrick left the air. I know Kevin will do a great job like he has always done, but I wonder who will cohost with him.
I also hope that Kevin Rose and Sarah Lane get married...
I tried searching for my blog to see what I can find, and I could not find it. I have to admit I only did a few basic searches, so I would have to use it more before I can pass any real judgement.
Friday, July 02, 2004
Wednesday, June 30, 2004
Presidental Campaign Claim Fact Checking
Do want to know if the claims that your candidate is making are true, then check out the FactCheck.org project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center. The site validates or invalidates any claims that the candidates are making about each other.
Get out and vote! If you're not part of the solution, then you're part of the problem...
Monday, June 28, 2004
- P4 LGA 755 socket CPU
- High-bandwidth PCI Express buses for I/O and graphics cards; (support up to 1 PCI-Express 16x, 4 PCI-Express 1x; 8 PCI (100/133) slots )
- Dual-channel DDR2 memory
- 800MHz system bus
- Four SATA150 ports, Raid 0, Raid 1, and ATA100
- Max 8 USB 2.0 ports
- Intel HD Audio, 7.1 surround, Dolby Digital, DTS. Audio codec support for 192 kHz quality, multiple streams, and better voice input for speech recognition and voice-over-IP
- Intel Wireless 2225B/G supported
- Intel GMA900 Video, for widescreen LCD, DirectX 9 3D
Saturday, June 26, 2004
Now lets see what happens...
Friday, June 18, 2004
Check out Troy...
Its a concept PC with unified communication sessions for e-mail, phone calls, and video applications. With VoIP (Voice over IP), Wi-Fi, and other communications technolgies are built-in.
Monday, June 14, 2004
Friday, June 04, 2004
Do you hate having to registering at web sites to be able to access their content (for example http://www.nytimes.com). BugMeNot.com allow you to bypass compulsory web site registration by providing you with pre-existing usernames and passwords for sites.
Odd Todd a web-based cartoon series about the trials and tribulations of being an unemployed after the tech boom of the '90s.
Yahoo: Find Cheap Gas Prices
Yahoo's announced a new shortcuts that helps you find cheap gas prices around the country. To access it, enter the keyword GAS and a zip code. The search will display information GasPriceWatch and GasBuddy web sites.
MoreGoogle is a free Internet Explorer toolbar that adds extra features to Google. These features include: site thumbnails, site access statistics, related site web look, etc.
There is going to be a hoopla about this product, after it is released. I have included some web sites where you can get more information about this release and how it might effect you.
- Windows XP SP2 Blog
- How to Make Your Web Site Work with Windows XP Service Pack 2
- Changes to Functionality in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
Thursday, June 03, 2004
“As part of an ambitious effort to identify genes that cause disease in dogs and humans, scientists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle analyzed DNA collected from 414 dogs representing 85 breeds, including some of the most popular. The findings have sent reverberations though the ranks of dog fanciers, who primp and preen their beloved companions for shows and take great pride in their pedigrees….Among other findings, the analysis determined that the Chihuahua is actually a type of large rodent, selectively bred for centuries to resemble a canine.”
Wednesday, June 02, 2004
Here is the cool part, by using Sveasoft firmware you get all the original Linksys functionality; plus: SSH, Wonder Shaper, L7 regexp iptables filtering, frottle, parprouted, the latest Busybox utilities, several custom modifications to DHCP and dnsmasq, a PPTP server, static DHCP address mapping, OSPF routing, external logging, as well as support for client, ad hoc, AP, and WDS wireless modes.
Wonder Shaper is a traffic-shaping utility that does a very intelligent job of prioritizing packets to dramatically improve the usability of almost any broadband connection. Frottle's job is to cure the hidden node problem that was left unsolved in the original Wireless Distribution System (WDS) 802.11 specification from 1999. Hidden nodes are wireless clients or access points that are out of range from one party in a client-AP data transfer. 802.11's CSMA/CD technology assumes that all parties can listen on the line and avoid collisions. The box also supports OSPF mesh networking, which allows distant clients to reach edge nodes by hopping through other clients en route.
Tuesday, June 01, 2004
Friday, May 28, 2004
As always there is something new and interesting, but also seems like 90% of sites they select were last year's winners as well. This is only my opinion, it still a great site to check out.
Waste of Time Corner
- Yahoo! News - Homer's 'Iliad' Now in 'Messenger Speak'
- Things You Never Knew Existed
- Yahoo! News - Top Stories Photos - AP
Friday, May 21, 2004
While the courses are non-accredited, the learning is real. Instructors talk to students and students talk with each other on the Help.com Online Courses message boards. All courses include supplemental products ranging from computers to peripherals to books. Help.com Online Courses is designed to provide a solid educational experience, and there are many features to help you.
Thursday, May 20, 2004
- Datadocktor'n: Defragmenting your hard drive (this is a joke)
- MiniTutorials: Mini-tutorial on various computer subjects.
Articles about Microsoft's Longhorn
- Microsoft Shakes Up Windows with 'Modular' Longhorn
- PC Magazine Longhorn Preview
- 829967 - Release Notes for Microsoft Windows Code Named "Longhorn" Preview Release
Monday, May 17, 2004
"I can't believe they turned this show into a movie, but I will probably go to see it." It you don't know about the Thunderbirds, it was a SciFi show in the 60's (I think) done with Super marionettes. By today's standards it is very primitive, but the marionettes were pretty interesting.
Bar Code Art
This is an interesting web site. It is art done with bar codes. Here are a few examples:
- Bar Code Clock
- Bar Code Jesus
The Human Clock
It's a human clock, check it out...
Saturday, May 08, 2004
Friday, May 07, 2004
Microsoft quietly rolled a new web site called 'Channel 9' that is designed to facilitate communication between Microsoft and its developer and customer constituencies.
I am sad for all the people that are being laid off at TechTV, but I hope this doesn't effect the shows like ScreenSavers or TechLive.
Wednesday, May 05, 2004
Very funny commercial, but it is a little long and drawn out...
Fun IQ Test
This is a fun IQ test, that asks you 11 questions that you have to answer very quickly...
There are 600,426,974,379,824,381,952 ways to spell Viagra
The title of this link says it all...
- BoomerangIt: A service that will help you get your stuff back.
- ParkingTicket.com: Do you want to fight a parking ticket that you have received.
- Dot Mixer: Part of the San Francisco Exploratorium Accidental Scientist Online Music Exhibit.
Tuesday, May 04, 2004
Personal Note: I realize this subject is kind off the main theme (technology and Internet) of my blog, but this is just one my many rants about modern society. I have lots more stuff I would like to publish here, but most of it is in half written states. I am mostly trying to decide weather I will publish here, or try to publish it in a magazine somewhere.
Sunday, May 02, 2004
Some of these people make too much money to get government assistance, and too little money to provide for all the needs of their family. There are several businesses that cater to these individuals, but charge high prices for services they provide.
There are a great deal of services that some people can take for granted because of the credit rating they might have. Although, for people who don't have good credit they have to pay a higher cost for same service. For them, it becomes a vicious cycle, of credit debt and working just to make minimum payments on their bills. Thus stuggling for several years just to try to pay back some of the debt they have accumulated.
Below are a few examples:
- Furniture Rental Stores: These stores rent/sell you low-quality overpriced furniture.
- Prepaid cellular & phone cards: The more minutes you buy will reduce the price that you pay, but these minutes can be expensive. Especially if you can qualify for a regular cellular plan.
- Check cashing and cash advanced services: Charge high percentage fees, for cashing a paycheck.
- Secured Credit Cards: Charge high credit card fees for making purchases against money that you pre-deposit into your account.
- Easy/No Credit: Several businesses offer these services, but charge incredible high finance fees and interest.
2nd Class Citizens
If you don't have credit or a credit card, you are pretty much treaded a second class citizen in today's society. For example, if you don't have a credit card you will have problems renting a hotel room or a car. If you don't have credit, you will have to higher interest rates for things that you want to buy.
Some other grips are:
- High health insurance costs (effects everyone even those with insurance).
- Fewer tax breaks for the single parents and singles.
- Low paying jobs, without health benefits.
- Lotteries feeding off the hopes of desperatation of people, looking for a quick fix to their problems.
- Fraudulent credit repair services that make big promises they can't keep, and sometimes making the problems worse.