Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Pathetic Geek Stories

The name of this site says it all, check it out.

Monday, April 26, 2004

If you send out electronic newsletters or announcements, consider using MailByRSS. One word, no spam. Although it does require that the client have an RSS reader.

The Ig Nobel Home Page
Every Ig Nobel Prize winner has done something that first makes people LAUGH, then makes them THINK.

Improbable Research
The Annals of Improbable Research (also known as AIR) is a science humor magazine, full of genuine, improbable research culled from more than 10,000 science, medical, and technical, and academic journals, with some deadpan concoctions stirred into the mix.

Don't Be Afraid of IRC (Article)
IRC networks are an older way to chat, get help, and trade files. Here's how to use them safely.

Hack a Disposable Digital Camera (Article)
For eleven dollars, an old Palm cradle, and a USB mouse get you the cheapest digital camera ever. For more information.

Play Flash-based games in your browser, download them to your local computer, or add them to your web site.

Friday, April 23, 2004

Free Microsoft Tools

Exchange Server 2003 Message Security Guide
This book deals with implementing S/MIME (Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension) in a Micrsoft Exchange Server 2003 evironment.

Microsoft Product Support's Reporting Tools
The Microsoft Product Support Reporting Tool facilitates the gathering of critical system and logging information used in troubleshooting support issues.

Thursday, April 22, 2004

Store this in Anti-alien file:
DIY Anti-alien thought control helmet
"The thought screen helmet blocks telepathic communication between aliens and humans. Aliens cannot immobilize people wearing thought screens nor can they control their minds or communicate with them."

Saturday, April 17, 2004

Funny Things:
Subservient Chicken
Its a interactive web site with a virtual chicken guy, and when you type in commands he will do what he is told (such, "sit down", "jump", etc.).

For more information about the Subservient Chicken.com:
Urban Legends Reference Pages: Business (Subservient Chicken)
Note: This web site site is really nothing more then a viral marketing scheme from a big fast-food company (can you say Burger King).

Other Funny Things:
- Don't mess with bullet proof glass
- People buying the famous blue pills via spammers need to watch it. (Read the label)

Thursday, April 15, 2004

Dropload is a place for you to drop your files off and have them picked up by someone else at a later time. Recipients you specify are sent an email with instructions on how to download the file. Files are removed from the system after 48 hours, regardless if they have been picked up or not. Recipients can be anyone with an email address

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Microsoft Security Guidance Kit CD v1.0 (Free)

A few months ago Microsoft was offering the Windows Security Update CD, which contained critical updates released through October 2003 and information to help you secure your PC. It also contained free anti-virus and firewall trial software.

Now, Microsoft is offering Microsoft Security Guidance Kit CD v1.0 (Free). The CD-ROM contains tools, templates, roadmaps and how-to guides to help you secure your computers.

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Connect To Your USB Devices Over A Network

KeySpan's USB Server allows you to place your USB printers and scanners on your network and access them from client PCs. It seem like a great product for home, small office or classroom where muliple people may need to share more a single device. The USB Server supports both Ethernet and Wi-Fi networks.

For more information check KeySpan's web site.


On April 3, 2004 University of San Francisco hosted the first Flash Mob Computing computer, called FlashMob I, with the purpose of creating one of the Top 500 Supercomputers on the planet. Over 700 computers came into the gym and we they were able to hook up 669 to the network.

Their best Linpack result was a peak rate of 180 Gflops using 256 computers, however a node failed 75% through the computation. So the best completed result was 77 Gflops using 150 computers. There biggest challenge was identifying flakey computers and determining the best configuration for running the benchmark.

For more information check out the FlashMobComputing.org. Hopefully they will do it again next year if they do it.