Monday, July 19, 2004

Misc. Links

- The new Roomba, the little robotic vaccum that sucks. :-)
- 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)
- 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
- WaterCar
- Gibbs Aquada

Saturday, July 10, 2004

Lots and lots of links

- Funny 404 error page
- 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

Know Your Cancer Risk

The Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention has created a site called "Your Cancer Risk". This site is an extention of their existing site called "Your Disease Risk", which calculates the chances of getting five different diseases in the US. All you have to do is answer a series of questions about your health, and it will display information about your risk levels. The site also offers tips for what you can do to further lower your risks.

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

Multi-Headed Linux

Since computers now have more processing power then most people can use. A computer lab in Brazil started a project looking for ways to better utilize the extra computational power. There idea was to setup one computer that four people could all share at once.

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, 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

NOVELL: Customer Communities: Linux Resource Kit Order Form

Novell is offering great opportunity to try out some of their current and upcoming software. All you have to do is fill out the following form, and wait. This Resource Kit contains all the Linux software and services you need, to be able to evaluate Novell's core Linux offerings in your home test lab.

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...

Patrick you will be missed...

Patrick Norton left The Screen Savers, on July 1st 2004. He was a great host, and I know myself and several other people will miss him. I hate G4 for messing up all my favorite TechTV shows (TechLive, and the ScreenSavers). G4 didn't fire Patrick, but because of the show is moving to LA he has decided to leave it.

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...

MSN Sandbox

Want to check out or preview the latest Microsoft technologies, then check out the MSN Sandbox. This is where you can check out Microsoft's latest Google Killer. Personally I was not too impressed with it.

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

Novell releases Mono 1.0

Here is an interesting story, Novell releases Mono 1.0 an ASP.NET 1.x compatiable application server. The same day I found a release from Microsoft for ASP.NET 2.0 beta (see: .NET Framework Developer Center: Rearchitect Your Web Applications for Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0).