Trash the Dress

No, I didn’t bid on the Lara Croft dress. Out of my price range at $3300 ūüôĀ¬†(really 2200 pounds, the exchange fluxuated between 1.4 and 1.6 dollars/pound, so about $3300).

Ran into the president of the uni this morning. Great guy. I think he is exactly what this institution needs.

I did get my birthday presents from my mom (2 weeks late, don’t ask). She got me¬†The Universe in a Nutshell,¬†ST:NG – The Complete First Season, and¬†Taxi Driver (Special Edition).

Hawking is a great author…¬†A Brief History of Time is one of my favorite books of all time. He renewed my interest in physics at a time when I had become frustrated with the tediousness of it. I’ve already gotten 30 pages into it. Much easier read than ABHoT. I do have the DVD set of the PBS stuff. Having seen that recently¬†is why I was excited about¬†The Universe in a Nutshell.

ST:NG is the Star Trek I grew up with. It started in ’87 when I was a middle school student. To me this¬†IS Star Trek. I probably will end up buying all the seasons before I am done.

Scorsese is a great director. Taxi Driver adds to rounding out my 70s classics collection.

Don’t believe this… Soccer players might have to wear helmets.¬†Yahoo! News – Jury Still Out on Soccer Head Injuries – Panel

Don’t take you removeable memory devices to work. You are the enemy! Since you can’t take care of your computer at work it is a petry dish of viruses and trojans. Allowing your work computer to have any contact with your home one is a risk.¬†BBC News | SCI/TECH | Employees seen as computer saboteurs This is why I need a laptop for taking home to do work!

 

 

Chinese Cyberattack Prep

We knew this would happen again, right? Anniversary of the plane landing in China… Remember? Back last April? C’mon people…¬†ITworld.com – Report: CIA warns of Chinese cyberattack preparations

Be afraid. Be very afraid. I get 20+ of these a day since Friday. PCWorld.com РKlez Worm Continues to Spread

Think you got a virus? PCWorld.com РInternet Tips: Stop Those Sneaky E-Mail Viruses in Their Tracks

Don’t believe this… Soccer players might have to wear helmets. Yahoo! News – Jury Still Out on Soccer Head Injuries – Panel


Don’t take you removeable memory devices to work. You are the enemy! Since you can’t take care of your computer at work it is a petry dish of viruses and trojans. Allowing your work computer to have any contact with your home one is a risk. BBC News | SCI/TECH | Employees seen as computer saboteurs This is why I need a laptop for taking home to do work!

No, I didn’t bid on the Lara Croft dress. Out of my price range at $3300  (really 2200 pounds, the exchange fluxuated between 1.4 and 1.6 dollars/pound, so about $3300).


Ran into the president of the uni this morning. Great guy. I think he is exactly what this institution needs.


I did get my birthday presents from my mom (2 weeks late, don’t ask). She got me The Universe in a Nutshell, ST:NG – The Complete First Season, and Taxi Driver (Special Edition).


Hawking is a great author… A Brief History of Time is one of my favorite books of all time. He renewed my interest in physics at a time when I had become frustrated with the tediousness of it. I’ve already gotten 30 pages into it. Much easier read than ABHoT. I do have the DVD set of the PBS stuff. Having seen that recently is why I was excited about The Universe in a Nutshell.


ST:NG is the Star Trek I grew up with. It started in ’87 when I was a middle school student. To me this IS Star Trek. I probably will end up buying all the seasons before I am done.


Scorsese is a great director. Taxi Driver adds to rounding out my 70s classics collection.

Bike Trail

Work Saturday morning was not terrible. I hear we were complimented. Noticed I had a tendency to cradle my hands in front of me. Think that is a weird nervous habit.

Went driving yesterday afternoon. Followed this “bike trail” for 75 miles. Figure it must go across the state along some of the most backwater places. I never use the highway it followed because it is longer to the town where I turned around than the route I used to come home. 75 miles vs. 63. If I were a superspeeder and attempting to outwit police, then I prolly could hit 100+ on that road and no one be the wiser.

It was a nice sunny day yesterday. Like just about every day. The people reporting on the weather were indicating the drought was lifting this winter cause we got a little more rain. Yet for the past month we’ve gotten what… 3-4 inches of rain? When it does rain it rains 2+ inches at a time so most of that runs off to the gulf rather than soaking into the soil. We have been under water restrictions for the past 3 years and people still do not understand them. Think using odd and even numbers in people’s addresses is too challenging. Don’t let them water their yards.

You only get the dress? Pfffft….¬†Yahoo! News – Lara Croft Outfit Auctioned Online for Charity

So Clinton was not the only waffle…¬†BBC News | MIDDLE EAST | Bush ‘still undecided’ on Iraq

Turkey wants the job, huh? Let ’em go for it. The former custodians of the Ottoman Empire finally get on the international scene.¬†CNN.com – Turkey to head Afghanistan force – April 29, 2002

 

Work Saturday morning was not terrible. I hear we were complimented. Noticed I had a tendency to cradle my hands in front of me. Think that is a weird nervous habit.


Went driving yesterday afternoon. Followed this “bike trail” for 75 miles. Figure it must go across the state along some of the most backwater places. I never use the highway it followed because it is longer to the town where I turned around than the route I used to come home. 75 miles vs. 63. If I were a superspeeder and attempting to outwit police, then I prolly could hit 100+ on that road and no one be the wiser.


It was a nice sunny day yesterday. Like just about every day. The people reporting on the weather were indicating the drought was lifting this winter cause we got a little more rain. Yet for the past month we’ve gotten what… 3-4 inches of rain? When it does rain it rains 2+ inches at a time so most of that runs off to the gulf rather than soaking into the soil. We have been under water restrictions for the past 3 years and people still do not understand them. Think using odd and even numbers in people’s addresses is too challenging. Don’t let them water their yards.


You only get the dress? Pfffft…. Yahoo! News – Lara Croft Outfit Auctioned Online for Charity


So Clinton was not the only waffle… BBC News | MIDDLE EAST | Bush ‘still undecided’ on Iraq


Turkey wants the job, huh? Let ’em go for it. The former custodians of the Ottoman Empire finally get on the international scene. CNN.com – Turkey to head Afghanistan force – April 29, 2002

German school massacre

Get to work on a Saturday.

Gotta love firewalls. They block what ever they are configured to intercept… such as TTF files attached to emails.

Anyone getting 20 copies a day of the Klez worms? I base my popularity on how many viruses I get from people. Since some of the recent ones like Magistr, Sircam, and Klez all take emails or cached pages I get a lot from email addresses found on web sites.

For once the U.S. does not have the monopoly on kids killing other kids. I heard¬†last night kids from a local school were not going because of a threat. Stuff like this makes me wonder why? I don’t blame kids for getting pissed… I got pissed plenty in school. Perhaps the numbers of so many pissed off students gets in the way of identifying the dangerous ones? Still…¬†I don’t understand how¬†kids cross that line to murder, especially massacres.¬†BBC News | EUROPE | 18 die in German school massacre

For once the U.S. does not have the monopoly on kids killing other kids. I heard last night kids from a local school were not going because of a threat. Stuff like this makes me wonder why? I don’t blame kids for getting pissed… I got pissed plenty in school. Perhaps the numbers of so many pissed off students gets in the way of identifying the dangerous ones? Still… I don’t understand how kids cross that line to murder, especially massacres. BBC News | EUROPE | 18 die in German school massacre

I get to work on a Saturday.


Gotta love firewalls. They block what ever they are configured to intercept… such as TTF files attached to emails.


Anyone getting 20 copies a day of the Klez worms? I base my popularity on how many viruses I get from people. Since some of the recent ones like Magistr, Sircam, and Klez all take emails or cached pages I get a lot from email addresses found on web sites.

7 Wonders Of the Modern World

Kinda thinking about this post by Vixenz. I wonder why the 7 wonders of the modern world (the 1918 one) went away from landmarks? I agree that some inventions are much more significant than any ole landmark, but I think landmarks deserve their own list. Saw a show on plans to build an arcology-like structure in Hong Kong Bay. This thing would dwarf the World Trade Center.

My 7 Wonders of the Modern World (2002)

  1. Computers & Networking
  2. Television
  3. Magnetic Imaging
  4. Artificial Satellites
  5. Supercolliders
  6. Airplanes
  7. Venture Capital

Think computing IS frustrating and too complex right now. I think Microsoft is responsible for it (anyone who is hundreds of address books gets virus after virus understands why). Unix users are safe. Mac users are more or less safe as long as they do not use Microsoft products. Would be interesting to see how computing would work in a system without a Microsoft monopoly.

I am leaning more and more towards buying a Mac next time around. Used to be that one just got more bang for the buck by buying a PC. Yahoo! News РMicrosoft Exec Warns Court of Computer Frustration

Linux is not quite ready to compete for the desktop, sorry. Neither is any other flavor of Unix of which I’ve played. They make good servers.

I wondered why my porn spam dried up.¬†Advertising Report — FTC Shuts Down Porn Spammers

Who do you trust online? Maybe I am just jaded, but I don’t trust anyone. My birthday? Not real on any web site for those that require it. Used to not even use my real name, just an alias. I still get junk postal mail under that alias to my 3rd party address.¬†PCWorld.com – Who’s a Surfer to Trust?