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28 November 2004
Magnolia -- A Must See Movie
I don't know how Magnolia slipped under my radar back in 1999 (actually I do, it was a great year for movies (ala American Beauty, Cider House Rules, Sixth Sense, The Talented Mr. Ripley, etc)...didn't have time to catch them all, plus the title sounds kinda chick-flickish...who knows), but I saw it... Read More...
26 November 2004
Language Oriented Programming
I meant to blog about this article by Sergey Dmitriev (of JetBrains notoriety) a few days ago, but must have forgotten to. Regardless, it's a great read. I will need to read it a few more times myself before garnering any opinions on the topic as it's pretty radical thinking. Microsoft already has some... Read More...
24 November 2004
Exit Poll Data Released
In an earlier post about this year's election, I mentioned what I think of exit polls (this election at least). I won't rehash this article here, but it's worth having a look at. Basically, they still don't know what happened, which is kinda scary. Read More...
21 November 2004
New Microsoft Website -- Microsoft Design
There is a new website in the Microsoft domain; it appears to be an extension of the Careers site. I don't like the fact that I have to wait for the scrolling header to...well, scroll. I should be able scroll backwards/forwards at my discretion without having to watch paint dry (so to speak). A nice... Read More...
21 November 2004
Sirius Satellite Radio -- Undervalued Stock?
With the impending migration of Howard Stern over to Sirius Satellite Radio ( here and here ), I've given some thought to snatching up some of their stock (ticker symbol SIRI ) while it's still a very reasonable buy (flopping around five bucks a share), plus it just jumped from 1 "strong buy" to 6. My... Read More...
21 November 2004
Writing Code for Spacecraft
Here's an interview with one of the folks who helped out on the Mars Rover spacecraft; he writes code for NASA spacecraft. Good interview, though (un)surprisingly, writing code for spacecraft isn't all that different than writing code for stuff here on Earth...it's the hardware that's quite different... Read More...
17 November 2004
Christmas Came Early This Year
Ok not really...it actually came 2 years late. Why? Read on... I'm a huge Eddie Izzard fan, to the point of geekdom (constantly quoting him, etc). He has a unique witty/clever humor about him, plus the fact that he can walk in 4 inch heels and still be funny is a bonus. I first saw Dressed to Kill when... Read More...
17 November 2004
Finally Got Rid of the Spyware
After half a dozen emails with the kind folks over at Famatech concerning the mysterious appearance of their Remote Adminstration software on my machine, I was finally able to track down the culprit. Apparently whomever placed this application on my system renamed the .exe as well as changed the icon... Read More...
15 November 2004
Strange Spyware Makes a Debut on My Machine
I've been using Firefox 1.0 as my exclusive web browser for 5 days now. I haven't rebooted since installing Firefox, but upon my first reboot (just now) I discovered a spyware application; it appears to be remote administration software from www.radmin.com (noticed an unknown icon in my system tray,... Read More...
11 November 2004
Test Post From Firefox 1.0
[Update 11/13] Fixed font formatting. This is just a test post from Firefox. .Text's font formatting toolbar isn't displayed in Firefox, which kind of worries me. I normally don't post via .Text (prefer BlogJet), but I'm putting Firefox through the paces. So far I'm impressed, and will be doing a full... Read More...
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