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6.28.2005PCWorld.com article to learn why that's of any interest at all. I'm running it on a friend's old eMachines -- one that wouldn't even run Linspire 5.0. It's a 366 MHz Celeron; the only decent thing about it is its 256MB of RAM. Yet it's clipping right along with Ubuntu. Need a spare place to surf the web? Grab an old machine, throw Ubuntu on it... and, yes, I know that "throw Linux on it" is a common phrase, but Ubuntu actually makes it possible!
You'll be hearing more about this!
6.23.2005Study: Chickadee Song Warns of Danger - Yahoo! News
"Recent Posts" Sidebar Code for Blogger Basic, but when you click one of the posts, the title lists the "archive title" rather than the real title of the post.
Why does that matter? Because Google displays ads based on the title. So the title ends up being fairly important!
I found a fix, which works on the main page, but on individual post pages the only thing it lists is the current post.
Point being, we're not there yet!
Scenic Airlines - Grand Canyon Tours and Vacations - Grand Canyon & Monument Valley. So we could fly into Las Vegas cheap, and then do this tour, which is pretty pricey but might be a nice way to get everything squeezed into a single day. Hmmm.
6.21.2005Eleanor Mondale begins battle with brain cancer.
6.18.2005Google To Offer E-Payment Service - Yahoo! News)
Tom Cruise proposes to Katie Holmes at Eiffel Tower
: "The former star of television's 'Dawson's Creek'' grew up with a poster of Cruise on her bedroom wall and has said she grew up wanting to marry him."
Sure, I grew up wanting to marry Brooke Shields (which, remember, was back in the days of "Want to know what gets between me and my Calvins? Nothing.")... but this Tom/Katie thing is still creepy.
Between Two Worlds: Liberals, Class, and the Tragedy of American Compassion
Something I'll have to read up on, in my non-existent spare time...
6.15.2005Google Technology: "By collecting flocks of pigeons in dense clusters, Google is able to process search queries at speeds superior to traditional search engines, which typically rely on birds of prey, brooding hens or slow-moving waterfowl to do their relevance rankings."
a Canadian newspaper, "Three in four Canadians believe convicted sex killer Karla Homolka continues to pose a potential threat to the general public, just weeks before she is due to be released after having served 12 years in jail." This is just another example of the kinds of sex-crime-related laws we're seeing pop up in the U.S. And while, personally, I don't think there are punishments long and painful enough for rapists, murderers and child molesters... do we think there's a constitutional problem (different from, but not unlike, double-jeopardy) when we extend sentences beyond what judges intended? Especially in cases where that sentence was the result of a plea-bargain?
6.13.2005Poisoned Updates May be the Next Bad Apple in the Spyware Basket : ArriveNet Press Releases : Technology: "States Tom Pimienta, Director of Technology at LogiGuard: 'I always feared such re-direction might be possible...next thing you know you're downloading "
6.11.2005Buy Dave A Cup of Chai? Wow! Dave says: "Thanks!"
The first thing that struck me was that it was like Heifer.org saying they were sending chickens to Afgahnistan, and then having to explain to dumb people that they weren't really cramming a bunch of baby chicks in cargo containers and shipping them across the ocean... they were sending money. (Details online; enjoy!)
The other thing I thought of as I looked at Dave's site again: I wonder if he partnered up with Starbucks to get a kick-back for the free advertising?
6.08.2005Amazon.com: Emergent Faith Store
6.07.2005MacInTouch, which sounds surprisingly familiar: "[Michael Overton] When smaller news/websites broke the story of the Mac Mini, Apple's lawyers attacked. So now we have New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and such breaking the news of the Intel switch. Where are the lawsuits? Is Apple only attacking the newsies that are small enough to be less able to fight back?"
Since it's on the MacInTouch homepage now, we're sure to see some discussion about this really good question...
FlashMeeting seems a bit awkward, but the concepts sure are coming together nicely!
(What I'm thinking is, wouldn't it be possible to do video switching automatically, based on who's talking? You'd still need some sort of "raise your hand" option to clarify in cases where people are talking over each other... but, actually, you wouldn't, becuase the software could just put that into a split-screen view. Hmmm... Probably would happen on a Mac first, since that's where the rendering engines and such already exist to do this kind of thing.)
Anyway, the story is at Apple to ditch IBM, switch to Intel chips | CNET News.com: "update Apple Computer plans to announce Monday that it's scrapping its partnership with IBM and switching its computers to Intel's microprocessors, CNET News.com has learned. "
6.02.2005RFID Tags in New US Notes Explode When You Try to Microwave Them
Google Secret Lab, Prelude - Henk van Ess's Search Bistro
This is a scan of something printed on a direct-mail envelope from RADirect, based out of Mahwah, NJ. It was printed beneath the flap, so it's covered when the envelop is sealed... and if I had opened the envelope by slitting the top, rather than by tearing the flap up, I'd never have noticed it. (Glue and paper stuck to all but the extreme left side, hence the poor scan quality.) Anyone out there read... Hebrew, maybe? Probably not, but it looks like it might read right-to-left. Thoughts?
6.01.2005PostSecret before (or at least I hope I have; it's in my del.icio.us bookmarks, after all!) but here's an interesting take on it from the New York Times.
Cult-Like Lure of 'Ana' Attracts Anorexics - Yahoo! News... wow, this is scary! "Dr. Mae Sokol often treats young patients in her Omaha, Neb., practice who personify their eating disorder beyond just Ana. To them, bulimia is 'Mia.' And an eating disorder often becomes 'Ed.'"
How do you raise a daughter in a world where this is getting more and more common?
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