Christmas lights Web site scam

Man admits Christmas lights Web site scam I really don’t understand this at all.1) He went to all the trouble of building a site with pictures that made it look like you could control the Christmas lights at his house from the Web with still photos. Even went to the extra detail of adding planes…


Google amazes me again…

http://www.google.com/webhp?complete=1&hl=en Type slowly. Yes, it’s round tripping between each keyboard stroke. Amazing.


A cell phone that grows into a flower – what will they think of next?

This is nifty.http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/12/06/cellphonecover.sunflower.reut/index.html Materials company Pvaxx Research & Development, at the request of U.S.-based mobile phone maker Motorola (MOT.N), has come up with a polymer that looks like any other plastic, but which degrades into soil when discarded. Researchers at the University of Warwick in Britain then helped to develop a phone cover that contains…


TechEd 2005: Official Call for Papers

TechEd 2005 may seem like a long time from now, but now is the time to start thinking about it. I’m on the planning team this year and it’s already shaping up to be a really exciting event. This year’s U.S. TechEd will be in Orlando, FL from June 5-10. Attention speakers: If you are…


Censorship.

ABC affiliates pulling ‘Private Ryan’ <political commentary>It’s a sad state of affairs that, with all of our great technology like V-Chips and remote controls (i.e., the power to choose), that we still have to take cues from the FCC about what we can and can’t watch on television. I mean c’mon, people. The problem is…


Blogging in line waiting for Halo 2…

…just because I can. I’m waiting outside the Microsoft company store and I’m #15 in line. I can’t WAIT to get in, get my copy, and start playing. Honestly I wasn’t planning on even coming to get a copy today, because I didn’t want to fight the lines, but when I woke up at 5:00am I…


I don’t need a Rolex. Thanks.

Dear Spammers (or, “high volume email deployers“) – Thank you for your recent plethora of e-mails describing your fine Rolex wares. But I should tell you, before you waste another processing cycle on flooding my Junk Mail folder, that I don’t wear watches. I have tried in the past, but I just can’t adopt a watch…


Mutant League Football: Bring it back!

Mutant League Football was, in my opinion, one of the best video games ever made. It was released in 1993 by Electronic Arts. It was a football game, except that your teams were made up of – well – mutant alien creatures. A “long bomb” equated to throwing an explosive-rigged ball to one of your receivers,…


idx3d engine ported to J#

This is a really cool 3-D graphics engine that was originally authored in Java which has now been ported to J#. You can download the J# version here: http://www.mech.upatras.gr/~robgroup/3D/idx3d/ Thanks to Peter Walser (original idx3d author) and George Birbilis (J# port author) for the link. Some other cool Java community projects that have been ported…


What’s Google going to do with Keyhole?

http://money.cnn.com/2004/10/27/technology/google_keyhole.reut/ I’m wondering what Google intends to do with Keyhole? The press release simply says, “Keyhole users will benefit from the expanded resources and operational scale made possible by the integration into Google.” Ok, so Google’s cash pile brings some capital into the Keyhole operations. Well, lots of capital. But how does this leverage the synergies…