DARPA Grand Challenge – done check

Congrats to all of the autonomous vehicles and their teams that finished the 132 mile course earlier today. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9621761/


Yes, autocomplete….but not that one!! A little known fact about AutoComplete

I really like AutoComplete, it’s such a great feature.  However every now an then I have a miss-spelling or something else that I’d rather not have in my autocomplete list.  It totally screws the down arrow once, tab, entire sequence.  This can be really frustrating sometimes.  Not frustrating enough however to totally clear the AutoComplete cache…


Windows XP 64bit & My dell Precision 380

So I got this spankin’ new machine (Dell Precision 380) with Intel’s 64bit technology:  EM64T.  So I installed XP 64bit edition and it turns out that this version of XP ships with IIS6.0.  They say you learn something new every day. The best thing of all is that there’s great driver support for this box. …


Discovery Channel’s Alien Planet

I was a bit late for my ride into work today since I was captivated by this TV show.  Too bad I wasn’t watching this in HD at home, but nontheless it was fantastic.   Alien Planet – http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/alienplanet/splash.html


On the heels of the Mars Polar Lander

http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/050502_mpl_search.html Looks like the smart people at NASA are soon going to find the crashed polar lander.  I made a comment to JaSoN that one day on Mars there will be a landmark/tourist spot for people to see where the thing crash landed 200 years ago!


Marsrovers get Life Extension

  I just read an article stating that the rovers have been guaranteed an 18 month extension to their operations:  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7398672/.  This is good news since the Hubble space telescope has been written off:  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7353224/.  This 18 month extension is only possible because of the dust devils that have been cleaning off the rover’s solar…


Ever chat with SmarterChild?

I read an article that discusses an IM agent that people can chat with called SmarterChild.  While I haven’t fired up my AOL IM account in so long it’s probably been deleted it was still very cool to read about.  Does anyone have any memorable conversations with this bot? 


Stop that alarm!

I should probably get one of these!  My poor alarm clock must feel like a punching bag.  J At least this one has a chance…it can run and hide!    Hit snooze and this alarm clock runs and hides – http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7268066/  


What do haircuts and technology have in common?

If you were to ask me this I’d have to say nothing (neither does the internet)!  But hold on, I really do have a story to tell…   I went to get my hair cut on Monday.  I visited a shop nearby work that I had previously been to.  It had been a while since…