Sunday, December 26, 2004

Mozilla's Lightning to strike Outlook? | CNET

After holding out for years, I may have to seriously think about moving off of Outlook and onto a Mozilla based product set...

Netflix on Blockbuster: We're not impressed | CNET

I'll have to check this out. Blockbuster, only $15 a month for online DVD subscriptions.
Blockbuster's monthly subscription entitles customers to unlimited rentals, three movies out at a time, with no due dates, no late fees with postage included. Subscribers also receive two free in-store movie or game rentals a month.

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Off I go

I have some last minute Christmas shopping to do (always have to go right before Christmas, its just kind of cool) and food to get for 3 different get togethers. All told, 3 grocery stores and at least 3 other stores. I'm leaving now, figure I'll be lucky to get home before 6:00.

What's Christmas though if you can go out and fight the crowds in the freezing cold? ;)

Actually, its kind of cool to just chill and watch everyone freak on eachother. Cracks me up.

Well... "see ya" later... hopefully not too late...

Wednesday, December 22, 2004


Jacquie Lawson has some very cool eCards. You have to subscribe (only $8 a year) to send them on. So I can't post any here, etc. but check out the site.

Mystery Martian 'Carwash' Helps Space Buggy

I think I read this before, although it was posted today. Cool stuff.


I'm off work, not much is going on at work so I didn't have to read much logs, reply to much mail, etc. Last night we did Impacting Your Tastebuds and did crepes. Both a dinner and desert one. Very fun. I put the recipes on my blog, and while doing that typed in a beef recipe and then a link to some prosciutto recipes I had seen on TV while typing in the first ones.

I'm hungry now.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Yeah, it IS winter

Me: Do you have a jacket?
Jaime: No. I don't need a jacket.

Later walking out of the Pottery Barn, through the SNOW coming down

Jaime: Why would I need a jacket. Just because it's snowing.

:) I wish I had my camera with me. She's so cute.

Friday, December 17, 2004

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

My Way News

WiFi on planes. Cool

A 'Do Not Call' List for Cell Phone Users? - Netlore Archive

There is quite a bit of hoax mail going out about the cell phone do not call list. As discussed in this article, there is a list, but there is no 15-Dec-2004 deadline and there is no plan to publish lists externally. So not a big deal. But I did put myself on the list anyway.

Style tips

At home, working on the laptop in our room while Jaime watches some judge show:

J: Wow, that girl definately shouldn't have worn pants w/o butt pockets!
Me: What?
J: That girl shouldn't have worn pants w/o butt pockets.
Me: Why?
J: Pants w/o butt pockets always make your butt look big. Unless you are really skinny.

Lucky for me, all my levi's have butt pockets. :)

I'm "off"

I'm "off" work till next year. Woo hoo! That doesn't exactly mean I won't be working, but it does mean I don't have to go in. I'll monitor stuff, do design/code reviews, answer questions, etc. as needed. And also work on some stuff I haven't had time for but want to get done. Just fun stuff. :)

Also, I'm most likely going to be drumming on the worship team during January. That's always stretching for me, but tons of fun. I can't wait.

Well - since I don't *have* to work, time to get back to watching Star Trek. :)

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

MIT OpenCourseWare | OCW Home

Wow. Free courses from MIT:
Welcome to MIT's OpenCourseWare: a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners around the world. OCW supports MIT's mission to advance knowledge and education, and serve the world in the 21st century. It is true to MIT's values of excellence, innovation, and leadership.
Yet another thing I need to check into.

Monday, December 13, 2004

What's my phone number?

Called Tina on a landline today. I almost always use my cell-phone, but I was still at work. On my cell-phone my home phone number is "Tina - House". I had to think for a minute to remember what it actually was. Its been a while since I dialed the actual digits. How weird. :)

I'm going crazy

They are moving the Intel boxes in the lab, upon which the wiki and irc run. I can't do *anything*. Well OK I can do some coding... but my major forms of team collaboration are down. Its a weird feeling... I want my wiki back...

Hopefully any time now. Sigh.

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Patent Photo

Go check out my photo blog to see a picture of me received a placque for the last patent our team got for Sheriff. :)

Wednesday, December 08, 2004 - Church shock at Beckham 'Nativity' - Dec 8, 2004

Wax musem uses celebs in nativity scene... Not sure how I feel about it. Off the top of my head, I'm not sure I see the problem.

Monday, December 06, 2004

Ballooning into the Sky

Ever wonder what would happen if one of those clowns selling ballons tried to hold on to too many at once. ;)

Friday, December 03, 2004

0wn3d in 200 seconds | The Register

It pays to run a firewall on your system! There are free ones out there such as ZoneAlarm. And more info on the tests run.

Thursday, December 02, 2004

Blogger problems?

Yesterday afternoon and early this morning, I've been able to post to blogger just fine. But there for a while I was having quite a bit of trouble - but I was mostly trying to post during the day. Not sure if blogger (or blogspot) is having bandwidth issues or what...

Philly Wi-Fi clash pits city against telcos | Tech News on ZDNet

Well that's just stupid, imo. I understand the expense - we had to build out the network, issue. But still - the city will provide it to everyone and it will be much less expensive, which is a very cool thing. I'd be thrilled if the Srings would do that as well.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Blazing a new data speed record | CNET

the data transfer speed is equivalent to transmitting the entire Library of Congress in 15 minutes.