Sunday, June 25, 2006

Fla. restaurant sells $100 hamburger - Yahoo! News

Boca Raton Mayor Steven Abrams could barely speak between bites as he devoured the 20-ounce, $100 hamburger billed as the 'beluga caviar of sandwiches.'
Wow... maybe its time to get back into the food biz. :)

Its time to get a Harley

Its not uncommon for someone to ask me, "Did you ride your bike in today?" or "Do you have a Harley?". So, after not having a bike for about 10 years, we've decided its about time. Tina and I have been talking about it, and we both think its a good time. Not just because it would be really fun to ride back and forth to work, and not just because it would save on gas (you have to save a LOT on gas to pay for a Harley), but because we BOTH think it would be fun. Since I started talking about it, Tina has gotten really excited about doing day or weekend trips, and maybe even taking it down to AZ to see Tif. So - its something we'd both enjoy, and would get us out of the house and town.

So - I may take a day off work this week and try a few out. Then maybe get one this weekend. I move kind of slow on big decisions like this, but we're already into summer and if I'm going to do it, the sooner the better. And we have been talking about it for a few weeks.

The only I'm thinking of getting is the Softail Heritage Classic. A little more expensive than a Road King, and the Road King has a *little* nicer ride when touring... but we both just think the Softail is a cooler looking bike.

I'm not sure how long it would take to order one, and they have some in stock. Not the cherry/black that I'd like - but the straight black is pretty cool too.

This picture of it is cool too. Looks like its on the shores of a lake in MI. That might be fun... A road trip to MI. :)


Mowing the backyard yesterday. Not one of my funniest tasks, but since I got on some allergy meds this year, it hasn't been too bad. Anyway, out there mowing when all of a sudden I feel something "jab" me in the side. I didn't know if I got shocked, bit or what. Figured it must have been bit and slapped at it incase there was something there. Never found out what it was... but whatever it was, it certainly nailed me. Tina put some ice on it, and I finished mowing, but it hurt the rest of the day and into the night. Seems to have mostly gone away now.

I guess something was pretty upset that I was mowing its house down or something...

Tuesday, June 20, 2006 - Whose property is at risk?

Think about this for a moment: I own the DVD, which was given to me by its producer. I own the computer with a DVD drive. And yet, on account of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, I can't watch the DVD that I own on a computer that I own? Isn't this my property, to use as I wish?

Apparently not. :(

Sunday, June 11, 2006

My new bumper sticker ;)


A Sixth Sense for a Wired World

What if, seconds before your laptop began stalling, you could feel the hard drive spin up under the load? Or you could tell if an electrical cord was live before you touched it? For the few people who have rare earth magnets implanted in their fingers, these are among the reported effects -- a finger that feels electromagnetic fields along with the normal sense of touch.

Step 1 in becoming a Borg. ;)

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Hacker Said to Resell Internet Phone Service

The case, one of the first involving this kind of elaborate Internet phone hacking, illustrated how Internet-based communications may be criminally exploited, and raised fresh questions about the security of phone traffic over largely unregulated networks.

There will always be hackers... keeps us busy monitoring all kinds of things. :)

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Automatic Mashed Potatoe Maker... I'm all over that!

On Woot today I saw a WESTINGHOUSE, ELECTRIC, AUTOMATIC MASHED POTATO MAKER. Just the thought of it was very cool. Hey, I already have a food steamer and rice maker... so yeah, I just HAVE to have a Mashed Potatoe maker! Tina, of course, makes the best mashed potatoes ever... but when there isn't enough time...

And then I saw that it normally sells for $94.99, and the Westinghouse "Super Sale Price" is $61.89. Woot is selling it for $29.99. Up, that closed the deal.

Its ordered and on its way. How cool. :)

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Yeah, I'm still around

Haven't posted for quite some time... yeah, I'm still here. Just been really busy at work, and not into doing much computing when I'm not working. But I'm still around and will probably do some blogging soon.

Q&A: Sun's Radia Perlman speaks out on being stuck with IP, new life for spanning tree and her answer to data security: the ephemerizer - Network Worl

"Now, bridging was never intended to do that: it was kind of a hack because people at the time were all confused about what Layer 3 was and they thought Ethernet was a competitor to DECnet. With bridges we did such a good job and it was so plug-and-play that you didn’t have to think about them, so people are still taking large networks and doing bridges. As it turns out people kind of believed IP must have been the best protocol ever because it just took over the world (just like English must be the best language ever because it's going to take over the world, but no, it has nothing to do with how good a language it is).

DECnet would have been a much better protocol for the world to have adopted. It had a lot of advantages, like a larger address space (We're still talking about will IPv6 ever happen and if it does, there's nothing better about it than what we could have had 15 years ago). One of the advantages DECnet had was the ability to have a whole campus that was zero-configuration, that all had the same prefix , and you didn’t have to divvy up your address space for every link like IP does. But given that companies didn't go in that direction they're using bridging, which is inherently more fragile, especially when you take that notion and try to make it more responsive by doing all these things that involve lots of configuration. If you get the configuration wrong things can melt down. You shouldn’t be stressing it really hard."

Yet another DEC thing that was better than what we ended up with...