Tuesday, November 23, 2004

This just in from the tin foil hat division: Government Uses Color Laser Printer Technology to Track Documents. Good for tracking counterfeit greenbacks, apparently.

Saturday, November 20, 2004

Microsoft is at it again. If you watch three webcasts of their free ASP.NET technical training Webcasts from Ken Getz, and they'll give you a free copy of Visual Basic .NET Standard. I did this with a similar VB at the Movies promo on MSDN earlier this year and got my copy in the mail after about a month or so. Too bad it's not the C# version.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Long hours at computer increase risk of glaucoma.
I am so fucked. [also on /.]

Saturday, November 13, 2004

RoboDump 1.0, the neverending coworker dumpfest.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Justin Frankel, who you may know as the brains behind a little program called winamp, is up to new tricks with his new company Cockos Incorporated. Their latest project to be launched is called the Jesusonic CrusFX 1000, a "fully programmable effects processor for guitar, bass, vocal and general use". [more]

I've always been interested in Frankel ever since I saw the Wired article on him back in 98. His previous company, Nullsoft, has put out some great, free software over the years. Besides the obvious Winamp, Nullsoft also put out NSIS, a free, scriptable installer system, and the controversial file sharing system, WASTE, which their parent company AOL pulled the plug on, but not before the GPL'd sourcecode was released. When Frankel left Nullsoft earlier this year, he expressed his desire to work in a less restrictive environment, and now it looks like his plans are comming to fruition. Justin Frankel always seemed to me to be a real geek's geek, someone who lives for writing code and giving back to the online community, so I'm glad to see him continuing on. Cheers, and may the Cockos rock on.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Mozilla Firefox 1.0 released... if you can even get to the server right now. Might want to bypass the mozilla.org site and go directly to the ftp server.

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Natural nuclear reactors? Mind = blown.

Justice! The first felony convictions for unlawful spamming in the U.S.