Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Thursday, December 01, 2005

New Scientist Breaking News - Coffee hit jump-starts short-term memory

I knew it all along...or was that only after my morning coffie :-)


Monday, September 12, 2005

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Comparison of Data Transmission Speeds

The Six Dumbest Ideas in Computer Security

Marcus is spot-on, as usual:

#3) Penetrate and Patch

There's an old saying, "You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear." It's pretty much true, unless you wind up using so much silk to patch the sow's ear that eventually the sow's ear is completely replaced with silk. Unfortunately, when buggy software is fixed it is almost always fixed through the addition of new code, rather than the removal of old bits of sow's ear.

"Penetrate and Patch" is a dumb idea best expressed in the BASIC programming language:

40 GOTO 10
70 GOTO 10  

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Thursday, May 26, 2005

Latin Quotes

Some latin quotes Latin Quotes

Quid quid latine dictum sit, altum videtur - Anything said in Latin
sounds profound

Machina improba! Vel mihi ede potum vel mihi redde nummos meos! - You
infernal machine! Give me a beverage or give me my money back!

Thursday, May 12, 2005

George Carlin's Views On Aging

George Carlin's Views On Aging

Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old
is when we're kids?
If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that
you think in fractions.

"How old are you?" "I'm four and a half!"

You're never thirty-six and a half.
You're four and a half, going on five!

That's the key.

You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back.
You jump to the next number ... or even a few ahead.

"How old are you?" "I'm gonna be 16!"
You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16!

And then the greatest day of your life ... you become 21.
Even the words sound like a ceremony . . YOU BECOME 21.


But then you turn 30.
Oooohh ..what happened there?
Makes you sound like bad milk.
He TURNED; we had to throw him out.

There's no fun now.
You're just a sour-dumpling.
What's wrong?
What's changed?

You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40.

Put on the brakes ... it's all slipping away.
Before you know it, you REACH 50 . and your dreams are gone.

But wait!!!
You MAKE IT to 60.
You didn't think you would!

So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE IT to 60.

You've built up so much speed that you HIT 70!
After that it's a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday!

You get into your 80s and every day is a complete cycle;
you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime.

And it doesn't end there
Into the 90s, you start going backwards ...
"I Was JUST 92."

Then a strange thing happens.
If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again.
"I'm 100 and a half!"

May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!


1. Throw out nonessential numbers.

This includes age, weight and height.
Let the doctors worry about them.
That is why you pay "them!"

2. Keep only cheerful friends.
The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning.

Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever.
Never let the brain idle.
"An idle mind is the devil's workshop."
And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.
4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often ... long and loud.

Laugh until you gasp for breath.
6. The tears happen.

Endure, grieve, and move on.
The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves.
Be ALIVE while you are alive.
7. Surround yourself with what you love ..
whether it's ... family, pets, keepsakes,
music, plants, hobbies, whatever.
Your home is your refuge.
8. Cherish your health.

If it is good, preserve it.
If it is unstable, improve it.
If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
9. Don't take guilt trips.
Take a trip to the mall ... even to the next county ...
to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them ...

at every opportunity.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.

And if you don't send this to at least 8 people ... Who Cares!
But do share this with someone.
We all need to live life to its fullest each day.

"Hiring is obsolete" (thoughts on startups, risk, being 22, etc).

Read this.

Hiring is obsolete

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Friday, April 29, 2005

Darth Vaders Blog

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Careful with that ax, Eugene

Some thoughts on Microsoft...

Friday, March 18, 2005

Project Honeypot - Tracking Spammers Early

Check this out:

and support it if you can.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

"we've reached this postmodern understanding that all official corporate communication is, if not a charade, part of a ritualized dance where meaning must be divined between the lines"

---Good Morning Silicon Vally
Well deserved recognition for the creators of TCP/IP:

And if Microsoft had created an pattened it....