Archive for the 'other' Category


Friday, November 7th, 2003

It was inevitable. After the TV movie about the DC Sniper, we get Jessica Lynch, the movie. I hear rumors of a movie about Elizabeth Smart’s kidnapping.
It was also inevitable that the movie would be inaccurate. The story was doctored to make it more exciting. Jessica Lynch


Tuesday, October 21st, 2003

This inexpensive cheap wireless optical mouse is starting to get on my nerves.

Almost always, when I leave it, it sits there and jiggles the pointer back and forth.
I don’t know if this is a normal thing, but I have to click one of the buttons before I can make it move, after leaving it for […]

house for sale

Thursday, October 16th, 2003

Idly browsing local classifieds, found this:
3/2 Double-Wide (approx 1600 sq.ft.) Stone fireplace, huge living room. $34,000 or best offer. Call Bubba at work: ***-***-****
Bubba… double-wide… of course…

spam VII

Monday, September 8th, 2003

Craziest spam subject I’ve seen yet: Get 1 Acre on the Moon for 29.99
The from field simply said “Lunar”.

spam VI

Tuesday, August 26th, 2003

In the wake of recent virus attacks, everybody is jumpy. I spent a couple days at work last week cleaning up a virus/worm. It wasn’t the big one everyone was worried about, but it made a mess here. It replicated itself through network shares, which put it everywhere on our office network. […]

Apple labels

Monday, August 4th, 2003

You know those price labels that are sliced, so you can’t take them apart without them coming to pieces? Now they’re putting them on apples. That’s right - the Braeburn label on my apple this morning came off in about 7 pieces. Sure, put those labels on cans and boxes, that’s fine, […]

Mouse fun!

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2003

How good are you with the mouse?
How fast can you click?
How good are your reflexes?
How well do you read and click?
And last, how accurate are you?

spam V

Wednesday, July 16th, 2003

Interesting interview with Bill Gates. He has some ideas about spam, and some of them sound good. Basically, he suggests imposing some kind of cost on the sender of the email. The cost could be monetary or some kind of computation/encryption that has a time cost. It wouldn’t make spam […]

Mozilla vs. IE

Tuesday, July 15th, 2003

Mozilla is going independent, splitting away from AOL. AOL seems to be supporting the move, indicated by a $2 million contribution to the effort. Browser wars are returning, and that’s a good thing.

spam IV

Monday, June 30th, 2003

Filters don’t work. IP blocking doesn’t work. As soon as something gets stopped, like blocking messages with a certain subject, they start putting random things in there instead. How many emails have you received that have the subject “thanks for last night” or “I missed your call” or something like that. […]