Monthly Archive: November 2004

Nov 29 2004

What is a Speedlite?

The other night, as Ginny and I were driving to dinner … she asked me what I wanted for Chanumas (the odd congomeration of Chanukkah and Christmas that we celebrate). I told her I would like a Speedlite. She then asked me what a Speedlite was … I explained it is an external flash unit …

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Nov 28 2004

I blame Dennis

I found this link on Dennis’s blog … and of course I had to share it with Ginny. ‘course now she’s going to spend the next hour looking at the pictures and cooing and saying ‘So cute’.

Nov 27 2004

Out of disk space

Had a minor emergency today … my main linux machine completely hung up (for no apparent reason at the time). My first indication that a problem was a foot was when Ginny asked me if there were any problems with our internet connection. I didn’t think so, but I checked … I could get to …

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Nov 25 2004

Happy Thanksgiving

Well I hope everyone who reads this blog has a happy turkey day. At least those in the states. Those not in the states, well, have a happy day anyway 🙂 We’ll be heading over to my aunt & uncle’s house today for dinner … pretty much a tradition in our family. Lots of good …

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Nov 24 2004


It ain’t just winter … it’s a Blizzard! Here’s a picture of our front yard around 5:30pm today. Of course traffic coming home was horrendous … luckily, since it’s the Thanks giving holiday, not as many people were on the roads … at least the roads I was traveling on. None the less, it took …

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Nov 24 2004

It's Winter!

Well, the calendar does’t say so … but the snow that’s falling from the sky does. It’s winter in Chicagoland. I just hope we get enough snow this year that Ginny can go cross country skiing. We we only got out once last year.

Nov 21 2004

LOL – Ballmer Got It Wrong

Oh I love it … just a followup to my previous post about Microsoft’s FUD … turns out, Ballmer must have misunderstood the facts somewhat massively… Open source faces no more, if not less, legal risk than proprietary software. The market needs to understand that the study Microsoft is citing actually proves the opposite of …

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Nov 18 2004

Microsoft – More FUD

At Microsoft’s Asian Government Leaders Forum, Steve Ballmer said … Someday, for all countries that are entering the WTO (World Trade Organization), somebody will come and look for money owing to the rights for that intellectual property … Linux violated more than 228 patents Reuters | Microsoft’s Ballmer Warns Asia of Linux Lawsuits … with …

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Nov 17 2004

TiVo: TV Their Way

TiVo viewers will see “billboards,” or small logos, popping up over TV commercials as they fast-forward through them, offering contest entries, giveaways or links to other ads. TiVo Will No Longer Skip Past Advertisers Well this just sucks. One of the primary reasons for having a TiVo is to be able to skip past commercials. …

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Nov 16 2004

Where are my earplugs?

Yes, the screaming begins anon. There are a lot of people here, a lot of snark to get through. Blogula Rasa: Amazing Race 6 ’nuff said.

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