April 2006 archive

Five Ways To Spend Your Gas Rebate

For a nation “addicted to oil,” as President Bush put it, Senate Republicans have a proposal that can only be described as enabling: Put $100 back into the pocket of every taxpayer. The proposal, unveiled Thursday, has been roundly criticized not only by Democrats but also by fiscal conservatives who warn it will widen the …

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Good Deed

This morning the SSH scan detector software that I run (DenyHosts) sent me an email indicating that it had detected a SSH scan and blocked the host. The host name it reported did not appear to be a dynamic host (like those usually assigned by DSL provider), so did a little digging to identify who …

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Now I'm a 'Pod' people

Let this thing DIE!

Paramount is breathing life into its “Star Trek” franchise by setting “Mission: Impossible III” helmer J.J. Abrams to produce and direct the 11th “Trek” feature, aiming for a 2008 release. – Variety.com — Trekkies have a new leader Oh please … will they quit already. They’ve beaten this franchise to death … let it go. …

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The Dog Rang

I was talking to my friend Steve today, asking him if he had gotten an email I sent him, when he responded … Ah cr@p, I started to answer that yesterday, and the dog rang. Most people, of course, would think that he mistyped and was saying that the Phone rang … but this would …

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The Gift of Compute

My mom needs a new computer … right now she has one of my old systems … a Pentium III 700mhz and a really junky 15″ monitor. Since I no longer need theshire anymore (all the applications that were running on it have been moved to gondor), I figure I’ll give the system to mom. …

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Programmer Humor

You can always tell what language a programmer works with by the way they names their kids. COBOL programmers give their kids long hyphenated names … like ANNA-MARIA, MARIE-CLAIRE, or HORATIO-ALOYSIUS. RPG programmers give their kids short names … like BOB, SUE, JOE, or AL. C programmers don’t name their kids … they just point …

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Backup Everything

Yes, this posting is in both the Life and Computer categories. It’s just a reminder that you should backup EVERYTHING! Your computer files, your insurance policies (which I have to do), AND the contact information on your internet domain registrations. Specifically, make sure the contact information on your domain registrations has a valid email address …

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Well Duh!

What the heck do you think people buy DVR’s for?

Will someone hit those people with a cluestick?

Another Article!

Heh … I’m going to be famous yet again! A few weeks ago I was interviewed by a Neil Tardy of IBM Systems magazine about midrange.com. The interview went well, and I was really pleased with the first draft Neil sent me. Turns out the magazine wanted a photo of me for the article. So, …

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