Saturday, February 05, 2005

If you use Windows, be sure to go to Windows Update on Tuesday...

13 security vulnerabilities in Windows will get Security patches on February 8th. Or be prepared to get hit by whatever viruses are out now (or are currently being created) to take advantage of these latest security holes in Windows. As a wise man once said - "To be forewarned is to be fore-armed"...

Friday, February 04, 2005

Napster's plan to take on iTunes

Yes, you read that right - Napster. They're still alive and have just announced their plan to take the iTunes Music Store on. It's called NapsterToGo - basically unlimited song downloads to a compatible portable MP3 player for a monthly fee of $15. But - the Apple iPod is not compatible. So I guess we'll have to see how this works for them, since they don't directly support the most popular MP3 player out there.

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Not quite sure if this is brilliance or stupidity...

A sixteen year old kid has been charged with a misdemeanor for hooking up a keystroke logging device to his teacher's computer. He's a student at Clements High in Sugar Land, TX. The dumb thing he did that got him caught was offering answers for sale to other students. School district police (who knew there was such a thing?) referred the case to the Fort Bend County District Attorney's Office, which has charged the teen with breach of computer information, a Class B misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $2,000 and up to 180 days in jail. Oopsie! I'd say the teacher isn't really observant, but these things are really small and unobtrusive - apparently the one he used is about the size of a pen cap and connects between the keyboard port on the PC and the cord leading to the keyboard. Who'd think to go rooting around back there looking for something like that...hmmm, maybe I should check MY work computer!

State of the Union

Don't care about the State of the Union address, like me? Well, do what I did - watch's Second Term cartoon! Keep counting down, Countdown Clock - man, I can't wait till that thing hits zero...

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Finale of The Amazing Race airs next Tuesday

It's coming down to the wire - the two-hour finale of The Amazing Race will air Tuesday February 8th on CBS. It's been a great season (especially since Jonathan and Victoria got the boot), and I'm really hoping that Kris and Jon win. They have really run a good race, and have had a great attitude throughout the race - got a little down last night during all the trouble they had with cabs in Shanghai - but ended up pulling out a 3rd place finish for the leg. Can't wait for the finale - but the wife and I are bummed that we can't go to TARCon again. TARCon is a big party thrown at the end of each season by some of the fanatics over at, and it's going to be held at Play By Play, the sports bar inside Madison Square Garden just like it was after last season ended. It's a huge party - a lot of past and present Racers come by, as well as tons of fans. And occasionally, Phil Keoghan himself makes an appearance. Oh well, eventually my wife and I will get to go to a TARCon, we hope!

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Have you ever played Price Is Right...on WEED??

So when I'm home from work on Monday and Tuesdays I like to watch The Price Is Right. Sure, it's a guilty pleasure, but I've been watching it for years and I'm not about to stop now. So anyway, on the show today, a college kid gets called to "Come on down!" and be a contestant. The first thing he makes a bid on, he tells Bob Barker "I've waited my whole life to do this" - and bids $420. Oy. Of course, he's not even close. Next time up, he bids $1420. Oh, hardy har har. Of course, he's wrong again. Next time up - it's the last chance any of these people have to get up on stage because it's the last round - and he bids $420. AGAIN. And of course, before he did it, says "I guess I have to bid $420, Bob." And, also of course, he's wrong. AGAIN. For a stupid pot joke. God, what a tool. I'm pretty sure Bob didn't get it, but from the reaction of a lot of the audience members, they sure got it. Wonder if they were high too?

Fame! I wanna live forever...ah, who am I kidding

I'd never ever heard of till a couple days ago, when I found out that I'd been quoted in it. My post on Saturday about the ruling against Jeffrey Lee Parson was quoted liberally in the article (big thanks to rio for the comment that brought it to my attention). Weird to see something you wrote linked to on some other website like that, kind of cool as well! And it's increased traffic to the site - 24 hits yesterday alone. I know that doesn't sound like a lot, but I'll take whatever I can get. So, thanks all for stopping by, and thanks to for the exposure!