Saturday, June 25, 2005

A blog for the ages : PostSecret

I happened upon this site by accident and thought the idea behind it was really great - I won't ruin it by talking to much about it, but I definitely believe you should go check this site out for yourself - PostSecret. It might just change your life - no joke.

The rise of the Browncoats

For some of you this will come as no surprise - but fans of Joss Whedon's series Firefly are very persistent, and very vocal about their love of the show and it's upcoming movie incarnation, Firefly. Well, Joss is really counting on them and their support - in fact, he's directed the marketing to them specifically. Fans have been able to attend advance screenings in certain cities, screenings where they viewed a early rough cut of the film. And paid regular admission price for the priviledge. Shoot, I would have gone if I'd known they were doing these!!

Watch out, there's zombies all over the internet

Here's an interesting article written for the New York Times about zombie PC's - computers infected with a virus that makes them usable by a malicious hacker to spread spam mail or as remote computers to assist in a denial of service (DOS) attack. I think it goes without saying, but keep those anti-virus programs up to date - and don't open spam!!

Friday, June 24, 2005

Study finds people in the UK think software piracy is no big deal

Two university researchers in the United Kingdom have completed a study they've titled 'Fake Nation', about attitudes toward software piracy/downloading copyrighted material in the UK, finds that people don't see it as a crime. Not totally surprising, but interesting findings nonetheless.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Another reason to beware of pop-ups

Seems that most web browsers are vulnerable to a newly discovered exploit, described in this article from It does seem like it'd be pretty complicated to pull off, but since Internet Explorer (Windows and Mac versions), Safari, and Mozilla/Mozilla Firefox are all vulnerable it is of some concern. I'm sure Mozilla is working on a patch for it right now though, they're generally pretty good about getting patches out to prevent new browser exploits.

This sounds like fun - Monopoly Live

But I'll bet it's also tough, since it's set in London - Monopoly Live. You pick a London cab (which has a GPS device in it), and buy properties around London. Whenever cabbies take their fares to your properties, you collect rent. So the trick would be knowing which properties to buy - so people in and around London should kick ass at this game. Still could be an interesting and fun game for those of us 'across the pond'.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Want to become Batman? It'll cost you - A LOT.

Here's a fun article written for that lays out what it might cost in the real world to become Batman, just like in Batman Begins. The cost involved isn't for the faint of heart, but it could be achievable if you had the resources and the will to do it.