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Monthly Archives: March 2006



Bird on cactus This variety of bird is one I have seen before, but seldom and never this close. He flew over, landed on the cactus, then sat there looking at me long enough to get out the camera. Pretty unusual to land so close and hang around after seeing me. This bird was the […]

Sound familiar?


1984 “Imagine a world where people fear that their opinion cannot be expressed freely, where leaders are not held accountable for their deceptions, where perpetual war is waged against an unseen enemy” … That last part sounds kind’a like today.

Microsoft iPod


YouTube – Microsoft iPod

Nonsense — What is Your World View?

19-Mar-06 :: What is Your World View? (updated) You scored as Materialist. Materialism stresses the essence of fundamental particles. Everything that exists is purely physical matter and there is no special force that holds life together. You believe that anything can be explained by breaking it up into its pieces. i.e. the big picture can […]

Ubuntu, Debian, and Java


I have to admit to being considerably annoyed. On my Ubuntu box spent time getting Eclipse and Java setup. For ideological reasons, Ubuntu comes with a third-rate Java JVM, so I followed the twisty paths to get the current Sun Java JRE and JDK installed. After a bit more magic to get Eclipse to use […]

It’s Google and users, not Microsoft


Google Buys Writely In an overt challenge to Microsoft, search giant Google said Thursday it had acquired Writely, an online word processing tool, for an undisclosed amount. Years ago the press reported all about how whatever Microsoft was doing was a “challenge” to IBM. Now it is Google compared against Microsoft. Just to point out […]



VW GTi Commercial (Catapult) – Google Video Someone had way too much fun building that catapult. Too big for the contest?

(non)expert advice from ZNet


My sister sent me a link to this article. Windows Defender Beta 2 vs. spyware | Spyware Confidential | “As promised a few days ago, I finally got a virtual machine upgraded to Service Pack 2 for testing Windows Defender Beta 2. For the sake of convenience, I’ll refer to it as WD for […]