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Calling 867-5309 (in every area code)

Calling 867-5309 (in every area code)

According to his domain name, Dan is the man. Dan is also the man with the plan to find “Jenny.” He went about and called the phone number made famous by the 1982 Tommy Tutone song in every area code. As Dan says, “Free weekends and no long distance charges...

Bill Gates CNET Faux Pas

Bill Gates CNET Faux Pas

Bill Gates gave a presentation at CES on the digital lifestyle (video online), his Media¬†PC crashes and then he goes on CNET to call people who don’t support increasingly tough copyright/patent laws “communists.” Was he cranky? Was he making a joke? Did Conan O’Brien show him this poster from the...

How nerdy are you?

How nerdy are you?

I scored 71%, which I’m not sure is a good thing or a bad thing. Some people scored much, much higher.

Will 2005 Be Year of the Tablet?

Will 2005 Be Year of the Tablet?

According to Google Zeitgeist, Tablet PC was the number one Froogle search query for 2004. With Toshiba releasing a new Tablet PC geared primarily for the consumer market and announcing it at CES, the push to make the Tablet PC a mainstream product is on. There’s even a cool new...

Grid Computing About to Take Off

Grid Computing About to Take Off

You know a particular branch of technology is about to explode when consulting firms create “practices.” Satyam, an Indian IT consulting firm, has just started up a grid computing practice that is “targeting life sciences, government, financial services, geosciences and manufacturing sectors as potential grid service users.” This is a...

Frankie Says Relax NG

Frankie Says Relax NG

If you’re working on XSD Schemas and you find the syntax, well, pretty intense, then you might want to take a look at Relax NG. Relax NG schemas may be defined both in XML and a non-XML “Compact Syntax.” The next phase of my Tablet PC project will involve heavier...

Lava Lamps, X10 and .NET

Lava Lamps, X10 and .NET

X10 is a protocol for controling various home appliances, cameras and lighting fixtures. It’s better known for the obnoxious pop up ads for hidden wireless cameras. X10 has been around a while and will likely end up being the news more since it’s a good protocol for building intelligent homes....

The Clue Crew Is Hiring

The Clue Crew Is Hiring

The Jeopardy Clue Crue is now accepting applications to join their elite ranks. If you’re concerned about high tech jobs moving offshore, you can flex your intellectual muscle on the Clue Crew or you can go on Jeopardy and win a few million like Ken Jennings did. He was a...

Protect Your Site with HackerBasher

Protect Your Site with HackerBasher

Here’s a TechNet article that shows you an easy way to defend your IIS-based web site against automated attacks. It’s free and easy to implement. It may not thwart all the attacks aimed at your site, but it will stop script-kiddies cold. [found via Stefan Goßner] ps. that “funny looking...

Fortune Magazine, the Scobelizer, and Blobs

Fortune Magazine, the Scobelizer, and Blobs

It’s official, blogs are now on the mainstream media’s radar. Fortune magazine has a cover story on the power of blogging entitled “Why There’s No Escaping the Blog.” It’s a reference to 50’s horror flicks where the antagonist is a giant blob. No, not that kind of blob. Scoble is...