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Shake Up at Disney

Shake Up at Disney

Now that the dust has cleared from the Disney shareholder meeting, analysts are trying to make sense of the move to both keep and get rid of Eisner. With both sides, declaring victory, this is going to take a while to figure out who has won and who has lost....

So Happy It’s Thursday

So Happy It’s Thursday

Today, is S.H.I.T. day, better known as “So Happy It’s Thursday.“ Smoothium.com is functional again. So is Ottoland and LimeLackey. Turns out the virtual directory settings were not configured properly to match the new server install. Oops, my bad. The weather in NY is a bit gloomy, but it is...

Dueling Banjos? Nope, Dueling Hackers

Dueling Banjos? Nope, Dueling Hackers

Some security analysts think that the recent worm outbreaks are the results of hackers (or groups thereof) duking it out and using the internet as a playing field. Technically speaking, these people are crackers (bad hackers). Despite what you hear in the news, not all hackers are evil miscreants looking...

Cubicle Madness!

Cubicle Madness!

I’m self-employed, so I have a great deal of freedom as to my working conditions (hours, etc). Sometimes, though, I’m required to be on a client site. Actually, my current client requires me to be on site much more often than not. I have a regular desk I sit at,...

Irony Can Be Pretty Ironic

Irony Can Be Pretty Ironic

Yes, I do realize the irony of my chastising open source programmers, while I, myself, am doing so on an open source blogging engine. The point I meant to make was that Open Source developers have to understand their motivations for coding and donating their time. The point that Clemens...

The Awful Truth About Open Source

The Awful Truth About Open Source

I learned very early on that there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Now, you can extend that wisdom to software. A German blogger writes an Open Letter to a Student, that’s sure to be a literary classic. It’s already caused quite a stir amongst the usual suspects. The...

Spring Weather Arrives

Spring Weather Arrives

Thankfully, it looks like we’ve been given a reprieve from the cold weather. Spring is thankfully around the corner.

March MCAD Madness

March MCAD Madness

One book down, three to go. I finished up the Developing Windows Apps in C# book on Friday. Over the weekend, I put together a little data entry application based on what I learned. I also managed to work out every day since Friday in a Lenten frenzy to improve...

MCAD Chase

MCAD Chase

One book down (Developing Windows-based Applications in C#/VB.NET), three to go.

Matrix Fans in High Places

Matrix Fans in High Places

Somebody in Microsoft is a big fan of the Matrix trilogy. First the Matrix spoof at the PDC, now rumors abound of a new project to upgrade Windows before the Longhorn release dubbed XP Reloaded. Let’s just be thankful that he’s not a huge Jerry Springer fan.