Archive for the 'General' Category

hacker high n tight

Monday, April 18th, 2005

U.S. Military’s Elite Hacker Crew from Wired

In simple terms and sans any military jargon, the unit could best be described as the world’s most formidable hacker posse. Ever.

The JFCCNW is charged with defending all Department of Defense networks. The unit is also responsible for the highly classified, evolving mission of Computer Network Attack, or as some military personnel refer to it, CNA.

But aside from that, little else is known. One expert on cyber warfare said considering the unit is a “joint command,” it is most likely made up of personnel from the CIA, National Security Agency, FBI, the four military branches, a smattering of civilians and even military representatives from allied nations.

Hackers in uniform… what’s not to like about this? :-D

fraidy cat tech columnists

Saturday, April 16th, 2005

Whenever I read, John Fried’s tech column in the Inquirer [real cities reg required], I just get to wondering if he’s afraid of actually advising someone to use a Mac since he always has to end his if you switch to a Mac answer with this….

The vast majority of virus and spyware attacks are on Windows. But you should still protect your PowerBook with a firewall, an antivirus program and antispyware software.

I mean, I just wonder how many of my readers are using a Mac based antivirus program and Mac based antispyware program???

impressions of adobe golive

Thursday, April 14th, 2005

Now I’m obviously not a noted design maven, but this is a pretty crappy implementation of Adobe GoLive.

out tonight!!!

Saturday, April 9th, 2005

If it were only so easy to figure out what to wear….

Abundant Sunshine

Saturday, April 9th, 2005

What a beautiful morning….the weather forecast states Abundant Sunshine and I don’t have to go out and about until noon. :-D

I only wish I was able to sleep in. Even though my daughter is with her Dad this weekend, I *still* woke up at 7.30. But on the other hand, little else* beats drinking coffee and surfing wirelessly from your bed in a quiet house.

*this is a family oriented blog, we won’t get into that…

update

Sunday, April 3rd, 2005

My daughter has yet another fever tonight. It looks like she will be home from school tomorrow.

Saw Sin City this weekend. As someone who wasn’t familiar with the source material, all I can say is that it was…interesting. Clive Owen was cute, but unfortunately not shirtless at all in the movie, unlike several of his female co-stars. This review made sense of the movie.

Also, did anyone else catch that Basin City is supposed to be NYC? Did ya see the sign for Route 287 when the characters would drive out of the city? Also, the car that picked up Kevin at the farm had NY plates.

Internet To Close For Maintenance This Weekend

Friday, April 1st, 2005

Internet To Close For Maintenance This Weekend

April 1, 2005 Posted: 6:36 AM EDT (1136 GMT)

BERN, Switzerland (Reuters) — Long-scheduled maintenance will bring the
Internet down this Saturday from 9PM to 3AM Greenwich Mean Time.

The Internet Architecture Board, in coordination with the United Nations,
has planned an “infrastructure maintenance window” for several years.
According to IAB Senior Consultant Ursula TechenspĆ¼f “such a massive network
requires occasional maintenance to upgrade aging equipment.” Also planned is
the first resorting of IP (Internet Protocol) numbers since before the
dotcom boom.

TechenspĆ¼f added “Years ago, when the Internet was largely academic, such
maintenance was not as stressful or disruptive. Most maintenance can be
performed on a ‘hot’ network now, but resetting of the Internet core still
requires taking it down.”

Users should not expect to lose much data, although experts do warn of a
potential data surge when the network comes back up, and advise users to
bring systems back on the network slowly and cautiously.

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published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Happy April Fools!

Happy April Fools

Friday, April 1st, 2005

Google newest beta program. I like a company with a sense of humor. ;-)

Highlander Hybrid (you absolutely suck Toyota)

Tuesday, March 29th, 2005

Today I got a note from Toyota announcing that their Highlander Hybrid is now on sale and will be ready for delivery in June. That is the good news.

However, I did receive a completely nasty surprise to find out that the low end 4×4 Highlander will cost a whopping $34,430. Yup, you read that right. As compared to the base Highlander which cars.com is quoting me a starting MSRP of $25,680.

So, even figuring the $2,000 tax incentive that we’d have this year to purchase a hybrid car, we’re still talking a car that would cost me at least $32K, which is ridiculous - hybrid or not.

I am beyond consolation. Toyota screwed up on this one.

ok

Sunday, March 27th, 2005

Just who is googling me? I can see you in my logs…. :-P

Update: They have been outed. That is all.

I hate creating databases for other people.

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005

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I hate creating databases for other people….cause I can’t anticipate how they will use it.

Just take a wild guess at a recent project of mine. Rubbing salt into the wounds is that even though I taught computer classes for over 5 years, I have nearly forgotten all of my Access and MSSQL knowledge. Oh, and I’m coming to the conclusion that Access 97 is just simpler.

curiosity kills the cat

Tuesday, March 1st, 2005

OK, I give up…just who is the OS X lovin’ Comcast user near me who is reading my blog?