January 24th, 2005

The Best Dogblog Ever.

blog errata

January 18th, 2005

I have gotten my monthly archives working again. Praise be.

January 18th, 2005

I caught this as a tv commercial as I was making my daughter breakfast this morning.

I love it. Done in the style of the Beastie Boys Sabotage music video, has got to be the funniest thing that was EVER paid for by my PA tax dollars.

End of an Era

January 13th, 2005

Washington DC’s WHFS goes from alt rock to Spanish language radio

This is truly a sad monent in radio history. I spent many a summer night when I was a teen listening to WHFS on my walkman at my parents’ summer house in Maryland. (I mean what other radio station was playing Echo and the Bunnymen and Siouxsie and the Banshees?)

Microsoft Anti-Spyware

January 13th, 2005

Not too long ago, I installed the Microsoft anti-spyware beta for giggles and while no spyware was found on my system (I usually use Firefox), I was damn surprised to discover that one of the components specifically gcasDtServ.exe, uses a whopping 9k of RAM. I like to run my machine lean and mean, and damn, that’s a bit much to have running in the background continually.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and all that…

December 26th, 2004

I do believe that this year’s theme shall be remembered as “How To Love & Appreciate Your Family (Even If They All Drive You Nuts At Times).”

I hope everyone had a good one.

Oh, and if you are ever looking for a special baked good to bring over as a hostess gift, The White Trash 7-Up Cake is a sure winner.

ISP awarded $1 billion in anti-spam lawsuit

December 18th, 2004


U.S. District Judge Charles R. Wolle filed default judgments Friday against three of the defendants under the Federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and the Iowa Ongoing Criminal Conduct Act.

AMP Dollar Savings Inc. of Mesa, Ariz., was ordered to pay $720 million and Cash Link Systems Inc. of Miami, Fla., was ordered to pay $360 million. The third company, Florida-based TEI Marketing Group, was ordered to pay $140,000.

Kramer’s attorney, Kelly Wallace, said he is unlikely to ever collect the judgment, which was made possible by an Iowa law that allows plaintiffs to claim damages of $10 per spam message. The judgments were then tripled under RICO.

Even if a judgement is never collected, it’s a nice feeling to know that finally justice has been served.


December 3rd, 2004

Did anyone else get a strange Amazon error (on all of the Amazon properties) from 2.30-2.45ish pm EST? It was not a DDoS, Instead, I was getting an error that said something like “thank you for your order, please check back again”.

All I can say is that I’d hate to be the dude who did the misconfiguration during the holiday season.

You know you’re in a football crazy town when…

October 24th, 2004

1) People won’t call you back until AFTER the game is over.

2) You go to a house of worship and you see people, lots of people, wearing team jerseys, sweatshirts, etc… and it’s not even close to the superbowl yet.

Apple Store Christiana Mall

October 17th, 2004

Why, yes, I did attend the Grand Opening of the Apple Store at the Christiana Mall. ooooohhhh shiny. And yes, the place was packed when I was there in the afternoon.

It’s nice to have an Apple Store so close to home and work. The only drawback is that I thought that the store was kinda small compared to other Apple Stores I’ve visited.


October 16th, 2004

If you’re an up and coming e-commerce HTML Monkey “developer”, please remember the image alt tags. plz thx.

I really, really don’t enjoy cleaning up people’s work, especially for someone’s site design that was all .gif in the first place something so elementary as this.

Query: Saturday Night

October 9th, 2004

Why does the Web go suddenly quiet on a Saturday night, it’s not like you all have dates, now is it?

[crickets chirping]