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Thursday, March 27, 2003

 
Another application of Landmark technology - the world (especially first-world nations) generate LOTS of carbon dioxide, which causes greenhouse warming. One way to help that would be to capture carbon dioxide and store it underground.

Tuesday, March 25, 2003

 
ARGH! Trying to figure out how to get the EXIF comments that the Winodws Properties page saves to JPG files out, and into the web photo album. Turns out MS did something non standard.Mark M has a blog about his attempts.

Monday, March 24, 2003

 
Five days into the war. We are suffering casualties, as expected. We do seem to be progressing quickly at least. This morning I was reading some stuff on How Stuff Works about sidewinder missiles. The part at the end of this page was interesting. I have also recently been reading some pages about video cameras on model rockets - the rollerons would be a pretty good way, it seems, to stabilize those as well.

Wednesday, March 19, 2003

 
Sounds like the wargasm (part II) has started. Just sat and watched TV for a while. I have mixed feelings. Don't want this, but maybe this will be short and things will be better for the Iraqi people afterwards. Latest that I heard was the first strike was directly at Saddam. Maybe it worked and this will just end! One can hope it will be that simple. But I doubt it. Even if he was killed in the attack, I doubt that would end it.

Tuesday, March 04, 2003

 
Wired News: Google: Net Hacker Tool du Jour - an easy way (using Google) to find databases that are public on the net. Yikes! Hope you're not using FileMaker Pro!
 
Rivals chip away at Microsoft's dominance Open-source software takes on Windows, Office A story about a guy who was fined by the Business Software Alliance (an industry association co-founded by M$) because he had unlicensed copies of M$ software. So he wiped Windows off all his machines, and uses all Open Source stuff now. He figures he saved $80,000 in the past 2 years (even including the $90,000 fine!).
 
With 6 Degrees of Separation, Computers Stay in Sync An article in the New York times on grid computing

Monday, March 03, 2003

 
Just in case you were wondering, here's a guy with a take on The Meaning of Life. His take is that he is working towards a singularity - a point in time where we don't know what might happen after that. The singularity he is working towards? When computer intelligences, combined with human intelligence, starts getting twice as smart in matters of a year, then 6 months, then 3 months, then... Who knows? It could happen.