Americans work harder, Europeans work smarter?

According to CNN.com: “Using the most recently available data, the ILO has determined that the average Australian, Canadian, Japanese or Mexican worker was on the job roughly 100 hours less than the average American in a year — that’s almost…

  • September 3, 2001

The truth is out there…

According to CNN.com – August 17, 2001, astronomers announced Wednesday the discovery of the first solar system other than our own where multiple planets travel around a star in circular orbits.

  • August 21, 2001

How to write Unmaintainable Code

http://mindprod.com/unmain.html provides an great list of things NOT to do. Warning, this is for programmers only. Some of his “suggestions” sound way too familiar. One of my favorites: Consider equals As A Variable Name: Choose variable names that are English…

  • August 19, 2001

You go, girl!

The women of Sirt, a small village near Antalya on Turkey’s southern coast, had launched the bedroom strike in protest at the lack of accessible running water. Full story: CNN.com – Sex ban lifted in Turkish village – August 16,…

  • August 17, 2001

Microsoft Stinger

“Of course, a slew of features worthy of Microsoft can be found in the new platform, such as up to 100 hours standby time with screen on and PIM active; four hours talk time, a “large” color screen or economical…

  • August 9, 2001

Steve Ballmer’s dance

So this is how Steve Ballmer motivates his troops. Wow. Not sure if this works for me… you decide. http://www.w2knews.com/rd/rd.cfm?id=080901FL-BallmerDance

  • August 9, 2001

Car Security system using i-mode

Have a look at the following article from eetimes.com. “Now starting a three-month trial phase involving about 40 cars, the system has a two-stage alarm. If a thief bypasses the first alarm, an alert is delivered via e-mail to the…

  • August 7, 2001

Testing my DSL speed

So I finally managed to install my DSL connection at home. It is through T-Online, and they have a very funny way of setting it up. You have to set up a virtual modem device that connects through username/password, as…

  • August 5, 2001