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

Pretty funny site selling ‘errorwear’

Here is a place that sells T-shirts with typical computer error messages. Imagine wearing a bright blue shirt with the BSOD printed on it! BTW, since using Windows XP (currently using the RC1 version) I have not seen a BSOD.…

  • July 31, 2001