Steve Ballmer’s dance

So this is how Steve Ballmer motivates his troops. Wow. Not sure if this works for me… you decide.

  • August 9, 2001

Car Security system using i-mode

Have a look at the following article from “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

MCSE Base Salaries Dropping

According to InformationWeek, a new job might pay less than you are getting now. If you’re an MCSE your yearly pay is dropping. A new survey by the Wilson research group shows average base pay for an MCSE dropped 7%…

  • July 27, 2001

About Windows XP and Product Activation

InterTrust is suing Microsoft for infringing on their patent with the Windows Product Activation. This is ridiculous. Worse than Amazon's one-click patent. Ed Fish, President of InterTrust's MetaTrust Utility Division said. "Microsoft's 'product activation' technology prevents a user from continuing…

  • July 27, 2001

Great reading: Orson Scott Card – The Ender Series

I recently started reading Orson Scott Card's science fiction novels "The Ender Series". I still have a few books to go to complete the series, but I can highly recommend it even if you don't normally read science fiction. Ender's…

  • July 23, 2001

The Big Mac Exchange Rate

Use FXBigMac to find out exactly what your $ is worth in different countries. It tries to indicate the relative buying power in different countries using a stable currency such as the Big Mac.

  • July 17, 2001

Trillian – a cross-platform Messenger

I started using Trillian about a week ago. It works with MSN Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ and IRC through a single unified program. It is also completely skinnable. You can reach me on MSN [], or on AIM [frommelnet],…

  • July 15, 2001