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 [cobus@frommel.net], or on AIM [frommelnet],…

  • July 15, 2001

Greymatter – Major renovations on frommel.net!

frommel.net went through major surgery. I now use Greymatter – a set of about 8 scripts (really neat) giving you an online weblog/journal, fully configurable and searchable, with features such as comments and 'karma' votes… Hopefully this way frommel.net will…

  • July 15, 2001