Jan Ole Peek

Monthly Archives: November 2005

So glad not to be American

Miami Police Take New Tack Against Terror By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press Writer MIAMI Miami police announced Monday they will stage random shows of force at hotels, banks and other public places to keep terrorists guessing and remind people to be vigilant. Deputy Police Chief Frank Fernandez said officers might, for example, surround a bank […]

Web 2.0?

Web 2.0 is a term often applied to a perceived ongoing transition of the World Wide Web from a collection of websites to a full-fledged computing platform serving web applications to end users. Ultimately Web 2.0 services are expected to replace desktop computing applications for many purposes. What it means to me is that all […]

Why do people still use IE?

Here’s another reason why: Unpatched IE Flaw Is Worse Than Expected By Larry Loeb November 28, 2005 Last week was shortened by the Thanksgiving holiday, and it seemed the malware guys took it off as well. There was not much going on of recent origin, and the biggest blip on the security radar was the […]

French Terror Level

AP and UPI reported today that the French government announced that it has raised its terror alert level from “Run” to “Hide.” The only two higher levels in France are “Collaborate” and “Surrender”. The raise was precipitated by a recent fire which destroyed France’s white flag factory, thereby disabling its military.Funny

BlinkList Toolbar

I’ve posted a new version in the new forums on my site here. It’s got a lot of new features and a much nicer design. Thanks go out to the folks at Blinklist.com for providing me with feedback and images. Check out the latest version at http://www.jpeek.net/forums/viewforum.php?f=1. PS: All future releases will be posted in […]

Cops Taking Down Kids

Well that was an interesting lunch. Saw a number of cop cars racing down the highway and then all meeting up at the park across from my office. There was a group of kids (late teens, early twenties) huddled around and then we watched them put up their hands and all lay down in the […]

My Firefox Extensions

Mozilla Update :: Extensions I created two extensions for Firefox a few weeks ago and they finally got posted on Mozilla Update now. One is a toolbar for Blinklist.com, a social bookmarking service; the other is a button for Metawishlist.com, an online wishlist site.

$100 laptop

World’s first working $100 laptop That’s why he is at the World Summit on the Information Society, the giant UN-sponsored gathering that starts Wednesday in Tunis. Negroponte plans to show for the first time a working prototype of his new device, intended for hundreds of millions of mostly-poor students worldwide. The techies and government ministers […]