Jan Ole Peek

Monthly Archives: January 2006

Google execs keep $1 salaries

Google execs keep $1 salaries | Tech News on ZDNet Top executives of Google have once again agreed to be paid annual salaries of $1 each in 2006, counting instead on stock options and grants of the company’s volatile stock for their pay. In a regulatory filing on Monday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange […]

Canada has a new Prime Minister

So many things have happened since polls closed in BC last night at 7pm. The Conservatives have the most elected seats and will form a minority government. Paul Martin has decided he will step down after his Liberal party lost this election (big surprise there). What’s really interesting to me and very very wrong with […]

10th Super Bowl submission rejected

Hot Points – A blog by Go Daddy founder and president Bob Parsons Apparently GoDaddy has been trying to submit a TV commercial for this year’s superbowl. However, even their 10th submission has been rejected by ABC. Or maybe it’s the NFL. The NFL apparently has the right to review every TV commercial considered for […]

Heidi’s Legs

One of Heidi Klum’s legs worth less than the other You have to wonder who made this determination. Not a bad job to have though, evaluating super models’ body parts. I’d like a piece of that, please. I originally read about this at Dvorak’s Blog at, to quote the man himself, dvorak.org/blog. One of Heidi […]

This Weekend…

…has been an interesting one. Saturday was my brother’s birthday. He’s now 23 years old and showed up for dinner at my parents totally hung over. Poor guy didn’t look so good, even after he threw up in my parents’ toilet, but hey, that’s what you get for partying all night before 😉 Otherwise it’s […]

Hello World…This is Linux.

Last week I posted about someone’s blog entry telling us that something big was going to happen with Linux. That news has now been revealed and while it may not be as big as I thought, it could do a lot to bringing Linux out of the geek’s corner and into the mainstream. Here’s an […]

Juice, the podcast receiver

Juice, the cross-platform podcast receiver. After using iTunes for a while and getting annoyed by its resource usage, I came across Juice. Previously known as iPodderX this app is much smaller, more light-weight, and cross-platform. Not to mention open source software. It’s much more responsive and quite frankly better at synchronizing Podcasts. I’m very pleased […]

Strong Winds of Change For Linux

Not sure what this is but it sounds interesting: “In about 72 hours, a project will be announced that could have a mighty impact on Desktop Linux and the Community At-Large…If it takes off, then this day may very well be the day that Microsoft never wanted to see…The impact could be that great…Stand by […]