Monthly Archives: August 2006
Landmark II – The roof is on FIRE!
So my rather slow day turned a little more exciting around 11:30 am when I saw black smoke drifting outside of my office window. After some peeking through locked office doors and windows I finally went outside to see what was going on. The parking lot was full of people and over on the other […]
A new way to test your bandwidth
The site allows you to select servers to ping from around the country on an interactive map and graphically displays connections as they travel with varying speeds along the way. It also lets you store results of tests for your computer and sort them by date, time, speed and distance. read more | digg story
The riddle of China’s Area 51
On the internet, a little mystery can go a long way. “Six weeks ago, a man living in Germany and calling himself KenGrok, announced a fascinating discovery on a Google Earth Community forum. Poring over satellite images of China on the free Google Earth service, he came across a strange plot of land – approximately […]
Tomorrow @ 21:30, the US war in Iraq will outgrow their involvement in WWII
On August 15, 2006 21:30 EST the United States will have been at war in Iraq longer than it was at war with Germany in World War II. “We’re counting from the day Germany declared war on the US (December 11, 1941) to VE day (May 8, 1945). This is 1244 days. The Invasion of […]
Huge Firefox crop circle – aliens do prefer Firefox!
This past weekend, the OSU Linux Users Group descended on a field in Oregon to create a 45,000+ square foot crop circle of Firefox. The photos of this, taken from planes and helicopters, are incredible. read more | digg story
Novell’s giant killer: Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
I’m rather impressed. Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10 is designed to do just that – impress the user from the start, with a smooth and (mostly) simple experience that will satisfy the secretary through to the MD. It does still have some areas to work on, however.
I love it when there are some benefits of this podcast we’ve been doing (Battlefield Podcast). Got this in the mail the other day, brand new zBoard keyboards. Hooray!