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The Mars Scorecard

January 30th, 2004 | No Comments | Posted in General

An excerpt from the Mars Scorecard explains how it works:

“Welcome Space Sports fans! As you are well aware, Earth is currently the underdog in the solar system division in the Expensive Hardware Lob. For every piece of hardware that returns useful information from the Lobbee’s planet, the Lobber scores a point. For every piece of hardware sucessfully thwarted by the Lobbee (secret agent LGMs [two to a trenchcoat], IPBMs, “lasers”, blowing sand in the lens, etc…), they score a point.”

Strong Bad Email

January 28th, 2004 | No Comments | Posted in General

One of my favorite Strong Bad emails of all time.

Seriously…quit using IE

January 28th, 2004 | No Comments | Posted in General

So…

Here’s some info on a serious security problem with Internet Explorer. Here’s an excerpt:

“Guninski informed Microsoft in April 2001. The fact that the issue has been born afresh suggests rather heavily that the software giant has no way of preventing this from happening.

So how bad could it get? Just off the top of our heads — suppose someone set up a fake Hutton Inquiry site today with a link to the reportís summaries — how many people across the U.K. would download a worm this afternoon? And imagine the computers it would end up on.

The possibilities are endless, and since both spoof issues appear to be unfixable, it must surely place a big question mark over Explorerís viability as a browser. “

You need a new (better) browser.

Offshoring Jobs, Part Duex

January 28th, 2004 | No Comments | Posted in General

Here is another article discussing some of the issues surrounding this new shift in the American economic machine.

Studies on Linux help their patron: Microsoft

January 28th, 2004 | No Comments | Posted in General

This should come as no surprise.

Pope blesses break dancers…

January 26th, 2004 | No Comments | Posted in General

The title basically says it all… check it out.

Russian troops deployed to rescue beer

January 21st, 2004 | No Comments | Posted in General

It’s good to see that the russian army is keeping busy these days.

Offshoring Jobs

January 1st, 2004 | No Comments | Posted in General

Being a software developer, I’m sensitive to the new trend in offshoring software development tasks to foreign soil. Here’s a good write-up in BusinessWeek Online that talks about some of the emerging trends in offshoring labor.

Google’s Year-End Wrap-up

January 1st, 2004 | No Comments | Posted in General

In the same vein as the previous post, here’s a link to some of the most popular Google searches.

Top Yahoo! Searches of 2003

January 1st, 2004 | No Comments | Posted in General

Just in case you were wondering what people were searching for this past year, Yahoo! has a list of Top Searches for 2003.