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Google Talk

August 29th, 2005 | No Comments | Posted in Geek, General

I’ve recently downloaded Google’s new Instant Messaging client, Google Talk. It has a relatively spartan user interface, but the totally bitchin’ aspect of it is that its underlying messaging protocol is completely open (XMPP, based on Jabber, for those who care).

Why should you care, you might ask? Well, since it’s completely open, Google is putting pressure on all of the other popular IM providers (AIM, Yahoo and MSN) to open up their protocols for inter-op. The up side of this, is that hopefully in the future, you won’t need 4 different chat clients to interact with all of you friends, family members or co-workers.

So go download Google Talk when you get a chance (you’ll need a gmail address) and leave me a comment that you’re on, so I can add you to my buddylist. Don’t worry about submitting your email address…it only shows up in the admin interface for the blog, not on the publicly viewable part.

Xtreme Defense

August 29th, 2005 | No Comments | Posted in General

Lightning guns, heat rays, weapons that can make you hear the voice of God. This is what happens when the war on terror meets the entrepreneurial spirit.

New Addition

August 24th, 2005 | No Comments | Posted in General

Jen and I’s good friend Holly passed on earlier this spring. So after about 5 months of being pooch-less, we picked up our new friend the other day, Bailey.

Bailey was adopted from Aussie Rescue of St. Louis. Jen and I think aussie’s make about the best friend a (wo)man can have.

Science in America

August 24th, 2005 | No Comments | Posted in Geek, General

The Struggle Over Science

How Firefox Works

August 17th, 2005 | No Comments | Posted in Geek

If you want to know a little bit more about the Firefox browser, check it out here.

Open Source Enterprise Software

August 10th, 2005 | No Comments | Posted in Geek

If you happen to make buying decisions about software in the enterprise, here’s an article about open source alternatives.

50 Coolest Sites of 2005

August 9th, 2005 | No Comments | Posted in General

Here.