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March 2000 Archive

Palm files for IPO @Friday, March 31, 2000 - 22:53:57 - tu
Visor is going IPOstory and here

Force Commander News @Friday, March 31, 2000 - 22:37:42 - tu
Force Commander Demo
F C Review also here F C Review and here F C Review


Changed the Cam size again @Friday, March 31, 2000 - 16:17:56 - tu
Went up the the 160x120 size. Its just silly really. I doubt the cam can do much more anyway.
That whole column is like 120 anyway. I am racking up the extra hours this week.


Strange Story @Friday, March 31, 2000 - 09:55:11 - tu
Hong Kong Customs agents seize 5 Soviet built APC carriers bound for Mainland China. here
I am more interest in why? what would any need 5 APCs for. Maybe they are goin to take
them apart am start making some themselves?


PS2 woes @Friday, March 31, 2000 - 08:42:03 - tu
Sony recalls PS2 Util Disk it can be used
to watch DVDs from other regions.

Here is another story on Hackers defeating the Macrovision to copy DVD on a PS2 Story
PS2 Magazine site ps2mag - in Kanji
here is a personal page in japanese on the PS2


Finger Length and Sexuality @Friday, March 31, 2000 - 08:28:12 - tu
Sexuality and finger length - Very cool story

No Way @Friday, March 31, 2000 - 00:07:59 - tu
I actaully played a PC game. I did some Unreal-T by myself against some bots. I haven't practiced alot on the multiplayer levels. I was doing pretty good but the bots were better.
Found some PS2 News
Palm Story on Market Watch
More on Motorola and the PPC chip speeds Here
When animals attack the rich and famous. Story



Random Stuff @Monday, March 27, 2000 - 17:30 - tu
I have no idea but, I just love his expression. this would make a great caption contest.

A Welsh Hacker named "Curador" got a ton of Credit Card numbers including Bill Gates. Very Funny. Story

I have no real mechanical skills, I can build a PC stuff like that. Well today I tackled
a jammed electric evolope opener. The crazy thing is I actaully got it working and
had no extra peices. I amazed myself.

poops and giggles @Thursday, March 30, 2000 - 20:28:16 - tu
Pretty funny stuff

Playstation Fun @Thursday, March 30, 2000 - 12:16:32 - tu
Dug out the playstation last night. That would be the first time in maybe 9-10+ months.
My wife and I played some Puzzle Fighter IIx and Bubble Bobble 2. Of course she kicked
my ass, I kinda did ok at Puzzle Fighter, but my wife is a Bubble Bobble wizard.
I plan on getting getting a new one, mine is showing its age (like me)


hey look what I found. @Thursday, March 30, 2000 - 02:11:43 - tu
I found somewhere about playing zork on HHGG on Palms, PC etc... thru emulation.
Aboout.com - has a good section on it.
This Guy has most of the games online.
I found Scott Adams homepage.
He wrote interactive fiction for the dinosaurs, C-64,Vic-20, TRS-80.

A metric buttload of news @Wednesday, March 29, 2000 - 00:17:58 - tu
Linux Nerds Rise up against the MPAA Story
And people thought MP3 was an copyright nightmare. Here comes DivX story here

More info: here and here
and here also here
Thanks Aweful for the links.

Another story on the Visor being sold at several nationwide chains Story Here
More reasons not to trust online auctions Here
Mr Jobs put the smack down on a british company Story Here
Celery-on hits 600 mhz Story

Sims-addon on the way. Sims
I haven't downloaded Be OS just yet. I know its free but what would I do with another OS ???
I will say it again, This is the year of the Hacker. DoS Attacks, Bills Credit Card....
This is really funny, 2600 has registered fucknbc.com
It seems NBC doesn't see the humor it and wants to sue.
I could do a good one, www.my-ex-wife-is-nuts.com or something to that effect.

Darwin (love that name) might make the biggest step in evolution: To the Intel chips.
Apple is playing around with Tansmeta Crusoe chip. Story Here
These hackers have released a pretty heavy duty hacking tools for the Palm Here

Another Aweful contribution.
Apex DVD player can run Code Free and Play MP3s
here and here
Oh yeah its like 170 buck too.

Cool List of DVD Releases Here
Pretty Funny story about what some PC techs found inside some machines. Fingers etc... Story


Always on. @Tuesday, March 28, 2000 - 18:54:34 - tu
I am not away from the internet or a computer for 1 hour, and my wife sends me to my
computer to lookup something.


Misc stuff @Tuesday, March 28, 2000 - 17:46:43 - tu
Palm in the News
Dish Network (My DBS provider) has a package available. Story Here


Some Useless Stats @Tuesday, March 28, 2000 - 17:03:51 - tu
Pulled this info out of the server access log:
1 weeks ago: 2119 hits to the entire site
2 weeks ago: 2177 hits to the entire site
3 weeks ago: 1873 hits to the entire site
4 weeks ago: 1120 hits to the entire site
The increase seems to from better search engine indexing. The Namco Girls page
and the Tater Cannon are top for subpages. This doesn't seems to track my PSX
site and I am not sure why.

Been Reading @Tuesday, March 28, 2000 - 15:56:53 - tu
Bought a bunch of books this weekend. I got like 5 or 6 Robert A. Heinlein books. I picked
up a couple a few weeks back and really got into them. I was able to find a copy of Starship
Troopers, and its funny I kinda remember seeing the in Junior High. There are lines in the
movie that are word for word for whats in the book. I noticed that will Do andriods dream of
eletric sheep (BladeRunner) also had some passages line for line.


Some News @Tuesday, March 28, 2000 - 11:51:06 - tu
Reconfiguiring the Mac Clone in the office. took it apart, found the network card drivers.
Fun stuff.

Another story on the hacker who had Bill's credit card number.
Swedish maids sick of all the porn on TV. Story Here
Microsoft tries to squash Real Networks again. Story
AMD has a new cheap chip to go up against the Celeron Story


Cool toys @Monday, March 27, 2000 - 13:43:19 - tu
Actionace - Japan
Ghost in the shell toys Wow
Reiko Nagase Keychain


Visor available at Staples @Monday, March 27, 2000 - 13:23:02 - tu
Hot off the wires. 3 hour old story.
Staples will start selling Visors. Story


Visor Linkage @Sunday, March 26, 2000 - 18:59:46 - tu
Upgrade your palm/visor memory.
Visor Central
Springboard module list
Thinkoutside.com - Cool Keyboard

To many choices @Saturday, March 25, 2000 - 15:38:46 - TU
I have been reading about the Handspring springboard modules. It allows you to attach
mp3 players, digital cameras and pagers and modems. Innogear-FAQ
makes alot of the toys. Its a very temping idea, get a handheld pda now and update it down the
road with an addon mp3 player.


Remote @Saturday, March 25, 2000 - 14:59:59 - tu
Doing the remote thing this weekend. I am watching the Nasa TV channel doing live
coverage of the launch of the IMAGE
Image for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration. The older I get the more interested
I get into Science and Space stuff. I guess school killed any interest in learning at the time.


Dual Monitors @Friday, March 24, 2000 - 12:39- TU

TU is doing the Dual Monitor Windows 98 thing. Has a ATI All in Wonder Pro, and a SIS AGP Card. Oh yeah a Canopus Voodoo 3dfx card too. Talk about whacked.

www.registerfree.com @Thursday, March 23, 2000 - 21:31:34 - TU
These morons were giving away domains for an hour. I guess I was a bigger moron for trying it.
Time until Register Free: Momentarily.
We have been delayed slightly.
We will be starting soon.
Do not worry, this will go for a full hour from when we start


While trying to retrieve the URL: http://www.registerfree.com/
The following error was encountered:
Connection Failed
The system returned:
(11) Resource temporarily unavailable
This means that:
The remote site or server may be busy or down. Please try again later.

Its an Apache/1.3.12 Server, it wasn't even an NT server.

News News @Thursday, March 23, 2000 - 19:01:31 - tu
Breezecom stock up over 70% in first day as an IPO its symbol is BRZE