Category Archives: Technology

Damsels in distress.

I got to go see Inception last night.  I thought it was a fine movie, although I saw the primary plot twist coming from about 14 miles away.  Still, the cast did an excellent job, and the movie was a … Continue reading

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How to influence (by remote control) people.

I don’t really know what to say to this. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9816703/ Some scientists have created a headset that allows a person to be steered by remote control. I think I feel the same way about it that the lady from the … Continue reading

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Nothing exciting.

My daughter is in France this week. She had the opportunity to go visit a good friend of hers who is living in France for a year. So off she went all by her big self to another country across … Continue reading

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Multi-user Real-time Text Editing.

This is cool.

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Gmail invitation disposal.

Gmail, the new free webmail offered by Google, has been bandied about the news services due to their offer of 1 gigabyte of free storage, and their controversial privacy policies. The service is still in beta, and so membership is … Continue reading

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Do not use Internet Explorer.

ZDNet has published an article detailing a new tactic in infecting computers on the internet. All you have to do to get infected is to browse to an infected website. These flaws in Internet Explorer exist in the fully patched … Continue reading

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Firefox 0.9 out.

I just upgraded to Firefox 0.9. It is an outstanding browser, that beats Internet Explorer in just about every single way. This latest release of Firefox is fast, small, and capable. They have streamlined a number of its features, and … Continue reading

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Got a Gmail account, it seems nifty.

Thanks to mefi user smich (and keli, though smich beat her by a hair), I have been given an invitation to Gmail, which is Google’s new email service. It won’t become my primary email, but I will probably use it … Continue reading

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Sound Recorder Sounds Off

This was just too cool not to share. Winnoise. (AKA a symphony in sound recorder, found on MeFi)

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Life imitates art? Sci-fi meets reality.

While perusing Slashdot I ran across a link to this article which details a powered exoskeleton that a person can “wear.” Robert Heinlein proposed such an idea in his book Starship Troopers (much better than the movie). The group at … Continue reading

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Nuclear Space Travel

Some newly resurrected ideas on nuclear-powered space ships are circulating around NASA. These articles explain some of the possibilities. Continue reading

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New version of Winamp available.

A new version of Winamp is available. And my initial impression of it is a good one, though it seems slightly bloated. Continue reading

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New digital camera.

On a related note to the entry below, I recently acquired a new Canon Powershot A300 digital camera. It’s not top of the line or anything, but it’s got quite a few nice features in it. My biggest complaint about … Continue reading

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New Graphics card on the way.

Well, I have a new video card on the way. It’s a present for my birthday, paid for by my lovely wife. It is an Inno3d Geforce4 Ti 4200 video card. It should give me a bit more oomph when … Continue reading

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I cut my couch in half.

Several years ago, we moved a large, green couch into our living room. As I remember, it came in the front door with a bit of pushing. Last night we decided it was time for the couch to go. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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