Archive for January, 2005

Tomorrow…The Idiotarod

Friday, January 28th, 2005

It’s just like the Iditarod, with a few minor differences.

Like, people instead of dogs, shopping carts instead of dogsleds, and New York City instead of Alaska.

Otherwise, it’s pretty much identical.

Casiellos In The News

Monday, January 24th, 2005

Gerry Casiello (my uncle) spends his retirement helping small businesses get off the ground in Connecticut.

Caitlin, You’re In For Caitlin

Friday, January 21st, 2005

Check out the third story. The lineup for Reno Galena High’s starting lineup:

Caitlin, Caitlin, Caitlin, Caitlin, and Kaitlin

Kaitlin?! There’s always a wise guy!

And You Thought Uncle Floyd Had A Bad Sense Of Direction

Friday, January 21st, 2005

Try this – go to MSN Maps

Enter these values
Start:
Address in: norway
City: haugesund
End:
Address in: norway
City: trondheim

Click “Get Directions”

That’s one heck of a detour!

From Norway to Norway, via the UK, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, and Sweden.

Pro Wrestling – As Real As Gladiators

Friday, January 21st, 2005

(via devnull)

It turns out modern pro wrestling may be more like Roman gladiators than we thought.

– New theory says Gladiators were pampered stars not abused slaves
– Gladiators earned so much from sport that Emperor capped their salaries

One does not simply walk into Mortor.

Wednesday, January 19th, 2005

(via Metafilter)
It’s Mordor. With a |

Folks have been grabbing screenshots from the Lord of the Rings movies and making animated gifs out of them. Like

Catapult

Boromir’s Invisible Phone

Sam Loyd’s Cyclopedia of Puzzles

Thursday, January 13th, 2005

(via MetaFilter)

Sam Loyd’s Cyclopedia of Puzzles scanned and put online into the public domain!

SnippetCompiler App

Thursday, January 13th, 2005

(via Scott Watermasysk’s blog)

A handy little application that lets you type in C#, VB.NET or ASP.NET snippets and run them. Much easier than starting up the IDE and creating a project, just to test out a few lines of code.

Dissecting a C# Application

Thursday, January 13th, 2005

apress is offering a free .pdf book on C# and the development tool SharpDevelop

Nice!

The Angry Chicken

Thursday, January 13th, 2005

The Angry Chicken – a pretty funny ad for running shoes, demonstrating the sport of parkour – or free-running. Apparently, the shoes being advertised are not particularly good for parkour, but when has that stopped advertisers?

Bush Calls Off Search For WMD

Wednesday, January 12th, 2005

(via MetaFilter)

U.S. Wraps Up Search for Banned Weapons in Iraq

Now maybe those guys can help OJ find the real killer.

New(?) IE Exploit – Make Sure Your Windows Patches Are Current

Wednesday, January 12th, 2005

A vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer, discovered in October of 2004 has been upgraded to ‘extremely critical’, since it allows an attacker to put and run programs on your computer even if you just visit a (malicious) website.
it allows an attacker to put and run programs on your computer even if you just visit a (malicious) website.

More here.

And here.

Microsoft has released patches – if you’re not set up to automatically download critical updates, here’s how to make sure you’re updated.

Of course, if you’re not running IE, you’re all set – this one can’t touch you.

Robot makers say World Cup will be theirs by 2050

Tuesday, January 11th, 2005

(via ACM TechNews)

Japanese roboticists claim that robots will win the soccer World Cup by 2050 UNLESS ANAKIN CAN DESTROY THE ORBITING CONTROL SHIP IN TIME!

It’ll probably take a little longer to program the robotic hooligans to destroy the stadium afterward.

Guess Who’s Back?

Wednesday, January 5th, 2005

back again…
Spamford’s back…
Warn a friend!
(apologies to Marshall Mathers)

Sanford ‘Spamford’ Wallace, the ‘reformed’ spam king of the 90s, got into a new venture – producing spyware, then selling spyware removal program (which apparently didn’t work). Tech dirt reports that he’s agreed to stop that as well.

What’s next for Spamford and his quest to make your PC useless? Who knows? Maybe he’ll come to your house and whack it with a mallet.

It Ain’t “The Simpsons”, But…

Wednesday, January 5th, 2005

(via Cartoon Brew)

… the an 5000 year old animation was discovered on an earthenware goblet in Iran.

(Story has a link to an animation constructed from the images.)

A Gentle Reminder To Read Before You Sign

Monday, January 3rd, 2005

(via s-t)

especially at ILuvVideo