Archives for: October 2008

Fallout 3 has landed!

10/29/08 | by Adam | Categories: Games
This means no blog updates coming for the next few weeks, unless Ritchie or Dena get bored... more »

Review: Apple Airport Express's AirTunes

10/27/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Music, Reviews, Macintosh, iPhone
Recently I picked up an Apple Airport Express which is their little doodad that acts as a 802.11n extender, USB printer host and -- most importantly to me -- an AirTunes source. One of the problems I've been chewing on for a while is how to get my home… more »

AronRa's Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism

10/25/08 | by Nimble | Categories: Religion, Science
For a thorough treatment of the assumptions, presumptions and myths underlying creationism, you can hardly do better than to take in the scruffy-but-erudite AronRa's series on the Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism. His expositions on transitional… more »

You want your money? You're going to have to pay for it

10/21/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly
A few months ago I decided to get a new credit card due to, well, greed really. Anyway, I kept the old one for emergencies such as when I left the new one at a Houston restaurant like Pappadeaux (most excellent crab cakes by the way) shortly before… more »

Interesting requirements for selling used CDs

10/19/08 | by Adam | Categories: Copyright
This is not a law you want to see coming north of the border: In Florida, for example, anyone attempting to sell used CDs to a retailer must present identification and be fingerprinted, and any retailer looking to sell those same CDs must apply for a… more »

Wired on telecommuting

10/18/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology
Wired has an interesting article on the advantages of telecommuting rather than centralized offices. I partially agree: there are many excellent reasons to work from home. However, the article has clearly been written for a US audience and there are… more »

Yeah, that's slow

10/14/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology
Recently I had a need to access a remote machine over the internet to pull down some files. Alas, that machine was an Windows box running under Parallels on a 1.83 GHz MacBook access via VNC from a gateway machine itself accessed via Remote Desktop. If… more »

Background updating tasks

10/13/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology
ZDNet has a brief article on how a good idea can become an excessively annoying one. In this case, it's applications that run in the background in order to check to see that the version of software one has is the most recent one. On your average… more »

The incompetent hand of the marketplace

10/10/08 | by Adam | Categories: Politics
Truly I don't understand what drives financial markets and currency fluctuations: Canada's dollar broke southward through 85 cents US in morning trading, slipping to 84.87 cents, down 2.41 cents from Thursday's close of 87.28. [...] Other currencies… more »

Maybe IT security blowhards have a point

10/03/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology
Recently at work we found that one of our workstations had been compromised and was acting as a spam server. The primary user of that machine swore blind that he hadn't done anything wrong like visiting iffy websites and installing dicey software. As no… more »