Monday, December 20, 2004
Thursday, December 16, 2004
Wednesday, December 15, 2004
While Wikinews aims to be a useful resource of its own, it will also provide an alterative to proprietary news agencies like the Associated Press or Reuters; that is, it will allow independent media outfits to get a high quality feed of news free of charge to complement their own reporting. Thanks to copyleft, anyone can create their own free news source—even a non-neutral one—on the basis of our work. Even if our articles will initially be few, they will be free, permanently available and not require registration before reading.
While we are faced with many new challenges, Wikinews will adopt the key principles which have made Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia websites what they are today: neutrality, free content, and an open decision-making process.
We seek to promote the idea of the citizen journalist, because we believe that everyone can make a useful contribution to painting the big picture of what is happening in the world around us. The time has come to create a free news source, by the people and for the people. We invite you to join us in this effort which has the potential to change the world forever.
Tuesday, December 14, 2004
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minimum system requirements. You are
recommended to use the MSN Toolbar Suite
with Internet Explorer 5.01 or later.
Don't they know we've banned their friggin' browser here?
Monday, December 13, 2004
Saturday, December 11, 2004
Admittedly, it's anecdotal, but this laptop thing sure didn't have an effect on me...
Wednesday, December 08, 2004
Thursday, December 02, 2004
Top 12 Dave Rutledge Inventions or Innovations
12. The one-handed topspin baseball swing
11. The Asynchrony Graphic Design Department
10. Ping-pong paddles with randomly appearing pips to ensure fair play
6. The Internet (sorry, that was Al Gore)
6. Punk-Rock Band-Aids
5. Guy Fawkes Day parties -- in America!
4. BugChat: IM program that keeps up with more than 500 concurrent chats while you work
3. .css for the home (allowing you to "skin" your rooms!)
2. The DaveBug Cardinals Ticket Plan: all home games from the 8th inning on (price: $0)
1. The Heterosexual Morrissey Look
Wednesday, December 01, 2004
Saturday, November 27, 2004
Tuesday, November 23, 2004
Well, in honor of Alex's "honorable discharge" from the service of Asynchrony, I'd like to propose a slightly altered version of the phonetic alphabet (okay, really altered) that, if Alex were put in charge, our nation's military might actually be using. For those of you who know the man, and I suppose for those of you who don't, that would be an entertaining, if not altogether frightening, prospect. Congrats, Alex, on your new job. We'll miss you -- and your unique lexicon!
|J||Juliet||Jew or Joes|
|P||Papa||Powder or Pimp|
|T||Tango||Tile (as in basement floor)
|Y||Yankee||Yo or Yomama|
Tuesday, November 16, 2004
Monday, November 15, 2004
Friday, November 12, 2004
Thursday, November 11, 2004
"It's good enough. It gets the job done. And it puts Microsoft at the table to play with everybody else."
I don't know about ya'll, but that doesn't sound very compelling.
-- return specific answers, such as facts, definitions, conversions and calculations, to certain direct questions by tapping content from Microsoft's Encarta encyclopedia;
-- launch specific actions from the MSN Search interface, such as listening to song samples and buying and downloading songs from MSN Music;
-- narrow search results according to various parameters, such as geographic location, news content, language, images, Internet domains, Web site address and Web pages' popularity or creation date.
Monday, November 08, 2004
Friday, November 05, 2004
GDSPlus is a free add-on that allows you to specify what extensions the new Desktop Search tool from Google will index. This includes the ability to add new extensions not yet supported by Google. You will be able to search the contents of any file that can be indexed as text. Examples include:
.xml, .sql, .bat
.log (mIRC and Trillian)
.cs, .vb (Visual Studio .NET source code files)
.frm, .bas, .cls (Visual Basic 6 source code files)
.wpd (WordPerfect), .rtf (Rich Text File)
Additionally, adding non-ASCII file extensions such as .wav, .rar, .png, .psd etc. will index just the filenames for search (PDF content is still not searchable, however). You can also remove support for any of the extensions that Google included and you do not want indexed.
Thursday, November 04, 2004
Wednesday, November 03, 2004
Friday, October 29, 2004
Tuesday, October 26, 2004
Thursday, October 21, 2004
Monday, October 18, 2004
Friday, October 15, 2004
They have a pretty eclectic menu with daily specials that range from Seafood Orzo to Gourmet Pizza. Try their homemade potoato chips!
They are only open for lunch Wed-Fri.
Their website is under construction, but stay tuned.
Thursday, October 14, 2004
Monday, October 11, 2004
To confirm that your adaptor is on the recall list or to arrange for replacement, contact Dell at 1-800-418-8590 or via the Internet at www.delladapterprogram.com.
Thursday, September 30, 2004
If this becomes standard equipment in all vehicles, it could prove to be the most distracting safety feature since the "dinging" seatbelt reminder. Hopefully it can be turned off or at least drowned out by the stereo. This wonderful new technology detects road signs and the speed of the car, and nags the driver to slow down.
Monday, September 27, 2004
PalmSource will announce their new smartphone OS tomorrow. It will be available on 11 upcoming phones, probably including devices from companies other than PalmOne. The new OS will include improved blackberry-like email, a new browser and better support for bluetooth and wifi.
Thursday, September 23, 2004
Tuesday, September 21, 2004
Monday, September 20, 2004
Friday, September 17, 2004
Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Tuesday, September 14, 2004
I've been looking for an extra-small external drive for quite a while and have been underwhelmed by the price per gigabyte value. The best I'd found was a 1.5 gig drive at Comp USA for $150 including a $50 instant discount.
This Apricorn EZ bus mini 40GB drive leapfrogs ahead of the pack, with a <$250 price street price tag in a tiny form factor.
Monday, September 13, 2004
Saturday, September 11, 2004
Friday, September 10, 2004
Blogging Our Hearts Out: Authenticity or Mediolatry Stew[ard?]ing (or Either/or Fallacy?)?
Speaker: Jeremy Clive Huggins, Eastern Washington University graduate student in creative nonfiction
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Borders, Creve Coeur: 11745 Olive Blvd.
Flickr is a great newish site that allows anyone to store and share photos. Photos can be available to the public or kept private. This is a great site to keep photos you'd like to use in your blog. It's a also a great place to find interesting photographs including those of current events. You can search all public photos by "tags" which are key words.
Tuesday, September 07, 2004
This is not a place to drop confidential files, but for normal use, it sounds like it might do the trick.
There are quite a few companies marketing cell phone jammers.
Friday, September 03, 2004
Specs on the upcoming new Treo are out (leaked.) They include:
- Built-in Bluetooth
- High Resolution Screen, much better than the current 160 x 160 Treo 600
- Better camera with 1.3 MegaPixels (current Treo 600 is VGA 640 x 480 camera)
- Different and brighter backlighting system
- Looks to be GSM compatible
- Removable Battery (current Treo 600 is not)
- Video Recording via Camera
- Faster Processor (not sure of the exact speed, but faster than the 144MHz processor in the Treo 600)
Wednesday, September 01, 2004
Asynchrony Solutions was featured today at a special session at the AFCEA DOIM conference. Here's a Treo snapshop of Steve Hirsch, who represented Asynchrony at the show, along with Ted Haddad, Zeke Salter, Tom Nowicki and David Elfanbaum.
Tuesday, August 31, 2004
Monday, August 30, 2004
Friday, August 27, 2004
here are two examples of purely java-driven, free strategy game sites that have worked reliably under netscape and ie for a long time. the first has been around a loooong time and is used by players all over the planet. it has remained essentially unchanged. the second is evolving very rapidly and is real-time, but i've never met anyone there outside the US:
turn based--challenge me to havannah, or pente or chess if u want:
real time--you can play against an AI opponent or other members logged in. too many other features too mention!
gamers have fun
This new toy cat is just like the real thing- it plays, has expressional movements and is affectionate. But unlike the real thing, it doesn't tear up your furniture and defecate in your kitchen sink (from what I can tell). The low-maintenance cat has been replaced with the pet that is maintenance-free, except possibly for routine maintenance, like oil changes, joint lubrication, or sending him back to the manufacturer for repairs.
Thursday, August 26, 2004
Saying goodbye to the gigantic PDA form facter, Garmin now brings us the the convenience of GPS mapping on a watch. That would have saved me a lost hour and late meeting on a trip to New York a few years back (which I still get teased about now and then.) You can snag one at Amazon for $117.94.
Wednesday, August 25, 2004
Gary's' gotta love this one. Here's a site that explains why it's smart to stop using IE and includes testimonials from happy switchers, as well as alternative browser choices. It was created by the The Web Standards Project a grassroots coalition fighting for standards that ensure simple, affordable access to web technologies for all.
The site must be getting a lot of hits, because it's been timing out most of the early morning.