Monday, February 28, 2005

Copernic Desktop Search 1.5 Beta Available

I've tried a number of desktop search engines and my favorite at the moment is Copernic. One of the best features is its ability to index network drives, which is pretty important to many people here. It also seems to be very stable and doesn't obviously slow down the computer even when indexing.

The new beta has a number of enhancements including Mozilla Thunderbird support.

Friday, February 25, 2005

Firefox Upgrade available

All Firefox users are encouraged to download security update at

February 24, 2005, (Mountain View, CA). The Mozilla Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving choice and promoting innovation on the Internet, today released an update to its award-winning Firefox 1.0 browser. The Firefox security update is available for the 27 million users who have already downloaded the free browser. The Mozilla Foundation encourages all users to download the update, which is available now on all platforms at

Here's the download page

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Gmail invites available

If you'd like a gmail (google mail) account and haven't been able to snag an invite, your wait is over. has a gmail spooler with scores of donated gmail invites for the taking.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Wash Ave Lofts is a great spot for finding many different lofts that are either under development or are already completed in the Washington Avenue area. Any lofts that are in the 63103 zip code fall into the HUBZone.

Here are links to specific lofts around the area: Wash Ave, Soulard, CWE, etc. You will need to double check the addresses against the HUBZone locator to ensure that you are looking at a loft in the HUBZone. (

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Google Maps in beta

Check out Google's answer to MapQuest. It's a pretty nice interface, although it was unable to find my parents' house accurately...

Monday, February 07, 2005

Mozilla Sunbird Calendar Just Released

Mozilla has just released Sunbird, the new alternative to Outlook's calendar.

From the site:

The Sunbird Project is a redesign of the Mozilla Calendar component. Our goal is to produce a cross platform standalone calendar application based on Mozilla's XUL user interface language. At the moment the Sunbird name is a project name. It is not official and may change in the future.

Our intended user is someone who uses Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird and wants a calendar application based on Mozilla.

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Spam Costs 2.2 Billion Annually in lost time!

Asynchrony Community Blog

Deleting spam costs nearly $22 billion each year, study says
Associated Press
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Time wasted deleting junk e-mail costs American businesses nearly $22 billion a year, according to a new study from the University of Maryland.

A telephone-based survey of adults who use the Internet found that more than three-quarters receive spam daily. The average spam messages per day is 18.5 and the average time spent per day deleting them is 2.8 minutes.

The loss in productivity is equivalent to $21.6 billion per year at average U.S. wages, according to the National Technology Readiness Survey produced by Rockbridge Associates, Inc., and the Center for Excellence in Service at Maryland's business school.

The study, to be released Thursday, also found that 14 percent of spam recipients actually read messages to see what they say, and 4 percent of the recipients have bought something advertised through spam within the past year.

The random survey of 1,000 U.S. adults was conducted in November and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.