Monthly Archives: September 2005

Is FedEx truck killing my Wifi?

At work, we have 2 access points sitting side by side. We have our own setup with a trusty (but rusty) gargantuan linksys switch and a crappy sonicwall. The guys who share the office space with us have watchguard firewall … Continue reading

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Why does Copyright Protection deny common sense?

Every single software and hardware business in the world follows the mantra below: Increase Functionality Decrease Price Make sure the customer is happy Profit! But if you are involved in making DRM products or other copyright protection scheme, your mantra … Continue reading

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Teaching CS the Old School Way

I think overhead projectors should be mercifully gutted, de-bublb’ed and put out on the curb for morning garbage pickup. I seriously see no use for an old school overhead slides in a classroom today. Why would I want to screw … Continue reading

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Earthlink Sux

Here is a mini rant, because I’m to tired to complain for a long time. Earthlink fucking sux! Apparently the wireless dept. and the dialup dept. do not communicate at all. Yet, they are able to cancel and/or reactivate each … Continue reading

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Pegasus: Bad Leadership

Spoilage below – you have been warned. Here is what I can say about yesterday’s episode of Galactica: disturbing. Poor Sharon almost got raped :O I must say I actually cheered when Helo and Chief stormed the interrogation crew. I … Continue reading

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Ubuntu Firefox Package is totally fux0r3d!

Holy Crap! I have bad flashback to my Knoppix install days when you had to pray to the machine spitits before typing apt-get upgrade. Knoppix is essentially house of cards, when running from CD is works like magic, but the … Continue reading

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Digital File Check is Mallware

I think the music greed mongers are going a little bit to far these days. If you want to get pissed off check out the boingboing article about DigitalFileCheck or go straight to the IFPI press release. These guys apparently … Continue reading

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The Machine Spirit Never Sleeps

I ordered a brand new desktop for my little brother on Monday. A brand spanking new 3 GHz of raw power, 512 MB or ram and a hefty 160 GB HD. I made sure it had a decent ATI Radeon … Continue reading

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1984 in 2005

Students for Orwellian Society is probably one of the funniest, and most brilliant politically charged satires I have seen lately. The examples they bring up are so funny, and yet so true that it chills me to the core. We … Continue reading

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I have a thesis! Access Point must die!

Well, it seems that I’m back on track with the thesis work. I went from databases to distributed hyperspectral image analysis but hey, it sounds interesting. Now I just need to figure out what to do about my PHD plans. … Continue reading

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Residential Evil: Crapocalypse

I just saw Resident Evil: Apocalypse on HBO. I expected it to be a crappy movie (considering the overall shittiness of the first one), but this was worse than I could have imagined. I’m really glad I never seen it … Continue reading

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Books for Dummies

I stumbled upon this book while browsing around on amazon. I think the cover shown to the left here speaks for itself. If you actually need this book, you most definitely are a dummy! I think the dummies books are … Continue reading

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Battlestar Cluelessness

Alright. This is the first time I feel a need to rant about Battlestar lameness. This always happens when a show or a movie decides to talk about something that I know intimately and then gets it wrong. Apparently Cylons … Continue reading

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First Experience with Enlightenment

I checked out Elive Website, a live Linux distro (based on Morphix) using Enlightenment as the window manager. I’m a KDE user, and I don’t see myself switching to anything else at this point I do like to try new … Continue reading

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God! Why people don’t mak their emails NSFW!

A former co-worker just sent me an email with a picture of some extensive boobage. I normally wouldn’t mind, but I’m at work right now. My cube is huddled in the corner opposite the little printing station (which has the … Continue reading

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Meetings in Deep Space

Do this thought experiment for me. Pick a science fiction movie or a TV show. You can pick whatever you want, as long as this movie or show has space ships and contains at least one scene where 2 or … Continue reading

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I need to APPLY!

I’m a procrastinator… Making big decisions is not really my thing so I tend to wait till the last minute. For example, I haven’t decided if I want to go to do my MS until my last semester as an … Continue reading

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State of total clulessness at MSU

It is sad… Not a single person in my Image Processing class has a clue about how text files work. The task is simple – you need to prepend a 3 line header to a binary file. Easy as pie … Continue reading

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USPTO tries to brainwash your children!

I stumbled upon this while browsing boingboing today, and I must say this page makes my skin crawl. If I ever have children remind me to add uspto.gov to the web filtering software. Besides, I think pr0n is much healthier … Continue reading

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This is why I will NEVER buy TiVo

Remember when TiVo was the coolest thing under the sun because it actually “learned” what you liked and recorded stuff for you? It was hyped as the ultimate appliance for a TV viewer – a little box that will save … Continue reading

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Dumb Security Ideas

I just found this article on slashdot. I think the author makes some very good points. However, I do feel that allot of what he is saying could be easily used to push the TCPA agenda. Especially his points about … Continue reading

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Javascript Based Games

Lately more and more javascript, DHTML based games are emerging on the web. Prime examples of this new trend are the Javascript Mario and DHTML Lemmings. Both of these were mentioned on boinbboing this week, here and here. I’m actually … Continue reading

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Fullmetal is back!

This is awesome! Adult Swim will start showing new episodes of Fullmetal Alchemist starting next Saturday! I’m so excited! Fullmetal is one of my favorite anime shows. If you never watched it, you should definitely check it out. It has … Continue reading

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Speculating about Sharons hybrid baby…

Ok, we have learned two things today. First, we now know Sharon was honest when she said she does not maintain any communication with the Cylons. They seemed to be surprised to see her. So she is clearly acting independently … Continue reading

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Some people get it, some people dont…

Here is a prime example of how some people in the entertainment industry “get it”. John Steward, the host of the popular Daily Show on Comedy Central recently said that he does not mind people sharing his show on the … Continue reading

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