Monthly Archives: March 2006

Eolas Patent will B0rk IE in April

You may or may not heard about the stupid Eolas patent on plugins. They won, and MS will now have to break IE and change the way ActiveX, media and applets load in the browser. Wohoo! We are protecting innovation … Continue reading

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What I learned at Coffe Hour yesterday.

The CS department has a weekly Coffee Hour on Thursdays at 3:30 in the conference room on the third floor. Both students and faculty are invited. It is a very informal setting where you can chat just about anything with … Continue reading

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Banker’s Algorithm

I just found out that I was the only student in class who actually produced a working implementation of banker’s algorithm, operating systems class, school, schoolwork, msu, montclair state university, programming, java

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To WordPress of not to WordPress

I’m seriously thinking about moving away from blogger… The other day Matt jumped ship and switched to WordPress. Following his suggestion I created a free account: As you can see, it seamlessly imported my whole blog which is great. … Continue reading

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Fingering with Finger!

This… This is just too funny! Boingboing reports that teledildonics devices can now be controlled via finger: This program is a rudimentary teledildonics application built around the finger daemon – hence bringing generations of CS undergrad innuendo full circle. It … Continue reading

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Entertainment Industry is Terminally Ill

I came to a conclusion. The entertainment industry is dying. It will be done within the next few years, unless it completely restructures itself and drops the failing business models it is clinging too. And as every dying thing on … Continue reading

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I don’t know who made this, but LOL! Don’t try this at home… Tags: aliens, alien, humor, funny, silly

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б^H tries to connect to the internet

Today I have found bunch of interesting entries in my firewall log. Apparently an application named б^H was trying to access the internet at various times. Now, I don’t know about you – but if I see a weird sting … Continue reading

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Vaguest Exam Question Ever

One of the question on my Operating Systems exam today was to show two examples where multi-threaded implementation does not provide better performance than single threaded implementation. We were supposed to write some code/pseudocode to illustrate this… Every person I … Continue reading

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Karmic Bitchslap for Tony Soprano

Is it just me, or was Tony Soprano on a receiving end of a karmic bitch slap? If you dream about being slapped in the face by a bhuddist monk you are probably a despicable human being :P Seeing Tony … Continue reading

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Conqueror of Shamballa

I just watched the last episode of Fullmetal Alchemist, and right after I poped in Conquerror of Shamballa. To my knowledge CoS was never dubbed. My version was in Japanese with English subtitles. Ed’s voice just sounded so bizarre… I … Continue reading

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No breaking DRM, even if it may kill you

Wow… Just wow… The *AA organizations just transcended to another level of unspeakable evilness. This is from Freedom to Tinker: There were many suggestions to legalize breaking DRM if it would compromise critical infrastructure and/or directly endanger human life. The … Continue reading

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Tech Support Stories

Part of my job is tech support for our field employees… On most days the calls I get are easy to fix, but sometimes I get these bizarre issues that just boggle my mind. I encountered the weirdest email problem … Continue reading

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Some days are just weird…

Today was a weird day… I think I saw the stupid ProLiant logo in my dream… Damn that stupid server. This is the only thing it does these days – it shows ProLiant on the screen and stops. I have … Continue reading

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Plan B? There is no plan B!

Our server at work went down… It went down hard… So hard that it’s out of comission till tomorrow, when a new mobo and cpu get here. Sigh… Why on earth did we cheep out on the super-duper HP care … Continue reading

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Donnie Darko

I just watched Donnie Darko. I can honestly say this must be one of the best movies I have ever seen. Amazing, profound, thought provoking movie. Zewrestler mentioned it was good, but damn – I was completely blown away. I’m … Continue reading

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6 Firefox Extensions I could not live without

Here is the list of 6 Firefox extensions I could not live without: Adblock – I do not consider Adblock an extension anymore. I feel that this is an essential part of the browser. Adblock is the reason why I … Continue reading

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Woke up this morning, got myself a gun…

Sopranos are back! Yay! First things first – Medow’s strip dance thing scene was definitely to short. Was that a flashback scene or was this new? The whole beginning sequence was kinda funky, mix so I don’t know anymore. I … Continue reading

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New Caprica is a Dump!

Some comments on the Battlestar Galactica Season Finale last night: Why the hell did Cylon’s send Al from the Quantum Leap to deliver a peace message to Galactica? Wouldn’t it be easier to send another Boomer or #9? Now humans … Continue reading

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Recently I discovered a great little vlog news site called MobuzzTV. It is a daily 3 minute vidcast, talking about the things that are currently hot news on the interwebs. The site describes itself as “A vlog for the mobile … Continue reading

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Picky Fast Food Eaters

One of the most annoying things in the world is a picky fast food customer. I bet you saw one of them at least once in your life. Those are the people who make ridiculously complex orders at Burger King … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Earthlink Wireless

Dear Earthlink Wireless, You suck! If you want to stay in this business, please get your shit together. You already lost me1 as a customer, and I will make sure I tell all my friends and business contacts to stay … Continue reading

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Patriot Act Renewed

Sigh… It seems that Patriot Act is here to stay. Please excuse my language but the only thing I can say to this is:

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Homeworks From Hell

I just spent an inordinate amount of time on Dr. Deremer’s BNF homework. I’m still not sure if I got everything right but I just don’t feel like looking at it again. I still haven’t figured out a way to … Continue reading

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AOL Determined to Suck Even More!

AOL seems to be determined to implement their email tax scheme. As if they didn’t suck already… If people didn’t see a reason to quit this shitty ISP before, this should be a good incentive. My dad used to used … Continue reading

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