Thursday, June 30

Welp -- My thoughts on God.

Well, it's 1:00, so much for FedEx efficiency.. My Mac is not here yet.

Okay, well in response to the religious discussion we've been having on there, let me give me give my revamped conclusions.

1. I am not very religious

--> I just want to have an understanding.
2. I do not believe in a "religion" (ex. Baptist, Catholic, Muslim, Hindu)

--> The Church is in our hearts. Not in a "steepled" facility. Church is where you are.
4. God never said he was a "Christian"
--> Christian is a word we invented as Humans. God just is.
5. God didn't say he was anything.
--> God said that we are God. We are all a part of Him, as He is a part of Us.
6. God said "I am God."
--> They (God) don't need to. We (humans) know this. Even though we do not believe it.
7. If the Ten Commandments are law. There should be more.
--> Humans made up laws to try and tell others what to do. The Truth is, is that God already knows what you are going to do. He knew a billion years ago. The reality of this life is that you have to understand WHY.
8. God should appoint some dude on Earth as his representative, that dude should be over all Governments and Courts, and when a decision gets that high, that dude should turn around and ask God, hey God, whatcha think... and then therefore.. it is.
--> He did. All of us. All of us are his represenatives. Free Choice allows us to follow Him or not.
9. The Bible is the Bible. It's black and white. It's not open for interpretation, it's law, follow it. Although I am sure all of us would love to sit down and talk to God and ask him what he meant by certain things.
10. God didn't write the Bible. Men did. God inspired it.

--> The Bible is ours. It's Human. Written by Humans. God told them what to write, but they filtered it. No movie or book or other human explanation of the Divine is literally true. Not even the Bible. We all know this. The authors of the Bible wrote it through their personal filters.

1. If Jesus is God's son, how are Jesus, God, and they Holy Spirit, one person? Isn't that physically impossible? And when Jesus died, he said "Father, into your hands I commend my spirit". So Jesus Died. Gave his spirit to God, who again, is a different person. But I thought they were one?
--> To refer to God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit as three seperate entities is wrong. Jesus was a human incarnation of the Energy that which is is God. God is Energy (or an Energy) the "Holy Spirit" is the essence of that Energy.

2. Who is the Pope?
--> A human. A Human who has dedicated his whole being to serving God. Only the rest of us should be so lucky. But he's isn't special. All of us have the same communication with God that he does. We are God, God is Us.
3. Who is right?
--> God.
4. Should we stop interpreting the Bible and start following it?
--> You should find meaning in the Bible, and follow God.
5. How does the Bible fit into modern society? For example, Abortion.. Bible says it's wrong... Okay... Well Someone rapes your 11 year old daughter, and she becomes pregnant.. is it wrong then? If you say, "Well the Rape should have never taken place in the first place" Good point. I agree.. But it happened... what now?
--> There is no death. The energy just moves. Maybe it will return in another physical form later. Life never end. It never begins. You can't kill anything or anyone, the Energy just moves. Nothing happens against the will of God. Life, and all that is occurring, is an expression of God's will--read that, your will--made manifest. Human will is God's will. There is only one of us. God and Humans. Life is God's will, expressed perfectly. Humans can't decide to end a life. They can't. Life doesn't die.

Another Milestone reached

I've reached another milestone. Twice as many hits as last month. More than 13000! Judging by the law of averages, I may reach 14000 by the end of today (last day of the month)... That's cool.

Welp -- My thoughts on God.

Well, it's 1:00, so much for FedEx efficiency.. My Mac is not here yet.

Okay, well in response to the religious discussion we've been having on there, let me give me give my revamped conclusions.

1. I am not very religious

--> I just want to have an understanding.
2. I do not believe in a "religion" (ex. Baptist, Catholic, Muslim, Hindu)

--> The Church is in our hearts. Not in a "steepled" facility. Church is where you are.
4. God never said he was a "Christian"
--> Christian is a word we invented as Humans. God just is.
5. God didn't say he was anything.
--> God said that we are God. We are all a part of Him, as He is a part of Us.
6. God said "I am God."
--> They (God) don't need to. We (humans) know this. Even though we do not believe it.
7. If the Ten Commandments are law. There should be more.
--> Humans made up laws to try and tell others what to do. The Truth is, is that God already knows what you are going to do. He knew a billion years ago. The reality of this life is that you have to understand WHY.
8. God should appoint some dude on Earth as his representative, that dude should be over all Governments and Courts, and when a decision gets that high, that dude should turn around and ask God, hey God, whatcha think... and then therefore.. it is.
--> He did. All of us. All of us are his represenatives. Free Choice allows us to follow Him or not.
9. The Bible is the Bible. It's black and white. It's not open for interpretation, it's law, follow it. Although I am sure all of us would love to sit down and talk to God and ask him what he meant by certain things.
10. God didn't write the Bible. Men did. God inspired it.

--> The Bible is ours. It's Human. Written by Humans. God told them what to write, but they filtered it. No movie or book or other human explanation of the Divine is literally true. Not even the Bible. We all know this. The authors of the Bible wrote it through their personal filters.

1. If Jesus is God's son, how are Jesus, God, and they Holy Spirit, one person? Isn't that physically impossible? And when Jesus died, he said "Father, into your hands I commend my spirit". So Jesus Died. Gave his spirit to God, who again, is a different person. But I thought they were one?
--> To refer to God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit as three seperate entities is wrong. Jesus was a human incarnation of the Energy that which is is God. God is Energy (or an Energy) the "Holy Spirit" is the essence of that Energy.

2. Who is the Pope?
--> A human. A Human who has dedicated his whole being to serving God. Only the rest of us should be so lucky. But he's isn't special. All of us have the same communication with God that he does. We are God, God is Us.
3. Who is right?
--> God.
4. Should we stop interpreting the Bible and start following it?
--> You should find meaning in the Bible, and follow God.
5. How does the Bible fit into modern society? For example, Abortion.. Bible says it's wrong... Okay... Well Someone rapes your 11 year old daughter, and she becomes pregnant.. is it wrong then? If you say, "Well the Rape should have never taken place in the first place" Good point. I agree.. But it happened... what now?
--> There is no death. The energy just moves. Maybe it will return in another physical form later. Life never end. It never begins. You can't kill anything or anyone, the Energy just moves. Nothing happens against the will of God. Life, and all that is occurring, is an expression of God's will--read that, your will--made manifest. Human will is God's will. There is only one of us. God and Humans. Life is God's will, expressed perfectly. Humans can't decide to end a life. They can't. Life doesn't die.

Another Milestone reached

I've reached another milestone. Twice as many hits as last month. More than 13000! Judging by the law of averages, I may reach 14000 by the end of today (last day of the month)... That's cool.

Wednesday, June 29

Respect for the soldier


What follows is a message from Vicki Pierce about her nephew James' funeral (he was serving our country in Iraq): "I'm back, it was certainly a quick trip, but I have to also say it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. There is a lot to be said for growing up in a small town in Texas.

The service itself was impressive with wonderful flowers and sprays, a portrait of James, his uniform and boots, his awards and ribbons. There was lots of military brass and an eloquent (though inappropriately longwinded) Baptist preacher. There were easily 1000 people at the service, filling the church sanctuary as well as the fellowship hall and spilling out into the parking lot.

However, the most incredible thing was what happened following the service on the way to the cemetery. We went to our cars and drove to the cemetery escorted by at least 10 police cars with lights flashing and some other emergency vehicles, with Texas Rangers handling traffic. Everyone on the road who was not in the procession, pulled over, got out of their cars, and stood silently and respectfully, some put their hands over their hearts, some had small flags. Shop keepers came outside with their customers and did the same thing. Construction workers stopped their work, got off their equipment and put their hands over their hearts, too. There was no noise whatsoever except a few birds and the quiet hum of cars going slowly up the road.

When we turned off the highway suddenly there were teenage boys along both sides of the street about every 20 feet or so, all holding large American flags on long flag poles, and again with their hands on their hearts. We thought at first it was the Boy Scouts or 4H club or something, but it continued .... for two and a half miles. Hundreds of young people, standing silently on the side of the road with flags. At one point we passed an elementary school, and all the children were outside, shoulder to shoulder holding flags ... kindergartners, handicapped, teachers, staff, everyone. Some held signs of love and support. Then came teenage girls and younger boys, all holding flags. Then adults. Then families. All standing silently on the side of the road. No one spoke, not even the very young children. The last few turns found people crowded together holding flags or with their hands on their hearts. Some were on horseback.

The military presence...at least two generals, a fist full of colonels, and representatives from every branch of the service, plus the color guard which attended James, and some who served with him ... was very impressive and respectful, but the love and pride from this community who had lost one of their own was the most amazing thing I've ever been privileged to witness.

I've attached some pictures, some are blurry (we were moving), but you can get a small idea of what this was like. Thanks so much for all the prayers and support."

Security Bytes: Infected computer leaks nuke plant documents

Security Bytes: Infected computer leaks nuke plant documents

Whoops!

Going into the Military

Recently, secretly, (I've haven't told my wife about my thoughts) I've been thinking about going back into the Army.

Actually, I've been thinking about what it would be like if I went back into the Military. It's a different Army now then when I got out. The Soliders are different, but it is also weaker (IMO). They promote everyone to E-5 (read: I didn't say "NCO", you have to earn the righ to be an NCO) without even going to a promotion board!!

I miss the guys. I miss the life, the fun, the deployments, (the 30 days vacation). The Army is a great place, and I loved it when I was in. I got out just before the war started (actually was Medically discharged) and missed the whole thing. Sad.

Ironically, I can't go back in. The only way I could get back in is with a Medical waiver. The only job I could do would be a secretary (back injury)... I'd want to go back in as infantry, and I know my back couldn't physically handle it, so that kinda dashes my possibilities.

But I miss it.
Do I believe that everyone should serve? Yes. Do I believe that everyone is eligible to serve? No.

Space -- Deep Impact

Space

I think this is kinda cool. Imagine the people working on this though..

You have to aim a spaceship at a comet, which, by launching it in certain direction you have to aim a this little dot, where you think the little dot will be in 6 months. That's gotta suck.

Cablevision Teams With Narad to Deliver Fastest Two-Way Broadband Experience in the New York Metropolitan Area

Cablevision Teams With Narad to Deliver Fastest Two-Way Broadband Experience in the New York Metropolitan Area:
"In the initial targeted deployment of this high-speed service in Oyster Bay, Long Island, Cablevision is providing a committed information rate of 50 Mbps, out of the available 100 Mbps, symmetrical services."

That's pretty cool. Those are the machines that all the sckipt kiddies need to target to get a hold of for botnet control, DOS, and the wonderful Blaster Worm.

Respect for the soldier


What follows is a message from Vicki Pierce about her nephew James' funeral (he was serving our country in Iraq): "I'm back, it was certainly a quick trip, but I have to also say it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. There is a lot to be said for growing up in a small town in Texas.

The service itself was impressive with wonderful flowers and sprays, a portrait of James, his uniform and boots, his awards and ribbons. There was lots of military brass and an eloquent (though inappropriately longwinded) Baptist preacher. There were easily 1000 people at the service, filling the church sanctuary as well as the fellowship hall and spilling out into the parking lot.

However, the most incredible thing was what happened following the service on the way to the cemetery. We went to our cars and drove to the cemetery escorted by at least 10 police cars with lights flashing and some other emergency vehicles, with Texas Rangers handling traffic. Everyone on the road who was not in the procession, pulled over, got out of their cars, and stood silently and respectfully, some put their hands over their hearts, some had small flags. Shop keepers came outside with their customers and did the same thing. Construction workers stopped their work, got off their equipment and put their hands over their hearts, too. There was no noise whatsoever except a few birds and the quiet hum of cars going slowly up the road.

When we turned off the highway suddenly there were teenage boys along both sides of the street about every 20 feet or so, all holding large American flags on long flag poles, and again with their hands on their hearts. We thought at first it was the Boy Scouts or 4H club or something, but it continued .... for two and a half miles. Hundreds of young people, standing silently on the side of the road with flags. At one point we passed an elementary school, and all the children were outside, shoulder to shoulder holding flags ... kindergartners, handicapped, teachers, staff, everyone. Some held signs of love and support. Then came teenage girls and younger boys, all holding flags. Then adults. Then families. All standing silently on the side of the road. No one spoke, not even the very young children. The last few turns found people crowded together holding flags or with their hands on their hearts. Some were on horseback.

The military presence...at least two generals, a fist full of colonels, and representatives from every branch of the service, plus the color guard which attended James, and some who served with him ... was very impressive and respectful, but the love and pride from this community who had lost one of their own was the most amazing thing I've ever been privileged to witness.

I've attached some pictures, some are blurry (we were moving), but you can get a small idea of what this was like. Thanks so much for all the prayers and support."

Security Bytes: Infected computer leaks nuke plant documents

Security Bytes: Infected computer leaks nuke plant documents


Whoops!

Going into the Military

Recently, secretly, (I've haven't told my wife about my thoughts) I've been thinking about going back into the Army.

Actually, I've been thinking about what it would be like if I went back into the Military. It's a different Army now then when I got out. The Soliders are different, but it is also weaker (IMO). They promote everyone to E-5 (read: I didn't say "NCO", you have to earn the righ to be an NCO) without even going to a promotion board!!

I miss the guys. I miss the life, the fun, the deployments, (the 30 days vacation). The Army is a great place, and I loved it when I was in. I got out just before the war started (actually was Medically discharged) and missed the whole thing. Sad.

Ironically, I can't go back in. The only way I could get back in is with a Medical waiver. The only job I could do would be a secretary (back injury)... I'd want to go back in as infantry, and I know my back couldn't physically handle it, so that kinda dashes my possibilities.

But I miss it.
Do I believe that everyone should serve? Yes. Do I believe that everyone is eligible to serve? No.

Space -- Deep Impact

Space


I think this is kinda cool. Imagine the people working on this though..


You have to aim a spaceship at a comet, which, by launching it in certain direction you have to aim a this little dot, where you think the little dot will be in 6 months. That's gotta suck.

Cablevision Teams With Narad to Deliver Fastest Two-Way Broadband Experience in the New York Metropolitan Area

Cablevision Teams With Narad to Deliver Fastest Two-Way Broadband Experience in the New York Metropolitan Area:

"In the initial targeted deployment of this high-speed service in Oyster Bay, Long Island, Cablevision is providing a committed information rate of 50 Mbps, out of the available 100 Mbps, symmetrical services."


That's pretty cool. Those are the machines that all the sckipt kiddies need to target to get a hold of for botnet control, DOS, and the wonderful Blaster Worm.

Tuesday, June 28

My thoughts on Religion

Well, I know this will be a controversial topic. But after the Supreme Court yesterday, apparently, smoking all kinds of crack. I thought I'd put my 2 cents out there.

1. I am not very religious
2. I do not believe in a "religion" (ex. Baptist, Catholic, Muslim, Hindu)
3. I do not believe God wanted us to have them.
4. God never said he was a "Christian"
5. God didn't say he was anything.
6. God said "I am God."
7. The Ten Commandments are law. There should be more.
8. God should appoint some dude on Earth as his representative, that dude should be over all Governments and Courts, and when a decision gets that high, that dude should turn around and ask God, hey God, whatcha think... and then therefore.. it is.
9. The Bible is the Bible. It's black and white. It's not open for interpretation, it's law, follow it. Although I am sure all of us would love to sit down and talk to God and ask him what he meant by certain things.
10. God didn't write the Bible. Men did. God inspired it.
----------------------
Things I am confused about

1. If Jesus is God's son, how are Jesus, God, and they Holy Spirit, one person? Isn't that physically impossible? And when Jesus died, he said "Father, into your hands I commend my spirit". So Jesus Died. Gave his spirit to God, who again, is a different person. But I thought they were one?
2. Who is the Pope?
3. Who is right?
4. Should we stop interpreting the Bible and start following it?
5. How does the Bible fit into modern society? For example, Abortion.. Bible says it's wrong... Okay... Well Someone rapes your 11 year old daughter, and she becomes pregnant.. is it wrong then? If you say, "Well the Rape should have never taken place in the first place" Good point. I agree.. But it happened... what now?

Mini-ITX Weather Radar Display Project for NWS NEXRAD Doppler Radar

Mini-ITX Weather Radar Display Project for NWS NEXRAD Doppler Radar

Category: Case-Mods

Guy took a Weather Radar and made it into a computer case (or something like that.)

SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Nation -- Ten Commandments, 2 rulings

SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Nation -- Ten Commandments, 2 rulings

I think Clarence Thomas said it best. They should throw out what they have been "interpreting" the consititution as, and read it for the black and white it is. Quit making up laws, read the damn thing and interpret it as such.

BostonHerald.com - Star Tracks: Michael posts thanks

BostonHerald.com - Star Tracks: Michael posts thanks

Bad Google Ad placement? (No photoshopping here!) [Seriously]

My thoughts on Religion

Well, I know this will be a controversial topic. But after the Supreme Court yesterday, apparently, smoking all kinds of crack. I thought I'd put my 2 cents out there.

1. I am not very religious
2. I do not believe in a "religion" (ex. Baptist, Catholic, Muslim, Hindu)
3. I do not believe God wanted us to have them.
4. God never said he was a "Christian"
5. God didn't say he was anything.
6. God said "I am God."
7. The Ten Commandments are law. There should be more.
8. God should appoint some dude on Earth as his representative, that dude should be over all Governments and Courts, and when a decision gets that high, that dude should turn around and ask God, hey God, whatcha think... and then therefore.. it is.
9. The Bible is the Bible. It's black and white. It's not open for interpretation, it's law, follow it. Although I am sure all of us would love to sit down and talk to God and ask him what he meant by certain things.
10. God didn't write the Bible. Men did. God inspired it.
----------------------
Things I am confused about

1. If Jesus is God's son, how are Jesus, God, and they Holy Spirit, one person? Isn't that physically impossible? And when Jesus died, he said "Father, into your hands I commend my spirit". So Jesus Died. Gave his spirit to God, who again, is a different person. But I thought they were one?
2. Who is the Pope?
3. Who is right?
4. Should we stop interpreting the Bible and start following it?
5. How does the Bible fit into modern society? For example, Abortion.. Bible says it's wrong... Okay... Well Someone rapes your 11 year old daughter, and she becomes pregnant.. is it wrong then? If you say, "Well the Rape should have never taken place in the first place" Good point. I agree.. But it happened... what now?

Mini-ITX Weather Radar Display Project for NWS NEXRAD Doppler Radar

Mini-ITX Weather Radar Display Project for NWS NEXRAD Doppler Radar


Category: Case-Mods


Guy took a Weather Radar and made it into a computer case (or something like that.)

SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Nation -- Ten Commandments, 2 rulings

SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Nation -- Ten Commandments, 2 rulings


I think Clarence Thomas said it best. They should throw out what they have been "interpreting" the consititution as, and read it for the black and white it is. Quit making up laws, read the damn thing and interpret it as such.

BostonHerald.com - Star Tracks: Michael posts thanks

BostonHerald.com - Star Tracks: Michael posts thanks


Bad Google Ad placement? (No photoshopping here!) [Seriously]


Wednesday, June 22

Combat Action Badge Design

Combat Action Badge Design

New Badge for you military types. I think it's cool that they give the badge, problem is, everyone is going to have one.

Combat Action Badge Design

Combat Action Badge Design


New Badge for you military types. I think it's cool that they give the badge, problem is, everyone is going to have one.

My thanks

My thanks to all of you. Today the blog will cross the 10,000 hits/month barrier.

Also, as of late last night, I had 3x as many readers this month as last month. Surprisingly enough, I have a ton of hits on this. Which is just some piece of crap CRX I was making fun of... I probably get 200 hits a day on that damn picture. That's funny.

My Thanks again.

Good Morning Silicon Valley: An interview with Linus Torvalds

Good Morning Silicon Valley: An interview with Linus Torvalds

An interesting interview with the inventor of the Linux Kernel. Check it out.

Russian Space Agency: Solar Sail Launch Failed

Russian Space Agency: Solar Sail Launch Failed

Russia seems to be batting 1000 when it comes to launching space craft. I don't think I'd go up in a Russian Spacecraft for sh*t.

My thanks

My thanks to all of you. Today the blog will cross the 10,000 hits/month barrier.

Also, as of late last night, I had 3x as many readers this month as last month. Surprisingly enough, I have a ton of hits on this. Which is just some piece of crap CRX I was making fun of... I probably get 200 hits a day on that damn picture. That's funny.

My Thanks again.

Good Morning Silicon Valley: An interview with Linus Torvalds

Good Morning Silicon Valley: An interview with Linus Torvalds


An interesting interview with the inventor of the Linux Kernel. Check it out.

Russian Space Agency: Solar Sail Launch Failed

Russian Space Agency: Solar Sail Launch Failed


Russia seems to be batting 1000 when it comes to launching space craft. I don't think I'd go up in a Russian Spacecraft for sh*t.

Tuesday, June 21

SiliconValleyWatcher.com: Scoop! Smile for the Google 3D mapping truck

SiliconValleyWatcher.com: Scoop! Smile for the Google 3D mapping truck

This may be pretty cool. Looking for an address? Don't know if it's on the right or left hand side of the road? Oh, well, let's lookup what the building looks like. Eventually we'll all have access to the military spy satellites so we can see if our dog is outside or inside. Hell, we might even have access to the infared too, so we can see if we left the coffee pot on or not!

MSN Adds Local Search

MSN Adds Local Search

Uh oh.. MSN Local Search.. oh oh !!

oh wait. Google's had it for a year plus.. nevermind. MSN you suck.

again.

Colorado Technical University Unveils Bachelor of Computer Networking and Security

Colorado Technical University Unveils Bachelor of Computer Networking and Security

That's pretty cool, I may have to look into this.

SiliconValleyWatcher.com: Scoop! Smile for the Google 3D mapping truck

SiliconValleyWatcher.com: Scoop! Smile for the Google 3D mapping truck


This may be pretty cool. Looking for an address? Don't know if it's on the right or left hand side of the road? Oh, well, let's lookup what the building looks like. Eventually we'll all have access to the military spy satellites so we can see if our dog is outside or inside. Hell, we might even have access to the infared too, so we can see if we left the coffee pot on or not!

MSN Adds Local Search

MSN Adds Local Search


Uh oh.. MSN Local Search.. oh oh !!


oh wait. Google's had it for a year plus.. nevermind. MSN you suck.


again.

Colorado Technical University Unveils Bachelor of Computer Networking and Security

Colorado Technical University Unveils Bachelor of Computer Networking and Security


That's pretty cool, I may have to look into this.

Sunday, June 19

GRC Sucks dot com | Debunking Steve Gibson, Syncookies, Nanomites, Pathlock

GRC Sucks dot com | Debunking Steve Gibson, Syncookies, Nanomites, Pathlock

I would have to agree. Steve Gibson is full of it. Never seen him say anything in a public newsgroup that would be substantial. We've all stuck our necks out at some point and got it stepped on... but, i've never seen his name out there.

Botnet Hunters Search for 'Command and Control' Servers

Botnet Hunters Search for 'Command and Control' Servers

Another article about one of the projects that I am involved in in my off time.

GRC Sucks dot com | Debunking Steve Gibson, Syncookies, Nanomites, Pathlock

GRC Sucks dot com | Debunking Steve Gibson, Syncookies, Nanomites, Pathlock


I would have to agree. Steve Gibson is full of it. Never seen him say anything in a public newsgroup that would be substantial. We've all stuck our necks out at some point and got it stepped on... but, i've never seen his name out there.

Botnet Hunters Search for 'Command and Control' Servers

Botnet Hunters Search for 'Command and Control' Servers


Another article about one of the projects that I am involved in in my off time.

XML and RSS Errors Due To Microsoft

XML and RSS Errors Due To Microsoft

Image that?! An error due to MSFT? That's crazy!

Queen buys Apple

Queen buys Apple

See. Even Queen Elizabeth buys an iPod. Now if we can get her to get a Mac, all the stock will belong to us.

National Post

National Post

Damn this makes me mad. The Runaway Bride is going to cash in... grrr..

XML and RSS Errors Due To Microsoft

XML and RSS Errors Due To Microsoft


Image that?! An error due to MSFT? That's crazy!

Queen buys Apple

Queen buys Apple


See. Even Queen Elizabeth buys an iPod. Now if we can get her to get a Mac, all the stock will belong to us.

National Post

National Post


Damn this makes me mad. The Runaway Bride is going to cash in... grrr..

Saturday, June 18

CTV.ca | Security breach creates credit card fraud risk

CTV.ca | Security breach creates credit card fraud risk

Well apparently they need to hire more computer security personnel. I heard of an individual (points to the picture on the right) that is always willing to accept new job offers ;)

CTV.ca | Security breach creates credit card fraud risk

CTV.ca | Security breach creates credit card fraud risk


Well apparently they need to hire more computer security personnel. I heard of an individual (points to the picture on the right) that is always willing to accept new job offers ;)

Friday, June 17

Monday Night at Morton's - 12/20/03

Monday Night at Morton's - 12/20/03

Ben Stein's final Column for E-Online. An excellent Column. I would post the whole thing here, but it's too long, but it's a great great read. I encourage you (implore you) to go read it.

IOL: Front Page

IOL: Front Page: "Two KwaZulu-Natal girls have been left traumatised after witnessing their father eat the flesh off their dead mother's face on Friday morning, police said."

That's just nasty. The dude died soon after. But that's just sick.

ABC News: Tom Cruise Proposes to Katie Holmes

ABC News: Tom Cruise Proposes to Katie Holmes

Cool. Don't think it'll last, but good for Tom.

Copyright-Worried Photo Labs Spurn Jobs - Yahoo! News

Copyright-Worried Photo Labs Spurn Jobs - Yahoo! News

Apparently it's possible to take "too good" of pictures. Walmart and other photo processing centers are denying to print them because they believe they violate copyright.


That's hilarious.

Monday Night at Morton's - 12/20/03

Monday Night at Morton's - 12/20/03


Ben Stein's final Column for E-Online. An excellent Column. I would post the whole thing here, but it's too long, but it's a great great read. I encourage you (implore you) to go read it.

IOL: Front Page

IOL: Front Page: "Two KwaZulu-Natal girls have been left traumatised after witnessing their father eat the flesh off their dead mother's face on Friday morning, police said."


That's just nasty. The dude died soon after. But that's just sick.

ABC News: Tom Cruise Proposes to Katie Holmes

ABC News: Tom Cruise Proposes to Katie Holmes


Cool. Don't think it'll last, but good for Tom.

Copyright-Worried Photo Labs Spurn Jobs - Yahoo! News

Copyright-Worried Photo Labs Spurn Jobs - Yahoo! News


Apparently it's possible to take "too good" of pictures. Walmart and other photo processing centers are denying to print them because they believe they violate copyright.



That's hilarious.

To my loyal readers

First off, thanks for coming to my blog. Never in my life did I think by writing down my thoughts on stuff, (which I think are funny, and could care less what other people think about them) did I think I would get this many hits on my page.

Last month (May.. for those of you that will read this entry in July) I averaged about 198 hits a day. Almost Two hundred hits. A DAY. That's just crazy. I know some of you are thinking, "well what about worms? Crawlers? Bots?" Nope. That stuff isn't counted in that number. If I were to count that number it would be ASTRONOMICALLY higher. That number is counted from Unique individual IP's logged in the access_log here in Apache.

This month (June) is a totally different Story. Maybe because more kids are out of school and have nothing to do but crawl around the Internet.. I have no idea... but I am now averaging over 400 HUNDRED hits a day. Still not alot when you look at Google (who gets something like 4 million a day), but 400 Hundred a day. On a blog. On a 286 Machine in my Office.

Here it is.. the 17th (I actually achieved this on the 15th...but..) and I already have DOUBLE the visitors I had last month. So By that number if the pace keeps up, I'll probably triple that number..

A couple requests of all of you..
1. Thanks for coming, bookmark me, or RSS feed me (Handy for actual browsers like firefox and Safari), and come back.
2. Leave a comment. I do get alot of arbitrary comments, and people email me alot, which is cool, but I'd like people to leave comments on the webpage. About anything. Just Leave comments. They are funny. Consider this a place to express yourself, and tell people what you REALLY think about certain situations. No one is going to come back on you, and if you post anonymously, I'll never tell anyone who it really was.

Things I am going to do:
1. I know i am turing into the Drudge Report because all i do is blog news. But I am going to start putting actual comments and other funny stuff I observe and think needs a comment on here.
2. Keep the good news coming. I read ALOT of news during the day. ALOT of it. So I'll keep the good stuff coming. Plus my obligatory comments on them.

Remember to Bookmark me, or RSS feed me... Come back often.

Also in the right column, I had such a good response to my White guy dancing lessons video, that I am going to get all those funny emails that people send me in email and put them on the website (look at the right column). If you have a funny video that is floating around in email land (you know you all get them), email them to me at my address (listed in the right column), and if it's good, I'll zip it and put it on here.

Thanks everyone for your participation, and be sure and leave lots of comments!!

Joel

Thursday, June 16

Confessions of a Pilgrim » WorldNews

Confessions of a Pilgrim » WorldNews

Holy Wayne. You are ageniuss. I absolutely admire this blog entry. One of the best entries I have ever read. What the darn democrats are doing todecimatee our society is awful.

By the way... I've been to Guantanamo Bay.. Andd even though I signed a non-disclosure statement, and can't repeat what I saw.. I will state that what a small remainder of the media is printing about how WELL they are being treated down there, in my personal opinion.. is totally true.

They have an OCEAN VIEW! That exact real estate on Puerto Rico would cost millions.

Confessions of a Pilgrim » WorldNews

Confessions of a Pilgrim » WorldNews


Holy Wayne. You are ageniuss. I absolutely admire this blog entry. One of the best entries I have ever read. What the darn democrats are doing todecimatee our society is awful.


By the way... I've been to Guantanamo Bay.. Andd even though I signed a non-disclosure statement, and can't repeat what I saw.. I will state that what a small remainder of the media is printing about how WELL they are being treated down there, in my personal opinion.. is totally true.


They have an OCEAN VIEW! That exact real estate on Puerto Rico would cost millions.

White House opposes Iraq withdrawal deadline - Forbes.com

White House opposes Iraq withdrawal deadline - Forbes.com

Yes, this is the war of my generation. However, I ask you, how many troops died in vietnam? how many troops died in ww2? ww1? civil? korean?

1,700? Sounds like a pretty slim number. (not slim to the parents and spouses of the 1700) but in comparison, pretty small.

And don't give me some bs about "you're not in the military, you don't know what's up"... Yes I do. I've been in... 6 years. I've done mine. Honorable Discharge... I've been there and done that.

Latest Business News and Financial Information | Reuters.com

Latest Business News and Financial Information | Reuters.com

Here we go again. Gas prices back up over 2.00...

PCWorld.com - Study: AOL Leads in Zombie Infections

PCWorld.com - Study: AOL Leads in Zombie Infections

This may have to do with the fact that there are more computers in the U.S. and China than any other country...

White House opposes Iraq withdrawal deadline - Forbes.com

White House opposes Iraq withdrawal deadline - Forbes.com


Yes, this is the war of my generation. However, I ask you, how many troops died in vietnam? how many troops died in ww2? ww1? civil? korean?


1,700? Sounds like a pretty slim number. (not slim to the parents and spouses of the 1700) but in comparison, pretty small.


And don't give me some bs about "you're not in the military, you don't know what's up"... Yes I do. I've been in... 6 years. I've done mine. Honorable Discharge... I've been there and done that.

Latest Business News and Financial Information | Reuters.com

Latest Business News and Financial Information | Reuters.com


Here we go again. Gas prices back up over 2.00...

PCWorld.com - Study: AOL Leads in Zombie Infections

PCWorld.com - Study: AOL Leads in Zombie Infections


This may have to do with the fact that there are more computers in the U.S. and China than any other country...

Wednesday, June 15

FILM REVIEW: Batman Begins

FILM REVIEW: Batman Begins

Still got dibbs on the Tim Burton films. They were the best IMO.

Person Tearsheet

Person Tearsheet

Steve Jobs. Salary = $1.00.

Seriously.

FILM REVIEW: Batman Begins

FILM REVIEW: Batman Begins


Still got dibbs on the Tim Burton films. They were the best IMO.

Person Tearsheet

Person Tearsheet


Steve Jobs. Salary = $1.00.


Seriously.

CNN.com - Bin Laden, Taliban chief 'alive and well' - Jun 15, 2005

CNN.com - Bin Laden, Taliban chief 'alive and well' - Jun 15, 2005

Die!

weather.com - Local Weather Page

weather.com - Local Weather Page

It's 8:28 in the morning and it's already 81 degrees. Supposed to get up to 95+ today. Going to be a hot one!!

CNN.com - Bin Laden, Taliban chief 'alive and well' - Jun 15, 2005

CNN.com - Bin Laden, Taliban chief 'alive and well' - Jun 15, 2005


Die!

weather.com - Local Weather Page

weather.com - Local Weather Page


It's 8:28 in the morning and it's already 81 degrees. Supposed to get up to 95+ today. Going to be a hot one!!

Tuesday, June 14

Home at OpenSolaris.org

Home at OpenSolaris.org

Opensolaris has been launched. Kind of an intelligent marketing ploy.. "Here's our code, fix it for us!"

Home at OpenSolaris.org

Home at OpenSolaris.org


Opensolaris has been launched. Kind of an intelligent marketing ploy.. "Here's our code, fix it for us!"

IcculusFinger v2.1.14

IcculusFinger v2.1.14

Some interesting notes on the UT2K4 transition to x86 Mac.

IcculusFinger v2.1.14

IcculusFinger v2.1.14


Some interesting notes on the UT2K4 transition to x86 Mac.

Wired News: Live, Jobs Tells Stanford Grads

Wired News: Live, Jobs Tells Stanford Grads

Steve Jobs has a message. Drop out of College. It worked for him!

Wired News: Live, Jobs Tells Stanford Grads

Wired News: Live, Jobs Tells Stanford Grads

Steve Jobs has a message. Drop out of College. It worked for him!

Monday, June 13

Music: Destiny's Child Unravels

Music: Destiny's Child Unravels

Good. After their big album back in the late 90's.. that was end of that. They sound like every other female group. So, they will go the way that SWV, En Vogue, and TLC did. Go away.

RollingStone.com: Pink Floyd : Pink Floyd to Reunite : News

RollingStone.com: Pink Floyd : Pink Floyd to Reunite : News

SWEEETTT

The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Pressure to close Guant�namo grows

The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Pressure to close Guantanamo grows

Dude, we're not closing Guantanamo. Give it up.

Music: Destiny's Child Unravels

Music: Destiny's Child Unravels


Good. After their big album back in the late 90's.. that was end of that. They sound like every other female group. So, they will go the way that SWV, En Vogue, and TLC did. Go away.

RollingStone.com: Pink Floyd : Pink Floyd to Reunite : News

RollingStone.com: Pink Floyd : Pink Floyd to Reunite : News


SWEEETTT

The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Pressure to close Guant�namo grows

The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Pressure to close Guantanamo grows


Dude, we're not closing Guantanamo. Give it up.

Security chip to limit OS X to Macs - vnunet.com

Security chip to limit OS X to Macs - vnunet.com: "The upcoming Longhorn version of Windows relies on the TPM for a technology dubbed Secure Startup, which blocks access to the computer if the content of the hard drive is compromised. This prevents a laptop thief swapping out the hard drive, or booting the system from a floppy disk to circumvent security features. "


How "pain-in-the-butt" is this going to make forensic analysis?


Sunday, June 12

timesunion.com : INTERNET PORNOGRAPHY

timesunion.com : INTERNET PORNOGRAPHY

The percentage of porn websites in the world. Staggering.

OS X for x86 already in the wild? - Engadget - www.engadget.com

OS X for x86 already in the wild? - Engadget - www.engadget.com: "....in the wild on P2P and IRC networks. Supposedly it can be installed on just about any PC box, and Rosetta and the iLife suite are fully operational..."


Where's the torrent for that?

timesunion.com : INTERNET PORNOGRAPHY

timesunion.com : INTERNET PORNOGRAPHY


The percentage of porn websites in the world. Staggering.

WRDW News 12 - Augusta, GA

WRDW News 12 - Augusta, GA: "Thomson Soldier Wins $1 Million Lottery"

This guy, a soldier located in Thomson (Augusta), while stationed at Fort Gordon, won a million dollars in a scratch-off lottery ticket. Good for him. There is a clause in the Army that says you can be discharged from the Army for something like this. It's called a "Change of Lifestyle" discharge. But this really isn't enough money. He only gets 34,500 a year. In addition to his regular salary, he now makes about 60,000-70,000 dollars a year. So, winning the lottery isn't everything. I'd like to win one of those 300+ million dollars lotteries, but a million dollars, really isn't that much.

Sports News Article | Reuters.com

Sports News Article | Reuters.com: "Mike Tyson, the self-styled 'baddest guy on the planet,' announced his retirement after losing to an unheralded Irishman on Saturday night."

What a loser. This dude should have gave up when he got his butt whooped by Lenox Lewis..

WRDW News 12 - Augusta, GA

WRDW News 12 - Augusta, GA: "Thomson Soldier Wins $1 Million Lottery"


This guy, a soldier located in Thomson (Augusta), while stationed at Fort Gordon, won a million dollars in a scratch-off lottery ticket. Good for him. There is a clause in the Army that says you can be discharged from the Army for something like this. It's called a "Change of Lifestyle" discharge. But this really isn't enough money. He only gets 34,500 a year. In addition to his regular salary, he now makes about 60,000-70,000 dollars a year. So, winning the lottery isn't everything. I'd like to win one of those 300+ million dollars lotteries, but a million dollars, really isn't that much.

Sports News Article | Reuters.com

Sports News Article | Reuters.com: "Mike Tyson, the self-styled 'baddest guy on the planet,' announced his retirement after losing to an unheralded Irishman on Saturday night."


What a loser. This dude should have gave up when he got his butt whooped by Lenox Lewis..

Saturday, June 11

New Arrest in Aruba Over Missing Student - New York Times

New Arrest in Aruba Over Missing Student - New York Times

I hope they find the poor Alabama girl. It's sad that someone would harm someone like that. She was young, and had her whole life ahead of her. Kinda sad.

Dealing with PlayStation 2 disc read errors : Page 1

Dealing with PlayStation 2 disc read errors : Page 1

For all your PS2 owners..

New Arrest in Aruba Over Missing Student - New York Times

New Arrest in Aruba Over Missing Student - New York Times


I hope they find the poor Alabama girl. It's sad that someone would harm someone like that. She was young, and had her whole life ahead of her. Kinda sad.


Friday, June 10

Bush Names Director for New Counter-Terrorism Center

Bush Names Director for New Counter-Terrorism Center: "President Bush announced today that he will nominate retired Vice Adm. John Scott Redd to be director of the new National Counter-Terrorism Center in McLean..."

Now we just need to make regional offices. Called "Counter Terrorism Units" or "CTU" for short.

Who follows me?

Two Dozen Children Injured in Florida Bus Crash

Two Dozen Children Injured in Florida Bus Crash: "The Florida Highway Patrol says a bus carrying 25 children apparently 'got into the path of' a tractor-trailer this morning."

Sad. I hope all the kids are fine. However, one could look at this from two different perspectives.

A) -- Most of society says, "Damn Truckers!".
B) -- People that have experiancing in trucking (read: also me) say, "You can't just pull in front of a Truck! Those things can't just "stop"! Probably the bus driver's fault.

Let the public decide based on those two factors.

Bush Names Director for New Counter-Terrorism Center

Bush Names Director for New Counter-Terrorism Center: "President Bush announced today that he will nominate retired Vice Adm. John Scott Redd to be director of the new National Counter-Terrorism Center in McLean..."


Now we just need to make regional offices. Called "Counter Terrorism Units" or "CTU" for short.


Who follows me?

Two Dozen Children Injured in Florida Bus Crash

Two Dozen Children Injured in Florida Bus Crash: "The Florida Highway Patrol says a bus carrying 25 children apparently 'got into the path of' a tractor-trailer this morning."


Sad. I hope all the kids are fine. However, one could look at this from two different perspectives.


A) -- Most of society says, "Damn Truckers!".

B) -- People that have experiancing in trucking (read: also me) say, "You can't just pull in front of a Truck! Those things can't just "stop"! Probably the bus driver's fault.


Let the public decide based on those two factors.

Alaskas King: Russians Build U.S. Giant Missile Defense Radar in Texas?

Alaskas King: Russians Build U.S. Giant Missile Defense Radar in Texas?

Now, that's a big radar..

Microsoft's Security Response Center: How Little Patches Are Made

Microsoft's Security Response Center: How Little Patches Are Made: "Anxious to shed the company's image as having a lax attitude about software security, officials at the Microsoft Security Response Center are using the Tech Ed conference here to provide a rare glimpse at the step-by-step process used to create, test and roll out security patches."

Or lack thereof.

mini-itx.com - projects - cool cube

mini-itx.com - projects - cool cube

Same concept, just cooler...

Under construction

Under construction

This guy just took a whole bunch of fans and made a case out of it. It was rather a breeze to put together. But I think it would be a bit loud.

Israeli 'Trojan horse' scandal widens - Spam, Scams & Viruses - MSNBC.com

Israeli 'Trojan horse' scandal widens - Spam, Scams & Viruses - MSNBC.com

Kinda funny. I know the guy that discovered the worm over there...

Alaskas King: Russians Build U.S. Giant Missile Defense Radar in Texas?

Alaskas King: Russians Build U.S. Giant Missile Defense Radar in Texas?


Now, that's a big radar..

Microsoft's Security Response Center: How Little Patches Are Made

Microsoft's Security Response Center: How Little Patches Are Made: "Anxious to shed the company's image as having a lax attitude about software security, officials at the Microsoft Security Response Center are using the Tech Ed conference here to provide a rare glimpse at the step-by-step process used to create, test and roll out security patches."


Or lack thereof.

mini-itx.com - projects - cool cube

mini-itx.com - projects - cool cube


Same concept, just cooler...

Under construction

Under construction

This guy just took a whole bunch of fans and made a case out of it. It was rather a breeze to put together. But I think it would be a bit loud.

Israeli 'Trojan horse' scandal widens - Spam, Scams & Viruses - MSNBC.com

Israeli 'Trojan horse' scandal widens - Spam, Scams & Viruses - MSNBC.com


Kinda funny. I know the guy that discovered the worm over there...

Wednesday, June 8

Mail Filtering

Mail Filtering

This is an excellent guide to reducing Spam.

Note: You have to run actual Operating Systems in order for this stuff to function, none of this Microsoft Exchange crap.

Mail Filtering

Mail Filtering


This is an excellent guide to reducing Spam.


Note: You have to run actual Operating Systems in order for this stuff to function, none of this Microsoft Exchange crap.

The "Star Wars" Worlds: More Science Than Fiction?

The "Star Wars" Worlds: More Science Than Fiction?

We've analyzed the technology of Star Wars. It's religion. It's bad and good sides, and now we are analyzing it's Scientific fact.

People have too much time on their hands...

The "Star Wars" Worlds: More Science Than Fiction?

The "Star Wars" Worlds: More Science Than Fiction?


We've analyzed the technology of Star Wars. It's religion. It's bad and good sides, and now we are analyzing it's Scientific fact.


People have too much time on their hands...

Tuesday, June 7

US News Article | Reuters.com

US News Article | Reuters.com

That's nasty.. But worth reading!!

"Pieces of a man's body fell from the wheel well of a South African Airways passenger plane bound for John F. Kennedy International Airport on Tuesday and landed in the yard of a suburban home, police said."

Picasa

Picasa

This HAS to be the coolest piece of free software I have ever seen. It rates right up there with iPhoto.

I wish that they had a mac version of their cool stuff.

US News Article | Reuters.com

US News Article | Reuters.com


That's nasty.. But worth reading!!


"Pieces of a man's body fell from the wheel well of a South African Airways passenger plane bound for John F. Kennedy International Airport on Tuesday and landed in the yard of a suburban home, police said."

Picasa

Picasa


This HAS to be the coolest piece of free software I have ever seen. It rates right up there with iPhoto.


I wish that they had a mac version of their cool stuff.

Thursday, June 2

Technology News: Commentary: The Most Powerful Labor Union in the World: Linux?

Technology News: Commentary: The Most Powerful Labor Union in the World: Linux?

Linux is apparently a Union. A Cult. A following. PHEER US.

NIKSUN Released Certified Rules

NIKSUN Enterprise Network Surveillance Solutions

Niksun has launched their "Certified Detection Rules" for Customers. Along with Detection Rules and their Anomaly detection, it will be interesting to see what comes out of this.

Technology News: Commentary: The Most Powerful Labor Union in the World: Linux?

Technology News: Commentary: The Most Powerful Labor Union in the World: Linux?


Linux is apparently a Union. A Cult. A following. PHEER US.

NIKSUN Released Certified Rules

NIKSUN Enterprise Network Surveillance Solutions


Niksun has launched their "Certified Detection Rules" for Customers. Along with Detection Rules and their Anomaly detection, it will be interesting to see what comes out of this.

Wednesday, June 1

Protect the Boys

Funny Commerical, Viagra...

Click here for video

Protect the Boys

Funny Commerical, Viagra...

Click here for video

Fort St. John - canada.com network

Fort St. John - canada.com network

She's crying and weeping, and lots of bad stuff has happened to her, but at least she's hot!

No clue what triggered killings at farm

No clue what triggered killings at farm

Whatever happened to "Going Crazy"? Why do we have to have an idea what caused it? What if he was just damn nuts!?

CNN.com - Ex-FBI No. 2 was 'Deep Throat' - Jun 1, 2005

CNN.com - Ex-FBI No. 2 was 'Deep Throat' - Jun 1, 2005

DEEP THROAT!! He's been identified. Finally, at the age of 91! I've been waiting for this my whole life!! Deep Throat!! Deep.. Throat...

(pun intended)

Fort St. John - canada.com network

Fort St. John - canada.com network


She's crying and weeping, and lots of bad stuff has happened to her, but at least she's hot!

No clue what triggered killings at farm

No clue what triggered killings at farm


Whatever happened to "Going Crazy"? Why do we have to have an idea what caused it? What if he was just damn nuts!?

CNN.com - Ex-FBI No. 2 was 'Deep Throat' - Jun 1, 2005

CNN.com - Ex-FBI No. 2 was 'Deep Throat' - Jun 1, 2005


DEEP THROAT!! He's been identified. Finally, at the age of 91! I've been waiting for this my whole life!! Deep Throat!! Deep.. Throat...


(pun intended)