Archive for June, 2005

Friday, June 24th, 2005

I was bummed a few years ago when I saw that someone else had registered But now it’s turned into a spam site.  Bah! I’d link to what the site used to look like, but according to, the site blocked them via a robots.txt exclusion, so now the history of the site is […]

Exchange rates

Tuesday, June 21st, 2005

Dell’s new laser printer is $100 US, and $150 Cdn.  Someone should tell them the exchange rate is about 1.2, not 1.5. Plus $25 for a USB cable, of course.  Strangely enough, the USB cable is $25 both in Canadian and American.  I guess the profit they gain inflated Canadian price on the printer, they […]

MSN Local Search

Monday, June 20th, 2005

Microsoft has to take off their blinders, and start looking at previous offerings before offering something new.Their MSN Toolbar implementation is inferior to every other tabbed browser implementation already available, and now they’ve introduced their MSN Local Search beta with scrollable aerial maps, and it’s nowhere near as good as Google Maps.I mean, what’s the […]

Playing with Monad?

Sunday, June 19th, 2005

I set up a Monad forum where we can compare notes, scripts, etc.

Credit card breach affects Visa too

Friday, June 17th, 2005

CNN’s article on the MasterCard theft hack that’s caused credit card information for 40 million people to be compromised says that of the 40 million cards, 22 million of them are Visa cards. Because MasterCard are the ones that went public, most articles I’ve seen only mention them (so as a Visa cardholder, I thought […]

Monad Beta 1

Friday, June 17th, 2005

It’s going to be a busy weekend:  Microsoft just released Beta 1 of Monad, the new Windows command shell.  I posted about this a long time ago when playing with previous betas, and I’m really looking forward to playing with this one. I’ve been getting into OPML as well; I’m going to see if I […]

iPod woes

Friday, June 17th, 2005

My iPod seems to occasionally get into a state where it just won’t turn on.  I have to use the reset procedure from Apple’s knowledge base to get it to respond again.And, for some reason, it doesn’t seem to charge when plugged into the USB port.  It shows the battery with the lightning bolt icon […]

A Quick Tour of Monad

Friday, June 17th, 2005

I posted a short article on Monad and doing some things with it.

A Quick Tour of Monad

Friday, June 17th, 2005

You?ve got Monad, and now you?re wondering how the heck it works.  You?re wondering this because you haven?t read the first few sections of the GettingStarted.rtf that comes with it.  If you have it, go read it now, it answers all the basic questions. (short pause while you read that)  Okay welcome back.  So now […]

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Thursday, June 16th, 2005

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