Rumsfield Sound Bytes Of The Week
Looking for a JOB?
I know someone looking to fill a .NET developer position. They’re paying around 75K for someone with around 2+ years of experience with ASP.NET, C#, etc… Let me know if you know someone who might be interested.Read More
Blast from the past
I was recently contacted by a Contractor that I worked with a loooong time ago, Hi Thomas! Funny thing is, he contacted me because he was trying to find information about Reporting Services. My former employer is all over the place when you search on those two terms.Read More
It’s finally official. We are legally, emotionally, officially, proud owners of a townhouse style condo. For you non-LA people, I could buy a 5 bedroom estate in Anchorage, Alaska for what we’re paying. Heck, I could buy a 5 bedroom house in Seattle or Portland.Read More
Say No To Drugs and Yes! to Spying.
Koba pointed this one out to me. It’s the CIA’s Homepage for Kids. Have your budding spykid check out this page and report to the Dept of Homeland Security pronto!Read More
Why is LSD use down
LSD use is way down in recent years, according to arrest records, hospital records, and surveys with high schoolers. Slate looked into it, and came up with two reasons why. First and foremost, the DEA busted a couple of guys in rural Kansas back in 2000, who supplied 95 percent of the country’s acid. The other reason is the breakup of the Grateful Dead.
“The LSD market took an earlier blow in 1995, when Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia died and the band stopped touring. For 30 years, Dead tours were essential in keeping many LSD users and dealers connected, a correlation confirmed by the DEA in a divisional field assessment from the mid-‘90s. The spring following Garcia’s death (the season the MTF surveys are administered), annual LSD use among 12th-graders peaked at 8.8 percent and began their slide. Phish picked up part of the Dead’s fan base—and presumably vestiges of the LSD delivery system. At the end of 2000, Phish stopped touring as well, and perhaps not coincidentally, the MTF numbers for LSD began to plummet.”
I don’t know if you caught Saturday Night Live this weekend, but the Donald was hosting. He was a bombastic, self aggrandizing, braggart in true Trump fashion. For some reason, it just works for him.Read More
One Tough woman!
Reuters - A woman in Mexico gave birth to a healthy baby boy after performing a Caesarian section on herself with a kitchen knife, doctors said Tuesday.
Embedding Unit tests
I just read Bruce Eckel’s blog entry about embedding unit tests in code. Ideally, he’d like compiler support in programming languages for unit tests.Read More
Sake Used to Make Wooden Speakers
Found this on Slashdot. I already am a big fan of Sake, but who knew it was so versatile?Read More
Get your 1GB email account now!
If you haven’t tried it yet, you should really give Froogle a look. I’m currently looking to buy an LCD monitor and I checked the usual suspects, Pcworld and Tomshardware for reviews, Pricegrabber for prices, but due to lack of inertia, I never thought to try Froogle.Read More
Microsoft Sql Server 2000 Best Practices Analyzer 1.0
Microsoft just released the the Microsoft Sql Server 2000 Best Practices Analyzer 1.0. It’s basically FxCop for SQL Server. Very cool.Read More
Outsourcing is not the Devil
Now I’m every bit as much the bleeding heart liberal as the guy to my left, but I have to say that I believe the outcry against offshoring and outsourcing is purely a reactionary response to the current bad economy. I don’t believe that opposition to outsourcing is not based in sound economic principal nor is good for the country in the long run.Read More
Ego-Building Google Searches
Adam Kinney posts about finding Google phrases that return your site at #1 with more than 100 results.Read More
Google to offer gigabyte of free e-mail
The search company launches Gmail, an e-mail service with so much free storage that users will never have to delete messages, it claims.
A Novel Approach to Filtering Spam
For the past few months I’ve been teaching myself Longhorn programming via the PDC bits by building a better Spam filter. Some of the best filters will typically use an approach based on Bayesian probability modeling. For example, in this article Paul Graham discusses an improved algorithm for filtering spamRead More
.NET Web Hosting
I’m looking to host my site and I’m ready to pay money!!! Does anyone have any recommendations? Right now, my top choices are WebHost4Life which has unlimited bandwidth, $9.95 a month, 150 MB disk space and 150 MB SQL Server space, with a $19.95 setup fee.Read More
GAC or GAK?
Every time someone tells me to register a component in the GAC, I think of GAK. Do you remember GAK? It was this Are you sure an alien didn’t sneeze this up? brightly colored gooey junk made by Nickelodeon. You can still buy the stuff!.Read More
Anthony Pappa Resolution (Solstice)
I’ve been on a real Anthony Pappa kick lately. Right now I’m listening to Resolution CD 2 Track 12, “Solstice” at home and am blown away at how rich and full it sounds on my piddly Altec Lansing computer speakers. I spend way too much listening to my music turned down real low at work that I don’t appreciate how good this stuff can sound in the a half way decent environment.Read More