Broadband to the home We are thinking about some business opportunities in the home networking space. I’d love to hear from you all about your needs and problems. Some questions I have: – Do you have a cablemodem or dsl […]
MP3 Receivers My friends Sam and Brad are playing around with the SliMP3 receiver. Ripping all their CDs to a server in their house and then streaming the songs out to this receiver elsewhere in the house. A bleeding edge […]
CD Sharing Software One great use for a cheap NAS that Rich has been talking about creating is to create a virtual CD Jukebox. I wonder how well this software works. Update — a better list of potential software up […]
Gaming PCs. I am getting ready to start spec’ing out and building my next PC. I am starting to collect inspiration — the alienware site has some cool machines but I fear I want more. Tech Junkie also seems like […]
Blogskins. This is a great toy if you have a blog. Shows the power of the web services model.
Some current tech topics My buddy Rich has a lot of great info up on his weblog about a variety of topics. Recently he and I have been captivated with low cost storage systems. He’s figured out the way to […]
Distributed Denial of Service Attacks A great article on another recent attack. A sidebar — if you all have recent Windows machines (Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP), you should all be running windows update periodically to ensure […]
Alterna Blog So I am playing around with a new toy, Radio, created by Userland Software. I don’t grok it fully yet but it has some interesting features. For those of you who are really into blogs and web services […]
Stupid Web Tricks Try out googlewhacking today. My own personal contribution is “Shawanaga hamburger”.
Back Live Whew the server is back live. Had some problems which I hopefully cleaned up. Mostly stupid configuration problems on my part. Actually take one part general insecurity of the internet, one part windows nt security holes, one part […]
Security For a fascinating account from last year about a security attack on the internet, check out this column by Steve Gibson.
Webcam Another new toy I am playing with. You can check out the view from our back upstairs deck by clicking on the Webcam link at left. I only update this picture once a day at 10am currently. i am […]
Pictures I am trying out some simple picture posting ideas. You’ll see on the left some links to photos. These are stored up on Shutterfly as we use that as a photo printing service. You can actually print photos from […]
Busy Weekend! On Friday, I finally joined the ACLU and the EFF after years of claiming I was going to. I am all for tracking down terrorists and bringing them to justice, but in our zeal to do so, I […]
This Day In History First of all, when it comes to doughnuts, we’re #1! I hope the weather doesn’t prevent us from consuming even more doughnuts. More importantly, let’s wish the microprocessor a happy birthday. In one form or another […]
Weblogs Perhaps the best way to build a personal website these days is as a weblog, or blog for short. This site is an example — your typical blog is a set of short notes posted in chronological order, most […]