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P. sent me this list of home videos and still pictures of the tsunami (as
well as this animated picture.) We both watched all of them -
amazing stuff. Most of them were taken in the movie mode of a digital camera. In
one, the person appeared to be walking through the water
themselves ... whew!
This is almost funny and adds to the belief
that there is no such thing as bad publicity.
This link from
goes to a place that sells the same
laser pointer that was used to blind the pilots which led to an arrest. I
bet they sell a lot more after this. Heck, laser pointers are probably
selling well all over the country right now. Maybe even more so among our
country's enemies, alas.
From Technified, comes a
blog entry that says
Microsoft is interested in starting up a TechTV-like network with maybe
the old TechTV hosts back. If that turns out to be more than rumor, I
wonder if the hosts will still be promoting open-end programs as much as
they used to. It's hard to imagine someone owned by Microsoft promoting
From del.icio.us, is a notice about this link to a list of good freeware utilities. I'm always ready to try a respected, free program. I agree with the first several programs listed here ... and am still reading this list. So far, they all look pretty good.
I am not sure I heard this right, but I think yesterday, I heard Paul Harvey question the Tsunami Relief Effort. He thinks they are getting enough of our tax money now that it has become a fad and Hollywood is jumping in. He implies that too much government money has been spent in this cause, that Bush and Clinton do not need to go around and do a fundraiser. But he did add today that the Salvation Army was one of the best places to contribute private funds to the effort. Someone else suggested getting the money to supply our soldiers with decently-armored tanks. That sounds like a worthy cause, too. I don't know what to think, but hearing another side to this issue was interesting.
No, this is real. I'm not kidding. :p
PC World reports:
Readership is up, but most Web surfers still don't know what blogs
But most Internet users still don't know what blogs are? Can this really be true? Others think the word, blog ought to be banned. (<-- This article is good reading of phrases people are tired of hearing - but banning the word, blog, -- oh, brother.)
I was a big fan of the show and still watch it once in a while, although it is not the same without Leo Laporte, Yoshi, Dan, Alex and others. Dan speaks out about the show and reveals a dirty little secret (from Slashdot.org). Leo comments on it, too.
Thanks to my sister, Deborah, I learned about this cute, quick interactive flash video wishing you a happy new year.
May you have a wonderful year. Why not do some good this year and give to
Tsunami Relief Effort?
for posting this link on his site, too.)