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Friday, June 23, 2000

The AMD Duron processor (see here) got a great writeup at Ars Technica. I just wish I had enough money to keep up with computer technology. I just finished building my latest computer 3 months ago and I am more than ready to upgrade. Everything I have is at least one step away from top of the line.

I have been drinking tea for many many years now. During the previous school year, that was about all that I drank (1 pot per day). It seem that the health benefits are much greater than anyone expected. If only I could get the coffee machine to produce hot enough water here at work... I would be a much healthier man.

Thursday, June 22, 2000

Holy stupidity! I really should learn HTML... I was completely astounded to find out that you can define table cell widths by percentage! Once Netscape 6 gets officially released, I think I will get back into web design. Being a sysadmin is fun and all, but coding has its merits. Learning Java and C++ next semester will only amplify these feelings.

Wednesday, June 21, 2000

Do you have an extra $3,500 you want to get rid of, and you also want to build the best gaming machine around? Check out the newest High-End Gaming PC over at Sharky.

It seems that a new system bus is being developed by IBM to replace PCI: InfiniBand. I loath names like that.. give me acronyms (Peripheral Component Interface).

Pimpwar is finally back to fully functional.

The headline says it all: AOL's Steve Case shafted in penis hoax.

Windows Me (see here and here) might not be the last Win9x OS. Tiger is the new code name, but it could become vaporware much like Cairo... but The Register also reports that Cairo is being revived, but as a desktop explorer replacement. Think LiteStep, but with the same background code as the normal desktop.

Before I get into the daily dump of tech news, I will start with some science: CNN reports that Princeton scientists have found a gene that controls intelligence and have genetically created intelligent mice. Of course, no one can speculate what effect genetic manipulation will have on the similar human gene.

Why is it that I always forget about The Register? It has to be one of the greatest tech news sites out there. Just so I don't forget again, I have added a link on the right.

Tuesday, June 20, 2000

Word of the day: Revenant: /rv-nnt/ n.

  • One that returns after a lengthy absence.
  • One who returns after death.

  • Go to Ask Jeeves and ask either of these questions: "Is Jeeves well-endowed?" or "Is Jeeves gay?". Click on your question to ask it, and you will get a humorous error.

    An intellectual look at the future advancement of mankind.

    Windows Millenium Edition has been Released to Manufacturing.

    Soy un perdedor. Once again, tech news flutters through the air. The new i815E chipset from Chipzilla is a definite improvement over the i810 and i820 chipsets, or so says a review from Sharky Extreme. The 820 is obviously plagued by the high cost of RDRAM. After significant price cuts, 128meg of RDRAM still costs $350! The 810 was plagued by the onboard video, which was not upgradeable. The 815 uses SDRAM yet also has an AGP slot for video upgradability. The 815 also has a great affinity for onboard hardware, such as a network adapter, modem, or sound card. Brand new systems can be purchased for cheap when built with this chipset.

    Monday, June 19, 2000

    AMD has released the Duron processor, the newest value-line CPU aimed at the Celeron market. The Sharky Extreme review is quite in depth, even more so than the one from Anandtech.

    I have just found one of the best sources of information for Linux: Trinity OS.

    If you don't know Linux, there are many great places on the web to get info. Up to this point, all of the information I have come across has been helpful. Today, I read this article about proxy servers, yet it is the most worthless article for anyone. Beginners would be confused because the author does not explain how things are done, he simply gives a list of commands and what this setup won't do. More advanced users would be better off reading the how-to the author had linked. Make Linux easier for people to learn! We must increase the strength of our attack!

    Sunday, June 18, 2000

    Again, thanks to Val: A list of horrible tranlsations.