Thursday, August 30, 2007

Wanna read Babylonian?

From Slashdot:
DrJackson writes
"A new online translator that can translate Assyrian, Babylonian, Sumerian and Egyptian hieroglyphics (1 of the 3 types anyway) has been developed. This is the first time I ever saw a translator for cuneiform. Something like this would be great for translating interesting historical records like the Amarna Letters."

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

My system needs updating

Boy, I need a new PC for my job, what do you think?

Actually, these are pictures from a site where a guy photographs old work-sites:

Friday, August 24, 2007

Bluetooth Headsets, Music, and Technology

First of all, if I can't close a Word document, start a Remote Desktop connection, and bring up an IM window all while I have a Virtual PC running and Launchcast is starting the next song stream, then what good is this stinkin' laptop!!!

I've been listening to Launchcast lately. I held off because of fear of impacting the network here. But I came to two conclusions...

We have 100Mb network connections.
It doesn't really impact my experience.

So, I've also switched my music link to Launchcast instead of Last.FM. I just can't get away from the fact that LaunchCast is to me the best streaming music and rating system I have tried.

So, that covers Music and Technology, but Bluetooth?

I had a Jabra one-ear earpiece for my cell-phone. It worked pretty good for an inexpensive piece. I pretty much just left it in the car and used it there.

Then I started seeing these stereo Headphones/Headsets that worked with BlueTooth. I've hated being tethered to my laptop at work while listening to music, but these Stereo units were always $60 or better.

Then a couple of weeks ago I saw this: Kyocera Bluetooth Stereo Headset/Headphones

You can read my review... they work pretty good. A little tricky to figure out and get used to, but if you keep at it, they're not bad at all.

Monday, August 13, 2007

My bros wedding!

We are all happy for Phillip and DeAnn as they have started their life together.

I have pics up here:

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Donations welcome!

Some of you may have visited my other sites: (My business site) (My personal site) (My joke collection)

Well, I'm always looking to improve the site. I also will host for other people.

Of course, that doesn't always come free. But I'm willing to work it out with you good people...

Any one of these items would be a nice donation:
HITACHI Deskstar 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

Western Digital Caviar 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

Acer AL1917WAbd Black 19" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 700:1 Built in Speakers

Of course, if you want to buy these for yourselves... I guess I won't mind too much, they are good deals!

Programming Theory

I may have mentioned this blog before, but I'll state it again.

I just read this post. It reminds us to allow ourselves to take a fresh look at things, putting asside our biases.

I also liked the article he wrote, Will My Software Project Fail?

This site has helped me to round out my viewpoint and perspective on coding, and reminds me to look up from time to time, and remember what we're coding for.