Saturday, February 25, 2006

One Long WEEK

Since last saturday i"ve been really out of sorts. Aches and pains at night, trouble sleeping and unable to sit or lie down comfortablly. I couldn't think, pay attention, concentrate. I felt I was going to crack-up. I've never felt so alone on an island of discomfort.
You take health (whatever level) for granted. You assume things are going to stay the way they are and then something knocks you on your can and you start to see the BIG picture. You're only a human machine and sometimes that machine breasks down.
Easy to talk about in hindsight, but inside that little corner of pain all you see is obstacles. You should have paid more atttention on how that wonderful machine called the human body was functioning. You should have done a lot of things to keep fit. But it's easy to be complacent when good times are here.
I had a whole week and I didn't FEEL like reading or writing or working on the computer (My whole intellectual world gone, bam).
Some lessons are learned the hard way.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

The March of the WORMS (and Viruses)

I've been testing the KlamAV virus protection program for my Linux Box. Nice application, has lots of good bells and whistles. A couple of 3 things tweaked my interest.

One was the downloading of the names of the infectious buggers out there. Pretty adolescent names for the most part, which I guess pretty much goes with the territory.

Two, it also gave a bar graph of the effectiveness of 8 different anti-viral software programs for the current breed of baddies.

And Three, a bar graph of something that BLEW ME AWAY. A month by month rating of the incident of attacks. It seems the most dangerous month for attack is MARCH!

I don't know why, but I'm not taking any chances. Time to beef up the protection...and Word to the Wise...

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

A New Enterprise, a New Medium

How long is a 5 year mission anyway? Your guess is as good as mine. Trek fans have resuscitated the Star Trek Enterprise again, this time on the WEB. The demise of Enterprise last season seemed like the end of a very popular series.

But wait, there are still legions of fans out
THERE in Cyberspace that just won't let a good thing go away.

Welcome to the New Adventures of Star Trek. A brand new younger crew of Bones, Spock and Kirk and others fly the Enterprise on the WEB. A couple of episodes are posted Free-to-Download and view in WMV (Windows Media Video Format). A simple conversion to mpeg (most burn software, like Nero can do it) will let you burn the conversion to DVD to view on TV just like the OLD days.

Hats off to a very clever use of Webcasting.

(Subnote News for Trekkies: Patrick Stewart (Picard) has said "yes" to Star Trek 10)

My Other Blogs on Other Interests:

DOS POSSOS (2 Steps)


MASS Media Course Correction

My First Blog.....


A Son's Gift To The World...

My son, Yashamaru, had a birthday the beginning of this month. On that day he was up most of the night finishing up the code of a program he wrote for the PSP. That was not unusual, he does that a lot. What I found interesting was that he wanted to get it out to give to the world, as a birthday gift from him to all of US.

There are a lot of important things that come about because of Open Source. But I feel the "mind-set" of sharing is very close to the top of the list.