Friday, 19 October 2001Sorry 'bout the slowdown in posting this week; had a particularly demanding week of work, and Weblog loses to Work.
A couple of local bits from the Post:
National Adds 18 Airports to Destinations; Change Faster Than Expected.
Metro talks about expansion; Georgetown Stop Would Be Included On New Blue Line. Sounds good.
Thursday, 18 October 2001
"I love the smell of PowerPoint in the morning!
Wednesday, 17 October 2001A letter to The Times (UK):
Sir, I hope that I am not the only person in the creative arts who feels great disquiet about the proposals outlined by the Home Secretary in the Commons today, to introduce legislation to outlaw what has been described as "incitement to religious hatred"... Having spent a substantial part of my career parodying religious figures from my own Christian background, I am aghast at the notion that it could, in effect, be made illegal to imply ridicule of a religion or to lampoon religious figures.
Monday, 15 October 2001Making DVDs just got cheaper: Pioneer drops prices on DVR-A03 [MacCentral]
The DVR-A03 is the retail version of the same optical drive Apple bills as its Power Mac G4 "SuperDrive:" a mechanism that can record DVD-R and other optical media. The drive is now available for US$649. When the drive was introduced this past may, it carried with it a suggested retail price of $995. The cost of DVD-RW media has also dropped -- discs are now available for $15.99 each.Presumably this price drop will eventually be reflected in the PowerMac G4.
The FBI has a (large) PDF you can download with warning signs to look for when dealing with mail. The PDF is almost a megabyte and not easily searchable by search engines, so I'm reproducing most of the text of it here so it's available to people without Acrobat.
With accompanying photos, it says that you should be particularly suspicious of an envelope or package in the following cases:
Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle's office received a letter containing anthrax [AP/NY Times]
Tom Brokaw believes he was exposed to the anthrax in the envelope his assistant got it from. [Reuters/Yahoo]
Sunday, 14 October 2001Tuesday, October 16th looks like it'll be eventful...
Back up your important documents now, Windows folks (it's not a high probability that something bad will happen, but it's always a good idea to back up...): SirCam due to wipe Windows PCs next Tuesday [The Register, from last week]
Also Tuesday, Apple's supposedly updating the Powerbook and iBook lines [CNET], making them much more attractive deals:
Apple is making no major design changes to either portable, opting instead to boost the processing speed, memory and hard drive, sources said.And the first-ever DVD of a Star Wars movie (Episode I: The Phantom Menace) is coming out Tuesday.
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