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2) Hewlett-Packard to Buy Rival Compaq -NYT: Computer giant Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE:HWP - news) will announce on Tuesday it is buying rival Compaq Computer Corp. (NYSE:CPQ - news) for $25 billion in stock, The New York Times reported on Monday evening, citing executives close to the negotiations.
While an agreement had been reached in the acquisition, specific
terms were not disclosed, according to the newspaper. However, a
premium is being offered for Compaq's stock, The New York Times
3) Advenio Software - Mac OS X Development: Jim : Advenio Software: SQLGrinder
(http://www.advenio.com/sqlgrinder/index.html) -- "Query. Browse. Be
"Advenio SQLGrinder is a native Mac OS X SQL editor and developer
tool that makes your database development easier."
I find development is easier when I don't have to write SQL at all.
And no, that doesn't mean I use a GUI database editor/browser
alongside my ASP/JSP/CFM/PHP code instead, it means I use something
that writes the SQL for me. And no, that doesn't mean it puts the
SQL into my source files for me, it means there is no SQL code in my
source code, anywhere.
6) Geocaching - The Official Global GPS Cache Hunt Site: Join Geocaching -
The sport where YOU are the search engine.
A GPS device and a hunger for adventure are all you need for high
tech treasure hunting. Here you can find the latest caches in your
area, how to hide your own cache, and information on how to get
started in this fun and exciting sport.
Finally, a study to back up what I always told my managers at CEISS --
I work best when I'm working on 1 or 2 tasks/projects.
Actually, Hal Jorch (http://www.google.com/search? hl=en&safe=off&q=hal+), the first manager I had at CEISS, really understood this. (He didn't stay at CEISS very long -- hint hint).
When I told him I was being asked to do too many things at once he
taught me about thrashing (http://www.google.com/search?
00.html+), which is what happens when a multitasking operating system
starts spending more time switching between tasks than performing the
tasks themselves. He said it applied to people every bit as much as
8) BBC SPORT | WORLD ATHLETICS | Edmonton : Black and gold, new to old: A great article about some of the attractions in Edmonton. What they don't mention is Edmonton is one of the best cities in North America for cultural festivities. Known as the City of Champions, City of Volunteers and the City of Festivals, Edmonton is a great place to visit.
The article mentions the Muttart Conservatory
rt/), which is where Cheryl and I were married!
9) Webkool Homepage: Artful and Tribeworks announced today the arrival of a new
application server called Webkool. Webkool is written in Key, the
versatile programming and description language that was developed by
Tribeworks and used to construct Tribeworks' application authoring
product, iShell. With it's flexible architecture based on XHTML and
SQL, Webkool will allow multi-platform development of high-
performance applications on systems including Linux, OS X, Solaris
and Windows, on servers such as Apache, IIS and Zeus, and on server
databases such as MySQL, Oracle and SQL Server.
10) BBC News | AMERICAS | US rejects germ warfare plan: The United States has refused to sign up to an international agreement designed to enforce a ban on the use of biological weapons. Washington's representative to the United Nations-sponsored talks in Geneva said the US was unable to support the draft accord - the result of years of debate - because it would not achieve its goals and would hurt American interests.
The message that goes out now is that the world does not care about
biological weapons - the most dangerous kind of all
Biological weapons expert
Donald Mahley said: "In our assessment, the draft protocol would put
national security and confidential business information at risk."
I : donot agree - Can I compare this to seat belt requirements...
just because the chances of someone getting killed by a machine is
less... doesnot mean we should not think about these issues
13) Seattle Adopts Kyoto Limits, Scolds Bush: Dubbed the Emerald City for its lush urban forests and boasting some
of the greenest power and waste programs in the nation, Seattle
pledged to beat the Kyoto goal to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 7
percent from 1990 levels and try to cut three times that much.
14) Weblogging: Another Kind of Website: One day in mid-March 2000 Raymond Yee of the Interactive University
 thought it would be a good idea to buy and experiment with
Manila, a web server application capable of supporting literally
thousands of weblog websites. A bargain-priced education license was
purchased, and Catherine Yoes downloaded and installed it on a rather
ordinary NT server. Within weeks the IU experienced a revolutionary
change in thinking about what a website is, how they're hosted, what
they're used for, how they're built, and who owns them. A year and a
half later all of the IU's websites are being produced using weblog
technology, our team communications and sharing has been vitally
enhanced, a number of our team members are regularly writing on the
web, as are many of our University/K-12 projects and the K-12
teachers we work with.
15) Lendl\'s Long Journey Gains Admission to Hall of Fame: Ivan Lendl's long sporting journey from playing on the hardscrabble courts of his youth in Czechoslovakia to becoming the most dominant tennis player of his era came to a proud conclusion here today when he was enshrined in the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Joining Lendl in the 2001 class was the Australian left-hander Mervyn
Rose, who won two major singles championships — the Australian in
1954 and the French in 1958 — as well as four Grand Slam doubles
16) Jarrett House North : Apple: How to bury an important announcement: XML-RPC is a universal protocol that works over the web that
describes how applications talk to one another.
17) The Register: DesktopX - killer eye candy or the great Windows desktop liberator?: Jim : I've been a Stardock customer since, oh, 1995? Day 1, anyway.
I bought their first product and probably the majority of the
products they've ever released. Object Desktop (ControlCenter in
particular) totally rocks. It's been on every PC desktop (OS/2 or
Windows) I've used (home and work) regularly since I first saw it.
18) Study for Philip Morris found smokers\' early deaths helped Czech finances - Jul. 16, 2001: Jim: 'No amount of sarcasm can trump how disgusting this is.'
20) The Register : So what's the best country in the world for IT? : So what's the best country in the world for IT? and to live...
Finland and Norway... - So we should visit these countries...
21) WebDAV filewriter for Frontier : Jim : 'It's a shame (from my POV, probably not theirs) that UserLand
diverged off their ContentServer path (which I think is the best CMS
tool they ever made) when they decided to focus on writing and
weblogging tools instead of sophisticated CMSs.'
22) CNN.com - Beijing Games win divides world opinion - July 14, 2001: ..."Smiles Everywhere, Joy Ignites," blazed a headline in the Beijing
Morning Post beneath a picture of a man spraying beer from a shaken
bottle of beer.
"56 Votes -- A Beautiful Win," read another in reference to the
city's comfortable win in the IOC's Moscow vote...
23) Distributed membership and preferences: Membership and preferences standards are a hot topic among
independent developers, because of Microsoft's Passport, which is in
rapid deployment now.
Developers are now faced with a choice -- support Microsoft's
membership system, and thereby feed customers to them, or develop an
open, clonable and decentralized system, so that membership is a
competitive space, not owned by one or two large companies.
24) Caltech researchers successfully raise obelisk with kite : Caltech researchers successfully raise obelisk with kite to test
theory about ancient pyramids
25) Tennis Stars Agassi, Graf Expecting: Jim : 'Can you imagine the tennis player this kid could be? What a
genepool to draw from. Congrats to them! I wish I knew where their
house was in SF, at $23M it must be amazing!'
28) Salon.com Technology | Microsoft to schools: Give us your lunch money!: The software giant is cracking down on piracy in the public
education system. But the campaign could easily backfire.
29) Encompass Magazine, Charting a Sustainable Course - February / March 2001: Jim : "What an exciting concept! I would love to see this
happen everywhere. Cars are the stinking dinosaur of the
20th century. Leaving the airport yesterday, I remember
thinking to myself, "there's no way you pry the cars away
from these people". And you couldn't take my car away from
me right now. Life totally sucks down here without a car.
The urbanized world will have to be redesigned to
accomodate a car-free lifestyle but I think it would be
more than worth it. I think it's critical for the future
of our planet's environment, the environment our children
and grand-children will have to breathe and play in."
30) Curitiba, Brazil: Three decades of thoughtful city planning : actually via Tim - timct at mac dot com
32) Scientist Says Mind Continues After Brain Dies: LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A British scientist studying heart
attack patients says he is finding evidence that suggests
that consciousness may continue after the brain has stopped
functioning and a patient is clinically dead.