Archive for February, 2008

A truism from Dr. Suess

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. – Dr. Suess As an aside, am I the only one who ever thought that Dr. Suess was pronounced more like ‘Swiss’?  I guess it’s kind of like how I used to think hors [...]

For Better, and for MUCH Better – using a FOR Loop to run the same command against multiple computers

If you administer more than, say, 3 computers in your network, you’ve probably wanted to perform some operation against all of them in quick fashion. For example, you may get a frantic call some morning from your IT manager that goes something like this: IT Manager: “I just got a call from my friend Bob, [...]

Watch out, BatMan – Mr. Freeze may become a reality

Some researchers found a way to steal encrypted data off of hard disks by freezing the RAM in a computer – allowing them to read the keys used to encrypt the data out of RAM. Apparently this can be accomplished using nothing more than a can of compressed air to chill the chips and freeze [...]

CanGoogleHearMe.com is on the move again

I don’t know how many of you have been following the story over at CanGoogleHearMe.com. It’s about a guy, Aaron, who has an idea and decided it was important enough to him that it be heard, so he flew to California with the intent of camping out in Google’s lobby until someone agreed to hear [...]

Losing the key to icy cool refreshment

It’s a wonder more people don’t steal bags of ice from the storage lockers outside convenience stores. I guess they don’t worry about those dishonest few who would snark a bag, since it’s so easy to make more. Or, more likely, they know that the percentage of bags stolen will be more than made up [...]