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Friday, May 27, 2005

HOW-TO: Make your own annotated multimedia Google map

Very cool use of google maps. Unfortunatly it only works with the greasemonkey plugin for Firefox.

HOW-TO: Make your own annotated multimedia Google map - Engadget -

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Lost in translation

I love their youthful spirity:


Friday, May 20, 2005

java diagnostic notes

install the java2 sdk
run the example via given directions

To make my own changes:

un jar the files (jar works very similarly to tar)

jar -xvf Assignment0.jar

clear the class path

set classpath=

make slight changes


cd /cygdrive/c/personal/class/cmuDiag/Edu/Cmu/Cs/Se/Watson
javac *.class


cd /cygdrive/c/personal/class/cmuDiag/
java Edu.Cmu.Cs.Se.Watson.Business.Watson

JAR Files
The Java[tm] Tutorial

This American Life downloads

Thursday, May 19, 2005

802.11 frame formats

AGC is adjusted during the preamble of the 802.11 PLCP.

Durations (in microseconds) for the preambles:
.11b long: 144 us
.11b short: 72 us
.11g : 16 us

CommsDesign - IEEE 802.11g
Comms Design - IEEE 802.11b

security auditor live CD

security audit tools on a live CD


Bitwise Magazine :: serious computing

A magazine to keep an eye on...

Bitwise Magazine :: serious computing

backup mozilla

MozBackup - A utility for creating backups of Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird and Netscape profiles

And to automate:
Make a Batchfile and insert this command line:

"C:\PfathToMozbackup\Backup.exe" -f Profilname

Setup the Backup.ini in Mozbackup Folder to specify the backup path.

Create a scheduled task with windows!

recapture your own data

One of the things I'm not a fan of with blogger is that you can't export your posts. What if I want to move services? What if I want a local copy of your journal?

Seems there's two stategies:reformat your template to put all posts on one page (then save it off) or use httrack to copy the entire thing to your local computer.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

The less time planning, the more time programming.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Debunking the Myth of a Desperate Software Labor Shortage:

Friday, May 06, 2005

Topcon Positioning Systems

Job? Based in Livermore. Have connection though Mom.

Welcome to Topcon Positioning Systems

Software Errors that cost millions

The Mars polar lander went missing in 1999. They investigated, found out that the software likely mistook the jolt of the landing grear extending for the jolt of hitting ground, turned off the rockets, making the craft plummet from 40 meters and smash to smitherines on impact.