World’s Greatest… Radio Scanners
Article on Gizmodo.com by Alex Roy, famous Gumballer from Team Polizei, reviewing radio scanners to help avoid the highway patrol.
Personally, I have all the THP frequencies programmed in my handheld scanner, but I never pick up anything from them. I’m using frequencies from an old list however, so they may have gone to a digital trunked system. I still find a Valentine One to be the single most important driving aid. That investment alone has saved me thousands.
Using Gmail as a Spam Filter
DSL @ 3.0 Mbps
Butler Networks turned up my DSL connection to 3.0Mbps/384Kbps today.It’s absolutely been worth the wait, and only $10/mo extra. Thanks, Bill!
The 2.5 gigapixel photo
Articles by Janis Ian on the music industry and the Internet
I found a link to a pair of articles by a singer/songwriter named Janis Ian. These are very well-written, and while already almost two years old, the login within holds up well. Basically, Janis takes the position that downloading music online creates EXPOSURE for artists, which leads to more CD sales. She also pretty much blames the state of the industry on the RIAA itself.THE INTERNET DEBACLE – AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW
FALLOUT – a follow up to The Internet Debacle I still feel that the RIAA and MPAA continue to set themselves up for massive destruction as they continue to accuse all their customers of being crooks, cheats, and theives.
2003 e-mail stats
Courtesy of Steve’s Sublimemail service, here are the email stats for my domain in 2003:total messages: 70,733
flagged spam: 39,293
percentage spam: 56%
avg daily spam: 108
false positives: 0 I’d say Steve is catching about 75% of my spam before it ever hits my inbox. Of course, he reminds me, it would be higher if I’d submit the messages that make it past the filters. So, if the Mozilla MailNews developers would get on the stick and implement the Redirect option, it would make it a lot easier.
Unix / Windows Biculturalism
Joel’s essay on the differences in culture between Unix and Windows programmersDoes this go under Tech, Links, Info, or Commentary? I’m considering moving to a movabletype-based blog for better content management, but I’m not sure it is worth the effort. It isn’t like I actually have a lot of content here to manage…
· Eric Meyer
· Hixie’s Natural Log
UN Takeover of the Internet?
UN Takeover of Internet? Some Are ‘Not Amused’
This issue is over a week old, but I haven’t yet had time to study it in-depth. This seems like a good place to start. Also:
Bug devices track officials at summit
Sounds like a lot of bad mojo at first glance. I need more time to ponder…