Hawk's Nest

Tuesday, November 25, 2003

iPod's Dirty Secret

Monday, November 24, 2003

PC Magazine Names Best of Comdex Winners

Interesting list...cool products to try out. I like the LCD/HDTV Monitor from Dell and MS Small Business Server 2003 gets Best of Show.

Sunday, November 23, 2003

The pragmatic radical |CNET.com

This interview with Michael Dell is useful. Check out this idea...
"How do you hold your executives accountable in terms of execution?"
We have metrics and agreed-to goals and objectives. There's a great amount of focus and attention on customer experience and efficiency, and how we're doing time-to-market and service levels. We have a process called BPI, business process improvement, which any employee can be involved in. If five workers on the production line see something that isn't working, instead of complaining about it, they have BPI. They form a team, they go solve it and it becomes a BPI project in a global database. We're saving $1.8 billion with this kind of process. "

EE Times - Epson develops micro flying robot, sort of.

You think cell phone cameras are a problem??!!

Thursday, November 20, 2003


Virtual house built with Google image searches (X+house). Visit different rooms.

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Windley's report on SCO

This report from CDXPO by Phil Windley, former CIO of Utah, is very informative in understanding SCO's position and take on Linux. Very good stuff.

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Reuters: Take the red pill -- and embrace Microsoft?

The Matrix extends to Microsoft. Somehow I don't think this is a "promotional" video, it's just the yearly Comdex video clip which Bill Gates does for fun and only attendees get to enjoy. 'Sigh'

Monday, November 17, 2003

Forensic Expert Says Bigfoot Is Real

Really, convinced?

Elf Etch A Sketch

For your amusement, DRAW! (courtesy of the Pirate)

Blogcritics.org: Do PDAs have a future?

Are PDAs an endangered species? I think it's an interesting subject and one worth thinking about. It seems to me that PDAs will always have a place in that their power and utility get somewhat lost in an integrated device WHICH has as it's primary feature set a phone. But the approach of the PocketPC Smartphone which integrates voice capabilities into a great PDA seems to me to be the most winning combination. Nothing against Palm, but as you see from this users experience, the more advanced features still aren't implementing well on the PalmOS. This is where PocketPC shines. I think PDAs just for calendaring and contacts are threatened but not the richer experience PDAs with voice and as a subset of services.

Thursday, November 13, 2003


Heard a song on the radio and want to see what it was? Check out this handy site.

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

George Lucas In Love

This great short film debuted several years ago. It's hard to find but right-click...Save File As and enjoy.

Topher's Breakfast Cereal Character Guide

Nostalgic for all of us cereal eaters

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

The FREE, 0% APR, Better Sex, No Effort Diet: Syllabus

"Free" is in and open source will bring it to you in the computer world. At least, that's what my e-mail tells me. A nice piece elucidating just how well free IT planning and implementation works (kudos to "The Pirate")

TIME Magazine: Coolest Inventions 2003

The Hawk is back! He's spent some time down Disney's way, seeing some pretty cool stuff for the 1.5 to 3.5 year old range. Now check out the toys for the rest of us this year.