Hawk's Nest

Tuesday, December 30, 2003

How the Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail filter works

Doodle Blogging

Next big thing? Nah....

yourDictionary.com • Top Ten Words of 2003

It's interesting to see trends and language is one place to see those trends. Check out this list, especially #2 & #9.

Outlook add-ins

Use Outlook? Wish it had some more features? Check out these utilities to get some of the functionality you wish for.

Manatees in South Carolina

Didn't think the creature visited these here parts (I live in SC)? Think again. And if you spot one, the Department of Natural Resources in SC wants to know.

Tuesday, December 23, 2003

PCWorld.com - FoxTrot Keeps It Comical With Mac

I'm not a Mac lover, but I do love Foxtrot. It's always great to see what Jason does with his computer and now Bill Amend gives us a little more insight into his own use.

Thursday, December 18, 2003

Photographing Africa's "Flying Sharks"

I once highlighted a hoax online with a shark jumping out of the water and attack a helicopter. Well, see more coverage of the jumping sharks that were used in the hoax photo.

Lord of the Rings SuperTrailer

Right-click this 50MB file and download it. It's a 6 minute trailer of the entire Lord of the Rings Trilogy. It'll make you want to spend 12 hours watching it all. Great job!

Monday, December 15, 2003

BBC NEWS: Fax - the technology that refuses to die

One of my pet peeves. I understand the legal thing...let's just make digital signing easier.

Sunday, December 14, 2003

Google delivers parcel search | CNET News.com

Find out just exactly where your Christmas gifts are, courtesy of Google.

Wednesday, December 10, 2003

The Antique Christmas Lights Site

Learn about Christmas lights from way back. For all you collectors out there.

Monday, December 08, 2003

Time Warner Cable to launch US-wide web phone

I almost partook of the Vonage elixer last night. I'm almost ready but articles like this make me hesitate again. Do I want just a cell phone for now and see how this all develops? Perhaps. Portable VoIP only.

Thursday, December 04, 2003

Some humorous comments on Microsoft's "thievery" & Sun Java Desktop

Wednesday, December 03, 2003

BBC NEWS | Sexual spam could spark lawsuits

Should companies bear liability for pornographic transmissions? Is it harrassment to knowingly allow offensive material to be delivered electronically without taking actions to stop it? Some say yes.

Lord of the Rings Farewell

It was a fun ride...

Tuesday, December 02, 2003

Microsoft Gets Spoked!

BBC NEWS: Spammers turn to classic prose

New tricks for spammers. An assault on literature.

Pay attention: it's important!

What is it??!!!:::;;;""'' Punctuation!

Monday, December 01, 2003

TechTV's Top 20 Gifts

Need gift ideas? Try some of these...

Urban Legends Reference Pages: Inboxer Rebellion (Master/Slave)

?BBC News: Offensive jargon comes under fire

So, should we change our language, even if it's offensive in the extreme? What about context, people? I hear stuff I find "offensive" everyday and choose to ignore it. Since political correctness now seems to be our highest cultural value, politically correct speech is protected while other speech isn't. Can we stop politicizing language

Will the Broadcast Flag Break Your TiVo? - The FCC ruling explained. By Paul Boutin

Ever since the FCC ruling at the beginning of November, there has been a burning question for Tivo and ReplayTV owners. Will this copyright protection scheme break my equipment? Here are some answers.

Can Google Grow Up?

With Google's IPO immanent, it's time to examine if this company is standing on solid ground.

Co-opting the Future

Is Dvorak right? Are blogs dead? Or are some people listening to bloggers more than Dvorak? I agree there are a lot of abandoned blogs. But there are also a lot of abandoned web sites. Does that mean personal web sites not maintained by "big" media are dead? I think the Internet show otherwise. People with always have their interests and write/blog about it, Dvorak notwithstanding.