<![CDATA[The Post reports that the Commanders in Chief trophy was stolen from the Naval Academy the other day. Of course Army (who has a 4 game win streak underway) is suspected as being the culprit. All that the note said is that it is somewhere on the way to West Point right now.
Still not as good as when Navy stole the mules a few years back, but at least their trying….]]>
<![CDATA[Man it is a pain. Of course there is ebay for most, but if you want to get something up and running full time like a store, you need:
A shopping cart program
A payment gateway system
A merchant account to receive the money
A bank account
Talk about a fricking pain. I've been battling for weeks now to get our online commerce at penguinradio.com up an operational. Now I'm very very close, but stuck dealing with the SSL certficate at the moment (the thing that makes things https instead of http). I'm waiting for tech support to write back about my trouble ticket and then I can get it going.
But it sure is a bear to make money.]]>
<![CDATA[The slapper worm is out in force today, pounding my firewall with denial of service attacks and resulting in temporary, but annoying losses of connectivity. I'm glad that idiot is in jail who put this in the wild.
Thur, 11/24/2005 15:41:42 - UDP packet dropped - Source:220.127.116.11, 52580, WAN - , LAN - 'Suspicious UDP Data'
Thur, 11/24/2005 15:42:10 - UDP packet dropped - Source:18.104.22.168, 13262, WAN - LAN - 'Suspicious UDP Data'
Thur, 11/24/2005 15:53:46 - UDP packet dropped - Source:22.214.171.124, 51509, WAN - LAN - 'Suspicious UDP Data'
Thur, 11/24/2005 15:54:02 - UDP packet dropped - Source:126.96.36.199, 0, WAN - LAN - 'Suspicious UDP Data'
How many have you heard of?
I have to confess I’d only heard of two, and wasn’t that familiar with the exploits of the others. But Medal of Honor winners and famous generals are now the subject of a new set of stamps from the Post Office.
Sometimes if you get bored with Tom Clancy, you should check out the Medal of Honor citation logs. They are pretty impressive stories of brave guys in the face of serious trouble.
Medal of Honor Citation listings
Iraq Medal of Honor (only one, so far)
<![CDATA[Having spent a lot of time with Chinese people, I've come to realize that they expect everything in life to be free and anything that costs more than free is part of a plan to rob the peasants. Or something like that.
Which is why some of my Chinese friends always made fun of me when I said "you know, there is a reason the Chinatown bus is so cheap." It doesn't pay this, or that, or insurance, or safety, etc. But they kept saying 'No, Chinese are just special and can do it for less.'
But now the Washington Post has finally come out and confirmed what I’ve been talking about for awhile. A late October inspection sweep of 400 buses by a task force of federal, state and local authorities turned up more than 500 safety-related violations, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which regulates interstate bus and truck companies. This came in response to two recent bus burnings on the popular DC-NY-Boston corridor.
Needlesss to say, I have a big case of “I told you so” today.]]>
<![CDATA[This has worked twice:
I've been trying to get a good tart apple. I went to the Safeway and started chatting with the guy who works in produce about "tart apples." This led to a massive taste fest in the apple section. I tried several different varieties (he had a knife and was hacking them up) and finally picked something that really had a kick. It was some hybrid variety now that Red Delicious apples have been destroyed by genetics.
Anyway--if you ever want a free apple, just chat up the produce people at the grocery, know kind of what you are talking about (i.e, the difference between Fuji, Galas and Delicious for starts) and see what happens.]]>
This is going out to our beta tester list today.
Internet Radio with no PC Needed is now a reality!
PenguinRadio, working to free Internet from the shackles of a PC since 1999,Ã‚Â¬Ã¢â‚¬Â is pleased to announce that we are shipping theÃ‚Â¬Ã¢â‚¬Â SolutionsRadio!
The SolutionsRadioÃ‚Â¬Ã¢â‚¬Â web device is Internet Radio – no computer needed -Ã‚Â¬Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã‚Â¬Ã¢â‚¬Â designed in the Netherlands, manufactured in Asia, and now shippingÃ‚Â¬Ã¢â‚¬Â to the US through PenguinRadio
Powered by PenguinRadio’sÃ‚Â¬Ã¢â‚¬Â exclusive streaming media directory of thousands of streaming radio stations and podcasters, the Solutions Radio offers instant desktop Internet radio without having to go through the clicks and fuss of turning on your computer – just press and play. The SolutionsRadio comes withÃ‚Â¬Ã¢â‚¬Â a built-in speaker, making itÃ‚Â¬Ã¢â‚¬Â the ideal stand-alone device.
The Solutions Radio is very easy to use and can be setup in just a few minutes (weÃ‚Â¬Ã¢â‚¬Â had oursÃ‚Â¬Ã¢â‚¬Â up and runningÃ‚Â¬Ã¢â‚¬Â in 14 seconds after being plugged in)
The radio device plugs into your home Ethernet router and connects into your LAN network using DHCP or manual network settings. There is also a modem that you can plug into a standard phone line and connect to your dial-up Internet service, although we recommend using Ethernet/LAN/DHCP as you’ll get a better quality stream.
After theÃ‚Â¬Ã¢â‚¬Â clearance came from US Customs just the other day, we drove toÃ‚Â¬Ã¢â‚¬Â the airport in the middle of the night to pull them out of the warehouse (we really wanted to play with them). We’ve been workingÃ‚Â¬Ã¢â‚¬Â on the playlists all day and all night, trying to ensure that onlyÃ‚Â¬Ã¢â‚¬Â quality mp3 streaming radio stations come through to your device (and, believe us, this is a real effort). More advanced users can buildÃ‚Â¬Ã¢â‚¬Â their own playlist files and listen to their favorites, or just add them to the PenguinRadio.com directory so others can hear them asÃ‚Â¬Ã¢â‚¬Â well (add your station at http://www.penguinradio.com/add)
Ready for Shipping
You can now order the SolutionsRadio online at ourÃ‚Â¬Ã¢â‚¬Â store: http://solutions.penguinradio.com/Ã‚Â¬Ã¢â‚¬Â
We areÃ‚Â¬Ã¢â‚¬Â accepting checks and credit cards (via Paypal) for now. We will try to make other solutions available very soon for those who don’t use Paypal.
If you are interested in a large purchase for a church or communityÃ‚Â¬Ã¢â‚¬Â group, please drop us an email and we’ll help you find a solution.
* You received this email because someone put your e-mail in ourÃ‚Â¬Ã¢â‚¬Â database to be contacted when the radio shipped. We will now eraseÃ‚Â¬Ã¢â‚¬Â
that list so you won’t hear from us again unless you e-mail us (weÃ‚Â¬Ã¢â‚¬Â hate spam too).
The staff at PenguinRadio.com]]>
<![CDATA[This is a really strange one.
Girl played video games so much she died (in real life). Her fellow "fighters" in the Virtual world got together and had a memorial service IN THE GAME! See picture....
Fellow Knights pay homage to one of their brethren….
Snowly of The World of WarcraftÃ‚Â¬Ã¢â‚¬Â (Xinhua)Ã‚Â¬Ã¢â‚¬Â A young girl nicknamed “Snowly” died last month after playing the online game “World of Warcraft” for several continuous days during the national day holiday.Ã‚Â¬Ã¢â‚¬Â Several days before Snowly’s death, the girl was said to be preparing for a relatively difficult part of the game (namely, to kill the Black Dragon Prince) and had very little rest. She told her friends that she felt very tired.Ã‚Â¬Ã¢â‚¬Â A big online funeral was held for Snowly one week after her death (see photo from The Mirror).
http://cn.news.yahoo.com/051102/481/2funz.html (in Chinese)]]>