"Not Quiet As" Longhorn

According to TechNewsWorld Microsoft is trimming back the proposed feature set of their upcoming operating system (codenamed “Longhorn”). Recently, Longhorn’s release date was pushed up from the 2007 to early 2006, apparently, after timelines have already slipped to a late-2006 release, Microsoft has had to trim down Longhorn’s list of Read more…

Google AdSense

Years ago I tried the whole “make money off your website” deal. Most were ad banners that were ads for other ad banners (ePipo, AllAdvantage, etc.). Basically, you’d install a program and it’d cycle through ads on your desktop. You’d be paid for the number of hours that you were Read more…

out of phone numbers by 2025?

According to this C|Net article, “Federal agencies estimate that [we’ll] run out of 10-digit [phone] numbers, which include area codes, by 2025.” The article doesn’t say who “Federal agencies” are, and they like to point the finger at VoIP as a “problem child” in the phone number problem. The real Read more…

math tricks

What’s 852? Why, that’s simple! 7,225! How do I know that? Well, thanks to the Vedics (who predate Christ), we have mathematical shortcuts all rolled up in what’s called Vedic Maths. This particular shortcut tells us that the square of any number ending in 5, ends in 25 and is Read more…

solar cooking

I’ve got an old Sony DirecTV DSS dish that I’m no longer using. It’s an 18″ vertical elliptical dish, but it’s a parabolic reflector nonetheless. So I broke out the silver spray paint the other day, put a coat on and left it out to dry. A few days later, Read more…