Tuesday, November 27, 2001

I'm going to be at Circus Circus in Las Vegas from Thursday through Monday, so you probably won't hear from me for a week. Keep your fingers crossed that I hit a big jackpot! :)

Sunday, November 25, 2001

A couple of days ago, I posted about illuminated sheets of plastic which might be used for ultra-thin computer screens you can fold and put in your pocket. Well, what's the next obvious invention to go along with that? How about bendable batteries?

Saturday, November 24, 2001

I've been meaning to post this reminder. I want everybody to watch 2001: HAL's Legacy on Tuesday. It's on PBS, so check your TV guide for times and channels. It should be good.

Sorry I forgot to post again yesterday. I'm still feeling sick.

Thursday, November 22, 2001

Hope everybody had a happy Thanksgiving!

Time.com has announced their favorite inventions of 2001. I wouldn't mind having that skycar.

Wednesday, November 21, 2001

Tuesday, November 20, 2001

If you've been paying any attention to the news, you probably heard many reports that the Taliban had documents describing how to make nuclear weapons. Well, at least one of these so-called-horrifying finds was originally published in a humor newsletter called The Annals of Improbable Research. The "instructions" were nothing more than a scientific parody. I can at least breathe a small sigh of relief knowing the Taliban can't tell a joke from real science.

Monday, November 19, 2001

Here is an interesting look at the history of Thanksgiving. The pilgrims didn't have forks, and they didn't eat turkey or pumpkin pie.

Sunday, November 18, 2001

I always wanted to go to Comdex in Las Vegas, but for now I'll just have to settle for 300 pictures.
Everybody knows I love gadgets, and this one has to be the ultimate: Timex Internet Messenger Watch. My only problem is that these watches are designed for men and are way too big for my wrist.

Saturday, November 17, 2001

I always believed the Internet should be used for good and not evil.
This is my kind of sport. Sixty-eight men and women are racing across the Atlantic Ocean in thirty-four rowboats. All boats are equiped with GPS devices and other wireless gadgets with Internet access.

Which reminds me, we were going to use my sister's new HandyGPS Pro on our trip to Las Vegas. But after receiving her order, my sister discovered the thing barely works without a $35 external antenna which is, unfortunately, sold separately and not yet available.

Friday, November 16, 2001

I think pyRads are a great idea. These are new online ads with no flashy graphics, no big banners, and no annoying popups. They are simply text. What a concept. You can see an example of these ads on the main Blogger page.

Thursday, November 15, 2001

I knew I forgot to do something yesterday. I forgot to post in this blog!

A company called Teleportec has created technology to transmit holographic images of people over high-speed digital circuits. What I want to know is, how long until I get holographic TV?

Tuesday, November 13, 2001

This news is a little bit old, but still very interesting. University of Arizona scientists have produced light-emitting sheets of plastic. The sheets are about as thin as paper, but emit light, and they are produced using a standard inkjet printer. This technology may eventually lead to computer monitors that can be folded and put in your pocket or purse.... and eventually get mixed with all my other junk and accidently get thrown out or lost. ;)

Saturday, November 10, 2001

The US Army is working on a new truck which sounds like something from a James Bond movie. The truck is equipped with a remote-control laser-sighted machine gun, a grenade launcher, electrified door handles, blinding lights and pepper-spray dispensers. It can also release a thick smokescreeen, slippery oil slick, or sharp, tire-shredding tacks. Just the thing for LA traffic!

Friday, November 09, 2001

You guys all know the tourist guy. He was on top of the WTC when the airplane hit. Yeah right. Well, here is a web site with pictures of his other historic adventures.

Thursday, November 08, 2001

Here is the B.I.O.-Bug Vivisection link I promised I would find and post.
Scientists at Bell Labs have invented a transistor made of a single molecule. Ten million of these transistors can fit on the head of a pin. This could be the start of an era of computers embedded in clothes and paper! Computer controlled underwear and toupees may be right around the corner!

Wednesday, November 07, 2001

The Dismal Scientist Layoff Calculator will estimates the probability that you will lose your job by year end 2002.

Tuesday, November 06, 2001

When you care enough to send the very best, use Create-A-Fart. Thank goodness internet scent technology never caught on.

Monday, November 05, 2001

This Dream Catcher Community Weblog may prove to be very interesting. You can anonymously share your dreams.
I was just setting up my wish list on Amazon.com. I hope that link works correctly. Anyway, I may not be a web-cam girl, but feel free to buy me stuff anyway. ;)
I just wrote an Epinion for my Handspring Visor Prism. I guess I haven't practiced my reviewing skills in the last four months. My last Epinion was written in July. But let me just get this off my chest: my current epinion on Epinions is that it esucks. They give too much attention to their "top reviewers" putting their reviews above all others. And the itty-bitty eroyalties are hardly worth my time. Some of my reviews that have been read over 100 times have accrued less than $1. Unless you want to write every day, you won't make any money.

Sunday, November 04, 2001

Ok, here is a second gift idea: B.I.O.-BUGS , A Revolution in Evolution. B.I.O-Bugs are Bio-mechanical Integrated Organisms, a new breed of artificial intelligence! I'm sure I'll find many more gift ideas before Christmas. Stay tuned.
It's getting close to Christmas again, and I'm sure all my friends are searching for that perfect present for me (Yeah, right). Here is something on my wish list: Che-ez!party digital spy camera. It measures just 60mm in length, 38.6mm in height, and 15mm in thickness. It comes in silver and blue. I prefer the blue just in case you were wondering. ;)

Saturday, November 03, 2001

I was just reading about some more AIM security holes. Looks like the newest versions of AIM changes your MSIE security settings without asking. That reminds me, I always thought FOX should do a TV special titled "When Software Attacks."

Friday, November 02, 2001

Microsoft has discovered a gaping security hole in the virtual wallet function of its Passport service. You can find out more details on Marc Slemko's web site. So anyway, why doesn't this bug surprise me? I always thought the concept of a virtual wallet left you vulnerable to virtual pickpockets. Furthermore, I would never trust MS to hold my wallet in the first place.

Thursday, November 01, 2001

Here's some good news. A California State Appeals Court ruled on Thursday that computer code used to "descramble" DVDs is "pure speech," and citing the First Amendment, the court reversed a trial court's order to block the code from appearing on the Web.