Archive for September, 2005

Pet Peeve – Conference Calls from Cubicles

This is a pet peeve of mine. I think it is down right rude when someone is on a conference call over their speaker phone from their cubicle. It is rude to the people in cubicles next to them who have to listen to all the noise, and it is rude to the other people […]

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names Online

Getty Research provides a catalog of geographic names. For example, here is the entry for Boise. It shows it in the following hierarchical position: – World (facet) – North and Central America (continent) – United States (nation) – Idaho (state) – Ada (county) – Boise (inhabited place) Then each page for each location provides some […]

Childhood Movie Favorites

Do you ever have a movie that you remember really enjoying as a child, but you can never remember what it was? Big Trouble in Little China was one of those for me. I couldn’t remember what it was called, but then when we saw at an office movie party it all came back to […]

QuickTime Standalone

If you go to download QuickTime (my favorite video format) now Apple bundles it with iTunes by default. I have nothing against iTunes, but it comes with Bonjour, which after installing it on my laptop it rendered my network disfunctional (of course my attempted surgical uninstalling of of the suspected SpyWare may have had something […]

Sling TV Over the Internet

This looks really interesting. A guy here at PDC’05 is running it and watching the TV he missed while here. Sling Media lets you watch your TV or TiVo anywhere over the internet. I’d wanted to do this for a while.