Archive for June, 2006

IE7 Beta 3 Released

June 29, 2006

Microsoft today released the third and final beta of its new Internet Explorer 7. I have already downloaded it and have began testing the product.

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SUPREME COURT BLOCKS GITMO WAR TRIALS

June 29, 2006

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Presient Bush overstepped his authority in ordering military war crimes trials for Guantanamo Bay detainees.

The ruling, a rebuke to the administration and its aggressive anti- terror policies, was written by Justice John Paul Stevens, who said the proposed trials were illegal under U.S. law and international Geneva conventions.

More at source

Apple checks out with Windows

June 28, 2006

Apple uses Windows, too. At the Apple store Microsoft products run the day-to-day operations of the business. Windows Embeded powers the inventory system of the Apple Stores!

Apple is looking for ways to cut down on wait times at its stores’ checkout lines and roaming WiFi-enabled processing stations in the hands of each employee may be the answer. The same employee helping you pick out the right set of headphones for your iPod can scan product barcodes and take payments via credit card right on the spot. Your receipt will sent to you via e-mail just in case you need to make a return or file an expense report.

Source: http://www.niallkennedy.com/blog/archives/2006/06/apple-store-che.html

Lodrane

June 28, 2006

The weather here is playing hell with my head. Everytime it changes rapidly my head kills me and I cannot function at all. I don’t even try to do anything, bending over almost makes me fall out.

The only thing I’ve found that seems to help is Lodrane by ECR, it does wonders. I just now started my dose of the medication and hopefully soon I will able to get something done.

Canada actually is good for something, wow!

June 28, 2006

I ran across this interesting piece of information. Canada is the largest foreign supplier of crude oil to the US. I can’t seem to find the percentage of oil that they provide but this seems to be very interesting fact given what is presented to us in the media.

If you solely rely on what is given to you on the nightly news or from most people memories you would think the middle east provides most, if not all, of our oil. This makes me wonder what impact the middle east really has on our oil supplies, and if we could drop them and still make due. If Canada and others provide enough oil to us could we begin a transition to “friendly oil” sources and eventually to independence?

This seems like something I might need to look further into.

Merger

June 28, 2006

I finished merging all the pervious post from a100wwe’s blog and mooba into the new WordPress blog. This is something I really like since in the past I was forced to link to the old blogs.

Transition…

June 26, 2006

I’m transitioning to WordPress from my old Blogger-based blog. I think WordPress is a much better platfrom and I think the switch will be great. The transition will involve much more than the name change, it will also include a new array of topics. Here’s to the future.

Breaking News: Bill Gates to step down

June 15, 2006

REDMOND, Wash. – Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates announced Thursday that he will transition from day-to-day responsibilities at the company he co-founded to concentrate on the charitable work of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Gates will continue on as the company’s chairman after transferring his duties over a two-year period.

“This was a hard decision for me,” said Gates, who founded the world’s largest software company with childhood friend Paul Allen. “I’m very lucky to have two passions that I feel are so important and so challenging. As I prepare for this change, I firmly believe the road ahead for Microsoft is as bright as ever.”

Microsoft’s Chief Technical Officer Ray Ozzie will immediately assume Gate’s title as chief software architect and begin working side by side with Gates on overseeing all software technical design.

Source: MSNBC.com