Archive for date: August 16, 2004

Headline of the Day

August 16, 2004 | Politics, Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

Bush TV ad targets Kerry on intelligence issues Boy, if that isn’t the pot calling the kettle black.

AMD K8 has reprogrammable microcode

August 16, 2004 | Hardware, Security | By: Mark VandeWettering

Real World Technologies lists an interesting article about the AMD K8 processor and its previously unnoticed ability to patch its own microcode. Apparently AMD has used this to repair a couple of bugs in the processor in the past, but nobody really noticed it before. A couple of quotes from the article: The ability to […]

Experiments in video capture

August 16, 2004 | My Projects | By: Mark VandeWettering

I recently reinstalled my Hauppauge Win-TV card in my server box, and have been working a bit at getting my webcam software up and running. But rather than just play with occasional image capture, I was wondering what the possibilities would be for recording live video for later playback. So, I embarked on a bit […]

Alien vs. Predator

August 16, 2004 | Movie Review | By: Mark VandeWettering

Warning: This may contain something you will view as a spoiler. You’ve been warned. It was with some mixed feelings that I decided to go see Alien vs. Predator this weekend. After all, if you average out all four Alien movies and both Predator movies, you end up with a grade of C. In each […]