Archive for date: October 21, 2004

Silly Patent of the Week

October 21, 2004 | Intellectual Property | By: Mark VandeWettering

In the realm of patents being issued for the obvious, Phillip Torrone of the Edgadget website mentioned in his podcast that photomosaics had been patented in 2000. Sigh. Surely there must be tons of prior art to this idea? In a brutal act of defiance, I present my own photomosaic of myself. Take that, evil […]

Boston vs. St. Louis in the Series…

October 21, 2004 | Baseball | By: Mark VandeWettering

Okay, I’ve been boring people with baseball talk in the podcast, so I’ll just briefly mention it here: St. Louis defeats the Houston Astros 5-2 in game 7 of the NLCS, and goes to the Series for the first time since 1987. I originally had picked a Red Sox/Cardinals Series, but was dismayed by the […]

Joke of the Day…

October 21, 2004 | Politics | By: Mark VandeWettering

Contributed by Tom Duff: Q: What’s the difference between Iraq and Viet Nam? A: GWB had a plan to get out of Viet Nam.

System Downtime

October 21, 2004 | System Notices | By: Mark VandeWettering

Something occurred this morning that I have never seen on a FreeBSD-stable box: something glitched and my webserver was hung (I suspect for a very short time) and the webserver was offline. If this affected your ability to read my blog or listen to my podcasts, my deepest apologies.