Archive for date: January 21, 2005

Vonage Doo-Hickey Arrived…

January 21, 2005 | General, Toys and Gadgets | By: Mark VandeWettering

I finally had it with the phone company. I end up spending close to $100 most months with minimal long distance charges, and that seemed like way too much. So, I got my brother to refer me to Vonage (good for a month’s free charges) and ordered their service. Today the Linksys RT31P2 arrived. It […]

Giant squid ‘taking over world’

January 21, 2005 | Science | By: Mark VandeWettering | Giant squid ‘taking over world’ According to scientists, squid have overtaken humans in terms of total bio-mass. That means they take up more space on the planet than us. The reason has been put down to overfishing of other species and climate change. Or, it could be Lord Cthulhu, rumbling in the underwater […]

If you thought $0.10 a message was expensive…

January 21, 2005 | Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

If you thought $0.10 was expensive for an SMS message (and it is), for pity’s sake, how bad is $3.95 per message? Holy crap, how pathetic do you have to be to use a service like this?

Jumping on the Bed Stories…

January 21, 2005 | Link of the Day, My Diary | By: Mark VandeWettering

Apparently over in Lisa’s world, her little one took a header off the bed and bumped his noggin. All seems to be well (phew!) but it put me in mind the story of my little sister (now, not so little, with four boys of her own). When she was little, she used to like jumping […]

Steve Jackson Games’ electronic publishing venture is brilliant

January 21, 2005 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

If you haven’t figured it out by now, I’ve been a geek for a long time. Twenty five years ago, my geekdom took the form of “gaming geek”. In high school this meant a mild spate of RPG games, but mostly wargames from Avalon Hill and a fair number of games from Steve Jackson. I […]

Gathering Statistics for Your Weblog

January 21, 2005 | Blogging, Web Programming | By: Mark VandeWettering

I have to thank Russell Beattie for writing about, the service that he uses to monitor his website. In the days immediately after the Apple Keynote, his website showed a significant bump in traffic. Neat. I decided to give it a whirl (for the level of traffic that I use it for, it is […]