Archive for date: February 12, 2005

The Aviator

February 12, 2005 | General, Movie Review | By: Mark VandeWettering

Carmen and I haven’t been to nearly enough movies lately, but today we got up early enough to go out and catch the nearly three hour long film The Aviator starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Martin Scorsese. This film has been out for a while, but is still in theaters because of its eleven […]

Sliding down the slippery slope

February 12, 2005 | Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt, Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

I’m not paranoid. Damn, I just realized that by saying it, I probably am, but holy-land-o-mercy. Have people gone completely insane? A high school in Sutter California has ordered all students to wear mandatory RFID tracking tags. The badges introduced at Brittan Elementary School on Jan. 18 rely on the same radio frequency and scanner […]

No more referers logged on the homepage

February 12, 2005 | Blogging, General | By: Mark VandeWettering

I removed the list of referers from my homepage. While it is interesting to see who is coming from other sites, it’s also clear from recent search results that I’m being targeted (although hardly singled out) by large numbers of comment and referer spammers who are presumably encouraged by even the slimmest appearance of one […]

Untapped Gmail Generosity

February 12, 2005 | System Notices | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, I was kind of depressed that only one person stepped forward to request a gmail account. Does everyone already have a gmail account? Well, perhaps so. Theo stepped up and mentioned the gmail invite spooler which redistributes unused gmail invites. They have 182K accounts in the queue, ready for distribution. Wow, that’s 182 […]