Archive for August, 2005

Down to Earth

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

Wow, I actually got a little teary watching the live footage of Space Shuttle Discovery touching down at Edwards Air Force Base in California. It’s a great relief to the see the Shuttle down and safe. Congratulations to the crew and to NASA. This mission has been a nail biting time for spectators, and I [...]

Good luck Discovery

Monday, August 8th, 2005

Good luck to the crew of the shuttle Discovery when they begin re-entry later this morning. Fingers crossed that they make it back to Earth safe and well. The Shuttle is about 25 years old now. Surely it’s about time NASA retired them and went back to the drawing board?

New Windows, same old view

Friday, August 5th, 2005

From a Macworld article: First family of Windows Vista viruses unleashed An Austrian hacker earned the dubious distinction of writing what are thought to be the first known viruses for Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Vista operating system. Written in July, the viruses take advantage of a new command shell, code-named Monad, that is included in the [...]

This little piggy went “ouch”

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005

Yes, that’s my toe. Yes, it hurt. Yes, I did it at Aikido (actually, at the Belfast Aikido Circle). And yes, I have really ugly feet.