June 28, 2002

I hadn't seen this in

I hadn't seen this in a while. It's frightening to read what wive's were expted to do back in 1955. "Remember, his topics of conversation are more important than yours." How to be a good wife

Posted by Pedraum at 09:03 AM |

June 25, 2002

Yes please.

Yes please.

Posted by Pedraum at 08:30 AM |

June 24, 2002

Thanks to Christina for sending

Thanks to Christina for sending me this one. It seems our little town is growing up big time--even being featured on MTV.

Posted by Pedraum at 12:09 PM |

June 19, 2002

Worth1000.com | Photoshop Contests

Worth1000.com | Photoshop Contests

Posted by Pedraum at 10:14 PM |

Iranian women blogging? Web gives

Iranian women blogging? Web gives a voice to Iranian women

Posted by Pedraum at 12:03 PM |

I've got World Cup fever.

I've got World Cup fever. I can tell the others that do as well from the bags under their eyes. This site could get me some sleep.

Posted by Pedraum at 12:00 PM |

This tooth phone reminds me

This tooth phone reminds me of the movie 12 Monkeys where Bruce Willis' character, James Cole, rips out a tooth while in a hotel bathroom as it's being used as a device to track his whereabouts. Once again, the line between science fiction and reality blurs.

Posted by Pedraum at 11:06 AM |

Presenting Luc Bertrand Bertrand's first

Presenting Luc Bertrand Bertrand's first steps recorded yesterday, June 18, 2002.

Posted by Pedraum at 10:44 AM |

We started by selling Windows-less

We started by selling Windows-less PC's a few months back, that was a success. now we're shipping machines with Lindows pre-installed and it's getting us a bunch of great press. I can't tell you what the actual sales have been but let's just say that we've been very happy with the results thus far.

As an interesting side note, in a meeting on Monday I asked our computer buyer, "Surely this company can only last as long as they're not in litigation with Microsoft over the name of the company and the interface they're building?"--it's pretty Windows-like. Well, the name Windows isn't trademarkable (is trademarkable a word?) and the interface? Well, I seem to recall a company raising a stink a while back that they were not copying the Macintosh interface when they released Windows...this is poetic justice man.

Posted by Pedraum at 10:36 AM |

June 18, 2002

I've got a couple of

I've got a couple of excuses for being out of touch recently. First, this new house thing is taking a bunch of time. We're remodeling the kitchen and two bathrooms, installing a window on a living room wall, painting the entire interior and exterior, and doing some minor roof work. All of this we're doing in the span of 4 weeks. Yes, you read correctly, 4 weeks. Pretty good excuse for not blogging right?

Well, the other excuse has to do with a sinus infection I appear to have developed sometime during my recent cold. The doctor's put me on an antibiotic called Biaxin. I'm not a big fan of antibiotics but I'm an even lesser fan of multi-colored mucus. So Biaxin it is. Not knowing the side effects of this Biaxin, and wanting to know if my recent blah demeanor was attributable to it, I wished for access to MEDLINE which I used a bunch in college and grad school. Well, I found it and lots of other great health resources here: U.S. National Library of Medicine. OK enough babbling for now...I'll try to be better about staying in touch.

Posted by Pedraum at 10:06 AM |

June 12, 2002

feeling techie This might be

feeling techie

This might be one of the most important tech breakthroughs in a long time - this will be big. I was already a fan of the 802.11b standard which allows for wireless networking. It's current range is like 100 feet or so - I have been lucky enough to find accidential public connections in cafe's with my laptop - it's nice to get excited about technology again. If 802.11b be can extend its range through a repeater - it will be a massive breakthrough and could solve that long-standing 'last mile' problem. Watch out cable and phone monopolies...check it out: 2 Tinkerers Say They've Found a Cheap Way to Broadband

Posted by Sean G. at 03:44 PM |

June 10, 2002

Cool entry on DJ Shadow

Cool entry on DJ Shadow Pedi - I remember when you worked with that guy - great to see his success continue. Here is an interesting blog entry about - well - blogging...: A Rift Among Bloggers

Posted by Sean G. at 03:01 PM |

June 08, 2002

Courtesy of Jerry we bring

Courtesy of Jerry we bring to you Science Toys. I can see spending a lot of time here once Luc's old enough to appreciate things like a film canister cannon.

Posted by Pedraum at 08:47 AM |

June 04, 2002

I used to deliver pizzas

I used to deliver pizzas at the same place as Josh Davis. Now he's one of my favorite DJ's. I knew he was gonna make it big when I invited him to open for our funk band, BFJ, and he said he couldn't make it because he a weekend gig in Japan. The Village Voice: Music: To the Batcave by RJ Smith

Posted by Pedraum at 06:16 PM |

It's a shame this isn't

It's a shame this isn't getting more press. The Masai in Kenya have donated 14 cows to the United States as a show of sorrow. This is a big for the Masai. Where 9/11 News Is Late, but Aid Is Swift

Posted by Pedraum at 05:51 PM |

Preparation is the best way

Preparation is the best way to avoid the PR nightmare which can be worse than the actual event itself.

Posted by Pedraum at 05:47 PM |

I take trips to Arkansas

I take trips to Arkansas once in a while and I'm always amazed at what they'll fry. Well, even I was gossed out to read about these deep-fried twinkies.

Posted by Pedraum at 05:26 PM |