Thursday, May 25, 2006

New Apple Notebook feedback

... heard at the coffee shop, comparison's regarding Apples new notebook

Question from the 250 lb guy in line, in front of me, talking to the woman beside him:
Five pounds? Isn't that a lot for a notebook?
I'm thinking:
If you're incapable of carrying around a 5 lb object, perhaps you should consider moving to a planet with lower gravity.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Missy - a very important lesson

Thanks to Dana Blankenhorn regarding this post as I too, have had a similar experience in my life. Dana hit all of the points, great post.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Tracking Plane Flight on Internet

Renesys Blog: Tracking Plane Flight on Internet:
Todd Underwood, who works for Renesys, writes about his experience of monitoring his Germany/US flight via the wifi connection onboard that very flight. It's kind of geeky, but an interesting read.

What I found rather freaky was this comment a little later after Todd's post, where someone supposedly used the IP address for the plane and... well you can read for yourself...

"Oh this is so cool. I just tried to telnet to 83.210.35.2 and I get a prompt like this:

RR Port Engine 2 - NCC Rev 2.4
==============================
(S)tatus
(P)urge fuel
(R)eset
(U)pgrade firmware*
Option: _
* FAA Warning: Plane must be grounded, electronic devices switched off and seatbacks upright before this option is used.

Anybody knows what this is?
Posted by: lostgweilo April 28, 2006 10:35 PM "


Someone crank up the security a bit, please...

Monday, May 08, 2006

Why Priceline is Doomed

Last weekend, I tried to book some tickets for August travel for my wife and daughter via Priceline - what a bummer...

The travel I requested was supposed to be SFO-JMS (probably connecting in Minneapolis). JMS is a small regional airport in North Dakota. Well, the counter "offer" was not for more money, but for SFO-DFW. I don't think Dallas is in North Dakota.



I pointed this out in two separate emails to Priceline's customer support staff. These two separate people, Pooja B. and Neeraj S. The response is both cases was identical:

"Thank you for taking the time to send us an e-mail. We understand that the counter offer we provided was for a trip to Fort Worth, Dallas, whereas you would like to travel to Jamestown, North Dakota.

As explained earlier, if you do not want to accept the offer we provided, simply disregard it and do nothing..."



Ignoring the fact that Dallas is not a state, perhaps we really have a much more basic failure here, a

failure to communicate


I think I will take them up on the offer and "do nothing" - at least with them.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Just added a link to the right, podio books

I just added a link in my profile to the right that allows you to see what books I'm listening to. This is a great service, provided free, by Mike and Evo (and others). However, if you listen and you like a book, you should, please, donate if you can, 1/2 is given to the author.