I Just LOVE Grand Forks…

It’s days like today that I question why we still live in Grand Forks: For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing -40 F temps before, it’s really something. Vehicles almost refuse to start – it’s like the engine is one solid piece of metal. Exposed skin (mainly your face) burns, and […]


Work From Home for the Russian Mafia!

A recent article on SecurityFocus details the experience of having an FBI computer intrusion expert speak to a technology class at Washington University in St. Louis. It’s a very interesting read. The agent explains how many of the new virus/trojan horse hybrids are being propagated by professionals, namely the Russian mafia. One detail that I […]


Mac OS X Migration

Friday was my first full day of working on my Apple PowerMac G4 at the office, and I have to say that I didn’t miss Windows XP much at all. I installed Mac OS 10.3 (Panther) last week, and I’m very happy with it. Expose is addicting, especially with the way I work (with 10+ […]


MacWorld Keynote: So-So

Steve Jobs gave his keynote address at the MacWorld San Francisco Expo earlier today, making several product annoucements, including: Final Cut Express 2.0 Xserve G5 iLife ’04 iPod mini Nothing earth shattering, really. I’ve never had the chance to use Final Cut Express (I’m still working with iMovie 3), so that doesn’t excite me much. […]


Welcome to 2004!

Happy New Year everyone, may 2004 bring success and happiness to you. Thankfully, New Years Eve came and went without a major terrorist attack anywhere in the world. While I’m sure the U.S.A. isn’t out of the woods yet, the various government agencies seem to doing a good job of working together in obtaining and […]