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May 26, 2005 - Exploring 3D Enviroments using your web browser


If you have some free time and would like to hang out and chat, I recommend you check out is a web browser-based community centered around 3-D environments built using VRML.


I just recently posted some info about VRML, and some background on Adobe Atmosphere...
I'm disappointed because when I finally get around to exploring the possibilities of Adobe Atmosphere, I find out Adobe has discontinued it ...

Of course, online word exploration and chat is recommend for users with high-speed internet connections and good computers, but this doesn't necessarily exclude dial-up--it will just take longer for things to load.

If you'd rather intereact with something more fancy and join a pay-for-play world, check out or
(but beware; there are lots of ways they will get you to spend real money). See also this interesting blog of second life...

May 27, 2005 - New NIN Albulm

The first track definitely grows on you... My mind was wandering until 3:50 .... Then YEA!

View lyrics for ALL THE LOVE IN THE WORLD (after repeated listenings I think this might just be my favorite track on the albulm; I just can't help but like Trent's anthems).

I made this home page by deconstructing a photo while listening to the abulm. Inspired especially by the tracks "BESIDE YOU IN TIME" and "RIGHT WHERE IT BELONGS".

. . .

download NIN - with teeth - only.mp3
(4.1 MB, right click, "Save target as...")

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For God's sake, if you see the CD titled "radiant decay: a tribute to nin inch nails" in the NIN bin,
Learn from my mistake. There's a reason that it's selling for less than $1 on
the worst albulm ever

May 29, 2005: Nine Inch Nails, MTV at Odds on Bush Photo

[source: AP News, Sat May 28, 9:54 PM ET]
<< Nine Inch Nails dropped out of the MTV Movie Awards after clashing with the network over an image of President Bush the band planned as a performance backdrop.

The Bush image was to accompany the song "The Hand That Feeds," which obliquely criticizes the Iraq war. It includes the lyrics: "What if this whole crusade's a charade / And behind it all there's a price to be paid / For the blood on which we dine / Justified in the name of the holy and the divine."

MTV said in a statement to its news division that the network was disappointed the industrial rock band would not perform but had been "uncomfortable with their performance being built around a partisan political statement."

The Foo Fighters will perform in place of the Trent Reznor-led band at the awards, being taped June 4 in Los Angeles.

Reznor said in a statement posted on the band's Web site Thursday that the image of the president would have been unaltered and "straightforward."

"Apparently, the image of our president is as offensive to MTV as it is to me," he said.

Nine Inch Nails' fourth studio album and first in six years, "With Teeth," debuted this month at No. 1 in sales. >>

May 29, 2005: Internet Down?

Hey, is it just me, or are a bunch of webservers unreachable over the Memorial Day weekend? I can get to some places, but other places (say, Yahoo mail), are just unreachable.... Or is it just SBC's DNS servers?

May 31, 2005: Updates (Japanese lang > Kanji)

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May 31, 2005:

Here's a snap of the next version of Windows:

Windows Longhorn

June 6, 2005

2005 Insight Hybrid

The Honda Insight Hybrid: 670 miles on one tank of gas.

Bet you feel pretty dumb filling up that SUV for the second time this week.

Too small? How about the Lexus hybrid?

Not sporty enough? Ok rich boy, how about the Phoenix? 100% electric, top speed 128 MPH (computer limited to 95 MPH), 0-50 in 10 seconds.

DriveClean California:





Elet Anta Home Page

mo Dhia! TEtua i mo cheann!   (also)


Hello. I'm an officer in the Internet police. I'm afraid I must issue you a ticket for the following violation:

- Using absolute font sizes in your CSS.

Relative font sizes, such as "60%" or "x-small" are now required as a user accessibility requirement. Absolute font size, such as "8pt" or "12px" are now verboten (we don't care how cool you think it looks). For example, IE users with poor eyesight can not change the size of the letter using their browser's "View > Text Size > Larger" option.

Please send proof of correction or the mandatory fine to


June something-or-other, 2005:

World of Warcraft is "neat".


June 21, 2005:

News: [External] Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Publishes DCMI Abstract Model (March 2005)

See also: DCMI Metadata Terms ( June 13 2005)


Link d'jour: Absinthe Fairy and Phorid Fly Paperdolls

June 28, 2005:

Here's a blast from the past (going through old UseNet messages): ASCII Art for X-Files episode, April 14 1995.
(oh, come on; it's cute!)

Insomniax Recompilation v1.6 Beta 02 {up}

July 7, 2005:

July 8 '05

According to the International Programs Center, U.S. Bureau of the Census, the total population of the World, projected to 2005-07-07 (2005/July/7th) at 21:49 GMT (EST+5) is

( 6.45 billion )

Monthly World population figures:

07/01/05    6,451,058,790
08/01/05    6,457,380,056
09/01/05    6,463,701,322
10/01/05    6,469,818,677
11/01/05    6,476,139,943
12/01/05    6,482,257,297
01/01/06    6,488,578,564
02/01/06    6,494,899,830
03/01/06    6,500,609,361
04/01/06    6,506,930,627
05/01/06    6,513,047,982
06/01/06    6,519,369,248
07/01/06    6,525,486,603

Read more on population growth: "1996 and beyond"

July 13, 2005

Should I buy a house?

Kuly 14, 2005 (Bastille Day)


Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Internet Archive sued over Wayback Machine
The nonprofit Internet Archive, now nearly ten years old, is on the defending end of a bizarre copyright lawsuit.
Beyond its utility for Internet historians, the Web page database, searchable with a form called the Wayback Machine, is also routinely used by intellectual property lawyers to help learn, for example, when and how a trademark might have been historically used or violated.

That is what brought the Philadelphia law firm of Harding Earley Follmer & Frailey to the Wayback Machine two years ago. The firm was defending Health Advocate, a company in suburban Philadelphia that helps patients resolve health care and insurance disputes, against a trademark action brought by a similarly named competitor.

In preparing the case, representatives of Earley Follmer used the Wayback Machine to turn up old Web pages - some dating to 1999 - originally posted by the plaintiff, Healthcare Advocates of Philadelphia.

Last week Healthcare Advocates sued both the Harding Earley firm and the Internet Archive, saying the access to its old Web pages, stored in the Internet Archive's database, was unauthorized and illegal.

The lawsuit, filed in Federal District Court in Philadelphia, seeks unspecified damages for copyright infringement and violations of two federal laws: the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Link (Thanks, Susannah Breslin)

> > > > > > > >

"Keeper of Expired Web Pages Is Sued Because Archive Was Used in Another Suit"

Published: July 13, 2005

The Internet Archive, which stores snapshots of ever-changing Web sites, is on the defensive in a legal case that represents a strange turn in the debate over copyrights.



Kuly (July) 26, 2005-

" ... all fish in 19 states are now unsafe to eat because of mercury contamination. At least some of the fish in 48 states are now unsafe to eat.

In fact, the only two states where they’re “safe” are Alaska and Wyoming, where the Republican-controlled legislatures refused to allocate the funds for their agencies to test the fish.

Today, one out of every six American women has so much mercury in her womb that her children are at risk for a grim inventory of diseases, including autism, blindness, mental retardation and heart, liver and kidney disease. My own levels of mercury are so high -- I had them tested recently -- that a woman with the same levels would have a child with cognitive impairment. The Clinton administration had classified mercury as a hazardous pollutant under the Clean Air Act, which triggered a requirement that those utilities remove 90 percent of the mercury within three and a half years. It would have cost less than 1 percent of plant revenue, and the great thing about it is that it works; we now know that when the utilities stop discharging mercury, that the fish downstream clean up almost immediately.

But this is an industry that gave all that money, over $100 million, to the president. A few months ago, the Bush administration announced that it was scrapping the Clinton-era regulations and substituting instead regulations that were written by utility lawyers, from the law firm of Latham and Watkins. Under the new rules, the utilities will effectively never have to clean up their mercury. And the chief lobbyist for Latham and Watkins was Jeffrey Holmstead, who is now the head of the air division of EPA. This is an example of how corporations have infiltrated our government and are dismantling it in order to privatize the commons."

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Interviewed By Jeff Fleischer
(October 2004)

"Crimes Against Nature" is now available in paperback.

Augusto 04, 2005-

No Keyboard, Press F1 to Continue

Think about it a second....

in other news....

Congress approved an energy bill (Aug. 2) that includes massive subsidies for the oil, coal and nuclear industries.

And the House-Senate Appropriations conference committee cut the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) FY06 budget by nearly $200 million.

The final bill includes more than $8.5 billion in tax breaks plus billions more in loan guarantees and other subsidies for the electricity, coal, nuclear, natural gas and oil industries. By contrast, the bill includes only about $1.3 billion for energy efficiency and conservation programs, and $3 billion for renewable energy sources, primarily wind power.


Notes, August 2004

Major Company - Revenue Per Employee - Fiscal Year 2000
2000 Revenue
(In $Billions)
Revenue Per Employee
Hours To Produce
$1 Million
Enron (nyse: ENE -
$979 million
Exxon Mobil (nyse: XOM - news - people)
$ 16.0 billion
Citigroup (nyse: C - news - people)
$13.5 billion
Phillip Morris (nyse: MO - news - people)
$ 8.5 billion
AT&T (nyse: T - news - people)
$ 7.7 billion
General Electric (nyse: GE - news - people)
$ 12.7 billion
IBM (nyse: IBM - news - people)
$ 8.0 billion
Source: The Forbes 500 < forbes


Enron Versus Companies With A Similar Number Of Employees - Fiscal Year 2000
Company 2000 Revenue
Employees Profit Revenue Per Employee Hours To Produce
$1 Million
Enron (nyse: ENE )
$979 million
Microsoft (nasdaq: MSFT )
$ 23,800,000,000
10 billion
Dell Computer (nasdaq: DELL )
$ 31,900,000,000
2.2 billion
$ 46,500,000,000
5.2 billion
Computer Associates (nyse: CA )
$ 4,900,000,000
Airborne (nyse: ABF )
$ 3,300,000,000
14 million
$ 50,100,000,000
2.5 billion
Goldman Sachs (nyse: GS )
$ 33,000,000,000
3.1 billion
Micron Technology (nyse: MU )
$ 7,600,000,000
1.5 billion
Source: The Forbes 500 < forbes





August 10, 2005 -

The orbit of the newly discovered revealed 10th planet, "2003 UB313", a.k.a. "Xena" [1] :

as seen from the side:


as seen from overhead:

images by me, adapted from images from the ORBIT DIAGRAM java tool at the NEAR EARTH OBJECT PROGRAM.

[1] Xena (after TV’s Warrior Princess) was the name Mike Brown and his team gave the planet upon first discovering it. {read more}

[2] Read more about the discovery of Xena.

blogger credit : Thanks to:

Time for more Firefly!

posted by lyberty August 26, 2005

SCIFI EAST - US/Pacific - Aug. 26, 2005
4:00 PM
1.06 - 'SAFE'
5:00 PM
6:00 PM
7:00 PM

Firefly Order: Choose an Episode
Now you can see creator Joss Whedon's vision of the future as he intended it to be seen: SCI FI is going to air the entire run of Firefly, in the order specified by Joss Whedon himself.
<option value="/firefly/episodes/season1/0101/">Serenity, Part 1
<option value="/firefly/episodes/season1/0102/">Serenity, Part 2
<option value="/firefly/episodes/season1/0103/">The Train Job
<option value="/firefly/episodes/season1/0104/">Bushwhacked
<option value="/firefly/episodes/season1/0105/">Shindig
<option value="/firefly/episodes/season1/0106/">Safe
<option value="/firefly/episodes/season1/0107/">Our Mrs. Reynolds
<option value="/firefly/episodes/season1/0108/">Jaynestown
<option value="/firefly/episodes/season1/0109/">Out of Gas
<option value="/firefly/episodes/season1/0110/">Ariel
<option value="/firefly/episodes/season1/0111/">War Stories
<option value="/firefly/episodes/season1/0112/">Trash
<option value="/firefly/episodes/season1/0113/">The Message
<option value="/firefly/episodes/season1/0114/">Heart of Gold
<option value="/firefly/episodes/season1/0115/">Objects in Space

Firefly: Disc 1
This disc includes the following episodes: "Serenity" (with commentary), "The Train Job" (with commentary), and "Bushwhacked"
Firefly: Disc 2
This disc includes the following episodes: "Shindig" (with commentary), "Safe," "Our Mrs. Reynolds" and "Jaynestown."
Firefly: Disc 3
This disc includes the following episodes: "1.11 War Stories" (with commentary), "1.10 - Ariel," "1.09 - Out of Gas" (with commentary) and "1.12 - Trash."


Too Good to Be True?

Posted by smoschella - 3:36 PM Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Those sites out there that promise access to 'unlimited tv shows, games, music, & movies' are asking you to pay for links to free programs and BitTorrent sites.

We signed up for TV Central, but there are many other sites that promise the same thing.

We think you're smart enough to find all the stuff below on your own. But, if you aren't then today's your lucky day because we're linking to programs that those other sites make you pay for. The links below cost us exactly $55. Let's hope that we're the last person to pay for stuff any jerk can Google.


That said, welcome to the Attack of the Show - Unlimited Games, Music, Movies and TV Shows Download Area Parody! You now have access to our EXCLUSIVE CONTENT!!!*

*By exclusive, we mean stuff that you can find using Google...

BitComet - their recommended BitTorrent client. We prefer Azureus.

What good is a BitTorrent client without access to our extensive library?

But that's not all. We also give you access to other centralized networks like Limewire, iMesh, Exeem & WinMX.

Plus, you can watch ALL your favorite movies and TV shows with our exclusive movie player... VideoLAN. We paid an extra $14.95 on top of our $40 membership fee for this link!

We're not done yet! You can burn your movies, games, and TV shows with our CD & DVD burning software... Burn4Free.

How can we possibly afford to give you all this information? We must be crazy!

How about a bonus spyware killer and pop-up killer? We spare no expense, you betcha!

And only our members get links to streaming radio sites!

But we want to make sure our members never download copyrighted software, movies or TV shows. So stay safe online by following the EFF's guide to not getting sued.

Want to know exactly what you'd get for the price of a membership? Well thanks to Google, wonder no more!

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