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~ Friday, December 20, 2002

Career Column

Career-Op: The Crystal Ball
by Douglas E. Welch, ComputorEdge Magazine
Making technology predictions for the New Year is simple. Computers will get cheaper while getting faster. Microsoft will own the world. Apple will go out of business…no they won’t…yes they will. Then, of course, there are the usual predictions that technology will either save or kill us as a society and a race. Regardless of where you come down on any of these issues, though, there are a few important issues to be aware of in 2003. I don’t profess to have a crystal ball in my Macintosh, but I know I will be watching the following issues carefully.

~ Thursday, December 19, 2002


Mac OS X 10.2.3 Update

You can load Apple's latest update using the built-in Software Update service of OS X. The link above takes you to a long list of fixes and enhancements in this release.



Windows XP vulnerable to attacks using MP3, Windows Media files

This new exploit, "Unchecked Buffer in Windows Shell Could Enable System Compromise (329390), could leave your Windows XP machine vulnerable to attack.

Visit the links above to read about the specifics of the bug and how to fix it.



Is anyone listening? Pioneer 10 speaks from afar

Although they could gather no data, scientists heard a signal from the Pioneer 10 spacecraft.

~ Tuesday, December 17, 2002


Christmas Tree Lane

Susan A. Kitchens over at 2020 Hindsight has a nice blog entry on this heavily decorated street in Altadena, CA. We visited once, many years ago -- pre-Joe in fact.. I am thinking maybe I need to take him over there for a dose of Christmas Cheer.

Via LA Blogs

~ Monday, December 16, 2002

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