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Saturday, June 14, 2003

Web

Neat Things on the Web

One of the best things about the web is discovering neat sites. The Shifted Librarian offers up a couple of great sites, both which offer easy-to-use RSS feeds, that can help to expand your web horizons.

Friday, June 13, 2003

Career Column

Career-Op: Between naivete and cynicism
by Douglas E. Welch, ComputorEdge Magazine

In today's world, it might seem best to be a cold-hearted cynic about everything you do, but especially about your career. While it might feel like you need to protect yourself from any variety of people out to use, abuse or mislead you, the truth is, if you succumb to cynicism you will be blocking yourself off from opportunities that could be the dream of your high-tech career. While you certainly don't want to be na´ve about your career choices, you do want to remain open to new ideas and projects.

Thursday, June 12, 2003

Computers/Virus

Slammed!

If you've ever wondered what happens to the Internet in the midst of the Worm/Virus attack, this Wired article gives you a moment by moment account.

Sunday, June 08, 2003

More robot books

Here are some more robot books I recently picked up.

Joe and I have succeeded in getting our first "bot" up and running, our first solar -powered BEAM circuit, and our first successful robot scavenging expedition. More to come!

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JunkBots, Bugbots, and Bots on Wheels

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Robot Building for Beginners

Computers/Virus

Bugbear.B Worm/Virus

Have you been receiving email messages that saying that a message you sent was undeliverable, but you don't recognize any of the recipients? BugBear.B could be the culprit. This worm/virus uses random email addresses culled from an infected users machine to send out additional copies of itself. When this happens, you get the error messages that are generated.

Macintouch.com has more information and links on this new threat.

Other News: BugBear Windows Worm
The new, nasty, widespread BugBear Windows worm may not execute its viral programs on the Mac, but it affects us nonetheless. [MacInTouch: Mac news, information and analysis]