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Thursday, June 5, 2003

New Bugbear Worm Wreaking Havoc

Bugbear.B is making the rounds, using the standard IE/Outlook exploits. This one particularly seems to be targeting financial institutions. As always, look out for unusual email and don't run attachments (stop me if you've heard this before). Hoorah for Outlook! Thanks Slashdot.


It's been a while since I've thrown a 'bleh' up here, so here's my big day (ph34r). Been doing a lot of system changes at work, and in the process a co-worked pointed me to a great search-and-replace app called Actual Search & Replace. This is great stuff for Windows developers who need a decent search program cheap. Most of the ones I've tried are either simple grep analogs, or they are insanely expensive. This one is cheap, and works well; highly recommended.

Been playing a little UT2K3 again in my spare time. I really need to play some gametypes other than double domination. I LOVE the DOM type. It combines the team play I like along with the simplicity of a king-of-the-hill type feel. I just wish there were more good maps for the type -- there's tons of DM/CTF maps.

Wednesday, June 4, 2003

Palm Buys Handspring

I saw on CNBC this morning (yes, I was watching CNBC this morning) that Palm is buying Handspring. Handspring stockholders will receive .09 shares of Palm for each Handspring share they own. Here's a link to the press release. I'm sure there will be more news on this later.

My take? Palm doesn't have anything with the wireless features of the Treo and Handspring hasn't produced any standard PDAs in a while. Handspring originally was a break-off company started by some of the initial founders of Palm, so I guess we've now come full circle. Sadly, Handspring was never able to make its Springboard expansion modules take off, mainly because the modules cost almost as much as the Visor itself. If the modules could have been more affordable, the Visor would probably still exist, and Handspring might very well have become the stronger company. Nevertheless, I still like my Visor Deluxe and have yet to find anything that would make a worthwhile and cost-effective replacement.

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