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Wednesday, November 5, 2003

DOOM3 Site Live

id's DOOM3 site has gone live, although there is very little on there now other than a little flash animation. The teases. Thanks Blue's News.

MS Offers Bounty on Virus Authors

Microsoft announced that it is offering a quarter-million dollar bounty on the authors of the SoBig virus and MSBlast worm. While I wouldn't mind seeing both of those guys brisky beaten with all kinds of gardening implements, I have to wonder if this is the best approach. Maybe dropping half a million on programmers who can write secure code might be a better option. Of course, MS has plenty of spare cash, so it may be cheaper to stay in the bounty hunting business. Thanks Blue's News.

In a totally unrelated note, Blue linked to today's FoxTrot especially for all of us webmasters out there. Personally, I believe that Jason would have used CSS.

Tuesday, November 4, 2003

SD Card for My PDA

I just plopped down some cash for a 256M Secure Digital card for my Palm Tungsten E. It is a Panasonic card that I got from Wal-Mart of all places. They had a better price than anybody I've seen. According to the threads I've perused, Panasonics are supposed to be the best and fastest. You'll pay a bit more, but it's worth it. I converted the cool Duality Star Wars fan movie to fullscreen Kinoma format and played it back over the SD card with no problems. Very cool, although it is weird to think that my PDA has over a quarter gig of storage. It also seems odd to have 256M of RAM in a format that I could unwittingly inhale.

I also bought a cheap PNY USB SD/MMC reader. That works very well and very quickly with Linux. All I had to do is add this line to my /etc/fstab:

/dev/sda1 /mnt/reader vfat noauto,user 0 0

Now all I have to do is pop in the card and type mount /mnt/reader and there it is! Much easier (and faster) than transferring everything through syncing, especially since that's not supported in Linux just yet, at least not until the next revision of the pilot-link tools come out.

And for those of you keeping score at home, most Photo applications look for pictures in an aptly named /DCIM directory on the SD card while Kinoma looks for movies in /PALM/Programs/Kinoma or in /PALM/Launcher.

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