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Can SpamCheckers for RSS feeds be that far behind?

Just curious if anybody out there is thinking ahead on this one.  I don't mean spam checkers for your own blog (comments, etc.) but I mean spam checkers for RSS feeds you get from commercial sites, news sites, etc.  In other words SPAM checkers for your blogreader like you have for your email.

I mean it can't really be that far away that RSS feeds from more commercial providers start having commercial messages embedded.

Just a random thought I had today...

June 1, 2005 | Permalink| Comments (4)

Blogs and Boeing Flight Tests of the 777
Boeing is apparently feeling free to talk about the going on's while test flighting WD001 (otherwise known as the release candidate ;)) of the new 777-200LR.

There is a lot that could go right or wrong in a blog like this especially when the test pilots themselves are doing the talking.

But it does allow them to get out some things in a more direct way than they might otherwise:

"What we're doing is testing the edges of what an airplane can do - the corners of the flight envelope. One of our philosophies on the 777 program - and what sets Boeing apart from Airbus - is that we have "envelope protection."

 We want to make sure that the airplane can safely handle flying right at the corner of the envelope, so to speak, if for some unexpected reason, one of our customers needs to do something with the airplane that they wouldn't normally do."

This ought to be some very interesting reading...subscribed.

June 1, 2005 | Permalink| Comments (3)

My Documents we always loved you...


Apparently there is only room for one "My" in the world of Microsoft...

With the advent of My in Visual Basic apparently there was no longer room for "My" Documents and "My" Computer in Longhorn.

I know My was big but I didn't know it was big enough to knock off "My" Documents...;)

May 31, 2005 | Permalink| Comments (1)

Yoda's rules for blogging..

From "Micro Persuasion" to "View from the Isle - Professional Blogging & Blog Consulting"...

  • Blog you must for your business
  • Truth, passion, authenticity a blogger must have
  • Comment and trackback spam paths to the Darkside are
  • Prideful blogging, a dangerous thing it is. A way to the Darkside it is
  • The Blog-i Masters train you in the way of the Blog, they can
  • Blog-i Masters guardians of the Blogosphere they are
  • May the Blog be with you

Any possible additions...?

May 31, 2005 | Permalink| Comments (0)

Bryan Adams and Def Leppard in a combo tour...

Truly frightening.

Especially for a guy who saw them both in concert in the mid 80's when they were actually popular (anyone remember "Photograph" or "Cuts like a Knife").  Def Leppard had LA Guns as their opening act and Bryan Adams had the Hooters (who in retrospect had a better song collection in some ways -- "And We Danced", etc.).

But apparently they are touring together now and playing at PGE park in Portland this week.

All I can say is scary, very scary.

May 28, 2005 | Permalink| Comments (3)

WordCount - ever curious about word frequency...

At WordCount you can type in a word (odds are it's in the index of 86,800 and see how popular it is in terms of usage.

Sean > 7203
Conquistador > 86,800
The > 1

It's worth looking at just for the eye candy if nothing else...

May 28, 2005 | Permalink| Comments (1)

How to display a VM in a PowerPoint presentation

The core steps:

  1. On a computer with Virtual Server installed, open Microsoft Powerpoint.
  2. On a PowerPoint slide, click "Insert," and then click "Object."
  3. Select "Create new" (the default), in the list click "Microsoft Virtual Server VMRC Control," and then click "OK."
  4. Double-click the object on the slide. This opens Microsoft Visual Basic.
  5. On the left side of the screen, configure properties, so your target virtual machine displays. A list of what you have to configure is below.
  6. When finished configuring properties, save the changes in Visual Basic and go back to the PowerPoint slide.
  7. Click the slideshow icon and click "Yes" until the virtual machine displays. If the display shows "No connection," click "Remote Control," click "Connect To Server," and then specify the virtual machine.

More in the post...

May 28, 2005 | Permalink| Comments (0)

Shoutout: To my friends who think I'm only into techie, nerdy stuff. Just wanted you to know that I've taken interest in fitness and so I make it a point to hit the gym at least twice a week. Surprised? In fact I've started searching for the best treadmill for home gym and the best elliptical reviews here. Yup, I'm planning to buy my own equipment very soon! What do you say about that? ;)