Monday, April 29, 2002

At Fox News, the Colonel Who Wasn't

Fox News is duped for more than four months by phony Intelligence Colonel - Yahoo! News - At Fox News, the Colonel Who Wasn't

InformationWeek > Salary Survey > Big Bucks Dry Up

In this latest InformationWeek Salary Survey, IT Pay has gone done for the first time in a decade.

"After years of pay increases and multiple job offers, IT managers face an 8% decline in total compensation and IT staff a rollback of 11% from 2001, according to InformationWeek Research's 2002 National IT Salary Survey of more than 10,000 IT professionals."

Friday, April 26, 2002

"Due to the unusually high volume for the IT Virtual Job Fair, all servers are busy at this time"

Another indicator of the slow IT job market - The Federal government is running a IT Virtual Job Fair for several hundred IT positions. The government's servers are giving the following message:

Server Busy


HTTP Error 403 - Due to the unusually high volume for the IT Virtual Job Fair, all servers are busy at this time. Please try again later.


Thursday, April 25, 2002

High Speed Rail for California?

"Advocates of a California bullet train launched a campaign Tuesday to pass a $6 billion bond that would pay half the cost of the first phase of the high-speed rail" reported in this article.

The state of California has a website for the California High-Speed Rail Authority - the the state board responsible for implementing the state's high speed rail system. (Notice the mandatory link to Gray Davis' Web Page).

Wednesday, April 24, 2002

Consulting Services Page Added

I have been doing some consulting work lately. I have added a page to my website with a description of my consulting services.

Tuesday, April 23, 2002 Next Frontiers: Moving Into the Future

Interestng set of articles on the future of business and work - Next Frontiers: Moving Into the Future

Klogs: How Blogs Can be Used for Knowledge Management

K-logs, or klogs, are potentially a very useful knowledge management tool, according to this interview with John Robb of Userland. WriteTheWeb: What is a k-log?

New White Paper from CERT on Current Internet Attack Trends

This new white paper (pdf) from CERT gives a brief overview of recent trends that affect the ability of organizations (and individuals) to use the Internet safely. Some of the trends discussed:

• Automation of attack tools

• Increasing permeability of firewalls

• Increasing threat from infrastructure attacks

One of the most frightening quotes:

"Because of the advances in attack technology, a single attacker can relatively easily employ a large number of distributed systems to launch devastating attacks against a single victim. As the automation of deployment and the sophistication of attack tool management both increase, the asymmetric nature of the threat will continue to grow."

Friday, April 19, 2002

Site Changes

Made some changes to my site:

• Changed background to a lighter shade of grey to make it more readable

• Moved link bar to right - gave it the title of "100 pixels"

• Added service to track blog section of links

Thursday, April 18, 2002

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Friday, April 12, 2002

le piano graphique

Way cool French site for making your own techno music — le piano graphique — but warn your downstairs neighbors if you have a sub-woofer.

Best Site For TV Listings - TV Guide Online (of course!)

I just added this site to my yellow side link bar, under "Entertainment". This is the best site for getting TV listing I have found - especially if you have a lot of channels. You will need to customize the page for your area. TV Guide Online - [TV Listings]

Astronomy Picture of the Day

NASA has an interesting page on their website — Astronomy Picture of the Day. The featured daily photographs are not only interesting but frequently quite beautiful as well. One the most interesting is this night photograph of the earth with lights indicating the population centers. It is a large photograph; you can scroll around to see different parts world.

Certified Computer Document Imaging Architech!

I am now a certified Computer Document Imaging Architect. This means that have have demonstrated that I possess the critical knowledge to plan, design and specify a document imaging system.

Wednesday, April 10, 2002

If You Can't Sleep in Belmont - Call the Police

From the Belmont (a town south of Burlingame) Police Briefs for April 10th:

TUESDAY (April 9th)
1:30 a.m. 1200 block of Ralston Ave. Belmont Police Station. A man in his 40s called Belmont police to say he had insomnia.

According to a Belmont police report, he asked if he could stay the night at the station. He eventually came to the front lobby, but he was told to go home, which he apparently did.

- from the San Mateo Daily Journal

Wednesday, April 03, 2002

Fire in Burlingame burns the Icononc Little Man with a Hammer Sign

We just moved to Burlingame - so this news story of particular interest to me. A large fire in Burlingame destroyed a classic car shop, and burned the Little Man sign, which is familiar to anyone who has driven through Burlingame on 101.