MyDoom is making its rounds. Friends & colleagues are getting bombarded with this at work and at home already, despite hefty security. Bad, nasty, oh so nasty….

Microsoft Toolbar

January 27, 2004 | Comments (0)

MSN has a toolbar. Kinda looks like Google’s toolbar. Go figure.

I, Robot

January 27, 2004 | Comments (0)

West Virginia University Library has a fairly content-rich Isaac Asimov site. Look at rare book images, cover art, and read about this pioneer in science fiction literature.

Office Service Pack 1

January 26, 2004 | Comments (0)

Microsoft is releasing Service Pack 1 for the Microsoft Office Suite in late June. Keep a lookout. Or, at least, remind your friendly neighborhood techie to do so :)

Bill Gates, KBE

January 26, 2004 | Comments (0)

Bill Gates is receiving an honorary knighthood from the Queen. Wealthiest man in the world, and a knight? Not too shabby for a geek… As much as MS products make me crazy, Gates still gets my kudos for all he’s done for the computing world.

Return of the King and Lost in Translation (incidentally, my two favorite movies of the last year) both won big at the Golden Globes. It’s not usual that I agree with the award-distributors…

Gates chose the World Economic Forum as his podium. He announced that Microsoft search technologies would soon outdo Google, and that a new innovative three-pronged approach would effectively thwart spammers. Cheeky monkey, that Bill Gates.

This story has been around the tech block already, but I thought I’d post it anyway. An MIT survey found that the invention that is most-needed & most-hated is the cell phone. Funny enough, alarm clocks were second. I can certainly identify with that.

Check out the CLA/ACLU new ad on the Patriot Act.

Mr. Bush (I shall not to call him President), has urged the renewal of the Patriot Act. Fortunately, we have some activists in Congress trying to weaken it, particularly as it applies to privacy rights. Hopefully ALA & other organizations will start sending out action notices so we can all make our librarian-voices heard.