August 27 Mars the Size of The Mooon?!

27th Aug the Whole World is waiting for…*Planet Mars will be the brightest in the night sky starting August.It will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. This will cultivate on Aug. 27 when Mars comes within 34.65M miles of earth. Be sure to watch the sky on Aug. 27 12:30 am. It will look like the earth has 2 moons. The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287.

Don’t get duped like I did.


Non-Alpha-Numeric Passwords

Why won’t my bank allow me to use non-alpha-numeric characters in my online banking password?!
Don’t they want my password to be as secure as possible?

From The Archives Random

The Alphabet According to Google

I accidentally typed ‘s’ in my firefox location bar and found myself at, thanks to the built in google search redirect. This promoted me to see what the reset of alphabet looks like according to google. Some of these make more sense than others.

b B’Tselem – The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in Occupied Territories – Kinda Random.
c C-Span
d D-link
e E! Online
f F-Secure
g Gmail
h H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online – “H-Net is an international interdisciplinary organization of scholars and teachers dedicated to developing the enormous educational potential of the Internet and the World Wide Web.” I guess they’re doing a good job if they’re the number one result for H. Next I search for hydrogen I might be unpleasantly suprised.
i – Some sort of search portal. Their logo is an orange in the process of being squeezed. I don’t understand.
j Jennifer Lopez
k K Desktop Environment
l Europa – The European Union On-Line – there isn’t even an l in their URL.
m Texas A&M; University – check out the aggiecam.
n The N – This is one makes 100% sense.
p – (not to be confused with pee flag), Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays
q – The World’s Greatest Music Magazine Online – 2 observations here: a) i didn’t understand the site until i read the title, b) i guess “world’s greatest” doesn’t mean “worlds most well known” cuz i’d not heard of them before; and i used to work for an online music magazine.
r The R Project for Statistical Computing – “R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. It is a GNU project which is similar to the S language…” good to know.
s McDonald’s
t AT&T;
u The University of Arizona, Tucson Arizona – why isn’t it pronounced “TUC-SON,” crazy americans
v VCOM – They appear to be a competitor of Symantec.
w The White House
x The X.Org Foundation – think x windows
y Yahoo! Messenger – “Now with voice” good to know
z A to Z Teacher Stuff For Teachers – FREE online lesson plans, lesson plan ideas and activities, thematic units, printables, themes, teaching tips, articles, and educational resources. It’s all there in the title.

Here are the numbers (these don’t actually work from the location bar in FF).
These make a lot less sense.
I suppose the software downloads could be in reference to specific versions.

0 Business 2.0 – they were 2.0 before it was hip. It’s actually a fairly decent magazine. I have a hard time believe this is the magazine’s site, it’s hideous.
1 Mozilla – A lot of references to firefox version 1
2 Shrek 2 – huh.
3 3Com
4 – A public service broadcaster in the UK
5 Macromedia(adobe?) Flash Player Download
6 Apple Quicktime Download
7 Netscape Download
8 Super 8 Motels, Inc.
9 Micheal Moore – I guess this has something to do with fahrenheit 9/11

From The Archives Random

The Door

A few days ago I started a bit of a curfuffle about LeoLaporte on, see: Call For Help Tracker.. GreatTorrents… As you can see if you read the thread, I said that I thought L LaP was “the biggest puppet ever,” based on his performance on Call For Help Canada. If you haven’t had the chance to watch the show, don’t waste the time and bandwidth. The show is generally an hour of Mr TheDoor (apparently) having a hard time answering caller’s extremely banal questions and more or less being a knob – with even more unintelligent cohosts. I don’t have a problem with the show per se, it fills a niche and probably teaches a lot things the did not know. I do have a problem with are the people who revere Leo. I really don’t understand it why these extremely tech savvy individual see him as some sort of tech god. gah…it’s too unbelievable for words. After watching CFH(ca) for a few weeks, I began to notice Leo clearly listening to an earpiece on some of the more “difficult” questions. It strikes me as extremely odd for a supposed computer genius to need any additional help for the types of questions he’s asked on this show. Leo’s resume is impressive, he really should know things, but on CFH he really does not appear to know much of anything.And why is his website so bad?!

Speaking of websites, fixed a couple of things around here: finally worked out the bugs in the email post code, added a much needed background image and fixed the links in the rss feed.

Thanks all for now folks.peace out.