Zotob Suspects Arrested

Law enforcement officials in Morocco and Turkey have arrested two men on suspicion of releasing the Zotob and Mytob Internet worms. One of the two men is a Russian born Moroccan national and the other, a Turkish resident. The FBI initially carried out the investigation with assistance from Microsoft’s Internet crime team and later with…

Sine Tempus

Image Source: http://www.contagiousmusiq.com Sine Tempus is the killa album set for release by Goldie shortly. This is one album that I have been eagerly anticipating for the last few years, not because I knew that he was going to release an album called Sine Tempus, but simply because I am a huge fan of Goldie…

Vietnamese Doctor Makes Homemade Endoscope

I think this story of this Vietnamese doctor who developed a homemade, do-it-yourself endoscope is really remarkable. Dr Nguyen Phuoc Huy created the endoscope using an old computer, an adapter and a scope. This endeavor was undertaken under necessity since the hospital where he worked simply could not afford to buy one. It took him…

One of My Greatest Fears

This picture and caption brings to mind one of my greatest childhood fears… that of the death of my mother and father… When I was in primary (elementary) school my mom would pick my brothers and I every weekday shortly after school was out for the day. Once in a while she would inform us…

More on My Ubuntu

The above image is a screenshot of my Ubuntu Linux desktop. The windows seen include my Firefox web browser, GIMP and a volume level monitor application. The last two nights I have been spending a couple of hours messing about with my Ubuntu installation, getting used to customizing the desktop and other settings including the…

The Moon is Made of Cheese!

Finally! We now have visual proof. The moon is made of cheese! Not the green moldy kind that everyone seems to think off, but tasty yellow Swiss cheese. Don’t believe me? Then go to Google Moon, which is similar to Google Maps except that instead of satellite pictures of the earth, the application uses actual…

My Ubuntu Upgrade Update

As some of you may recall from an earlier posting, I had an old Pentium III, 600 MHz box with MS Windows 98 SE installed. The box had been out of commission for over a year due to some hardware conflicts and the lack of time (and money) to actually sit down and figure out…

These are a Few of My Favorite DJs

The following four DJs, in no particular order of reference, are my favorite DJs Bailey (1Xtra /Metalheadz /Swerve /Intasound) Flight (1Xtra/Bassbin) Fabio (Radio 1/Swerve /Creative Source ) Goldie (Metalheadz) Why do I like these four? Well a number of reasons. Not only do they mix really well, but they also know how to select great…

Globalization, Business Risk and Outsourcing

This article aptly illustrates what is in my opinion what the largest single business risk facing any company that is considering outsourcing their customer facing business functions such as customer service. This risk is that of identity theft. The second largest potential risk associated with outsourcing is the theft of intellectual property or other competitive…

Zotob, Rbot and Oher PC Worms

Apparently some are speculating that Zotob and all these other worms that have been toasting computers this past week may be the work of hacker worm wars? So now the hackers are battling it out among themselves and we the users are getting stomped on. This reminds me of an old African saying that goes…

Test-Tube Meat? What the heck?

OK this news article is rather disturbing Maybe it’s about time to start thinking about going vegetarian… By the way, I am of the school of thought that believes there is more than enough food to feed the world without having to resort to the weirdness of science. What we need to do is find…

My Ubuntu Update

Just a quick update on my Ubuntu progress… A few days ago, I finished loading Ubuntu on one of my old boxes and it works great! All in all, the install was relatively simple and seamless, much, much easier than another Linux flavor that I had tried to install a couple of years ago. Ubuntu…