SPAM will continue for awhile longer

Yesterday, the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) rejected Microsoft's email sender ID proposal which was developed in an effort to thwart SPAM. The IETF was worried about Microsoft's patent claims on the technology and what that meant for adoption.

Windows Media Player 10

I just built a new computer and put XP SP2 on it and then went out to upgrade the Media Player (hehe, always the first step). I then found that the Windows Media Player 10 has been released.

Windows Media Player 10

I have to say that I really like the new media player. It took me a second to figure out how to find the File dialog (you have to right-click your mouse on the upper-most bar) as it doesn't appear by default. Is it possible that my .mp3s actually sound better with this version or am I just imagining things. In any case - this is a good download (free also).

Excellent Desktop Wallpapers during times like these

When the hurricanes approach - NOAA has some excellent high-resolution desktop wallpapers for your computers. My favorite this week is:

See links to them all on the NOAA site (first page).