Archive for October, 2008

Campus Area Shooting After Man Stabs Officer

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Problem is widespread as evidenced by 7 violent attacks in 7 Days at The Ohio State University campus Often when the issue of safety on campus arises – typically due to news of a violent attack on or near campus like this one, the media and educators assert that they are shocked because “campus is […]

Ohio’s 15th Congressional District Candidates and The Law

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

It dawned on me today that I hadn’t checked the criminal records search for the candidates in the OH-15 Congressional race.  I’m sure the Republicans and Democrats vetted their candidates to ensure that there are no felonies or anything really embarrassing, but it never hurts to check – and sometimes you can gain insight into […]

Paul Krugman wins Nobel Economics Prize

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Here’s a rundown of some commentary on the issue. I got a kick out of this article about Krugman’s commentary on energy markets back in 2001.  Here his understanding of the effects on Zoning on housing bubbles is applauded. Reason has a short piece on the story along with links to some of their favorite […]

The Wonders of Cell Phone Tethering

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

In my spare time I do a lot of volunteer work and one of the organizations I volunteer with holds it’s meetings in an office building that is as close as I’ve found to a WiFi dead zone.  There are three wireless networks available and all of them are secured (two of them are 2-Wire […]

“Stop Opening Chats! It’s Annoying!”

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

A few weeks ago Microsoft (MS) released Windows Live Wave 3 to public Beta. It didn’t take long for a few of the people on my contact list to start complaining. Here’s how the conversation started this morning: 10/9/2008 8:55:04 AM Stop opening windows on my desktop!! As it turns out, I most frequently get […]

Don’t Overlook Media Center Capabilities

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

Sometime before Vista went RTM, I took advantage of a sale at a local retailer and picked up an ATI DV Wonder HDTV Tuner Card. It was supposedly one of the last tuner cards that didn’t support the “broadcast flag”. It’s been a while and I don’t remember the details, plus, it was a bit […]

Installing ATI Remote Wonder Plus (Vista)

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

This weekend I spent some time getting familiar with Windows Media Center. An ATI Remote Wonder Plus came with my tuner card, so I plugged it in. Vista automatically installed the software and said the device was "”ready to use”, but the remote still wasn’t working, so the next day I looked into the issue […]