Regret The Error: "Quite the Industry Advocate"

 A story in Tuesday's Tropical Life section about the safety of personal-care products misstated the views of Irene Malbin of the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association. She did not suggest that shampoos and hair dyes might have cancer-causing ingredients.

Oops :-D  This was Miami Herald's screwup.  Here's the link.



I was keeping my new gmail address pristine – I was keeping it far, far away from any hint of spam.  Now that's gone – someone went ahead and sent me an Evite at that address.  I can hardly wait for the crapola coming from them, not to mention that evite can now link my spam-friendly address that I use for that sort of thing with my gmail address.

Note to anyone reading this – DO NOT SEND ME E-VITES!  If you want to invite me somewhere, put the damn details in the e-mail directly.  Don't force me to give my personal info to a stupid company to read where your party is.  Dammit!!!


C# Programming Contest

Let's see what you can do!


La Vida Robot – Wired Magazine

This story from Wired is freakin' cool:

How four underdogs from the mean streets of Phoenix took on the best from MIT in the national underwater bot championship. By Joshua Davis from Wired magazine.


Why I Hate World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft is apparently the best online role-playing game out there.  Its sales are through the roof, and the demand is overwhelming.  All of which are reasons why I HATE this game.

Honestly, I'm not about to spend $15 a month and countless hours “leveling up” my alter ego by killing bunnies.  It just doesn't interest me that much.  What I do like to do is play the single player Warcraft and Starcraft games.  But since WoW is such a cash cow for Blizzard Software, it's in their best interest to keep producing online games, probably at the expense of the single player games that I love.  I'm not sure this is how it's going to play out, but why would Blizzard spend time and money developing a game that sells for a one-time price of $50 when they can develop a game that sells just as many copies for the same $50 plus $15 a month?  It would be crazy of them not to!  Oh well…


What's On Google News?

This site will tell you a good number of their sources.

Some Wacky Stuff Involving Genes

I'm too tired to read it thoroughly, but The New York Times has an article on “a startling discovery [by] geneticists at Purdue University”.  It's on the front page, so it's probably big.