Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Mac Trojan horse found active "in the wild"

The October 30th post of MacInTouch has an important article about a malicious Trojan Horse for Mac users viewing videos on the web. The exploit claims that Quicktime can't play the movie selected and you therefore need to download a new version of the codex. Installing the codex provides the Trojan Horse your administrator password and control of your system.

The original alert is here.

Diapers into Diesel

A recent article in the Toronto Star describes a plan to turn disposable diapers into a synthetic diesel fuel. The plan involves using a technique known as pyrolysis that chemically breaks down organic materials by cracking their molecular bonds through heating.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Democrat Debate

This evening the mules had another of their many debates. But tonight there was a difference. The Hildabeast showed some chinks in her armor.

Make A Cylon Jack-O-Lantern

The Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories shows you how to make a Cylon Jack-O-Lantern. The design even includes the sweeping light. He even has a link to a YouTube video of it in action.

Monday, October 29, 2007


Here's a recipe for brain cupcakes from epicurious.


... the coolest thing about this project is the fact that such an extraordinary amount of precious time was squandered on a fruitless(!) pursuit.

More pumpkins that speak to your inner geek.

Problems with Leopard

Seems that folks are having some difficulty upgrading their Macs to Leopard. ;)

There appears to be a patch out now.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Wild Fires can't keep Cheney awake in Cabinet meeting

I appears that Wild Fires can't keep VP Cheney awake during a recent Cabinet meeting. Clearly the poor man has his plate full and needs a rest. I suggest an immediate extended tropical vacation.

Monday, October 22, 2007

San Diego Fires

This is a bad one. I grew up in Southern California, and the fire has never gotten this close to the ocean in San Diego. for those not familiar with the area the fire is heading west toward the ocean between Solana Beach to the north and Del Mar to the South. My parents just got the evacuation warning and are heading to UCSD to the south in La Jolla. The city of San Diego told them to head up to Orange County near LA. Which is insane. I never thought I'd see it, but California is out of its depth - its just one step from turning this into another Katrina screw up.

Bill Maher Rocks

Live TV seems to bring out the crazies.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

First Snow of the season

She who waits! The little dog doesn't appreciate bad weather when its in her back yard. It's just fine on her walk, but in her back yard she wants sun to nap in. Somehow she expects us to fix things. Today is not a good napping day for the little black dog.

Yesterday was a beautiful 80 degrees here on the front range. Last night the wind picked up, and it started raining around midnight. This morning we woke up to snow. Not much, and its barely sticking, but real snow nonetheless.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Taco Bell opens shop in Mexico

Taco Bell has opened their first fast food restaurant in Mexico in 15 years. No need to worry that Taco Bell's menu would confuse Mexican consumers since Taco Bell admits it doesn't serve Mexican food:

"What we are bringing to Mexico is not Mexican food, it's our exciting quick-service restaurant brand," said Rob Poetsch, a spokesman for Yum Brands. "We feel the timing is right, and we've done quite a bit of consumer research to validate that this goes beyond product. It's about value and convenience - that's the universal appeal."

Saturday, October 06, 2007

October Snow

No not here, but in California. The Tahoe area received a heavy dusting last night, with temperatures down to the 20's. Typically storms this heavy aren't seen for a few weeks more. The temperature here in Colorado today is a sunny 80 degrees.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Happy Birthday Sputnik

Today is the 50th anniversary of the first artificial satellite. Launched by the Soviet Union on October 4, 1957, the satellite was about 2 feet in diameter and weighed about 200 pounds, and had a rotation period of 96 minutes.