Our professional ambitions versus personal relationships --a fight to the death

Sun 31 Dec 2006, 17:13 by Jay Kastner
Tue 26 Dec 2006, 13:46 by Jay Kastner
"I think people everywhere should realize that we, the whole world, are fighting a war against extremism of every kind, and not this faith or the other."
http://saudijeans.blogspot.com/2006/12/in-spirit-of.html
Sat 23 Dec 2006, 16:23 by Jay Kastner
"The photos that stripped Ms. Nevada of her title":
http://splashnewsonline.blogspot.com/2003/12/photos-
that-stripped-ms-nevada-of-her.html

And if the photos are gone by the time you read this, just DL a zip of them from this site.

Fri 22 Dec 2006, 23:50 by Jay Kastner
Thu 21 Dec 2006, 11:56 by Jay Kastner
And I believe this is exactly as she has planned all along.
Mon 18 Dec 2006, 22:31 by Jay Kastner
Me. Bungee jumping. 1994-04-13.
Mon 18 Dec 2006, 22:10 by Jay Kastner
My favorite? "2. Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab" complete with "three 'very low-level' radioactive sources". No shit.
http://www.radarmagazine.com/features/2006/12/
gilbert_u238_atomic_energy_lab.php
Mon 18 Dec 2006, 09:57 PM by Jay Kastner
Here's a three song excerpt from Miss Kittin's Radio Caroline. Nice chill-out muzak. And mushrooms!
Andreas Fragel: "Rappel"
Marshall Jefferson Vs. Noosa Heads: "Mushrooms"
Repeat: "Studio 6122"
Mon 18 Dec 2006, 20:18 by Jay Kastner
Mon 18 Dec 2006, 13:00 by Jay Kastner
Dear Vonage,
I really think you've got a great service. From what I hear, people really like it. Cheaper than standard land-lines...but with more options. A win-win situation. But I am happy with just my mobile phone --there's no need for your service in my house. So please stop sending me an advert via snail-mail each and every week. Particularly since you've decided to use such fancy and wasteful packaging. Thanks...
-Jay
Mon 18 Dec 2006, 00:05 by Jay Kastner
Salesperson: "The ants aren't included in that."
Jay: "I know."
Salesperson: "You can order them for $3.50."
Jay: (puzzled look)
Salesperson: "Or you can find some yourself."
Jay: (shakes head and quickly moves away from salesperson)
Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:14 by Jay Kastner
"Many executives are discovering offshoring is really about corporate growth, making better use of skilled U.S. staff, and even job creation in the U.S., not just cheap wages abroad. True, the labor savings from global sourcing can still be substantial. But it's peanuts compared to the enormous gains in efficiency, productivity, quality, and revenues that can be achieved by fully leveraging offshore talent."
http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/06_05/
b3969401.htm?chan=technology_sprb_outsoucing
Wed 13 Dec 2006, 19:38 by Jay Kastner
"Like a bunch of teenagers, some parents are routinely lying to their kids, sneaking around the house to covertly check their emails and disobeying house rules established to minimize compulsive typing. The refusal of parents to follow a few simple rules is pushing some children to the brink."
http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB11655346
3083344032-Hw4do_os_02DuK2oBISvHHgh_SU_20071207.html
Mon 11 Dec 2006, 10:30 by Jay Kastner
"The software, loaded with the long name of 'Microsoft.Windows.Vista.Local.Activation.Server-MelindaGates' is available on several pirate Web sites. It spoofs a Key Management Service server, one of the two technologies that Microsoft debuted last month that let businesses activate a large number of copies of Windows Vista. KMS requires that at least 25 PCs be connected to a corporation's network."
http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=196602710
Sun 10 Dec 2006, 23:55 by Jay Kastner
Fischerspooner: "We Need A War"
Emily Haines: "The Lottery"
Sat 9 Dec 2006, 11:06 by Jay Kastner
"Though I'm no fan of reference books and their fact-based agendas, I am a fan of anyone who chooses to honor me."
http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/TV/12/09/word.year.ap/index.html

Fri 8 Dec 2006, 22:58 by Jay Kastner
The Smoking Gun has a nice collection of U.S. government records (including eyewitness accounts) documenting the Pearl Harbor bombing on 1941-12-07:
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/pearlharbor/pearlharbor.html
Fri 8 Dec 2006, 05:43 PM by Jay Kastner
With my new role, I've had to deal with a whole new set of acronyms. Here are some of my fav's. Enjoy. (Em, is this geeky enough to get an "= HOT"?)
BPE Business Process Excellence
EAI Enterprise Application Integration
EDI Electronic Data Interchange
EIA Enterprise Information Architecture
RTS Ready To Serve
SHOT Strategic House Of Technology
SME Subject Matter Expert
SWOT Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats
Thu 7 Dec 2006, 16:59 by Jay Kastner
Tue 5 Dec 2006, 21:46 by Jay Kastner
Tue 5 Dec 2006, 22:41 by Jay Kastner
The Streets: "The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living"
Some of my favorite music to jog to...
The Chemical Brothers: "Setting Sun"
The Chemical Brothers: "It Doesn't Matter"
Sat 2 Dec 2006, 13:45 by Jay Kastner
"The technology, called backscatter, has been around for several years but has not been widely used in the U.S. as an anti-terrorism tool because of privacy concerns."
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061201/ap
_on_re_us/airport_x_ray_screening

AP Photo/Brian Branch-Price
Sat 2 Dec 2006, 13:27 by Jay Kastner
1. The nasty burn on Emily's arm is God's way of punishing her.
2. I've found a work-around for USA customers of Allofmp3.com and it involves a simple URL hack.
3. Emily doesn't know how to do bulk ID3 tag changes.
4. Lucycat is trying to poison Mozcat with polonium 210.
5. I feel sorry for people that like Jojo.
6. LCD TV wall mounting brackets = HOT.
7. Mozcam is a go. Soon.
Fri 1 Dec 2006, 12:21 AM by Jay Kastner
...that goes something like "you know it's going to be a bad day, when you show up at work and someone from 60 Minutes is there waiting to interview you". Well, something similar just happened to me. I came home tonight and found an e-mail from my ISP. It contained a rather "difficult" fax from a certain musician's lawyers. Yeah. On the bright side, a) a certain company representing said musician approved what I was doing back in 2002, b) someone's getting me an initial legal opinion and c) Orlando has no shortage of entertainment lawyers...