Archive for May, 2003

For all the Nanogen longs

May 28th, 2003, 6:51pm by Jake

Ok, Nanogen just announced they’ve been granted a new patent. Surprisingly, this one actually involves nanotechnology. So, for those loyal Nanogen owners who held all the way down to $1, this is almost a triple! I bought it a couple times last year at $4 and sold at $5, but then I bought at $4 and watched it sink all the way to $1. Anyways, sounds like neat stuff, maybe you bio-engineers can figure out what the implications of this are– is it just shameless self-promotion (is there any other kind?), or is it a real breakthrough? The stock is up 25% AH, after a recent double.

Is this a new TiVo feature?

May 26th, 2003, 12:36am by Jake

I made a little discovery on the TiVo, and I’m not sure if I just happened to notice, or if this was some unannounced feature upgrade. TiVo owners, read on for more.


Kelvin and Derrick — Your Research Matters (or mattered…)

May 24th, 2003, 4:35pm by Mike

I’m sure that none of us ever expected anybody to ever read their dissertations — that may be true for Jake and me, but there are checked out copies of Kelvin and Derrick’s dissertations! Check out the pictures below (click to enlarge):

3/22/03 K=>M 160

May 24th, 2003, 3:11pm by Kelvin

Just for the record.
Longtime board users (THAT’S US) will know what that means. Sorry for lagging on that.


May 23rd, 2003, 4:40pm by Kelvin

Hey guys, camblog is a new blog that i found that allows photoblogging from my cell phone. You sign up your cell phones email address and then send pictures to post (at) their bot matches up the sender email and then posts the attached picture to the matching blog. My blog is here. nothing interesting so far (as if there ever will be), but its a start. I could add your email addresses to my filter so you can send pictures to the same blog from your computers, but I’m not sure it will be that different than creating a new post either here or on the blog itself. unfortunately, there’s no way to add a text comment that gets posted with the picture.
its definitely moveable type; maybe we can set up pyslent to do the same thing? is it easy to set up the board to allow posts via email? if so, would anyone know how automate stripping out a picture and posting it? Anyway, you should all get picture phones (only 100 for the latest sanyo from sprint), and we can consolidate pictures on my camblog!

iPod Report

May 23rd, 2003, 2:14pm by Jake

Well, I got a great deal on one of the new 15GB iPods at Dell last week (~$310 total), and it arrived yesterday. Read on for more.


For Montana

May 23rd, 2003, 1:03pm by Mike

From today’s BoingBoing — a street sign from Vancouver, that even Montana can understand.

The roots of Pyslent

May 22nd, 2003, 8:10pm by Jake

Remember back in Pyslent’s early days, when we were planning to make our billions by convincing VC’s to give us money? Well, I do. One of our many business “plans” was to set up a Wi-Fi network. Seems like if we had, the bubble would be bursting right about now.



May 21st, 2003, 1:58pm by Kelvin

I just read something about kablog, a J2ME tool that allows posting to Moveable Type weblogs from Java phones (like mine). they also have a palm client. Unfortunately the site seems to be down right now, but I’ll try it out when I get the chance. This kind of thing could be useful if your city is under siege, you’re hiding out, and you need to broadcast an SOS to the board.
Course, i’ve posted from my phone before, but using that slow html browser is not very elegant. Wish I could upload pictures to the board from my phone too…

PV Marathon

May 20th, 2003, 5:25pm by Jake

Well, I ran the PV Marathon, although not as well as I hopd. Really good up to about 13 miles, then I lost some speed, then I decided I didn’t care about my time, I just wanted to finish! The course is really hilly, but the weather was perfect, except for 4 miles in the middle when the sun came up and the water stations disappeared. Anyways, I finished in 4:27 or so, which is a lot slower than I was at San Francisco and other 2001 races. Here’s a picture of me near the halfway point; about 5 of my coworkers & friends showed up, so I got a lot more photos. They’ll be up soon.

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