Friday, December 28, 2007

Netscape Finally Throws in the Towel

Netscape Navigator shuffles off its virtual coil. I bet most people are scratching their heads at this story wondering, "Netscape was still around?" Many obits will mention Microsoft's decision to kill Netscape with the antitrust decision to bundle its (at the time) crappy version of a browser with Windows 95. Less be will said, however, about these real self-immolating decisions, like selling itself to AOL, and allowing an open-source group named Mozilla run with the original code and create Firefox, effectively taking away all remaining marketshare.

If you've seen Netscape 9 lately, you'd realize it was nothing more than Firefox with a branded skin around it. Not a very satisfying end to the browser that opened the internet to the rest of the world.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Monday, December 24, 2007

Geek Cred, I haz it!

So I was dinking around on Wired Magazine and found this quiz on sounds from Sci-Fi movies. I'm a bit disappointed that I didn't score 100. Post your scores in the comments.

Take the Sci fi sounds quizI received 92 credits on
The Sci Fi Sounds Quiz

How much of a Sci-Fi geek are you?
Take the Sci-Fi Movie Quiz

Via Geek Dad.

Monday, December 17, 2007

The Matrix - I Haz It

Okay...Otta's whining. I must be a bad boy. I swear, I'll come up for air...when I'm on vacation. Three more days, and I'll be in Pasadena. And I can finally put this crazy year to rest.

And then start it all up again. Sure, it's nice to be appreciated at work. But they usually reward you with more work...