Scoreless Tie

Thursday, July 26, 2007

It all started with an e-mail.

I got an e-mail (that I believe was embedded 5 layers deep in forwarded message attachments) that warm water is better than cold. It was found false by Snopes in Drinking Cold Water Causes Cancer. But I looked up other stuff anyway:

HEART ATTACH AND DRINKING WATER seems to perpetuate the myth. (The caps are from the page title). kosambari also passes on bad info
Yahoo! Answers points out that there is a lead risk from drinking warm water out of old pipes
This person still has questions

All this heart attack talk got me wondering about the statin/Omega 3 combo that I currently take. Omega-3 Fatty Acid May Protect Heart seems to show that in my situation, it may not make much difference. Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, MPH, DrPH, of the Harvard School of Public Health writes, "We must curb our infatuation with downstream risk factors and treatments, and focus on the fundamental risk factors for cardiovascular disease: dietary habits, smoking, and physical activity." My response, "Thank you, Captain Obvious. Everyone already knows the strategy. How about tactics that work in more than 5% of the people who try them."

Monday, July 23, 2007
Antivirus Software - Eliminate Spyware and Adware with NOD32 Antivirus from ESET - I don't know if this is any good. It was a link from Lockergnome - Of course, I've been thinking lately that Lockergnome has gone downhill.

Six Productivity Tips to Put Time on Your Side - Pretty good Yahoo! Finance blog entry

Thursday, July 19, 2007
Antirootkit tools to protect your computer by Mark Joseph Edwards

This was from the paid version of the April 19 issue of Windows Secrets Newsletter. So I can't post the whole thing. It did link to:

System Repair Engineer
Adam Leinss's Tech Tips blog
AVG Anti-Rootkit Free - and
review of AVG Anti-Rootkit.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Some Links

Employee Scheduling Software from
How to Buy Old Games from the Chris Pirillo Show - embedded below:

Chris | Live Tech Support | Video Help | Add to iTunes

Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Welcome Back, Potter

Monday, July 16, 2007
A web page for the USS Harry E. Hubbard: DD-748

You just can't miss this one on your next smell tour of New Jersey: Welcome to Case's Pork Roll Store

Friday, July 13, 2007

Google Easter Eggs

Why didn't my Dad build me one of these? Modern Mechanix ยป Salvaged Bomb Makes Juvenile Space Ship

In other news, how to fudge the Geek Squad. The Geek Squad sting showed up on John Dvorak's Communist/Tech blog.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007
I'm looking for something to use after MusicMatch is gone. Plus I have an HD from a dead laptop with their WMA's on it. Here is one post I found: Musicmatch - alternative please - Forums. It looks like Music Exchange might be an alternative. This review of MP3 software isn't bad, but I'd like to see something better. Brainboost gave me no answer to "what is the best software for organizing and playing mp3's on your computer".

Webtech Geek has a list of players with links. has their usual crap.

There is a very interesting MP3 software listing on Hitsquad. There is another MP3 player software list on

The question still remains; Why Did Yahoo Pay $160 Million for Musicmatch?. Just so they could screw it up, I guess.

Still don't know what I'm going to do about replacimg MusicMatch to avoid migrating to Yahoo!, but I did find a way to get the DRM WMA's off the laptop with the dead MoBo. PC World's article Hassle-Free PC: New Uses for Old Hard Drives linked me to the PCMS IDE TO USB 2.0 DRIVE 2.5"/ 3.5"/ 5.25" ADAPTER PC/MAC at PC Microstore. The description says, "The USB 2.0 IDE Adapter turns any IDE drive into a convenient external drive."

Any suggestions are welcome. Please leave a comment.

Monday, July 09, 2007
This Bear's Watching - Look at da Bears!