New DSL line for the Falls Church Campus
Maximum available rate 384Kbps, upload and download
Took some line tuning to get maximum rate
Many testing sites (look up :?speed test? on Google for a list)
Still have ISDN at home
Cable not available
DSL not available
Forced to used ISDN at 128kbps
Check for DSL Availability
Problems with Stratford Website
Valueweb has moved from Highly Recommended to Not Recommended
I am giving them a chance this week and will let you know.
How do ISP?s Host Website
Assign fixed IP address
Set up a DNS entry
Where did ValueWeb go wrong with Stratford?
Stratford? News This Week
Team of educators reviewed our Falls Church programs this week
Team led by Dr. Joyce Caton and Ms. Kelly Leanard.
A wonderful experience. I could not have been prouder of the staff and faculty. A wonderful team effort.
The visit forced the cleaning of my office
Sorted through a decade of software and pitched most of it
Very nostalgic time for me
I could remember installing and using those programs
Next Start for Undergraduate Programs (February 11 th)
Next Start for Graduate Programs (March 18th)
All undergraduate programs
Intel Secretly Works on Itanium Backup
Itanium is Intel?s 64-bit server chip.
It cannot run 32-bit apps
It is competing with AMDs 64-bit Hammer technology that can run both 64 and 32 bit apps
The next generation Penturum chip called Prescott would have 64-bit extensions in case Itanium is a marketplace flop
Based on Yamhill Technology, named after a small town near an Oregon river of the same name.
Palm to unveil new wireless device
Secure wireless email through Palm.net
$449 with a Secure Digital expansion card
Aimed at corporate market
Palm is struggling to keep up with Mindspring, which was founded by former Palm employees
Domain Name Growth Slowing
Verisign Reports the follow:
2% increase in total domain names in 2001
300% in 2000
200% increased in 1999
Verisign bought Network Solutions, the first Domain Name Registrar.
CIA Technology Company is local
In-Q-Tel is the agencies technology investment arm
Q stands for fictional Bond?s gadget master
Currently has seven pilot projects and another seven in demonstration phase.
Knowledge management are the most exciting according directory Gilman Louie
For example, combining data e-mail, pagers, computers and web sites
War of the Maps
AOL?s MapQuest is established with great features
Maps, Driving Directions are its strength
Very complete database
Microsoft’s MapPoint boast both web and phone interface
1-800-555-TELL to get driving instructions
Based on XML and integrated into .Net
Pope Issues Statement about Internet
Calls it a ?wonderful instrument? to spread the word of God and encourage global peace.
Does not necessarily provide wisdom and could be perverted to demain human dignity
Public authorities have the responsibility to guarantee this marvelous instrument serves the common good and does not become a source of harm.
Bidding for Olympic Torches lights up eBay
Last week 20 torches were listed
Eight were still open
Bidding has reached more than $2,000 in many cases and $6,100 in one case.
CERT Advisory CA-2002-02
Buffer Overflow in AOL ICQ
May permit someone on the Net access to harddrive
AOL recommends all uses upgrade to 2001B Beta5.18
All versions prior to 2001B are vulnerable.
SEC Sets Up Fake Website to Warn Investors