Show of 8-24-2002

  • Movies on Subway walls
    • 15 to 20 second advertising clips produced by SubMedia
    • Target ran ad on Manhattan subway
    • Coca cola ran ads in Altanta
  • Microsoft Summer IE Patch Frenzy
    • New patch fixes six IE vulnerabilities, including more buffer overruns and cross platform permission problems
  • Gadget of the week
    • MiniTempFS, a non-contact IR thermometer for the kitchen
    • Provides temperature readings fro -25 F to 400 F
    • Seven second read time and LCD display
  • Students surf of roommates
    • ? Webroomz.com allows college students to select roommates and reserve rooms
    • ? Used by Kennesaw State University, Kansas State Univesity, University of Tennessee
    • ? Well received by students
  • Linux Distribution Available for Xbox
    • Xbox Linux 0.1 Released by Xbox Linux Project
    • Includes ftp and file-server routines
    • No graphics available yet
  • Wireless Turf Battle
    • Starbucks wireless is transmitting on the same channel as a free AP
      • Community network called Personal Telco
      • Starbucks wireless carrier is T-Mobile
    • Location: Pioneeer Courthouse Square, Portland, Oregon
    • Result: both will share a crowded channel with less throughput
  • Music Industries Self Inflicted Wounds
    • by Mark Jenkins, MSN.com
    • Music controlled by the big five
      • AOL/Time Warner, Vivendi/Universal, BMG, EMI, Sony
      • Music innovation has been squelched
    • RIAA blames music swapping for drop off in sales
      • Maybe we are just tired of the Britney Spears and ?NSync formula
    • Last big slump occurred in 1978
      • RIAA blamed the cassette tape for encouraging piracy
      • But in fact we were just tired for the disco formula
  • What you computer says about you
    • Pyschologist say we are staking out our personal space
      • Cute toys say you spend a lot of time on the computer
      • Mouse pads with statements
      • Screen savers
      • Power utilities on desktop to show off
    • Password selection
      • 48% select family category
      • 32% fan category
      • 11% fantasy category
      • 9% cryptic category
  • New worm spreads through the KaZaA network
    • Duload is a VB executable
    • Creates subdirectory and make 30 copies of itself
    • Shares subdirectory with the Kazaa network
    • Download and installed a Trojan backdoor
  • Judge Throws Out Hyperlink Lawsuit
    • BT Claimed to own the hyperlink
    • Suit filed against Prodigy ISP
    • Logic prevailed
  • Mailbag
    • DeFragging Problem (Suebee Ransom, Russell Gustin)
    • Text messaging (Frank Graves)
    • Cleaning Hard Drives (Pete Eicher)
  • Stratford News
    • Next Start ? September 9th
    • Emphasis in Grad Program (telecommunications, security, e-business)
    • Emphasis in Undergrad Program (complex webdesign, wide area networks, security)