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Redskins Sean Taylor's trial postponed

I'm just guessing but I think that this judge is either a big Hurricane or Redskins fan. I mean, who else but a pro-athlete would get their FIREARMS trial postponed THREE times just so his damn team doesn't miss him for the regular season and now the playoffs?!?! This is a farce of justice - no other way that I can put it.

FON home ET, FON home.....

I'm getting cranky about the wi-fi collective that FON is trying to toss together. Google or not - it just won't matter if you are trying to grow it from the bottom up. In the end I would be highly surprised if Google ended up being a network operator - why in the world would they want to? I don't think that locational relevance of your ad's is going to be worth the price and hassle of running a wireless network....but I've been wrong before and will likely be wrong again in the not to distant future.

seriously lowering your real estate overhead

While the software product that they product sounds interesting, the thought of a software development company based out of a COFFEE SHOP blows my mind!

The Complete Military History of France

Now this stuff is FUNNY!

highway signs

How great is this sign?

Victory in Bowl Mania 2005!

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May the lord have mercy on the souls of those that choose to take me on in College Pick 'em 2006! Another victory at the expense of my buddies ;)

IP PBX from Linksys

Andy is usually a great read but in this case I think that he has forgotten one of the most important parts about an IP-PBX and voice overhead - the ~ 80k load - is only applicable when someone is actually talking. Upwards of 50% of any phone conversation is actually silence - pay attention next time you're on the phone and see how much time there no one is actually talking...it may surprise you. There is actually so much silence in a typical phone call that Cisco had to artificially simulate "white noise" on their IP phone handsets so that people would stop saying “hello, are you there?” 

Of course, there are a number of other problems with the call going out over the wilds of the internet not the least of which is the total lack of QoS - that's a bigger problem then the limited bandwidth of a DSL circuit...and last time I checked cable modems actually had a higher penetration....though that doesn't solve the bigger problems which is most people quote DOWNLOAD …

This looks like just too much fun...

have fun and torture the MTA at the same time!