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snowboarding world mourns loss of jeff anderson

posted by Duncan at 10:04 am on February 26th, 2003

The snowboarding world suffered another tragic loss this weekend with the death of Jeff Anderson.

Jeff Anderson

Jeff leaves us at a high point in his career. He established himself with his exceptional park and backcountry skills, but was most recognized as one of the most progressive rail riders and personalities in snowboarding. Jeff’s immersion in the urban street scene and his creative, optimistic, individualistic approach helped take the sport in a new direction. He was instrumental in the growth and development of rail jams, and was integrally involved in the design of the custom-built jib features for the Rail Jam at this year’s US Open.

Read the full story at Burton

imitation see-through skirts is a hoax?

posted by Duncan at 3:56 am on February 24th, 2003

But what about this latest alleged Japanese fashion trend, skirts with screened-on images of panties which create the illusion of “see-through” clothing (thereby fulfilling the fantasy of all the disappointed boys who were ever duped into ordering X-Ray Specs through comic book ads)? spy a rat

fancy building your own submarine?

posted by Duncan at 2:54 am on February 21st, 2003

PSUBS.ORG was created to promote and encourage the discussion, designing, building, certifiying, owning and use of personal submersibles. We define a personal submersible as any submarine vehicle (dry, semi-dry, wet, un-manned, one-man, two-man or more) that is owned and operated by individuals or small private groups or clubs. In general, a personal submersible is any underwater vehicle that can be owned by the public.

it appears bill does’nt like us really ..

posted by Duncan at 2:37 am on February 21st, 2003

In an interview for German weekly magazine FOCUS (nr.43, October 23,1995, pages 206-212), Microsoft’s Mr. Bill Gates has made some statements about software quality of MS products. My my, where do I begin.Read full inverview here.

oscommerce gets a milestone release

posted by Duncan at 8:05 am on February 19th, 2003

osCommerce, the king of open source e-commerce solutions has just announced it’s first milestone release of oScommerce 2.2. Here’s what the big chief Harald Ponce de Leon said in an email to all the members.We proudly present the immediate availability of the first milestone release of osCommerce 2.2, our first public release in nearly two years since Preview Release 2.1. osCommerce 2.2-MS1 is bundled with the Catalog frontend and the Administration Tool backend, and is available in 3 languages – English, German, and Spanish.With a lot of work gone into the long development cycle, the release of 2.2-MS1 includes a wide range of feature enhancements, additions, and security updates that will form the rock-solid foundation which 2.2 and subsequent releases will be built on.Nearing the end of the long 2.2 development cycle, milestone releases are made to show what is expected for the 2.2 release.Read about osCommerce Here.

complete dna map: all your genes

posted by Duncan at 9:44 am on February 18th, 2003

On the 50th anniversary of the discovery by James Watson and Francis Crick of the DNA double helix, scientists are getting ready to publish an encyclopedia on how life works. Building on that momentous finding a half-century ago, researchers from around the world will unveil the most complete version of the human genome to date at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in May. The new version will fill in gaps and rearrange pieces of the genome puzzle that were out of place.

the largest protest marches ever. now will he listen?

posted by Duncan at 9:35 am on February 17th, 2003

All around the world marches have been held against the Bush administration plans for war against Iraq.

  • London 1 million
  • 200.000 in Sydney
  • In San Francisco an estimation of 150.000 people
  • New York 400.000
  • Rome 1 million
  • Berlin 500.000

An estimation of 30 million people world wide have demonstrated their opinion. Enough for BUSH. Lets hope.Here’s a link to a Fullscreen QTVR of London’s march.

flash film festival 2003 san francisco

posted by Duncan at 10:19 am on February 16th, 2003

It’s Flash film festival time again. There are 60 Finalists in various catogories. Cast your votes here. There some nice stuff in there this year. A personal favourite is It just works really well.

iespell – a spell checker for internet explorer

posted by Duncan at 9:41 am on February 14th, 2003

[via Burch's Blog]ieSpell is a free Internet Explorer browser extension that spell checks text input boxes on a webpage. It should come in particularly handy for users who do a lot of web-based text entry (e.g. web mails, forums, blogs, diaries). Even if your web application already includes spell checking functionality, you might still want to install this utility because it is definitely much faster than a server-side solution. Plus you get to store and use your personal word list across all your applications, instead of maintaining separate ones on each application.

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