Friday, August 22, 2003

What the World Thinks of America

Found this pretty interesting, especially the responses from Brazil - what's up with that, is there a secret hate-campaign going on there? Particularly interesting (and really the only section I've looked at yet) is the poll results section.

BBC NEWS | Programmes | wtwta

Thursday, August 21, 2003

Wired News: Net Analysis Gets Turbo Boost

And a day later this appears - the article focuses more on the speed of the simulation, but the simulation visualization tool is what I was trying to describe in yesterday's post. Good to know I didn't think of it first!

Wired News: Net Analysis Gets Turbo Boost

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Spotting an infected machine...

I too was buried by email related to this virus.  After examining the full headers, I suspect I know who's PC was infected, but I wondered why network admins don't have an easy way to spot a PC that's spewing forth hundreds of bogus emails.  I envision some sort of visual network map that would have an icon or something to represent each PC on the network, and there'd be some sort of colour code when one of them is particularly hot.  This map would be zoomable, and when you got closer to the infected PC it could show the spew similarly to those videos of coral reefs spewing forth eggs or what ever it is they spew.  So once Identified the admins at least know whos PC to shut down and disinfect.  Damn it was annoying to get that much spam!

I'm buried under by email virus I've gotten over 500 emails from the Sobig.F virus. It sucks, especially since dial up here is around 4800 baud.

"Initial analysis would suggest that Sobig.F is a mass-e-mailing virus that is spreading very vigorously. Sobig.F appears to be polymorphic in nature. The address is also spoofed and may not indicate the true identity of the sender," a MessageLabs statement said. The sender appears to be someone from a recognized domain name, such as, or The subject line typically says "Re: Details," "Resume" or "Thank you."
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Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Here's another article I want to get around to reading... | Technology & Learning - The Resource for Education Technology Leaders: "WEB LITERACY and Critical Thinking: A Teacher's Tool Kit"

Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Now THAT's a toilet!

Might have to get one of these for the basement reno ;-)

Wired News: Luxury Loo: The Seat Also Rises

Monday, August 11, 2003

Syndicating Learning Objects with RSS and Trackback

Check this out when you have some time...

Friday, August 01, 2003

Yay, it happened again!  I was reading an article from The Economist -  Grokking the infoviz., Economist, 00130613, 6/21/2003,  Vol. 367,  Issue 8329 about visual mapping, and while it mentioned Grokker and Antarctica, what really turned me on was a mention of something called hotmaps, and there's one to see at - use the MAPS pulldown.  This is based on something called TreeMap, which apparently I can play with for free - I really want to figure out how this could be applied in a library setting...

So I'm pumped about the world of information again :-)