Saturday, August 31, 2002

You can bid on the auction for George W. Bush's Childhood Home on ebay.

Friday, August 30, 2002

Take a sneak peek of the new set for the show The Screen Savers
Updates For:
Pictures in Computers
You can leave comments now on my blog
They found another "Titanic"??
Ok, I think they finally understand that this is a good thing.
Ok, when I was at T.M. I sure could have used this..
Dorm laundry goes high-tech
Well the $199.86 computer has hit Wal-Mart.
Microtel SYSMAR710 800 MHz PC with LindowsOS. The modem and floppy drive are not included. It's not worth it. That is my opinion.
You know when I email soemone, I think they should email me back. It just ticks me off when I send email to someone and they don't reply back.
Logitech IM Video Companion 1.01.1184
Logitech IM Video Companion is an add-on for MSN Messenger and AOL Instant Messenger that allows you to send live video feed from your webcam with to of your contacts. Your friends don't need to manually install special software to view the live video. The program is optimized for Logitech cameras but will work with any compatible capture device.
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS02-048
Flaw in Certificate Enrollment Control Could Allow Deletion of Digital Certificates (Q323172)
Sorry sam
The funny part is, that I like reading your blog. You seem like a nice person and all. I just have my own opinions and people don't respect them. I know I don't look like I'm 25 years old, but I assure you that I am. I am really not a hard person to get along with.

Thursday, August 29, 2002

I thought todays episode of The Screen Savers was very good and funny. But, it is sort of sad to see the old set go. But, change is good.
Someone paid $15,010.99 for the TechTV The Screen Savers Refrigerator of Tech. Wow. That is great. That auction was also for the

TechTV Call for Help Autographed T-Shirt

TechTV Call for Help Autographed T-Shirt Item # 955216303 - This auction is for to help them out. Go check the auction out.
Jims Mobile Edition Website - I'm still working on it. If you have a pocket pc with 802.11b wireless internet access it should work. A 802.11b compact flash card for the pocket pc should also work. It worked on mine.
Well, It looks like they finally figured it out and set a date for Six Flags. We will try again on September 7th. All I ask for is one fun day. Is that to much to ask for? I think I am going to build my own computer system. The Screen Savers today inspired me.
Half Life 2 Coming to Xbox

Wednesday, August 28, 2002

I have a new poll question that I will release on the first day of September. So look for the new poll. It is a good one.

Sunday, August 25, 2002

Well, you know can leave comments about my post. Look for "Shout Out". Leave me some comments.
I have a problem. I want to have a blog were people can leave their comments. But,
I have the free blogger account and that is not a function of it. I don't even think that the blogger pro has that function on it. I know that MT does. I don't know if my webpage service, Tripod, which is also free account can support MT file types. I have downloaded the stuff for it, but I don't know what I am doing. I really want a blog so people can leave comments.

Can anyone help me?? please email me if you can help me with this problem. jimmyjoe225 AT hotmail DOT com
'Nemesis' Rated PG-13
This is interesting:
Xbox Live

3 Games @ $50.00 each - $150.00
3 Games - Online Access - $15 x 12 months - $180
12 Months ISP Service - $600
12 Months Annual Xbox Live - $50

Total $980.00 - Per Year

Friday, August 23, 2002

Microsoft warns of Office, IE security risks
Microsoft said Thursday that "critical" security lapses in its Office software and Internet Explorer Web browser put tens of millions of users at risk of having their files read and altered by online attackers.
FAA says you can use PDA on jet
Outlook XP will no longer come free with a Pocket PC
Gates Sells Millions in Microsoft Shares

Thursday, August 22, 2002

This sure is interesting. My poll has received 89 page views and only 4 people have voted. What is wrong??
The Screen Savers Charity Auctions, where you can take home a piece of TechTV history!
Website updates: deleted "contact me" and "videos" pages. Added that info to main page. Also I have a completely new layout coming. Check the desktop capture picture to see what it might look like.

Wednesday, August 21, 2002

Wow, I just downloaded Windows Media Encoder and converted one of my AVI videos to the WMV and it went from 762 KB to 39.9 KB. That video is on the main page of my website.
I rented the video game Wreckless for the xbox and it is the dumbest game ever.

Tuesday, August 20, 2002

Dell eyes "white box" market

Dell eyes "white box" market
update Dell Computer is seeking alliances with mom-and-pop shops to further its growth in the PC market.
Just a month ago I did not have a pocket pc. I have one now. Just a couple of weeks ago I did not have a xbox. I have one now.
That is an example.
If I want something like a laptop, pocket pc, or xbox I will go out and buy it myself. I will not ask someone to use there stuff. That and I live in Texas. But, the search for a new laptop continues. I went to last night and was impressed with there selection. Also, has some good prices. But, I like the Dell name and brand. I think I will go to Gateway and look there....
Rumors: Segway isn't really Ginger
I want a laptop. I am looking at the Dell 2650. I went to Dell's website and customized a 8200 and when I got done it came out to be $1,868. I'm sorry that just won't be happening. For you guys that have a Dell 8100 you are lucky. You know who you are! I had a Fujitsu. I sold it on ebay. I guess it was a good thing to do, it had some problems. And today my mother shocked me. She said that she is going to go look at trucks. When my mother talks like that you know something is going to happen down the road. She said she wanted to look at the Ford Rangers, Dodge Dakota, and then Toyota.

Monday, August 19, 2002

Nvidia takes Xbox write-off hit

Nvidia takes Xbox write-off hit
Graphics chip vendor Nvidia Corp has been forced to write off inventory worth $21m as demand for PCs slowed. However, the figure includes $7m for chips for Microsoft Corp's Xbox,...
MS gives New Orleans 'free' systems for City Hall, PD
Microsoft is to update the computers of New Orleans' City Hall and Police Department for free, according to a report last week in the New Orleans Times-Picayune, saving the city $100...

Living in the Blog-osphere

Living in the Blog-osphere
Welcome to the world of a half million (and counting) Weblogs, where anyone can instantly publish his passions and favorite Weblinks. And the fun?s just begun
Here it is:
Why would anyone want to remember this day?
Creating a digital archive of Sept. 11
E-mail, pager messages among data collected
Maryland starts poisoning alien fish
Who's going to build the Dell Pocket PC?
Dell has ordered one and a half million PDAs

Sunday, August 18, 2002

Go to my main website at and click on the link in Updates.

Saturday, August 17, 2002

I wish I still had my laptop. Well, it did have problems and I am glad I don't have to worry about it anymore. I just like having a computer that was mobile. My next purchase will be a laptop. I don't care if it is used or new. My next laptop will have a dvd and a video out on it. That would be great.

Friday, August 16, 2002

Lindows Prepping $199 PC
When $299 Just Isn't Cheap Enough...
After providing software for a $299 Wal-Mart PC, said it is on the verge of striking a deal which would push the price point down to $199.
Animated Ads in a Subway Near You

Week in review: Dell listens and is heard

Week in review: Dell listens and is heard
PC maker Dell Computer has some new ideas about how to do business that seem to go against standard models--selling customers only what they want.

How To Build A Tin Can Waveguide Antenna

How To Build A Tin Can Waveguide Antenna
for 802.11b Wireless Networks or other 2.4GHz Applications

Fee fumble frustrates eBay users

Fee fumble frustrates eBay users
eBay was working Friday to fix two problems that affect the fees sellers pay to re-list items.

How To Build A Tin Can Waveguide Antenna

How To Build A Tin Can Waveguide Antenna for 802.11b Wireless Networks
or other 2.4GHz Applications
The note from Patrick Norton was taking from the Newsletter. I thought it was interesting.

A Note from Patrick Norton

A Note from Patrick Norton
Hey, it's Friday! We're not airing a live show today. But that doesn't mean we're taking the day off. Actually, we're hard at work, preparing for our new set construction.

In case you haven't heard, we're getting a new set. So while it's being built, we're going to do the show from the Tech Live set. On Friday, we're having rehearsal on the Tech Live set, so we're not totally clueless when we move. Set construction starts the first week in September.

Have a good weekend!

-- Patrick Norton
"The Screen Savers"

Thursday, August 15, 2002

Is Iomega's new Zip zapped?

Is Iomega's new Zip zapped?
Can Iomega put zip back into Zip?

Nextel jumps into youth market

Nextel jumps into youth market
Nextel Communications on Thursday joined a growing number of wireless carriers catering to teenagers and young adults.

Dell's SmartStep steps down

Dell's SmartStep steps down
Dude, you're not getting a SmartStep desktop.

Tuesday, August 13, 2002

Linux kernel makes Xbox appearance

Linux kernel makes Xbox appearance
The Xbox Linux Project, a volunteer effort aimed at running the Linux operating system on Microsoft's Xbox gaming console, said it has succeeded in booting the Linux kernel--a small but important step forward.

Flash flaw opens Windows for attack

Flash flaw opens Windows for attack Macromedia has warned that its Flash Player, a ubiquitous application for playing multimedia files, has a vulnerability that could allow attackers to run malicious code on Windows and Unix-based operating systems.

Microsoft names the day for Xbox online

Microsoft names the day for Xbox online
Microsoft will launch its Xbox Live online game-playing service on Nov. 15, a year after the video game console entered the market, the company plans to announce Tuesday.

Dell bulks up low-end PC

Dell bulks up low-end PC
Dell Computer is offering a bit more for less, with a new low-end desktop PC for consumers.

Wednesday, July 31, 2002

BallShooter Games release Ms Pacman

BallShooter Games release Ms Pacman
BallShooter Games bring you a re-make of well-known Pac-Man game. Ms Pacman (the Ms stands for Missis not Microsoft!) has a lot of improvements, such as new hi-color graphics. Also you'll find 15 new amazing levels and a large number of different "cherries", all in the spirit of this immortal game.

Acer sub wins $299 Dell PDA order

Acer sub wins $299 Dell PDA order
The rumors are over. Dell has contracted with Wistron, a subsidiary of Acer, for a Pocket PC.
Good News - I got my car back today. And it did not cost $500 dollars. It was under $300 dollars. It is nice
to have transportation again.

Faster 802.11b for Less Money than 802.11a

Faster 802.11b for Less Money than 802.11a
Although it doesn't have the benefits of extra channels and isn't quite as fast as 802.11a, this new solution does bring Wi-Fi to 22 Mbps.

A to B, Easy as 1-2-3

A to B, Easy as 1-2-3
I never ask for directions. It is a genetic defect in us males and now there is help on the horizon! Now, thanks to voice recognition technology, I don't have to be proud, or lost. IBM said Monday that it will provide a voice recognition system for selected 2003 Honda Accords. The voice-enabled Hondas should be available at dealerships beginning Sept. 9. Source=Wired News

Tuesday, July 30, 2002

Take the
Screen Saver are you
? quiz.

It's the quiz with oomph!

Created by Rachel (oomph)

and John (woobyslj)

Monday, July 29, 2002

Awwww, that guy got the question right. See below.
I just got a call from Techtv. I will be the #2 person on there Call For Help show. If the #1 person does not get the question right they will let me try a new question. Cool. I will be on TechTV Wired World Challenge if the #1 person does not get it right. Hopefully they won't.
Oh, by the way, I found my glasses.

Sunday, July 28, 2002

50 %

My weblog owns 50 % of me.
Does your weblog own you?
I just ordered a one year subscription to my favorite magazine Pocket PC Magazine.

Saturday, July 27, 2002

Well I was on my way to tyler today and my car died. It is going to cost $500 dollars to get it fixed. Now how is that for what was
suppose to be a fun day.

Friday, July 26, 2002

I bought my first book at Amazon. The book that I got is "TechTV Leo Laporte's 2003 Technology Almanac". The authors website is here.
Microsoft converts Xbox skeptic
Well, this is good I guess. HP to support discontinued Jornadas.
Hewlett-Packard has promised to provide at least three years of technical support to Jornada handheld owners worldwide, despite dropping the product line after merging with Compaq Computer.
Why your furniture is wrong
New gadgets wreak havoc on people’s living rooms
Ok, Mr Gates look at this. Now why can't you figure it out??
Hotmail policy drives users to tears
All sent mail more than 30 days old in free accounts deleted
.NET result: Gates gives firm a 'C'
Bill Gates, the head of Microsoft Corp. and one of the world's richest men, gave his company a "C" grade on Wednesday for stumbling in its delivery of a set of Internet communications products.

Wednesday, July 24, 2002

Check out this.
I want an Xbox for my birthday. I had a chance to play one at the K-Mart and it was fun. I don't really play games on the computer alot. But, I have to say that the graphics were wonderful. And the game was fun.
Price cuts boost game machine sales
Sales of Microsoft's Xbox and competing video game consoles jumped substantially following price cuts in May, according to sales figures compiled by research firm NPD Funworld.
Mac, Windows updates on the way
Both Apple and Microsoft are expected to release tweaks to their operating systems next month, in the form of Mac OS X 10.2 and Windows XP Service Pack 1.
Go to the message boards at to see what this post was about. It has been edited, by the order of Message board post newsitem1027537895,90493,
It's official. I'm going to Six Flags on 8-10-02. I can't wait.

Tuesday, July 23, 2002

I lost my glasses.

Wednesday, July 17, 2002

I got a ATI TV Wonder VE for my computer. What is an ATI TV Wonder VE you might say? It will allow me to watch tv on my computer and capture it and save it to an AVI video file. It did not work with Windows XP. They said that it would, but it did not.
I even took the time to download the huge files to make it work. Nothing. I am alittle bit upset with them right now. But I took it
back to Wal-Mart and got my money back. So I guess that is a good thing. Apple has come out with an ipod for Windows users. I also like the new 17" inch flat panel LCD Imacs.

Sunday, July 14, 2002

I should put some video up on my website of Gretchen, my dog.
The yard sale went very well for me. I will have enough to get new glasses. Went and looked at some and I found a pair of Tommy Hilfiger glasses that l liked. But first I have to have an eye exam. My current glasses fell on the ground and I did not know about it and my dog Gretchen got hold of them. They have teeth marks all over them. I can still wear them but they are damaged. The lenes are all scratched up. That is my fault. No I will not wear contacts. Good Night!

Friday, July 12, 2002

I'm having a major yard sale on Saturday at the church. Some friends will also be having theirs too.
Got a new air-conditioner. It is soooo cool;->

Wednesday, July 10, 2002

eBay glitch charges sellers double

Blaming the problem on a "technical error," the online auction giant is crediting customers' bank accounts for the extra charges.


Collaboratively creating a hobo-language for free wireless networking.

Cable companies cracking down on Wi-Fi

Cable companies cracking down on Wi-Fi
"Broadband providers are cracking down on popular Wi-Fi networks, threatening to cut service to customers who set up the inexpensive wireless systems and allow others to freely tap into their Internet access. Time Warner Cable of New York City has given 10 customers less than a week to stop using their accounts to provide a wireless local area network available to anyone within 300 feet. The letters are just an initial volley; Time Warner expects to send additional letters, while AT&T Broadband also is preparing similar letters for some of its customers." ;-)
My Air Conditioner has gone out. It is sooo hot in my room.

Friday, July 05, 2002

India Rolls Out Cheap, Handheld Computer This Month

India Rolls Out Cheap, Handheld Computer This Month
"India is ready this month to roll out its $200 "Simputer," a handheld computer aimed at wooing the poor across the digital divide. "The waiting period is almost over. We are near the take-off stage," Vinay Deshpande, chairman of Encore Software Ltd, one of two firms with licenses to make the device, told Reuters late on Thursday."

Review: Bluetooth not for beginners

Review: Bluetooth not for beginners
Wireless technology not quite ready for primetime — yet

A Wireless End Run Around ISPs

A Wireless End Run Around ISPs
Broadband subscribers can use simple Wi-Fi gear to share their connections with neighbors -- and "warchalking" spreads the word

Wednesday, July 03, 2002

Has Bill Gates made the switch?

Drinking Too Much Water Can Kill You: Report

Drinking Too Much Water Can Kill You: Report

"A new review of three deaths of US military recruits highlights the dangers of drinking too much water. The military has traditionally focused on the dangers associated with heat illness, which has killed a number of healthy, young enrollees, Colonel John W. Gardner of the Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner in Rockville, Maryland told Reuters Health. However, pushing the need to drink water too far can also have deadly consequences, he said. "The risk has always been not drinking enough," Gardner said. "And then people who aren't medically attuned get overzealous," inducing recruits to drink amounts of water that endanger their health, he added."
I got my new HP Jornada today. Yes you heard me right. The speaker went out in my current one. So HP sent me a new one. I love warranties.

Tuesday, June 25, 2002

Celebrate Freedom 2002

On Saturday my youth group is going to South Fork Ranch to Celebrate Freedom 2002. Christian artist like Michael W. Smith, Phillips, Craig & Dean, True Vibe,
Mercy Me, Sonicflood, PlusOne, Larue, Out Of Eden, The Katinas, Caedmon's Call, and alot more. Should be a fun day.

Wrecked Exotics

{Better get Maaco} Okay, admit it - seeing some rich dude's fancy BMW get smashed beyond recognition makes you feel pretty good, doesn't it? I mean, as long as no one was hurt. Well, Wrecked Exotics is filled with photos of expensive automobiles that have been totaled, smashed, crushed, or smooshed (some have even been completely mangled). There's even a message board where you can discuss the wrecks with other auto enthusiasts. "No matter what your preference; Lamborghini Diablo, Ferrari 360 Modena, Dodge Viper, or even the 'high end' exotics; Mclaren F1, Bugatti, Ferrari F50... your desire to see these fine exotics destroyed will be satisfied within this Web site." Something tells me I'll never own a car expensive enough to be considered for this hall of shame.

Monday, June 24, 2002

Question? Does anyone want to take me to Six Flags? I will pay my own way. I just need transportation up there.
Email me if you can.

Saturday, June 22, 2002

I got some more memory for my computer. I will have a total of 256 MBs now. My machine will go out to 512 MBs but that is to expensive right now. And I don't know if I got the job at Wal-Mart. I called today to see but they were not in.

Tuesday, June 18, 2002

Well just got back from taping two new episodes for my church. My webcam is now up and running.

Saturday, June 15, 2002

Not much to report tonight. I got a new webcam. So I will have a webcam up real soon on my website.

Wednesday, June 12, 2002

This is a new blog. I had to get a new one to get the Archive to work.

Tuesday, June 11, 2002

Well once again I find myself in the public library using their high speed internet which I love. If I get this job at Wal-Mart I will have money. I plain to use some of it to get DSL. I want high speed internet access in my life. The one thing that I enjoy doing on the internet is watching streaming video. That is hard to do on 56K dial-up modem. Plus I would like to download mp3s at lighting speed. Last night I downloaded a 38MB P.O.D. video and it took 4 hours. But I got it and turned it into a videoCD. Now if I really wanted to spend money I would buy a wireless rounter and have all my gadgets connected through it. I would love to get a 802.11b card for my HP Jornada and be over at the church or anywhere in the coverage area and be able to get on the internet. Today I am going to see some good friends in Corsicana so I am looking forward to that. Original Post Date for this blog was at 3:24 PM on Tuesday, June 11, 2002