Jul 13

Apple’s first gift to Windows… Ahhhhhh

“The computer virus conception story begins in 1981, when a tech-savvy 9th grader named Richard Skrenta got an Apple II for Christmas.”

The computer virus turns 25: “Malware hits the quarter-century mark, and scientists say destructive code will be around for a lot longer still.”

(Via Salon: Machinist.)

Jul 11

Thought this was really cool. I may use this service for my new business cards…

Moo’s Got Stickers: “

UK-based Moo, a startup that prints ‘mini cards’ from photos and other images that you upload directly or point them to via Flickr, Bebo, or their other partners, has been a real hit among the early adopter, silicon valley crowd. People hand them out like crazy, and they are great, if somewhat expensive, conversation starters.

Next week the company will expand beyond cards and into stickers, which I predict will be even more popular than the cards. Look for them on July 19 on the Moo site.

The stickers, which will be high quality vinyl, will be sold in batches of 90 for $10. And this is cool – every single one of those 90 stickers can be a different image (just like the cards).

Moo, which raised $5 million from Atlas Venture and Index Ventures in April 2006, has sold ‘several million cards’ to customers in 143 countries – including North Korea.

We’ll be giving away some free orders for stickers on the day of launch. Check back then for details.

(Via TechCrunch.)

Jul 05

Non-techincal, but I don’t want to forget this..

10 Step guide to thinking like a LOSER: “

So you want to think like a loser? Ok, well here is my 10 step guide on how to become the ultimate loser:

  1. Learn that if anything is worth doing, it would have been done already.
  2. Never rush into a job or opportunity without a lifetime of consideration.
  3. Believe that tomorrow holds the possibility for new technologies, astounding discoveries, and a reprieve from your obligations.
  4. All deadlines are unreasonable regardless of the amount of time given.
  5. Never forget that the probability of a miracle, though infinitesimally small, is not exactly zero.
  6. If at first you don’t succeed, there is always next year.
  7. Always decide not to decide, unless of course you change your mind.
  8. Always begin, start, initiate, take the first step, and/or write the first word, when you get around to it.
  9. Know that the work cycle is not plan/start/finish, but is wait/plan/plan.
  10. Never put off tomorrow, what you can forget about forever.

Congratulations, you are now officially thinking like a loser.

(Via Retired At 21.)