Tuesday, January 30, 2007

registry cleaner?

I installed some Mac OS X updates today, and after they finished I was asked to restart my computer... so being the faithful computer user I am, I did. When I brought FireFox back up after rebooting, an advertisement for Registry Cleaner popped up warning me that my registry needs to be cleaned. Now, I have FireFox set up to remember the sites I was visiting when it is closed, but I don't recall seeing this before rebooting... also, the two pages I was viewing did not come back.

Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't think there's a registry in Mac OS to clean... where did this ad come from?

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Monday, January 15, 2007

fellowships, anyone?

I think it's impossible to get a graduate studies fellowship as a 4th year, White, Male, Computer Science PhD student.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

top 2006 web hacks

Note to self: Look at all the web hacks Grossman posted in the full list contained in his Top Ten post.

Lots of dirty tricks there.