My hot water heater has stopped working. I just reset the breaker to see if that is the problem. If that doesn’t work, I’m going to try re-setting the temperature setting on the heater. Why can’t you just reboot these things or just update their firmware? If anyone has any ideas of how I can determine the problem, let me know.
Airport staff vote to strike. Firefighters and security workers at seven UK airports have voted to strike following a pay dispute with employers BAA. [BBC News | Front Page]
No Fish Tale: Swimming in Macs. Aquariums made from old Macintosh computers have become as iconic as the Mac itself. The practice started as a joke, but has evolved into a booming cottage industry. By Leander Kahney. [Wired News]
Good morning rain buffs! We’re having our first storm of the season in Northern California. Soon we’ll have roof leaks, power outages, floods, mudslides etc etc. For now it just smells nice outside, everything is wet, the earth is refreshed, the dust is settled. Interesting. Four years ago on this day we were having our first winter storm of 1998. [Scripting News]
Handset maker hangs up on Microsoft. Sendo, one of the earliest hardware partners for Microsoft’s Smartphone software, will instead license the Symbian OS and a Nokia interface. [CNET News.com]
Beyond MP3s: iPod Holds Genome. Hipsters everywhere tote their favorite tunes on Apple’s sleek iPod. One geneticist uses it to store the human genome. Together with custom Apple software, it could help uncover what separates humans from chimps. By Kristen Philipkoski. [Wired News]
E-government site proves a hit. A government website in Singapore which offers a one-stop shop for public services has been recognised as one of the best in the world. [BBC News | TECHNOLOGY]
Thinner chips with everything. A symbolic barrier has been crossed with the new chips that have transistors a thousand times smaller than the width of a human hair. [BBC News | TECHNOLOGY]
IBM enhances ‘Pixie Dust’ for improved storage density. Big Blue produces 80GB mobile hard drive and announces plans for 7200rpm laptop drives [InfoWorld: Top News]
Apple announced updated iBooks and PowerBooks today with faster processors and lower prices. One PowerBook model includes a SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW), but none of the new models include built-in Bluetooth. Guess I made the right decision asking for a new Table PC rather than an updated PowerBook.