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December 2002 Forty-nine posts


Happy·New·Year! And may 2003 be better than 2002.

New Blogs in Q4 2002 for San Diego Bloggers

New on the San Diego Bloggers Page from October to December:

Quote of the Day

We can do no great things; only small things with great love.

– Mother Theresa

20th Anniversary of TCP/IP

January 1, 2003 will mark the 20th Anniversary of the Internet as we know it. What is TCP/IP?

TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is the basic communication language or protocol of the Internet. It can also be used as a communications protocol in a private network (either an intranet or an extranet). When you are set up with direct access to the Internet, your computer is provided with a copy of the TCP/IP program just as every other computer that you may send messages to or get information from also has a copy of TCP/IP.

… definition from TechTarget

Symposium / ITxpo San Diego

In March, from Gartner – Gartner Symposium / ITxpo:

Symposium/ITxpo 2003 is the single most valuable gathering of intelligence and advice. Calibrated for senior IT executives, Symposium/ITxpo is rich in content-both analyst-led strategy sessions focused on your most pressing issues and ITxpo, our interactive exhibit floor loaded with the latest technology solutions.

People Can Learn To Cold Read = Psychics Are Not Real

I am a skeptic, ever after. And this article My Psychic Adventure by Kari Coleman details how one skeptical, non-psychic “fakes” it by simply paying attention to people – by paying attention to the facts that people reveal in any interaction. It’s remarkable, and I think would be food for thought for any of your pals who buy into psychic nonsense.
(via my roommate, missewon)

SIGGRAPH 2003 – here in San Diego

I had no idea. SIGGRAPH 2003 / SAN DIEGO. I went in 1986 in Los Angeles and got very fired up about the internet and computer graphics. It was a force motivating me to get into the web. I’m excited that it’s coming here to San Diego!

From My Mom…

Hi Joe, Hope you had a great trip to Utah. Just for your info the birth of Jesus is in the Gospel of Matthew and Luke. Ussally at Christmas they read from the Gospel of Luke Chapter 2 because it gives the full account of the good news. He appeared to the shepherds first. In those times shepherds were considered unclean and untrustworthy. Shepherds may have been chosen because they represented all who needed cleansing. Jesus was a king for all those humble enough to see their need for a Savior. Jesus had a supernatural beginning which is a sign of his divinity. He was human and divine. Just thought you would like to know the truth. Love you son, Mom 🙂

Thanks so much for the clarification Mom! More on the trip to Utah soon… attacks Microsoft on the word “Windows”

Those cats over at are relentless. David and Goliath, I tell ya. To whit:

Glass Panes and Software: Windows Name Is Challenged

Back From Utah

Pile of email. Lots to do. New Year’s Day Approaches.

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