We’ve changed the name of

We’ve changed the name of WAM!design. Now we’re Munk & Phyber. I like it. And it’s not as restraining, image-wise, as WAM!design. Including "design" in the name made people think that we only do design. (I pointed this out to my mother, who said "you do more than design?") Also, WAM!NET probably won’t sue us […]

So, I went out to

So, I went out to try and rain on Microsoft’s parade today, as it’s their big release date for Windows 2000. At FeO2 last night, we made a whole mess of RedHat 6.1 discs and printed up liner notes and handbills, as well. We figured we’d go to the stores here in Charlottesville that would […]

There’s this company, Epidemic.com, that

There’s this company, Epidemic.com, that lets people attach advertisements to their outgoing e-mail as a way of making money. That way, other people — presumably friends and family — are subjected to ads so that their supposed friend can make money. This smacks of Tupperware parties and Amway. So a little note: If anybody, good […]

It’s snowing! Here in Virginia,

It’s snowing! Here in Virginia, the last few winters have been awful. Some weeks were downright balmy, and snow has been something to be seen on television, not outside of the window. Well, it snowed last week, just a few inches, and this morning I woke to find 6″ of snow on the ground. This […]

If you’re not familiar with

If you’re not familiar with the DeCSS situation, here’s a rundown. The Motion Picture Association of America is upset because a bunch of hackers figured out how to play DVDs on their computers. They wrote a program to play DVDs on a computer. DVDs, for which the consumer has payed. Nothing illegal, no piracy, nothing. […]

I’ve added a story that

I’ve added a story that I wrote a while ago, entitled "Devolution". I know that fiction hasn’t appeared here before, and I run the risk of entering Tool territory by adding it. Oh, well. The Virginia National Bank page is a bit weird, I’ll admit. I do all of my business and personal banking at […]

Although I started on it

Although I started on it a few weeks ago, I figured I should toss up a link to my Why I Hate SunCom webpage. I’ve found AT&T’s SunCom to be the worst mobile provider that I’ve ever used, and possibly ever heard of. Fortunately, it’s kind of funny to read over some of the nonsense […]

Decided that you want to

Decided that you want to get on the whole Linux IPO bandwagon? Missed the RedHat and VA Linux IPOs, but considering investing in The Next Big Linux Thing? Well, that might not be a bad idea, but don’t be fooled by LinuxOne. This company, with no income, no unique product, and no history, has just […]

So I get this letter.

So I get this letter. It’s addressed to me at my office. I open it and find this nice-looking vellum invitation. “John T. Casteen III, President, University of Virginia, invites you to e-summit@virginia. Power, Safety, and Happiness in the Virtual World. An exploration of the role of the Internet in a Jeffersonian democracy. November 11-13, […]