Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Bits and bobs

Here are a few random bits and bobs, hand-culled from the Internets for you my faithful readers.

From the girls-you-ought-to-know-about department:
  • CNet has published a list of the top 10 girl geeks throughout history. Someone must have been sitting on their brains when they compiled the list, since Paris Hilton is included. I was also surprised to see Daryl Hannah, but she actually sounds far geekier than I gave her creditfor. (Liebrary, a game she co-created, sounds like fun). Who would you like to see on this list?

From the I-can't-believe-I-missed-this department:

  • The Decemberists played at the Paramount on the 17th of November. The Seattle Times has a glowing review. I need to hear/purchase their new album, The Crane Wife. Got that, Santa?
  • Prime Suspect 7 was recently aired on PBS. Now I need to wait for the DVD to be released (or pray for a repeat broadcast).

From the funny-stuff-that-will-offend-someone department:

  • Wolverine_nun had a link to this Harry Enfield video on YouTube: "Women, Know Your Limits". There's a lot of other good stuff from him on YouTube - all of it new to me. I'd heard of Spitting Image (which he did voices for), but otherwise not seen him before. Other triva from his Wikipedia entry: He was the first guest on BBC's Top Gear in 2002.

From the penny-stocks-and-sexy-pills department:

  • EWeek has a good article describing the link between botnets and the recent surge in spam. It's sobering to see that almost 50% of the infected hosts are running XP SP2 - despite all the security improvements Microsoft made. Vista will fare much better, I'm sure, but it will take a good many years to get those SP2 machines retired/upgraded.

2 comments:

::Wendy:: said...

Women geeks, a great question. A highly disappointing list since it is meant to be through all time and all nations. I ran a quick google search and found this web-page. The focus is just the last 300 years of North American History, but all the women cited are worthy of consideration if nothing else. It also cites why many 'women geeks' are unknown - socially it has been traditionally more accewptable for their work to be advertised though their male partners (husbands).

check it out: http://invention.smithsonian.org/centerpieces/ilives/womeninventors.html

I may spend some time constructing a list, because I will find out so many interesting things on the journey. Thankyou for the prompt :-)

::Wendy:: said...

clickable link to women inventors website