Ad-Aware SE 1.06 is out

One of the better spyware/adware removal packages.

Download it here[*1] .

Movin’ On Up

We barreled through the 100-visit-per-day mark in May, with 136 average visits per day in the month. Our growth curve is quite satisfactory, especially considering we haven’t really gone too far out of our way to do any kind of promotion, cross-linking, trackback, or any of the other tricks of the blogging trade to get us out and noticed in the Blogosphere.

Here’s the average daily unique visits per day since this iteration of went on line in February:
May 2005, 136 hits per day;
Apr 2005, 75 hits per day;
Mar 2005, 62 hits per day;
Feb 2005, 39 hits per day.

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How to sign in and post articles coming soon, in a followup article.


Memorial Day is about remembering. Remembering our honored dead, those who died in battle[*1] . At the same time, I think it is right and appropriate to remember those who served to protect those of us who didn’t.

My father served in World War II. He was in Burma as a combat engineer. He had many stories, some he wrote down, fewer he shared with me, his youngest son. The most memorable one he told me concerned digging latrines in Burma.

He wasn’t a “hero” in the sense that he charged into battle to save comrades (or maybe he did–like I said, he didn’t share all of his stories.) But he served, he did his duty. He helped save the world, by digging latrines.

He came home, raised a family, surveyed dams and power lines, designed irrigation systems. He served, he did his duty.

This weekend, Memorial Day weekend, he is remembered.

I miss you, Dad.

Oh-Oh! Does Viagra Make You Blind?

Oh, the comedy lines you could write . . .

Yahoo News (AP) reports that the FDA is looking into a possible link between Viagra (yes, that Viagra) and blindness[*1] .

The FDA has 42 reports of the blindness, 38 among users of Viagra and four among users of Cialis. There were no cases reported among users of Levitra, the third impotence drug.

Yes, I know it’s not really that funny to guys who have actually gone blind (no, that’s not funny at all), but sheesh, c’mon, you really can’t make up stuff this, well, funny. Maybe you have to be a guy to understand . . .

Disobey Authority

From Wired[*1] :

For more than four years – steadily, seriously, and with the unsentimental rigor for which we love them – civil engineers have been studying the destruction of the World Trade Center towers, sifting the tragedy for its lessons. And it turns out that one of the lessons is: Disobey authority. In a connected world, ordinary people often have access to better information than officials do.

Here’s the report itself:
Occupant Behavior, Egress, and Emergency Communications[*2]

South Dakota State’s 2005-06 Women’s Basketball Schedule (to date)

Subject to change. All times Central.

Nov. 4, Minnesota-Crookston (exh.), 7 p.m.
Nov. 11, Upper Iowa (exh.), 7 p.m.
Nov. 19, @Nebraska, 2 p.m.
Nov. 20, @Drake, 2 p.m.
Nov. 25-26 at Colorado State Tournament
Dec. 2 Middle Tennessee State, 7 p.m.
Dec. 4 Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2 p.m.
Dec. 8 , @Wisconsin, 7 p.m.
Dec. 10, @Southern Illinois, 2 p.m.
Dec. 16 Texas State, 7 p.m.
Dec. 18 Alabama, 2 p.m.
Dec. 21, @Marquette, 7 p.m.
Dec. 28, @Colorado, 8 p.m.
Dec. 30, @Long Beach State, TBA
Jan. 2, @Idaho State, TBA
Jan. 10 Kennesaw State, 7 p.m.
Jan. 19 IPFW, 7 p.m.
Jan. 26 TAMU-Corpus Christi, 7 p.m.
Jan. 28, @Florida International, TBA
Feb. 1 Southwest Minnesota State, TBA
Feb. 4 North Dakota State, TBA
Feb. 11, @Texas-Pan American, TBA
Feb. 13, @AMU-Corpus Christi, TBA
Feb. 18, @North Dakota State, TBA
Feb. 24, @IPFW, TBA

South Dakota State’s 2005-06 Men’s Basketball Schedule (to date)

SDSU enters its first full year of Division I basketball competition next year. The current tentative schedule was posted on the SDSU discussion board[*1] .

The schedule features an opening game with National Runnerup Illinois, and marquee road games with Nebraska, Minnesota, Central Florida, and Utah State.

Featured home games include Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Manhattan, regional rivals Denver and UMKC, as well as the annual home-and-home with North Dakota State.

Nov 18 @ Illinois, 7 p.m.
Nov 24, Southeast Missouri State, 7 p.m.
Nov 30, Cal-State Fullerton, 7 p.m.
Dec 3, Tennesee State, 7 p.m.
Dec 6, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 7 p.m.
Dec 8, @ Nebraska, 7 p.m.
Dec 10, Denver, 7 p.m.
Dec 12, UMKC, 7 p.m.
Dec 17, @ Middle Tennessee State, TBA
Dec 20, Manhattan, @ Sioux Falls, 7 p.m.
Dec 22, @ Minnesota, TBA
Dec 28, Butler, 7 p.m.
Jan 2, @ Montana State, TBA
Jan 7 Utah Valley State, 7 p.m.
Jan 14, @NDSU, 7 p.m.
Jan 16, SW Minnesota State, TBA
Jan 21, @ Lamar, TBA
Jan 25, @ Idaho State, TBA
Jan 28, @ Utah State, 8 pm
Feb 2, @ Utah Valley State, TBA
Feb 6, IPFW, TBA
Feb 11, Texas Pan American, 7 p.m.
Feb 18, NDSU, 7 p.m.
Feb 22, @IPFW, TBA
Mar 3, @ San Diego State, TBA
Mar 5, @ Cal State Fullerton, TBA
Plus to be scheduled at Central Florida, and at Marquette.

Update 5/26/05: Multiple changes made.