Gongol.com Archives: October 2005
Brian Gongol

News (10.10.2005)
Is the Era of the Tabloid Upon Us?
Not the yellow journalism, just the size of the paper. The Wall Street Journal just did it to the European edition.

Broadcasting (10.10.2005)
Acoustic "Simpsons"

The American Way (10.10.2005)
October 10, 2005 Carnival of the Capitalists
Some of the best: Countering cheaper offshore competitors with faster design cycles, turning the hacker ethos loose on medicine, a proposal for required reading for Congress, questions about the end of Asia's boom, and what it's like to start a business in Sweden.

Weather and Disasters (10.10.2005)
Pat Robertson Says the End of the World is Coming
About the recent natural disasters: "[T]he Bible does indicate such a time will happen in the end of time. And could this be it? It might be." (Perhaps he should have avoided channeling Harry Caray in the way he phrased that.) Also thinks Venezuela wants to nuke the US.

Computers and the Internet (10.10.2005)
On the Vast Frustrations of Personal Computer Security
Updating McAfee antivirus software, for instance, requires doing exactly the opposite of what a sane person should do to protect his or her computer