Buckeye beating: Ohio State rips Oklahoma State:
Zwick leads Buckeyes to easy victory
(Via ESPN.com – College Football.)
iTunes currently playing Polyester Bride from the album “whitechocolatespaceegg” by Liz Phair
This month’s Corporate Counsel available at Law.com has an article about a former associate from my firm who has taken on some of the pharma giants in the past few years ….
Jay Deshmukh was on the phone one fall day in 2002 with his outside counsel. The trio — Deshmukh, vice president for intellectual property of New Delhi-based generic drugmaker Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited, plus William Zimmerman and Darrell Olson, partners at Irvine, Calif.-based Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear — reviews patents and confers daily about their findings. But this wasn’t one of their ordinary conversations.
Click here for rest of the article.
iTunes currently playing Just Like Heaven from the album “Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me” by The Cure
Release Date: December 28, 2004
Total Songs: 30
Copyright 2004 Warner Bros.
(Via iTunes Top 10 Albums.)
iTunes currently playing Raining in Baltimore (live) from the album “Across a Wire – LIVE from the 10 Spot Mtv(Disc 2)” by Counting Crows
Some of apple’s patent strategy has started to be revealed as the patent applications are being published. On interesting application involves detecting when the iPod is dropped (rapid acceleration) to then shut off the hard drive. You may remember IBM advertising this in their Thinkpad ads. It will be interesting if this triggers an interference. I haven’t read all the details of the application and I am no expert on the IBM Thinkpad so its hard to say.
Some of the other interesting applications include:
What is impressive is that Apple definitely files their IP early in the development game rather than right before public announcement and risk leaks.
iTunes currently playing She Blinded Me With Science from the album “The Golden Age of Wireless” by Thomas Dolby
The weatherman were correct for a change and we are getting hit with a major snowstorm. I would estimate at least 8 inches of snow already and it is supposed to keep going all night, although right now it is more sleet than snow. I have already used the snow blower twice on the driveway and sidewalks. The last time I accidently ran over the extension cords for the outside christmas lights. Oops!! It took about 35 minutes to remove the cord from the blades of the blower. Yes – I unplugged the cord first. When I finally finished removing the cord, I had to redo the half of the driveway that I did right before the incident as it was snowing big time.
My new motherboard and CPU came today. I just finished the install. I am amazed how quiet the CPU fan and power supply fan are. My old ones seemed to shake the room. Everything went smoothly and XP even booted up without a fresh install, although it did need to redetect a good number of items. Next week I plan to also load Linux on the machine. Probably SUSE or Mandrake.
I worked from home, which is always nice to do as the phone doesn’t ring near as often and less interruptions by others walking in. Hopefully, the weather will break tomorrow as I am hoping to file a patent appeal brief before the Christmas Holiday. Looking forward to the days of a purely electronic filing system for all filings with the USPTO.
iTunes currently playing Ding Dong! Merrily On High from the album “Best Loved Christmas Carols” by Choir Of King’s College, Cambridge
NEW YORK — The Associated Press has told the Bowl Championship Series to stop using its college football poll to determine which teams play for the national title and in the most prestigious bowl games.
Could this all be because California got left out of the BCS? Its time for a playoff system.
iTunes currently playing Another Day (Single) from the album “The Complete U2 – Another Day” by U2
The latest version of Movable Type has been released. Version 3.14 fixes the issue of extreme loads witnessed on servers under the strain of a massive spam attack. Because these attacks are increasing in both frequency and severity, it is recommended that all Movable Type users install this update. This is particularly important for any installation that is visible to the public on the web.
iTunes currently playing Once In Royal David’s City from the album “Best Loved Christmas Carols” by Choir Of King’s College, Cambridge
Belkin Wireless Cable DSL 802.11b Gateway Router:
Belkin Wireless Cable DSL 802.11b Gateway Router $49.95, free after 2 rebates, at PC Connection. PC Connection charges $9.40 for shipping within the U.S. Both rebates expire January 31, 2005.
(Via Free After Rebate.)
iTunes currently playing Lightning Crashes (Acoustic Version) from the album “Awake: Best of Live (Acoustic) – EP” by Live