December 11, 2003

ABI Hosting | The truth about cookies

I ran across this link this morning looking for an answer to a test question on a Cold Fusion Application Development exam I was reviewing for a friend of mine.
The question was "How many cookies per domain can exist on your computer?" Well the answer is 20, which the page linked above states, but there is also
some pretty good myth-busting going on there too. To sum it up, a cookie is stored on YOUR computer, so you are ultimately in control. But even today, there
is no way a web site, unscrupulous or not, is going to get your email address, name, phone number or dress size, UNLESS YOU TELL THEM. Cookies can't read
your mind. However I can tell right now that your browser can be described like this: #cgi.http_user_agent# and it is about #timeFormat(now())# EST right now. Pretty useful stuff. I just invaded your privacy, but not really.

December 09, 2003

I am a small and precious child, my dads been sent to fight... The only place I'll see his face, is in my dreams at night. He will be gone too many days For my young mind to keep track. I may be sad, but I am proud. My daddy's got your back.

I am a caring mother. My son has gone to war... My mind is filled with worries that I have never known before Everyday I try to keep my thoughts from turning black. I may be scared, but I am proud. My son has got your back.

I am a strong and loving wife, with a husband soon to go. There are times I'm terrified in a way most never know. I bite my lip, and force a smile as I watch my husband pack... My heart may break, but I am proud. My husbands got your back...

I am a soldier, sailor, airman or marine... Serving Proudly, standing tall. I fight for freedom, yours and mine by answering this call. I do my job while knowing, the thanks it sometimes lacks. Say a prayer that I'll come home. It's me who's got your back.

Twas the night before Christmas...

Rather than forward this via email, I thought I would make it permanent.

December 08, 2003

Minnesota Vikings: The Official Team Web Site

Its games like this that really give the shock absorbers on the bandwagon a workout. All around Minnesota water coolers, those same people that have badmouthed Daunte Culpepper, accused Randy Moss of slacking and openly wondered what Mike Tice was smoking are all aboard the fairweather fan bandwagon.
The Vikings gave Seattle a thrashing this weekend that was reminiscent of previous seasons in which December brought a flurry of wins launching the Vikes into Postseason play, only to be soundly trounced in the first or second round.
I am here to tell you, this year will be no different. The Vikes have Chicago, Kansas City and Arizona left on their schedule. They will beat Chicago, but just barely. Kansas City will beat them, but not by much. The last game of the season, Arizona will wish they had just packed it in early, the Vikes will have their way with them and head into the playoffs with a head of steam like never before. Here is my prediction though; they will lose either the first or second game of the playoffs by a margin of 20 points or more. Good luck to them.

December 05, 2003

Yahoo! News - Tempers Fray as Law Enters Parking Jungle

And you think parking is out of control where you live? The only thing I find curious is that they are using air guns. Serbia isn't exactly known for its lack of violence. The menacing air-gun, hardly the tool I would choose to vent my psychotic frustrations about parking with. If you want non-lethal, use a paintball gun. Feels about the same to the victim, but is much messier, like a video game!