Mobile gaming is projected to become one of the fastest growing sectors in the IT industry. In this article, Michael Yuan looks at this exciting new market's characteristics and the opportunities for Java developers. The Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) is the dominant technology platform for the new generations of multiplayer mobile games. In the second half of this article, Michael surveys the latest game-related innovations and APIs in the J2ME world.
The flaw is in a component of the operating system that allows other computers to request the Windows system perform an action or service. The component, known as the remote procedure call (RPC) process, facilitates such activities such as sharing files and allowing others to use the computer's printer.By sending too much data to the RPC process, an attacker can cause the system to grant full access to the system.
Top 75 Security Tools
In May of 2003, I conducted a survey of Nmap users from the nmap-hackers mailing list to determine their favorite security tools. Each respondent could list up to 8. This was a followup to the highly successful June 2000 Top 50 list. An astounding 1854 people responded in '03, and their recommendations were so impressive that I have expanded the list to 75 tools! Anyone in the security field would be well advised to go over the list and investigate tools they are unfamiliar with. I discovered several powerful new tools this way. I also plan to point newbies to this page whenever they write me saying "I do not know where to start".
alcohol and how to mix it....
From Esquire, comes the ultimate guide to all things alcoholic...

This section is guided by the belief that not all drinks are created equal: that some-most-are syrupy swill fit only for the binge-drinking co-ed and the pledge who's trying to pin her. Others, however, are alchemy in action, the transformation of humble spirits into a nectar not unfit for the gods. Here's how to make those drinks (and some classic variations).

Every man should know how to make at least one drink from a foreign country, preferably one taught to him by a local female with whom he has had a complicated, unresolved, and quite possibly dangerous dalliance.

Gpart is a tool which tries to guess the primary partition table of a PC-type hard disk in case the primary partition table in sector 0 is damaged, incorrect or deleted. The guessed table can be written to a file or device. Supported (guessable) filesystem or partition types:

DOS/Windows FAT (FAT 12/16/32)
Linux ext2
Linux swap partitions versions 0 and 1 (Linux >= v2.2.X)
Windows NT/2000 FS
*BSD disklabels
Solaris/x86 disklabels
Minix FS
Reiser FS
Linux LVM physical volume module (LVM by Heinz
SGI XFS on Linux
BeOS filesystem
QNX 4.x filesystem

I tried to get this to compile on BeOS, but since I'm not all that great at programming, all I could get it to do was run, not detect :(

Unedited, unnarrated, high quality streaming video from, and relating to, the war in Iraq.

click the 'enter' button in the top right corner. netscape/mozilla users will have to go to the 'netscape feed room' to watch the stream...

In addition to the tools installed with Windows XP, there are over 40 support tools included on the Windows XP CD. You can use these tools to diagnose and resolve computer problems.

Command-line tools must be run at the prompt of the Cmd.exe command interpreter. To open Command Prompt, click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.

Lucid Dreaming Guild
Purpose: The goal of this web site is to promote awareness of Lucid Dreaming to all people, handicapped and nonhandicapped.

The premise here would be to teach physically challenged individuals the "art" of lucid dreaming. In theory, this seems to be a pretty good idea.

In lucid dreams, all things are possible. The blind can see, the injured walk, and the aged can be young as they like. Flying is a favorite activity among all lucid dreamers. Flying in lucid dreams cannot be compared to flying in regular dreams. When you fly in lucid dreams, you feel the wind blowing on your face, kinetic sensations of floating and falling, and a rush of excitement that can't be put into words. No matter what your disability may be, make sure you try flying in your lucid dreams. Let that great joy you feel when flying instill hope and faith in you that all things are possible.
Fink is a debian-esque distribution of several open source packages ported to OS X. Everything from apt-get to XFree86 is included. If you were a little disapointed at the tools included in Apple's developer package then Fink is for you. Thanks to Jared from the g33ks list for the link.
War Blogging
War Blogging is designed to provide you with a bird's eye view of the perpetual, 1984 style war we've found ourselves in. War Blogging covers the progress of the war and the progress of our civil liberties here on the Home Front.

Excellent blog, definitely worth a click. Be sure to check in on the Index of Evil to find out just how much people are talking about the world's most nefarious persons.

The author, Tim O'Brien, was awarded the Purple Heart during the Vietnam war, given to American soldiers who have been injured in the line of duty. After the war, he attended Harvard University, and later won his country's National Book Award in 1978 for his "Going After Cacciato," which the Bedford Introduction to Literature, Third Edition (ed. Michael Meyer) describes as having been "...judged by many critics to be the best work of American fiction about the Vietnam war..." His Vietnam experiences are the foundation for several of his novels and collections of short stories.

This is true.

I had a buddy in Vietnam. His name was Bob Kiley, but everybody called him Rat.

Tim O'Brien is, in my opinion, one of the five greatest modern american writers today. This story was first published in Esquire, but then in his collection of stories on Vietnam, "The Things They Carried." It's worth a read. Really.

little green footballs
little green footballs is a really good blog. I keep coming across it on my daily weblogs-comments page and I always find a few interesting reads.
Interface Hall of Shame
Wonderful tirade about how badly designed Lotus notes is.
IBM and the Holocaust
IBM and the Holocaust is the stunning story of IBM's strategic alliance with Nazi Germany -- beginning in 1933 in the first weeks that Hitler came to power and continuing well into World War II. As the Third Reich embarked upon its plan of conquest and genocide, IBM and its subsidiaries helped create enabling technologies, step-by-step, from the identification and cataloging programs of the 1930s to the selections of the 1940s.
The Electronic Intifada
Life in Ramallah as told by the people who live there. Ordinary people and some journalists check in any way they can, and have their accounts posted here.