Your Gmail signature where you want it

As much as I love Gmail, there's one little bug I've come to find a bit annoying. When creating a reply message, Gmail treats your signature as a "bookend" to your email history, rather than the close of the current missive. So, even if you are writing "I agree" to a 500 page email, it's going to plant your signature right at the end. Fortunately, someone who actually knows how to solve these sorts of problems has provided a free tool to fix the otherwise perfect Gmail. Tim Jarrett's Gmail Signature Float gets your signature back under your latest composition. You'll need to get Greasemonkey and load that into Firefox.

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Jeff Buckley - Documentary From BBC

A very talented artist who was taken from us way to early! You can download this to view on your iPod or computer here.

The Power of Nightmares-Great BBC Documentary

Great 3-part documentary (3 hours total) about the illusion of terror and politics. This gives the best explanation and history I've seen yet of the rise of neoconservatism and radical Islam. This may cause you to re-think a lot of what's going on in the middle-east!
The Power of Nightmares I: Baby It's Cold Outside.
The Power of Nightmares Part 2: The Phantom Victory
The Power of Nightmares Part 3: The Shadows in the Cave

9/11 Mysteries (Full Length, High Quality)

This is a brand new public domain 9/11 Truth documentary about the controlled demolition of the World Trade Center complex. It's excellent. Pass this link on!

TerrorStorm (911, London, Madrid Bombings, Conspiracy)

The long-awaited arrival of Alex Jones' latest trend-setting documentary has arrived! TerrorStorm delivers a powerful sucker punch to the architects of global terrorism and how they stage false-flag events to achieve political and sociological ends.

Alex journeys from the depths of history from the Gulf of Tonkin, the USS Liberty and Gladio through to the Madrid and 7/7 London bombings and robustly catalogues the real story behind the government induced fable.

This film contains viable solutions on how we can reclaim human dignity and freedom and prevent the global population from becoming the slaves of a prison planet.

Download or purchase the video at (Hopefully, the quality is better than this version.) 83,000 views so far!

Computer Networks - The Heralds of Resource Sharing

A documentary film about the history of the ARPANET and birth of the Internet. But does it mention MySpace?

On the Edge of Blade Runner

Documentary on the Sci-Fi movie, Blade Runner

The Cow Whisperer

I found this video on Google Video. Temple Grandin has an amazing life story and has opened up the secret world of autism to millions. The movie spends a lot of time talking about autism and how this woman learned to cope with it.

Download it to your iPod and fire it up on your TV. Just make sure you don't buy the ripoff Apple video cable!

Bye-bye .Mac

Back in the year 2000, Apple put out a free service called iTools. It was pretty amazing, but of course it was just a way to get us addicted to the service so that they could turn around and make a lot of money with it. Thus, 2 years later the .Mac service was born and it was pretty good. For $49, you got some web storage, an email account and webmail, web page space and an online web page editor, backup and a few other goodies. Later, more space was provided, a virus checker was thrown in and they doubled the price to $99.

I was ok with this for a few years because the concept is really great and it did provide convenience. Unfortunately, .Mac webmail has never had spam filtering. My account got to an average of about 99.5% spam messages per day a couple of years ago, so I stopped using the mail account. (Apple's workaround suggests usng the Mail program. Since I work mostly with PCs, that was not going to happen.) I'd made the mistake of talking my wife into using .Mac and for an extra $10 a year, she was getting her email on her PC via Outlook and we were getting more dependent on the service as time went on. Last year, she started having problems with her account password getting messed up and we had to reset it about 4 or 5 times. Annoying.

With my September 30 renewal deadline approaching, I made the decision to pull the plug. I felt bad asking my wife to change her email again, but she was glad to have us save $110/yr. Unfortunately, we both had to go through the hassle of notifying friends of the change and modifying contact info on all those websites where we record our info.

I contacted .Mac support to leave some parting comments and they informed me that is getting some much-needed changes. No launch date has been announced, but I'm sure Steve Jobs will show it off on some stage really soon. (All I know is that he'll be wearing blue jeans and a black turtleneck.) I'm not sure if a spam filter is included, but if it's not, they're absolutely crazy. Too bad they've not been really good at announcing these changes.

Still, I have no regrets and I'm still glad I dropped .Mac. These changes should have come a lot sooner and I feel the service isn't worth $99 anymore, now with free services like Gmail, Googlepages and MediaMax as well as with all the free photosharing services out there. The iDisk service was always so slow. MediaMax is much faster and offers 25 GB of free storage!

I'm not the only one who thinks .Mac needs a makeover. (Good comments follow.) I like the idea of Apple offering a .Mac "lite" option for $39/yr, especially now that they dumped Virex support. They really owe everyone who bought the .Mac service a rebate for that alone!


Want a brand new dual-boot Macintosh but you don't want to spend $1000? Depending on what you have at home, you may be able to build your Hacked Mac for next to nothing.

You'll need to score a bootleg Darwin startup iso from your favorite P2P, irc or usenet source and assemble a hardware-compatible PC. Bootcamp will let you dual boot both Mac OS X and Windows. For more resources, google "MacOSx86".

Safety First

“Remember kids, I am a professional. Don’t try this at home.”
“Your local power company's outsourcing nightmare. ”
See, the Navy does have a sense of humor. Follow the "next caption" link for more funny pictures and captions.

Must-see TV!

OUTFOXED is a great documentary on Rupert Murdoch's Fox News Channel and it's strong right-wing bent. Instead of "News", one could substitute the word "Neo-Conservative" and it would be a more accurate acronym. Watch the whole movie here.