Google Checkout – Ten Dollar Bonus

Google Checkout
Google Checkout is offering a ten dollar bonus for trying their payment services. Click the following link to get your bonus:

If you sign up, you can use your 10 dollar bonus at one of the hundreds of stores that now accept Google Checkout as a payment option. To name a few:

  • Blue Nile
  • Petco
  • Toys R Us
  • Zales
  • CompUSA
  • Linens N Things
  • FYE
  • Starbucks
  • Dicks Sporting Goods
  • Dockers
  • Ace Hardware
  • Sports Authority

Enjoy your 10 dollar spending spree! Hurry though: The ten dollar bonus expires at the end of April!

SSH from a Motorola Q

I wanted the ability to log in to my remote servers via SSH on my Motorola Q. I couldn’t get zaTelnet working on my Motorola Q, so I installed the IMB JVM on my Q, and then tried MidPSSH.

Make sure you download the version for Windows Mobile 5 from

or you can point your Q’s browser to and get it right from your phone!

Get the FULL MIDP 2.0 version. You’ll have to adjust the display settings a bit (its kind of small on the Q), but it works great for me.

Java on a Motorola Q

Want to start downloading those cool Java games you see all over the internet and use them on your Motorola Q? Follow these steps:

IBM’s JVM for the SmartPhone is still in “evaluation” but it seems very stable.

If you don’t feel like digging through IBM’s site, you can get them from here, packaged as cabs:

install.pdf – from IBM – how to install (not needed), how to use.

J9_full – full installation packed as CAB – Java Virtual Machine, Midlet manager, Midlet runner, libraries. Size after install – 3.4Mb

J9_tiny – simplified installation. Without Java Virtual Machine (probably you don’t need), without debugging support, without eastern languages support. Only Midlet manager, Midlet runner, libraries. Installs automatically into main storage. Size after install – 2.3Mb

Just point your browser to these packages, or download and copy the cabs onto your Q.
Browse to it using your file Manager if you copied it manually. Run it.

All set! The midlet manager will show up as “J9” in your programs folder.

Most of Dreamhost’s network is down


We just had a drop in our network for about half our servers.. if you can’t access your site or email now, please hold on..

Very nice. Even their status page was down for a good while earlier. Point at hand: buyer beware. You get what you pay for with dreamhost. If you’re not serious about uptimes, don’t mess with dreamhost.

Googlewhack and Googlewhackblatt

Bored? Let’s play Googlewhack!!

The rules are simple! Google Search for two-word combinations that come up with a single result.

Deoxyribose xenophobiac
existentialism antidisestablish
Oxalosuccinate sword
cataplexis wehrmacht
creamy smegmas

Go ahead, try it! But if you want even more of a challenge, try Googlewhackblatt where you try to find single words that appear only once in Google.


UR7089.exe Process Information

This process, UR7089.exe, showed up in my task manager today when my Windows XP box was running sluggish. It was running at only 2604K, but taking up several percentages of CPU. After restarting my computer, it was nowhere to be found, and a file search came back with no results.

Anyone have any idea what this could have been? A search on the web came up with nothing.