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Archive for December 2002: « November 2002 | Up a level | January 2003 »

December 25, 2002

Matrix Reloaded

Matrix fans, if you want to see a clip of Matrix Reloaded, check out this page at Celebhoo.com, a cool celeb site.

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (5) | Links to this entry (0) | Entertainment


Gimpy cracked

Byte reports that Researchers from Berkely cracked Gimpy security system designed to block Internet robots. Not good news for PayPal, Hotmail, Yahoo or victims of spam. Back to the drawing board...maybe they should show a picture of an animal or object and ask the user to type the name of the animal/object..

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Technology


Nigerian Scammers

A website has been put together to help get Nigerian Scam Victims United.

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (1) | Links to this entry (0) | Miscellaneous


December 24, 2002

Retailers report Weakest Holiday Sales in Three Decades

There are a couple of interesting stories in Bloomberg today:

1. Retailers in U.S. Are Headed for Weakest Holiday Sales in Three Decades
2. CEOs with the most stock options
3. Federated, Sears Look to Jewelry to Help Save Holiday

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (1) | Links to this entry (0) | Miscellaneous


Nixon's nuclear ploy

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has an interesting story today: Nixon's nuclear ploy

An excerpt:

Nixon's nuclear ploy
By William Burr & Jeffrey Kimball

Richard Nixon thought a secret, worldwide nuclear alert would remain unknown to the American public, and he was right. But his strategy to threaten the Soviets into helping bring an end to the Vietnam war was unsuccessful. They may not even have noticed.

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Miscellaneous


Kaliber

This site is high Kaliber

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Miscellaneous


Dumb and Dumberer

Well at least the trailer for Dumb and Dumberer acknowledges what the movie will probably be like.

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (133) | Links to this entry (0) | Entertainment


Student Doctor Network

The Student Doctor Network is a must see site for Med Students!

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Miscellaneous


Ask a Scientist

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Ask a Scientist is a really cool resource!

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Miscellaneous


The George Lucas Educational Foundation

The George Lucas Educational Foundation is a nonprofit organization that documents and disseminates stories about exemplary practices in K-12 public education.

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Miscellaneous


High School Hub

If you have high school age kids, you may want to see High School Hub, it looks like an excellent directory of informative sites...

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (1) | Links to this entry (0) | Miscellaneous


December 23, 2002

What is Brain Freeze?

The WJZ.com reports: What is Brain Freeze?

I've always wondered...well here is an excerpt:

If you've ever gobbled down a bowl of ice cream, you probably know what an "ice cream headache" feels like. But, what is the science behind the "brain freeze"?

One 13-year-old Canadian was curious enough about "ice cream headaches" that she conducted her own study on it, and she got the results published in a major international medical journal.

Maya Kaczorowski visited The Early Show to discuss her study published in the British Medical Journal called, "Ice cream Evoked Headaches (ICE-H) Study: Randomized Trial of Accelerated Versus Cautious Ice Cream Eating Regimen."

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (1) | Links to this entry (0) | Science


De Beers to Refuel Fight over Licence

allAfrica Reports: De Beers to Refuel Fight Over Licence...Here's an excerpt:

De Beers has agreed to take over the financing of Archangel Diamond Corporation's fight to recover its Russian diamond mining licence.

For an outlay of a mere C3m, which Archangel apparently cannot afford, De Beers believes it will improve its chances of winning back the mining licence and enforcing the legal agreement on which it was based. If that were to happen, De Beers would gain a 40% stake in the best new diamond deposit in Russia.

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Jewelry


Yahoo! buys Inktomi

In a year-end search-engine surprise, Yahoo! and Inktomi announce that YAHOO! TO ACQUIRE INKTOMI!

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Technology


Ekati Changes name to Aurias

If you go to the EKATI website, They redirect you to Aurias.com, and inform you of the new name.

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (1) | Links to this entry (0) | Jewelry


Joe Strummer of The Clash has died

Joe Strummer, frontman for The Clash, has died at 50.

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Entertainment


Colored Gems for Christmas

The Amarillo Globe News has a gem of an idea for Christmas...Colored Jewels as gifts...

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Jewelry


Neil Diamond still rocks

Neil Diamond has been recording for 36 years, has been backed by the same band for the last 25 years, and at 61 years of age brought in 10,516 fans in a concert in Las Cruces. Not bad.

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (4) | Links to this entry (0) | Entertainment


Urban Legends: Diamonds are a scientist's best friend

Another one for the scientists: Diamonds are a scientists best friend.

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Jewelry


Molecule of the month: Diamond

For you scientific types: Diamond - Molecule of the Month

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Jewelry


I'm all Googly Eyed

I feel all Googleyed right now.


  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (1) | Links to this entry (0) | Technology


Interesting exchange about 2 diamond books

Don't miss Blogcritics: Scattered Diamonds, an interesting post about the books "Diamond Stories: Enduring Change on 47th Street" and "Hiding Places: A Father and his Sons Retrace Their Family's Escape from the Holocaust "...

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Jewelry


Matt Damon proposes to Ben Affleck's former PA, with 3 carat Diamond Ring

The NY POST reports: DAMON TYING THE KNOT... he got her a 3 carat ring...when pictures are available, I will post them...

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (2) | Links to this entry (0) | Jewelry


How to use Quotation Marks

birdhouse.org has the funniest comment about (mis)use of quotation marks. "Warning", the above link is "funny".

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Miscellaneous


FirstGov shopping government Auctions

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime blogs about the auctions the US Government runs. Auction lovers may find this link of great interest...

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Miscellaneous


December 22, 2002

Journalists with Blogs

The number of Journalists with blogs is huge... A great way to find out what's really going on...

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Miscellaneous


DNA Prefers Diamond

Neuroprosthesis News reports on this interesting story: DNA prefers Diamond.

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Science


Food Blog

Personally, I don't and cannot cook, but I love fine dining and eat out most meals. If I had ever tried to cook a meal, I'd wind up putting something on the stove, get involved in some code until I smelled something burning :)

However, for those of you that do cook, I just ran into a very cool blog and I will make it my Aortal Link: Food Blog. Bon Apetit!

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (1) | Links to this entry (0) | Miscellaneous


Time announces Persons of the Year: WhistleBlower Edition

This year's Persons of the year is dedicated to whistleblowers: Cynthia Cooper, Coleen Rowley and Sherron Watkins.

I would certainly have given Robert Wright the co-nod ahead of corporate whistleblowers, but I guess the marketing department had to have their say of which candidates and general theme would sell more magazines...

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Miscellaneous


December 21, 2002

Computer History

The Computer History Museum has some excellent online exhibits...

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Technology


Jennifer Lopez Glow

While Jennifer Lopez's new venture J-Lo Glow, undergoes a legal battle, I thought I'd mention that I like the Logo:

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (14) | Links to this entry (0) | Entertainment


December 20, 2002

The Internet for Dummies

This is the official site for the book The Internet For Dummies, apparently the best selling Internet book of all time, according to the authors...The site isn't fancy, but it's cool.

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Technology


Lord of the Rings

Just finished the 3 hour video part 1 of The Lord of the Rings : Fellowshop of the Ring. Nice set-up...a welcome improvement from the Star Wars / Star Trek films that have come out in recent years...

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (1) | Links to this entry (0) | Entertainment


Science News 2002, Diamond isn't the sturdiest material

Hmm, for the year in review: Science News of the Year 2002 claims that "Diamond isn't the sturdiest material." Must have missed that story somehow... Here's another one on synthetics.

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (8) | Links to this entry (0) | Jewelry


December 19, 2002

Celestial Seasonings sponsors Diamond Contest

Coloradoans Win Diamonds in December!

"What woman wouldn't want diamonds for her birthday," asks Jamie Johnson, the first recipient of the Celestial Seasonings Great Diamond Giveaway necklace. "I've never won anything in my life and my birthday's Monday, so I'm doubly excited." Hailing from Golden, Colorado, Jamie is one of three winners announced by Celestial Seasonings and High Altitude Promotions on December 13, 2002.
  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Jewelry


Red Gems are hot for Valentine's Day

A Yahoo report: Red Gems are Hot for Valentine's Day

An excerpt:

Think red for Valentine's Day -- as in red gemstones. The world of red gemstones is fascinating. They're hot, sexy, confident, passionate... and never boring! Each red gem has its own personality -- and it radiates from every facet. If you are shopping for a red gemstone for Valentine's Day, there are several intriguing choices available -- and one is bound to be right for you. Colored stone experts at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the world's foremost authority in gemology, provide the following insightful glimpses into four of the most popular red gemstone choices:
  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Jewelry


ABC News Alert: FBI Whistleblower

Shorlty after 9/11, I subscribed to the ABC news Emergency alert system. Rarely is it even worth reading what they send, but FBI Called off Terror Investigations is.

Nonetheless, it is rather self serving for them to call this a breaking news story worthy of sending a message for their emergency alert system....

All that happened is ABC News staff interviewed some FBI whistleblowers... the actual news that deserved an alert was not when ABC News interviewed them, but a long time ago, when they went public with their allegations... for those who've been following us for a long time, you may remember reading here about Robert Wright along with some other whistleblowers using Judicial Watch's services...

Speaking of Judicial Watch, if anyone has seen Fatal Neglect, please drop a comment here and tell us what you thought of it...

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Miscellaneous


Sean Connery To Direct Next Bond Film

I learned from -=oO[AsciiRock]Oo=-WEB LOG that Sean Connery will be directing the next James Bond film. Hmm, maybe that will mean it will actually be a good film this time? Sean likes to do good movies...

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (1) | Links to this entry (0) | Entertainment


GNOD

If someone figures out what Gnod - The global network of dreams is, please let me know.

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (3) | Links to this entry (0) | Technology


Landmark legislation to put an end to most telemarketing

Wired news has just reported this story: Bye Telemarketing, Hi More Spam?

The more you read "news" articles the more you begin to recognize how journalists (or their editors) sometimes like to spin a story, like recently happened to Mitch Kapor and his excellent open source project. Incidentally, that situation happened with Wired Magazine as well.

A story on how you will receive more spam is bigger news than just a telemarketing story alone, hence the spin... But even the end of the article acknowledges that the "additional spam" will only be a drop in the bucket. So the take home message, once the National Do Not Call List is up, make sure to subscribe. Here's an excerpt:

Bye Telemarketing, Hi More Spam? By Katie Dean.

If annoying calls from telemarketers are to fade into a distant memory due to a landmark Federal Trade Commission ruling Wednesday, more spam may be sneaking into e-mail boxes as a result.

That's a harsh projection coming from privacy watchdogs based on the FTC's announcement for a national do-not-call registry. Consumers will be able to add their names to the list, either by registering on the Internet or calling a toll-free number.

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Technology


December 18, 2002

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

P.S. They put up an ad first, sorry.

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Miscellaneous


December 17, 2002

Thanks to Chains of Daisies

Just wanted to offer heartfelt thanks to Daisy for naming the Diamond Blog her Aortal link.

In the spirit of the holidays and in the best tradition of blogging, I will make sure to Pay it forward by thinking of an independent site to offer an Aortal link to as well...

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Miscellaneous


Nigerian populace to help US out with National Debt

The Register reports that the Nigerian population wants to help US out with our National Debt. Here's an excerpt:

Every man, woman and child (and, I feel the evidence will show, a good percentage of the house pets) in Nigeria is secreting away a vast fortune in American currency! These caches rang from 18 to 58 million dollars (or, as they would say, "EIGHTEEN MILLION TO FIFTY-EIGHT MILLION AMERICAN DOLLARS"). It is kept in various trunks, hidden accounts and mattresses across the globe.
  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Miscellaneous


December 16, 2002

Top 10 Spam Letters

As if you didn't already know ;)

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Technology


Spam

More than a week later and I'm still laughing.

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Technology


Diamond Gadget

MSN reports on Diamond's Sparkle Goes High-Tech...an excerpt:

Jewellers in the United States and Japan may find it easier to entice shoppers to part with their cash this Christmas, thanks to a new counter-top box that claims to let customers measure a diamond's sparkle.

International dealer Overseas Diamonds has developed an electronic scanner that gives a numerical rating for a diamond's ability to capture and reflect light, or what jewellers simply call a stone's "sparkle".

The Antwerp-based company also says the device, called the "Isee-2", will allow buyers to verify the provenance of stones, by reading laser-engraved trademarks and serial numbers.

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (3) | Links to this entry (0) | Jewelry


JWalk Blogs about Nigerian Scams

JWalk Blogs about Nigerian Scams, one of our favorite topics :), pointing to a funny new entry in the genre.

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Miscellaneous


Dido

Dido TV, how cute.

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Miscellaneous


December 15, 2002

Russell Crowe Engaged & the Cartier Website

I was planning to blog about this Russell Crowe Story:

SYDNEY (AP) - Oscar-winning Gladiator star Russell Crowe is to marry his longtime girlfriend, a news report said Saturday. Crowe's Australian publicist Wendy Day said that the 38-year-old actor will marry Danielle Spencer, the Associated Press reported. No date was announced.

The announcement follows tabloid reports that Crowe, who formerly dated Hollywood actress Meg Ryan, recently bought Spencer a $100,000 US diamond ring and asked her to marry him.

but something happened after I set off looking for a picture of the ring. The first place I looked was at Cartier's Website. I clicked on one of their features and their website designers decided that the coolness of their site and latest flash/macromedia style tricks was more important then the end user.

They have taken up the whole screen and not offered any simple way to click out of the screen. For some less savvy users, who don't know how to use Alt-Tab, and this may be as high as 80%, it would mean rebooting their entire computer cold, potentially losing data, corrupting their hard drive, etc...

This is arrogant, selfish and very upsetting even to me, because I will have to kill IE, including some important windows I was planning to leave open all day, just to close the Cartier window. At least the annoying talking stopped...

This is the second time that I've seen an important company make such a huge mistake, annoying the customers they should be courting. Universal did something similar with Castaway, making their internet visitors feel abandoned themselves.

I do hope that Cartier takes steps to fix this issue. Looking at it again, I am astonished at how many people must have seen this and actually thought it was a good idea. I have to admit the actual Flash is well done and the images pretty, but you have to take this analogy to a store. If you make a store with beautiful Jewelry and people choose democratically to visit and stay as long as they want to at their leisure, you have something. But no matter how gorgeous the Jewelry, if you kidnap people on the street and force them to watch your presentation, they will not buy of their own volition. I'm really speechless. Feel free to take a look, but be warned, make sure to clear up your desktop before you visit....

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Jewelry


December 14, 2002

Behind The Chair

Here's an interesting portal for the Hair Salon Industry. It's called Behind The Chair and is really well done.

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Miscellaneous


December 13, 2002

Are you an Eric/k?

Are you an Eric? Then visit the Eric Conspiracy Home Page.

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Technology


The Secret Vatican Archives

I've been fascinated by the secret Vatican Archives for a long time. How delightful to come across the official site of the Vatican Secret Archives.

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (1) | Links to this entry (0) | Miscellaneous


The Carl Von Clausewitz Homepage

If you enjoyed reading Machiavelli, or Sun Tzu's the Art of War, you will love the Carl Von Clausewitz Homepage. Clausewitz was a brilliant military thinker whose ideas have great relevance to this day.

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Miscellaneous


The History of email

And here is the History of ArpaNet eMail.

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Technology


Hobbes' Internet Timeline

Robert Zakon has put together an impressive Internet Timeline - the definitive ARPAnet & Internet history.

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Technology


December 12, 2002

Mirror Project: Weddings

Expanding their concept, The Mirror Project introduces Themes: here's Weddings

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Miscellaneous


Manhattan wifi has arrived

Look at Manhattan!

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Technology


Joi Ito does Lunch with Ben Mena Trott

Joi Ito took some pictures of his lunch with Ben and Mena Trott, who created Movable Type. They look like a nice young couple.

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Technology


Samsung Electronics History Hall

Samsung Electronics has the coolest History Hall Tour.

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (1) | Links to this entry (0) | Technology


Casavant Mining Kimberlite Internation to Launch Corporate Website

Casavant Mining Kimberlite International to Launch Corporate Website www.cmkidiamonds.com

Casavant Mining Kimberlite International Inc. announced today that it was launching a corporate website.

The website will provide shareholders with access to the latest news and developments of the Company in real time. The website is being professionally designed to promote the branding of the "Casavant" diamond as a leader in the mining of Canadian diamonds and "conflict free" diamonds.
Drilling data, financial reports, news releases, management profiles, diamond facts, and related topics will be kept current with easy to click access links to related information about diamonds throughout the world.

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (460) | Links to this entry (0) | Jewelry


Legendary 733 Carat Black Star of Queensland to be sold, Valued at $50 Million

A Jewel of a Jewel: Legendary 'Black Star of Queensland,' Valued at $50 Million, has Commanding Appeal, World Class Status

Said to be World's Most Valuable & Largest Sapphire: After 50 Years in Private Hands, Rare 733 Karat Gem to be Sold for First Time in Its History Larger Than Both Princess Diana's Engagement Ring, Louis IV's 137 Karat Crown Jewel.
  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (2) | Links to this entry (0) | Jewelry


Recipient of Diamond in contest missed riding with officer killed in moose crash

Recipient of Diamond in contest missed riding with officer killed in moose crash

Don Mills had a personal reason for buying a ticket on a $12,000 diamond in Amanda Dobson's name.

The Saint John resident has been an auxiliary member of the RCMP for 23 years. On July 8, 1995, he was scheduled to ride along with Const. Norm Atkins on a night shift. He ended up missing Const. Atkins that night and had to tag along with another officer.

Their first call of the night was to a fatal moose accident on Highway 7. Const. Atkins's cruiser had struck a moose near the county line. The 41-year-old officer died at the scene.

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Jewelry


Froogle

The folks at Google have done it again with a product called Froogle. Taking product search to a new level.

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (1) | Links to this entry (0) | Technology


December 10, 2002

Google Labs releases 2 new apps

Google has released the Google Viewer and the Google Webquotes.

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Technology


ATT Labs Research

I found the AT&T Labs Research - Projects homepage. This is lots of fun reading!

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Technology


Variety Reports that Mel Gibson will be returning for another Mad Max Movie

Variety.com: Mel's big Max attack

Daily Variety reports that Mad Max will return. Filming begins in May for the latest in the Mad Max saga starring Mel Gibson. The film is expected to cost upwards of $100 million dollars to make.

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Entertainment


De Beers sinks $710m into debt

Business Day Reports: De Beers sinks $710m into debt:

Global diamond giant De Beers on Tuesday announced it had made a $710-million voluntary prepayment against its existing debt.
  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Jewelry


December 09, 2002

ICA has nice Gemstone Image Library

The ICA has a nice gemstone image library on their site.

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Jewelry


Diamond.com purchases Ashford.com

Diamond.com purchases Ashford.com from GSI Commerce

Diamond.com announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of Ashford.com, including Ashford.com's trademark, URL, other intangible assets and selected inventory.
  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Jewelry


December 08, 2002

Jewelry of the Stars

I just ran across this interesting site called Fabulous Jewelry of the Stars:

"Fabulous Jewelry of the Stars" is one of the largest collections of celebrity memorabilia ever assembled. Including jewelry, costumes and personal mementos from the famous and infamous, each piece in the collection is a small, personal bit of history.

Stars from past and present, from television, movies and music are represented in
"Fabulous Jewelry of the Stars"

They're selling things like "Bette Davis' Baby Rattle: Sterling Silver "Tiffany" w/ Letter from Her Daughter for $3,000.00 ".

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Jewelry


December 07, 2002

WOZ founds new venture

Joi Ito Met The Woz yesterday. Seems he's launching a new venture. If anyone in the field of computing was an inspiration to me, it is Steve Wozniak. I hear he is a very nice guy. I hope his new venture meets great success.

Met Steve Wozniak who is recently founded Wheels of Zeus. I can't tell you what we talked about. ;-) I had done an interview of him for a Japanese magazine years ago at a Macworld Japan. He remembered...
  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Technology


FTC Guide on Advertising Diamonds, Gemstones and Pearls

The ftc has published a guide to Advertising Diamonds, Gemstones and Pearls, here is the PDF version, but be sure to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader first here.

In The Loupe: Advertising Diamonds, Gemstones and Pearls If you advertise or sell jewelry, the claims you make about the products must be accurate. The Federal Trade Commission's (FTC's) Jewelry Guides offer specific information on how to describe jewelry products truthfully and non-deceptively and how to disclose material information to consumers. This brochure highlights the sections of the Jewelry Guides that concern diamonds, gemstones and pearls. You may need to scrutinize your product descriptions to make sure they are not misleading and that they disclose material information to consumers.
  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (0) | Links to this entry (0) | Jewelry


Marriage Proposal

The Greeley Tribune reports on a Marriage Proposal...

The day began when her John Evans Middle School students delivered her a dozen roses one by one.

Then another dozen came, this time delivered by the principal. Then came another dozen from Thompson%u2019s best friend, Danine Ehn, the school's office manager.
Dozens kept coming and coming until, by day's end, Thompson's desk looked like a kaleidoscope turned inside out. In all, she had received seven dozen roses.

And then came a few more roses. Ninety-three dozen more roses to be exact.

Those roses greeted Thompson in her Kersey living room along with beau Kevin Hudson, a Frontier Airlines manager who lives in Lakewood.

Bending on one knee, holding a diamond ring in his hand and with Elton John's "Your Song" playing in the background, he popped the question as several generations of Thompsons hid in the kitchen, straining to hear what was happening with their ears to the wall.

  by GilbertZ | Leave or Read Comment(s) (1) | Links to this entry (0) | Wedding Journal


December 06, 2002

Affective Jewelry Project

MIT is working on a project for wearable jewelry that has biosensors: Affective Computing research project: Affective Jewelry and accessories

The Affective Jewelry project is an attempt to create low-cost biosensors that are comfortable, aesthetically acceptable, and fit into the existing kinds of clothing that people wear. We have integrated skin conductivity sensors into rings and shoes and made an earring out of a blood volume pressure sensor.
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Global Database of Fingerprints of Diamonds

ASIA POLICE URGED: HELP 'FINGERPRINT' DIAMONDS is an old article dating back to 1998. The project was to take 3 years. I wonder how they're doing?

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Jewelers for Clean Diamonds

Physicians for human rights maintains a Jewelers List of those commited to not dealing in Conflict Diamonds.

Amnesty International has a page on the same subject.

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Diamond Exploration Lab

Diamond Exploration Lab is definitely a worthwhile place to look around.

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Links list of Groups studying CVD diamond

Links to Groups studying CVD Diamond and related materials.

This is an excellent resource if you are interested in studying CVD Diamond.

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Let's Make Diamonds!

Let's Make Diamonds

This is a very cool site, discussing chemical properties of Diamonds.

An excerpt:

Introduction Diamonds are valuable because of their unique physical and chemical properties. Yet diamonds are almost pure carbon, the same element that makes up graphite, a common substance with properties VERY different from diamond. How can two materials with basically the same chemical composition be so different? Why is it that diamonds are so rare, when carbon occurs so commonly in other forms and compounds? Objectives To explore the differences between graphite and diamond, the two common naturally occurring forms of carbon. To investigate the conditions required for the formation of diamonds To begin to understand how crystalline structure affects physical and chemical properties of a substance To gain some understanding of how materials change under varying conditions of temperature and pressure
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Claflin Jewelry Studio

Claflin Jewelry Studio is a cool site featuring galleries of pieces that have been made in their studio.

Welcome to the Donald Claflin Jewelry Studio's web site! Have you ever wanted to design and make your own ring? Would a friend or relative enjoy a bracelet, pendant, or belt buckle you made by hand? If so, how big should it be? What color are his or her eyes? What does he or she like to wear? How should you make the piece: casting or fabrication?

Here in the Claflin Jewelry studio, located on the lower level of the Hopkins Center in Room 63, we can help you give form to your ideas. You can make a silver or gold ring, set a diamond for an engagement ring, raise a bowl, form a chalice for your church, or make a steel bracket to mount your computer. Browse our online photo galleries to view samples of pieces created in the studio. We hope these images demonstrate the capabilities of the shop and inspire you to develop your own ideas. Visit the studio to see even more slides, examples from our display cases, and artists like yourself at work.

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Cool site for State information

50states.com - States and Capitals

I like it!

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De Beers warns Customers to Meet Deadline

allAfrica.com: De Beers Warns Customers to Meet Deadline

Failure to adhere to the Kimberley Process will mean that the industry will be unable to trade with the US

DE BEERS has sent out a strong warning to its customers that unless the diamond industry meets the January deadline to be fully compliant with the Kimberley Process, the industry will be unable to trade with the US the industry's main sales outlet.

In an address to De Beers Sightholders this week, Rory More O'Ferrall, director of public and corporate affairs, took a Churchillian stance when he said the scheme launched to eradicate the use of diamonds to fund conflict was "merely the end of the beginning", noting that the task was now to ensure that the scheme was as effective as possible.

"The reality is that unless the industry is fully compliant with Kimberley from January next year now just four weeks away we will be unable to trade in rough or polished diamonds with the US," he said.

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December 04, 2002

DNA Jewelry

Bottomquark.com points to an article at CNN about DNA Jewelry. What will they think of next?

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December 03, 2002

Diamond Dealer keeps his hard edge

FT.com: Diamond Dealers keeps his hard edge

The fast-changing southern African diamond business could see one of its leading dealers, Lev Leviev, the Israeli industrialist, lose his monopoly over the export of Angolan diamonds in the coming months.

Pressure from De Beers, the global diamond group, and the Angolan government's desire to better its international standing are likely to result in the restructuring of Angola's diamond sales under four licences.

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Huge Jewel Theft in Dutch Museum

Museum gem theft dazzles Dutch police

A gang of particularly adroit thieves had no need of a Dutch science museum's tips on how to tell real diamonds from fakes when they made off with a king's ransom of its most precious exhibits yesterday.

Embarrassed officials at the Museon in the Hague said the robbers "knew exactly what they were looking for" and that their haul included millions of pounds worth of necklaces, tiaras and gems lent by other institutions and individuals - including some of Europe's royal families.
"They took only the most valuable items in the exhibition," said the museum's director, Bert Molsbergen, adding that the full list of jewellery was still being compiled by police.
A spokesman for Buckingham Palace said no British royal jewellery was on show in the Hague. The crown jewels are never lent out, he said, and the tiara collection was recently returned from the Victoria and Albert Museum.
The educational exhibition, entitled The Diamond - From Rough Stone to Gem, opened on October 5 and set out to offer visitors an insight into the gem business from mining through valuation to cutting and mounting. It also offered to assess stones and identify imitations.

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