I went down to J&R Music World yesterday to pick up a rave:MP 2200, and ended up walking out with a Nomad II. Why? I like the interface a lot more, I like the fact that you can manage your playlists completely within WinAmp, and I like that the company’s big enough that I can feel somewhat secure that I’ll get support a few years from now.

A little while ago, I noted the release of ShareZilla, a tool written to facilitate advertising and spam on the Gnutella network. Now, News.com has an article on the resulting flap that it’s caused among those who have come to use Gnutella. My favorite quote comes from Rob Smith, one of the authors of ShareZilla: “People are upset that they have to look at an ad because it gets in the way of stealing music. It’s a little laughable.” Similar sentiments are expressed in this Slashdot posting; of course, Slashdotters have rated it as a troll, as they do anything that doesn’t fall into line behind their information-must-be-free beliefs.

Wow! One of the biggest pains in the ass about Windows NT has been that you can’t create MS-DOS boot disks with it… or so I thought. It turns out, though, that you can; this should make my life a little easier!

Ivy Meeropol has a good article in Feed Magazine on the current status of RU-486 (mifepristone) approval and manufacture in the U.S.. Meanwhile, methotrexate (along with misprostol) is a safe alternative, and the kicker is that it’s perfectly legal in the U.S. and is already used at times to terminate hydatiform mole pregnancies.

I’m wondering if there’s anyone out there that really wants to know about Kathie Lee Gifford’s first lay. (The Onion also covered Kathie Lee recently, with a history of her 15 years on Live!.)