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January 2009 Blog Posts (41)

One Hacker's Audacious Plan to Rule the Black Market in Stolen Credit Cards

Max Butler had an audacious plan to rule the black market in stolen credit cards. But angry hackers and pesky Feds had other ideas.

WIRED MAGAZINE: 17.01

By Kevin Poulsen Email 12.22.08

http://www.wired.com/print/techbiz/people/magazine/17-01/ff_max_butler



The heat in Max Butler's safe house was nearly unbearable. It was the equipment's fault. Butler had crammed several servers and laptops into the studio apartment high above San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood,… Continue

Added by SkiCat56 on January 31, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Windows 7: Resource Monitor Tool

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 at 3:59am

Post by: Chris Pirillo

http://chris.pirillo.com/windows-7-resource-monitor-tool/



It doesn’t matter how new your computer is, you only have a limited amount of resources. You have to keep an eye on your CPU, your memory, and your disks - you need to know what’s going on! The Resource Monitor Tool has been improved for Windows 7 to make this easier for you to… Continue

Added by SkiCat56 on January 30, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Outlook, look out - Gmail goes offline

January 27th, 2009

Posted by Garett Rogers @ 9:51 pm

http://blogs.zdnet.com/Google/?p=1243&tag=nl.e019



It’s easy to downplay Gmail as an enterprise email solution — it’s only available as webmail, and if the internet goes down, so does your email.



When Google Gears was launched, people began looking forward to the day when Gmail would become an offline application. Today it happened — Gmail can now be used outside the cloud if you wish.



I still… Continue

Added by SkiCat56 on January 29, 2009 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Update on the state of Topixz development

I just posted a little update on what's going on with Topixz here: http://topixz.com/note/6343 I've probably been much more silent than I should have been, but the show does go on!

Added by mathamoz on January 28, 2009 at 11:16pm — No Comments

Does LeapFish Leapfrog Google for Searching?

By: Chris Pirillo

Monday, January 26th, 2009 at 4:55pm

http://chris.pirillo.com/does-leapfish-leapfrog-google-for-searching/



If you were looking for a Google alternative, here’s one that might strike your fancy - assuming you’ve tried everything else to this point, there’s now LeapFish to look at. The interesting thing is: with LeapFish, you’ll still be using Google (and then some). http://www.leapfish.com/



This sponsored review was requested by LeapFish,… Continue

Added by SkiCat56 on January 28, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

These Speakers Sound Great. And They’re…Invisible!

By Harry McCracken | Posted at 9:26 am on Monday, January 26, 2009

http://technologizer.com/2009/01/26/these-speakers-sound-great-and-theyreinvisible/



I had two hands-down favorites at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. One of them was the one that was everybody’s favorite: Palm’s upcoming Pre phone. The other was a little-known technology which I saw demoed in a private preview. It’s from a Boston-area startup called Emo Labs, and… Continue

Added by SkiCat56 on January 27, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Anyone got any good news?

I'm really getting depressed from all the layoffs and stores closing. Anyone got anything good going on?
A project your proud of? Some blossoms peeking through a layer of snow? Weeds growing in cracks of the sidewalk?
Anything?

Added by Anne T on January 27, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

Hashtags

Twitter Fan Wiki

http://twitter.pbwiki.com/Hashtags

last edited by Anthony Glyadchenko



Introduction



Hashtags are a community-driven convention for adding additional context and metadata to your tweets. They're like tags on Flickr, only added inline to your post. You create a hashtag simply by prefixing a word with a hash symbol: #hashtag.



Hashtags were developed as a means to create "groupings" on Twitter, without having to change the basic service.… Continue

Added by SkiCat56 on January 26, 2009 at 10:42am — 1 Comment

Plinky - A Web 2.0 service akin to !blogkitten's QOTD

As though I'm not spread thinly enough across the InterWebs, I recently joined Plinky - http://www.plinky.com/people/cool.



From their site: "Plinky makes it easy for you to create inspired content. Every day we provide a prompt (i.e. a question or challenge) and you answer. We make it simple to add rich media and share your answers on… Continue

Added by Heidi Cool on January 24, 2009 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

'The New York Times' Facebook problem

January 21, 2009 4:00 AM PST

Posted by Charles Cooper

http://news.cnet.com/8301-10787_3-10146741-60.html?tag=nl.e432



I'm an unabashed New York Times fan boy. Warts and all, it remains the best edited daily newspaper in this country. Disagree? Then come find me on Twitter and let's mix it up. (My handle is "coopeydoop").



You won't have a chance to do the same with many Times reporters and editors--on Twitter or any other social network, for that matter. Batting it… Continue

Added by SkiCat56 on January 24, 2009 at 11:45am — 2 Comments

“Bubbilicious,” Rex The Dog.

Cool stop animation video using paper - from http://www.beaucoupkevin.com/blog/bubbilicious-rex-the-dog/2009/01/16/.





Bubblicious from Rex The Dog on… Continue

Added by Heidi Cool on January 23, 2009 at 8:12am — 2 Comments

WebSite Daily

Never lose battery power again

with the nPower™ PEG

(Personal Energy Generator)

The nPower™ PEG is an environmentally friendly, portable way to recharge your handheld electronic devices including your cell phone, MP3 player, PDA, digital camera, and GPS.



nPower™ provides you never-ending security, communication, and entertainment when you need it most; while you are on the go. The power is in… Continue

Added by SkiCat56 on January 20, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

forgetful

I keep forgetting to check the refugees, so here I am seeing what you are all up to.

Added by artifishall on January 19, 2009 at 2:41pm — 1 Comment

Explore the new Taskbar features in Windows 7 beta

# Date: January 14th, 2009

# Author: Greg Shultz

# Category: Windows Vista, Windows 7

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/window-on-windows/?p=833&tag=nl.e102



I downloaded the Windows 7 beta over the weekend and have spent the last couple of days putting it through the paces. And, even though it is only at the first Beta stage, I must say that I’m pretty impressed with what I have experienced so far. At this point, Windows… Continue

Added by SkiCat56 on January 19, 2009 at 8:25am — No Comments

1st Foamy The Squirrel Episode Ever Made

When I am really bored in the office and the bosswas on a tear I love watching Foamy the Squirrel! My very first office job the bosses were going crazy, I was working 12 hour days, a secretary took pity on me and introduced me to these videos. For some very dark, odd, and twisted reasons, the cartoon helped me laugh through crazy work days of the past.





Foamy The Squirrel Offical… Continue

Added by Mona Lisa on January 16, 2009 at 11:47am — 2 Comments

Firefox Friday

This weeks Tip: Awesome Bar URL Tweek



In Firefox 3 the awesome bar brings up a list of suggestions when you type your url

Want to make the awesome bar more useful

type

about:config (in the address bar)

browser.urlbar.autofill

double click to change the value from false to true.

now when you type in your url Firefox will complete the string with your top suggestion



Enjoy

SkiCat56

Douglas… Continue

Added by SkiCat56 on January 16, 2009 at 10:20am — No Comments

We will Miss you, Ricardo Montalban

Got this sad news yesterday. He was always a favorite. According to this article he sounds like he was really a nice guy to work with.
Here's to you, Mr. Roarke, Kahn and a dozen other great characters!

Added by Anne T on January 16, 2009 at 1:40am — 1 Comment

RAINBOW CONNECTION



Why are there so many

Songs about rainbows

And what's on the other side

Rainbow's are visions

They're only illusions

And rainbows have nothing to hide

So we've been told and some chose to

Believe it

But I know they're wrong wait and see



Someday we'll find it

The Rainbow Connection

The lovers, the dreamers and me



Who said that every wish

Would be heard and answered

When wished on the… Continue

Added by Mona Lisa on January 15, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Welcome to the Revolution of Wireless Power



Wireless Power Consortium to Unleash Electronic Gadgets

Several companies will start work on a standard for induction chargers used to power devices without wires.

Peter Sayer, IDG News Service

Friday, December 19, 2008 05:10 AM PST

http://www.pcworld.com/article/155766/wireless_power_consortium_to_unleash_electronic_gadgets.html



The Wireless Power Consortium hopes to… Continue

Added by SkiCat56 on January 15, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Mechanized earbuds for a snug fit

A hot new product from the CES 2009 show in Las Vegas

Koss' New Mechanized Earbuds Fit Perfectly in the Biggest of Ears



By Florin Tibu, Audio Editor

12th of January 2009, 14:23 GMT



http://www.softpedia.com/reviews/windows/Koss-039-New-Mechanized-Earbuds-Fit-Perfectly-in-the-Biggest-of-Ears-Review-101752.shtml

Days ago we here were wondering how many people were truly 100% satisfied with the way their in-ear… Continue

Added by SkiCat56 on January 14, 2009 at 9:12am — 10 Comments

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