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
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 —
Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 at 3:59am
Post by: Chris Pirillo
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 —
By: Chris Pirillo
Monday, January 26th, 2009 at 4:55pm
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 —
By Harry McCracken | Posted at 9:26 am on Monday, January 26, 2009
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 —
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?
Added by Anne T on January 27, 2009 at 1:00am —
Twitter Fan Wiki
last edited by Anthony Glyadchenko
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
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
January 21, 2009 4:00 AM PST
Posted by Charles Cooper
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
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 —
# Date: January 14th, 2009
# Author: Greg Shultz
# Category: Windows Vista, Windows 7
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 —
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.
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
about:config (in the address bar)
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
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!
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
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 —
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