As some of you have heard, I'm leaving Case Western Reserve University Marketing and Communications, and will be doing freelance Web design and consulting. As part of this transition I'm moving my Web Development blog to a new location at http://www.heidicool.com/blog/
The old blog has been around for a few years, so it will be interesting to see how long it takes to… Continue
Added by Heidi Cool on February 23, 2009 at 5:25pm —
by John C. Dvorak
Editors note(SkiCat56): I am old enough to remember when there were more slot car tracks than bowling alleys. The slot car track at the hobby shop was one of my favorite places to hang out. I really miss that high speed fun in the palm of your hands.
While looking at a video of the changes in the F-1 racing car, it occurred to me that everything has become high-tech—so much so that you… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on February 23, 2009 at 12:09pm —
Windows Live SkyDrive is a free service that provides 25 GB of free storage over the Internet. While there are many issues related to online file sharing, Rick Vanover says this service is worth exploring.
Date: February 17th, 2009
Author: Rick Vanover
The Windows Live suite of online services has recently added the SkyDrive storage product to anyone for free; the only requirement is to have a… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on February 19, 2009 at 8:00am —
Friday February 13, 2009
Posted By: Larry Seltzer
The perpetrators of the Conficker worm may get away with it, but they probably didn't expect to attract so much attention. This is the price of success, as Conficker is a very successful malware attack. But it has succeeded in mobilizing the forces of good, or the security industry, depending on what you want… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on February 18, 2009 at 8:53am —
February 17th, 2009
Posted by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes @ 2:16 am
When I look at the current PC hardware ecosystem I see one device which has the potential to significantly dent Microsoft’s future revenues, far more than either the Mac or Linux could achieve - the netbook.
The problem isn’t that netbooks are cannibalizing Windows sales (they aren’t, especially when you take into account that Windows-powered… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on February 17, 2009 at 10:48am —
February 12, 2009 5:01 PM PST
by Don Reisinger
Few people would characterize the popular and influential microblogging service Twitter as "secure." Hack attacks on Twitter, and Twitter users, appear to be increasing (latest: Twitter hit with "Don't Click" clickjacking attack).
There are two potential security… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on February 14, 2009 at 12:25pm —
Long URLs are bogus! Tags like "nude" and "naked" are counterfeits! SEO is a big business, and from what I can tell its proponents are modern snake-oil salesmen.
by John C. Dvorak
Search engine optimization (SEO) has turned into a big business, and from what I can tell it's the modern version of snake oil. The unproven nonsense spewed by so-called "SEO experts" simply doesn't work. And worse, it's… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on February 11, 2009 at 4:53pm —
What's available for us Brits?
9 February 2009 14:00 GMT / By Stuart Miles
Amazon might be about to update the Kindle today in New York, but that doesn't help UK readers wanting to go digital. What are the alternatives? Here are five that will let you carry more books in your bag than you've probably got room for on… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on February 9, 2009 at 11:00am —
French Toast Ingredients:
5 slices sour dough bread
1/2 cup (maybe more) milk
1 tsp sherry
Juice of 1 Orange or Tangelo
Juice of 1/2 lime
equivalent amount sugar
2-3 tbs Canola Oil
1 pat butter
Picture set with step-by-step cooking instructions on… Continue
Added by Heidi Cool on February 7, 2009 at 5:08pm —
Posted By: Brian Heater
Thursday February 5, 2009
First he unleashed Steve Ballmer on the world--now it's a jar of mosquitoes. Former Microsoft leader and current all-around good guy Bill Gates freed a jar of bloodsucking insects during a session yesterday at the Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) Conference.
"Malaria is spread by mosquitoes," Gates said simply, before freeing the insects. "I… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on February 5, 2009 at 7:34pm —
Bulk of IE's bugs in '08 could have been blocked, says vendor
February 3, 2009
Nine of out 10 critical bugs reported by Microsoft last year could have been made moot, or at least made less dangerous, if people ran Windows without administrative rights, a developer of enterprise rights management software claimed today.
Added by SkiCat56 on February 4, 2009 at 9:00am —
I'm writing to say I'm sorry for not participating here more. I really miss you guys and I haven't really had a chance to make this place home, or investigate how this place really works.
I'm also writing to say sorry to all the single men out there because I'm now off the market. hehehe :P After almost 7 years together, living together for 6, I married on January 23rd, the day after my birthday in NYC at an impromtu wedding with friends and family.
Added by Skoolie on February 3, 2009 at 7:46pm —
by Darren Murph, posted Feb 2nd 2009 at 7:49AM
Unlike Microsoft's own Xbox 360, the Rubik's 360 is actually round. Imagine that, right? Said device is about to be officially unveiled in Germany this week at a national toy show, and while many question its ability to recreate the wonder and amazement associated with the original Cube,… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on February 3, 2009 at 8:00am —
January 31, 2009 3:29 PM PST
Posted by Matt Asay
The dam holding back U.S. federal adoption of open source just burst with the introduction of the Defense Department's Forge.mil.
Forge.mil is an open-source project repository built in the image of SourceForge.net, Federal Computer Week reported Friday.
Despite being based on SourceForge's technology, Forge.mil has one significant difference:… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on February 2, 2009 at 8:00am —
January 27, 2009
By: Krista Parry
Recently I had someone question that I was leading my company’s marketing strategy down a social media path that was forgetting about good ol’ fashioned “word of mouth” as a communication/marketing tool.
Without even thinking for a second I responded that it’s no longer “word of mouth” it’s ”word of mouse”. I wish I could claim that I was that… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on February 1, 2009 at 8:00am —
Apple computers has sucessfully patented the multi-touch technology it uses on the iPhone and iPod Touch displays as of January 20th, 2009.
Having a patent on multi-touch and their aggressive pursuit of trademarking the term, “Multi-Touch” means that other competitors will be severely restricted on the use of this technology… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on February 1, 2009 at 8:00am —