Monthly Archives: September 2009

Twitter’s appeal: People love the mundane

I’ll have to admit, this Twitter grows on you. A couple of years ago, I hadn’t even heard of Twitter, and even a year ago I wondered what the point of it was. Twitter is called a “microblogging service,” which … Continue reading

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Plug-in turns Explorer into nemesis Google browser

Who would’ve thunk it? So you don’t like Internet Explorer. You’d rather play hand grenade volleyball than use IE to browse the web, but the computer isn’t yours. It may be one of those work-issued laptops and you’re stuck with … Continue reading

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Torvalds: Creeping feature-itis bloats Linux

Linus Torvalds is getting nervous about the growth of his creation. At a LinuxCon conference in Portland, Oregon, Torvalds said the Linux operating system is “bloated.” In 1991 Torvalds, then a student in Finland, created the original Linux kernel — … Continue reading

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Firefox now on more than half of computers

I’m glad to see I’m finally in the majority about something here. Firefox is my go-to browser (I’m using version 3.5.3). This is from MozillaZine. Have to admit, this site is a little biased, as Firefox comes from Mozilla. I … Continue reading

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People may pay $100 bounty to crack your Facebook account

It’s a jungle out there. From computerworld.com: … security vendor PandaLabs has discovered an online service offering to help those so inclined to hack into any Facebook account they choose for a price: $100 … Be careful out there! A … Continue reading

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Careful of the ad, even if source is copacetic

This is must reading if you spend any time online. … while reading the New York Times online, I was confronted with an attempted security attack, apparently delivered through an advertisement. A window popped up, mimicking an antivirus scanner. After … Continue reading

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