Category Archives: computing

How did Hewlett-Packard (HP) die so quickly?

It may not be totally dead yet, but I hear the death rattle. Once a powerhouse of innovative engineering, one wonders how HP blundered so badly with the tablet idea — the TouchPad — (proprietary WebOS operating system did not … Continue reading

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6 Reasons The Guy Who’s Fixing Your Computer Hates You | Cracked.com

http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-reasons-guy-whos-fixing-your-computer-hates-you/ This is hilarious and so me.

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Burn all the textbooks!

They are heavy, hard to update, and expensive as the dickens to get revisions done while killing countless trees. You have to go to a computer or other books for cross-referenced works and you cannot (or are not supposed to) … Continue reading

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Internet disruption (Ddos) as civil disobedience re: Wikileaks

http://www.deannazandt.com/2010/12/12/legitimate-civil-disobedience-wikileaks-and-the-layers-of-backlash/ (the site continues to get many comments, some quite thoughtful). Wikileaks aka Cablegate presents many questions including political, constitutional, legal and moral- – just to name a few. This thoughtful article examines several portions of those debates. I predict … Continue reading

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Using SportTracks program for exercise analysis

SportTracks by Zonefive software is a very interesting program. I use it with my Garmin Forerunner 305 (FR) sport watch and my Garmin Oregon 400t handheld GPS (as a backup). The FR comes with a nice program for downloading exercise/training … Continue reading

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Travails of an internet-bound nerd

OK, I confess. I’ve been called worse. But with the law and “judge stuff” being increasingly and ever-present in the “cloud” (which is the new reference to everything being hosted on and stored within “the web”), it can’t be avoided. … Continue reading

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The Social Network

If you’re a social animal you probably have many social networks.  It may be friends you have breakfast with, a coffee group, organized “500 of your closest friends” events, email lists organized around a common interest, MySpace, Friendster, Friendlee (by … Continue reading

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It’s now official: dumped Google Chrome, back to Firefox

Why you ask? First, why did I try Google Chrome?  It was touted as faster and better integration with other Google products, which I like. 

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How your Facebook friends can know WHERE you’re doing what you should not be doing ….

So, everyone’s excited about the new Facebook Places, right? The Facebook service that lets you check-in, Foursquare style, at whatever hip Sushi bar/bicycle repair shop you happen to be in. Oh, and also other people can check you in, too. … Continue reading

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Google Chrome – Why use Google Chrome?

The web browser is arguably the most important piece of software on your computer. You spend much of your time online inside a browser: When you search, chat, email, shop, bank, read the news, and watch videos online, you often … Continue reading

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