Saturday, June 28, 2008

New Rules For Domain Names

Internet regulators on Thursday voted to relax rules on domain names like .com or .edu, and allow you to create domain names such as .golf, .annieb, etc..., ...

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Earth's Twin

I really never thought of this until I came across this article. Of course astronomers would be looking for Earth's twin planet! And I did not know they found Jupiter's and Saturn's twin planet. ...

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

BlackBerry Bible

Here is just about everything you ever wanted to know and more on how to use your Blackberry.

From Keyboard Shortcuts and Tricks From Mobile Experts, to Free Software Downloads, Battery Life Tips and more! ...

Monday, June 23, 2008

Firefox 3.0 Field Guide

Ok, you have got your all downloaded and installed but, you ask, what's so different about Firefox 3.0 over Firefox 2.0?

The covers a lot of information and .

I am still patiently waiting for Noia 2.0 eXtreme theme to update, but no go so far. So in the meantime, I found the that makes Firefox pop! (I am not into default themes and like to customize by Firefox, don't you?)

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Top 7 iPhone Disappointments

I was my discussing the new iPhone with my sister Carol this morning, since her iPod crapped out and she is considering the possibility of moving to an iPhone. (The big red flag I keep reminding her is that it is the ATncrap network)

This article details a few missing items from the new iPhone. ...

Saturday, June 21, 2008

$500 For Ethernet Cable

Truly insane market up, don't you think?

Denon's product page actually still has this for sell. .

NetworkWorld has the scoop on this. ...

Thursday, June 19, 2008

How to Block Cellphone Spam

I thought that might catch your attention! Here's a handy article from the New York Times that gives you the simple steps to block spam from getting to your cellphone. ...

Thanks go to for pointing out the article.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

"Baby" Computer

The University of Manchester is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the "Baby" computer first reported on by the BBC in 1948.

The link will take you to the article and some really old sound file and a video of the computer. Very old! ...

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Firefox 3

Firefox 3 is ready for production today! (Officially at 10:00am PDT) They are also looking to set a   by recording the most software downloads in a 24 hour period. So, whether you put it into production today, you might as well download it, because you know you want Firefox 3! ...

UPDATE: The download link has been removed because it doesn't appear to be the final version of Firefox.

UPDATE2: Ah, much better! Here's the .

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Geeky Concepts

Here's the future of PC's that I would like to see go into production.

Based on the concept of electronic paper, this PC supports varying usage models due to the flexibility provided by the display. Yet it is a fully functional PC that can be used as a notebook, notepad, address book and digital map. ...


Thursday, June 12, 2008

Scrolling LED Name Badge

I just received this conversation starter, uh...I mean name badge for my birthday. I wore it out the other day to a networking meeting and it was a big hit.

If you want one, !

U.S. OPEN 2008

It has been 60 years since the U.S. Open has been held in Southern California. For all you golf fans out there, I am heading over to Torrey Pines in a few hours to watch all the top players of the world compete. Good times! ...

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

John's Background Switcher

I was out at a clients the other day and we were talking about how to change the wallpaper on his desktop with rotating pictures. I advised that we needed a third party application. Thanks go to!

Windows only: Freeware application John's Background Switcher automatically switches your desktop wallpaper at regular intervals using photos from your desktop or from online photo services, ranging from Flickr to Picasa to Yahoo image search. ...

Monday, June 09, 2008

Ransomware (Malware)

This isn't anything new, since these crappy malware infections have been around for years, but thought I would give you a heads up that a particularly nasty threat is on the loose out there.

IT security provider Kaspersky Lab has issued a security alert following the detection of a particularly malicious piece of "ransomware", a cryptovirus, cryptotrojan or cryptoworm is a type of malware that encrypts the data belonging to an individual on a computer, demanding a ransom for its restoration. The term ransomware is commonly used to describe such software. ...

Saturday, June 07, 2008

WebEx PCNow

Ok, my sister works at Cisco and gave me a shout out about , (which is now a part of Cisco) She says she will be beta testing "even better" applications than what offers right now for individuals and businesses.

I thought I would check out , not only because it is reasonably priced, but allows you to access your computer from any PC, Mac, or mobile device.

Mobile device? Did they say mobile device?

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Geek Tip Of The Day

Here's a quick Vista geek tip of the day brought to you by the How-To Geek. To open a command prompt from the desktop, just hold the Shift key and right-click. ...