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If you're not familiar with WhatTheTech.com, read on... My granddaughter was at the house over the weekend, and came to get me because of a message on my wife's computer. Turns out she got a popup from one of those freakin' places that say "Your computer is infected". She hit "No", but turns out the entire page was a picture with a link to install the stuff. I can't remember why it wasn't installing, maybe because of other protection I had, but I stopped that, and after a bit of work got rid of a ...
I'm not sure how long twilert has been alive, and can't remember where I saw it, but someone was tweeting about it the other night. With twilert, you can set some search parameters, and get a daily email of any mention in the titterverse of those items. You probably wouldn't want to use a common word as a parameter unless you like scrolling through really long email, but if you're very specific, it works quite well. Since I can't get to twitter during the day, I know I've missed some replies or queries ...
I know most of you are probably working in places that you can run new tools and toys. Not everyone is so lucky! I find myself working on .NET 2.0, IE6, VS2005, and Office 2003. I am able to run FireFox so that takes some of the sting out of IE6, and I can cope with most everything else in the interests of getting a paycheck every month. But... I would dearly love to be able to run OneNote, they tell me they don't have it for Office 2003, and I've been told that they aren't even going to start looking ...
I'm clearly not the oldest knife in the drawer, nor am I the youngest. I got involved with computers in my youth just about the time Bill Gates was positioning himself to put a PC in every home. What this means is, I grew up on PCs with no mice; pre-Windows, pre-GUI. I learned how to write "menu" programs that utilized a broader range of ascii characters than most people are familiar with today. The point is, everything I did on the computer I did with the keyboard. I recall in high school, a new ...
Robert Scoble has apparently given up on email. He makes a good point for clear, open communication in his latest Twitter rant. If nothing else, the following tweets force me to consider the possibility of 1) defaulting to open communications (blog, twitter, forum) or 2) making sure that my private communication is acceptable for public consumption - don't say anything that the world couldn't see (not that the world is really all that interested in what I am doing.) From Twitter via pidgin: (13:51:42) ...