The only thing worse than a trip to the gas pump these days is listening to John McCain, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama talk about energy policy. John McCain and Hillary Clinton both say they’ll bring us relief at the pump with a temporary moratorium on the 18.4 cent per gallon federal gas tax. To […]
I wanted to write something about the Microsoft / Yahoo non merger on Saturday but I couldn’t come up with anything more than YAWN. I’m not really surprised that talks between the two companies broke down or that Microsoft withdrew its acquisition offer. The deal never made sense to me and to be honest I […]
Can we put an end to the recession talk at least for now? The last time I checked a recession was defined as two or more consecutive quarters of negative growth. So far we haven’t had a single quarter of negative growth so all this talk of a recession is, well, premature. Make no mistake […]
I installed Windows Vista Business SP1 on a couple of test PCs recently and I’ve been putting it and Office 2007 through their paces over the last couple of days. For the most part I’m happy with them… Vista’s Aero interface is such a radical departure from Windows XP that it takes a little getting […]
Stories about missing laptops containing confidential information are becoming to be an everyday occurrence. If you’re carrying around a laptop that contains confidential information you be some type of encryption to protect that information.
Just a quick note to let everyone know that I’ve closed registrations and opened up comments so you won’t have to register to leave comments anymore.
It took her a little while longer than I thought it would but Danica Patrick made history on Sunday by becoming the first female driver to win a major auto racing event. Patrick took the checkered flag in her 50th career start at the Indy Japan 300 . Congratulations Danica, the first one is always […]
Take a couple of minutes to read Jerry Bowyer’s “Don’t Blame the Markets” OpEd in the New York Sun today it does a good job laying out how we got to where we are in the current sub prime mortgage mess.
Disgusting is about the nicest thing I can say about the cover of the April 21st issue of Time Magazine. There are somethings that are sacred, that symbolize courage and selflessness Joe Rosenthal’s photograph of Marines raising the flag on Iwo Jima is one of them. Time’s decision to alter that photograph by removing our […]
Congratulations Trevor Immelman, 2008 Masters champion. Immelman posted a 3 over par 75 in the final round to beat Tiger Woods by three strokes. He held at least share of the lead through all 4 rounds making him the first champion to do so since Seve Ballesteros in 1980.
Here’s a short but informative video on mobile threats from the folks at F-Secure.
I came across a few interesting articles and resources anyone who attended last nights presentation might be interested in. First is an article by David Harely on Macs & Malware. Second the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released its annual report on cyber crime. IC3 is a partnership between the FBI and the National […]
Alternative Web Browsers Firefox Opera Information on Hoaxes and Urban Ledgeneds Vmyths Hoaxbusters Snopes Must Have Tools Acronis True Image PE Builder (Bart PE) Trend Micro Sysclean Anti-Virus Software F-Prot Anti-Virus F-Secure Anti-Virus or Internet Security Kaspersky AntiVirus or Internet Security Nod32 Anti-Virus or Smart Security Anti-Spyware Software Ad-Aware 2007 CounterSpy SpyBot Search & Destroy […]
Is it me or has the world gone nuts? I picked up my local paper this morning and there was front page story on two 13 year olds being arrested for threatening to shoot a public school teacher. I’ll be the first one to admit I had more than a few disagreements with my teachers […]
I’ll be speaking at a meeting of the Danbury Area Computer Society on Monday, April 7th. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. with registration and casual networking. I’ll be speaking at about 8:00 p.m. For more information about DACS and the evenings agenda visit their web site. Download a printable Handout