Category Archives: Technology

Jeffrey Tucker: Law Enforcement Is Useless against Cyber Attacks

In the last days of the election season, vast swaths of the internet shut down in the United States. It was the result of a DDoS attack on a single company, Dyn, that manages a large part of the internet’s … Continue reading

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James Fallows on Google Keep

What to trust and not trust to Google: A Problem Google Has Created for Itself – Technology – The Atlantic. HT: Boing Boing

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Fogbeam Labs: Post “Good Google”, Who Will Defend The Open Web?

It is up to us to save the Open Web. Fogbeam Labs: Post "Good Google", Who Will Defend The Open Web?.

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The App That Lets Me Leave the iPhone at Home

Though I had switched to a Motorola Droid, I kept carrying my iPhone with me. But now that I have Google Listen, Evernote and VIP Access for Android, I have duplicated all of my critical apps on my Droid. It’s … Continue reading

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Too Many Apps

Monday I had to factory reset my Motorola Droid. I was unable to wake my phone. It was on, the green new mail light was flashing, but when I pressed the power button to wake it up, nothing happened. The … Continue reading

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Kindle for iPhone

The New York Times reported that Amazon just released an Kindle Reader for the iPhone I downloaded it an hour ago and had a chance to briefly use it. It gives me access to all of the books I’ve already … Continue reading

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Kindle 1.2 Update

Amazon recently updated the Kindle firmware to version 1.2. The update has been taking place over the past week or so. My Kindle updated last night. So far i see a new “Sync & Check Items” which I gather from … Continue reading

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Keri Mullis on Scientists

Nobel Prize winning biochemist, Keri Mullis, talks about doing science and what we can learn about climate data and global warming.

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AT&T U-Verse Installation Wrapup

As promised, here is the end of my tale which started here and here. Last Tuesday, Michael, from AT&T DSL Tier Two who had worked with me on Monday, called me to tell me that the line was finally clear … Continue reading

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AT&T U-Verse Story – They Won The Race

I posted this on Twitter, but AT&T came through. I’ll chronicle the events of what happened in a subsequent posting. Let me first say that now that it is running, the utility of the system is most impressive. It’s easy … Continue reading

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AT&T U-Verse Installation Saga Continues (?)

After spending 3 more hours on the phone (two hours of lost work), I finally heard AT&T admit they made a mistake when they disconnected the previous tenant’s DSL and that I’m still not seeing service before the the end … Continue reading

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What You Can Learn From Google Search Results

For some reason, the Solution Configuration tool bar has gone missing from Visual Studio 2005. I googled the terms: Visual Studio 2005 Solution Configuration Missing. When the first hit that comes up is an entry from “I Hate Microsoft” blog, … Continue reading

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AT&T U-Verse Installation Delays

In all of my dealings with the phone company, I’ve had few problems. Mostly due to occasional outages. I’ve dealt with PacBell, with whom, I had nothing but excellent service. I’ve dealt with Mountain Bell (which became QWEST), who handled … Continue reading

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iPhone Blogging

Ecto for the iPhone: iBlogger Tags: mobile, iPhone [Posted with iBlogger from my iPhone]

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iPhone 2.1 So Far So Good…

It’s been 10 hours since I installed iPhone 2.1 on my 1.0 hardware. It was the smoothest update thus far. No problems yet. I left wi-fi and location services on and the battery is still in good shape. The phone … Continue reading

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iPhone Mail’s Bug?

After upgrading my iPhone to 2.0, I ran into a couple of problems receiving messages. When I open the Mail.app, on occasion (3 to be precise), it attempts to connect and never establishes a connection. I left it in this … Continue reading

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Cellphone “GPS” Works on iPhone

I’m happy to see the new Cell Phone Triangulation work on the iPhone. Where I’m working, it works better than my Blackberry on the T-Mobile network. The AT&T network is off by about 100 meters. I’m sure it can be … Continue reading

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Netscape Navigator is Dead! Long Live Navigator!

I was a user of Mosaic (which became Internet Explorer) in 1995. Then I used Netscape Navigator, before it was purchased by AOL. I still have the floppy I used on my Macintosh 8100AV. Thanks to Firefox we may now … Continue reading

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A Couple of Safari Pros and Cons

I’m still running Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger). The latest version of Safari seems to be more stable. So far, it hasn’t hung up on some JavaScript sites and I’m now able to use GoogleDocs. On the down side, GMail … Continue reading

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Los Angeles City Fire Department Gets It When it Comes to the Web

Brian Humphrey, from the Los Angeles City Fire Department’s Media and Public Relations, really understands the web and how a Fire Department can put it to use. First he started twittering major incidents. Lately, he’s been blogging complete reports, such … Continue reading

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