HIGH-TECH SOLUTIONS

Frustrated by flaky wireless connections? You’re not the only one. I’m proud of the solution that one of my friends and clients is using to increase the strength of a weak signal in his house. That’s the wireless USB adapter on the remote computer that you see in there, pointing towards the room with the wireless access point. […] continued

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WALLACE & GROMIT NEWS

There will be time next year for news about technology that affects your business. Let’s focus on something more important.

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On Xmas day, a new Wallace and Gromit short film, “A Matter Of Loaf And Death,” was broadcast on British television! This is exciting news for anyone who enjoyed A Grand Day Out, A Close Shave, The Wrong Trousers, and The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit. […] continued

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COMPLAINT FOR XMAS DAMAGES

Plaintiffs, consisting of the class of all children who on or about Dec. 24, 2008 were hanging stockings by the chimney with care in the reasonable belief that St. Nicholas soon would be there, sue defendant and allege:

1.    This is an action for an accounting, damages and injunctive relief.

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DISNEY VIRAL VIDEO

A lot of companies are trying to cook up the next viral video, the link that will be passed from person to person until we’re all heartily sick of it. I wouldn’t expect the Disney corporation to be successful at that – but I have to admit, this is a very nice piece of work. […] continued

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING

All my best wishes for a peaceful Thanksgiving, surrounded by family, happy computers, and cooperative turkeys.

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FREE COMICS

Finally, some online technology that you can use!

image In the last ten years, many newspapers, magazines, and other publishers experimented with putting material online behind walls set up for subscribers only. One by one, the experiments failed to attract much interest and frequently instead drove consumers to free alternatives, so for the last few years more and more content has been made available for free, albeit surrounded by ads. […] continued

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LIFE WITHOUT THE NETWORK

[Originally posted March 13, 2007]

From Max Barry’s marvelous book Company, about corporate life in the weeks after the computer network goes dead:

“Two weeks ago the network went down; soon after Senior Management assured the company it would have the problem fixed within a few days; now everyone is realizing it is never going to happen.

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GOOGLE LAUNCHES FUTURE SEARCH

Google Australia launched Gday today, a new search engine that allows users to search content on the internet before it is created.

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googlegdayreaction“Google spiders crawl publicly available web information and our index of historic, cached web content. Using a mashup of numerous factors such as recurrence plots, fuzzy measure analysis, online betting odds and the weather forecast from the iGoogle weather gadget, we can create a sophisticated model of what the internet will look like 24 hours from now.

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SEASON’S GREETINGS!

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Dilbert – Christmas Day 2007

Hope you, your families, and your computers have a wonderful holiday! All my best wishes for a happy new year! I’ll be off in the corner wondering what was in Scott Adams’ mind when he published today’s Dilbert . . .

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PRESS THE OK BUTTON, DOLT!

I got a kick out of this – a short history of the OK button, helping to explain why your computer doesn’t constantly call you a dolt.

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SPINAL TAP TO REUNITE

An important announcement today: Spinal Tap is going to reunite and appear at Wembley Stadium on June 7, as part of the worldwide Live Earth concerts.

Director Rob Reiner has prepared a 15-minute film explaining what the band has been doing since its last appearance:

“Nigel has been raising miniature horses to race, but can’t find jockeys small enough to ride them; David is now a hip-hop producer who also runs a colonic clinic; and Derek is in rehab for addiction to the Internet.”

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