Saturday, March 17, 2007

Slashdot | Registerfly's Accreditation Terminated by ICANN

Just in case you have used registerfly as a provider, I wanted to post this. The only things I've ever heard about them was from , I lost my home page for a weekend (technically not the weekend, because I got the ip and used that not the DNS :P), because of their incompetence. Newshutch blog post about it

Slashdot | Registerfly's Accreditation Terminated by ICANN


P.S. This Week in Tech's feed. [Oh go ahead click it, it won't hurt!]
P.P.S. The DST 2007 page I mentioned earlier is here.

Friday, March 16, 2007

The 59 Top Influencers in IT Security

The first name I recognized in this list was Bruce Schneier and he's #5, but I thought I'd recognize more than 4 or 5 names on the list. Some names that I thought might be missing were, of course, Ben Edelman (a previous guest on the show and focus of several blog posts) and Alex Eckelberry of Sunbelt Software. Perhaps they don't qualify as influencers though, just documentation and protection from spyware and adaware.

Anyway, go read the article and leave people that you think were left out in the comments. Thanks!
The 59 Top Influencers in IT Security
I was looking for the DST2007 blog from MS, but couldn't find it, and am in a rush. Sorry. I hope to find it later, and post it for your edification. :)

Monday, March 12, 2007

W3C Launches New HTML Working Group

What is happening is that the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is looking toward the future of web presentation. This is rather complex and [frankly] somewhat boring. But those of us who code HTML or any derivative thereof probably need to at least follow the proposed changes and perhaps we need to contribute.

Check it out.

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 03-11-07

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 03-11-07. You can listen live every Sunday from 10AM to 1PM Pacific thats 1PM to 4PM Eastern. If you prefer, you can download the same MP3 file here via ftp.
Don't forget Geek Meet 2007 will be in the Boston area May 4-6 If you would like to join us here is the information for you.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

OS/2 2.1 tutorial

This was posted on OS and I thought to pass it along for nostalgia's sake. It's exactly what it looks like; a tutorial for new OS/2 users.

This whole site is full of things like this. I did not know it existed, but have been studying it since I was steered to it. The home page is here. This one is definitely worth a look or two.


"Links from the Gregg Zone!"

1) This is one of the best ebay sites I have found, for those who are interested in what is going on with the auction site. What it is, is a list of the most active currently running auctions rated by how many people have the item listed in there watch list. Meaning only the very most interested buyers, these guys will be notified by email every time there is a bid. The site is broken down into different categories, from cars to the most bizarre, including sections on electronics, computer games, tech toys, etc. Just a quick sample 1969 Mustang for $90,100.00 with 40 bids, Basket ball patch $11,000 18 bids, how about the skeleton of Snippy the horse, it was the first reported alien animal mutilation case, this one ends Thursday currently at $1500.00, there’s a $2,000.00 beer can, you can get a piece of Jerry Seinfeld’s chewing gum for $13.00 a real bargain. Makes you wonder what’s in your closet?

2) This link is a follow up to last week’s links on coins. It seems there is an opportunity right now to find a little extra cash in your pocket due to a recent mix up at the mint. It appears there were as many as 50,000 (they do not know exactly how many) miss-stamped Washington dollars put into circulation last February 15, that’s less than a month ago, they are currently selling on ebay between $40.00 and $60.00 each. Called the Godless dollars because the in “God we Trust” along with several other markings were left off of the edge, where the new coins were supposed to have it inscribed. Here is a link to the story in the Daily Breeze.

3) Well I said I would start putting up a link or two related to some of the Art Bell type stuff I run across, to start off, here is one I promised last week during the show when I mentioned planes, helicopters, submarines and the like on Egyptian pyramids written in hieroglyphics it is an interesting site, take a look around, the home button is at the bottom of the page. The other site I have for you is a pretty good net movie on U.F.O’s about one and a half hours long, from 2006 so it’s not that old, better than the stuff you see on the History channel.

4) One more quickie for anyone who does not know about the phone rebate on your income tax this year, I.R.S says about a third of the people are missing it, so don’t miss out!! It is this year only, your first, last, and only chance. Rather than put up a link to the I.R.S., I’m sure you can find it, this is a link is to a news story about how much trouble they are having with scammers and the like. But every one gets $30.00 to $60.00 guaranteed depending on how many dependents, just for asking.

OneCare Deletes Users' Outlook Files

Ruh roh! Windows Live OneCare service deletes the outlook.pst file?!?!?!!?
Just a warning, and the first paragraph of the article in BetaNews:
A rash of users of Microsoft's new Windows Live OneCare service, launched last January 30, have been reporting on Microsoft's support forums that virus scans performed by the service have resulted in the deletion of their OUTLOOK.PST files - the local, centralized repositories of e-mail, scheduling, and collaboration data used by Outlook.

go read the rest of the article:BetaNews | OneCare Deletes Users' Outlook Files