Saturday, June 02, 2007

The Ultimate Reset Button

A stylish, emphatic and dramatic way to deal with "Bill's Revenge." What more can I say?


Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Yoggie Pico offers a Linux-based firewall inside a USB key

I guess this is more than just a gadget, but it's tempting to dismiss it as one. I'd really like to see some tests, but the idea is interesting and if it works as advertised it might be the cure for some folks. Besides a firewall, there are other security apps that make network access away from home safer.

Give it a look. I think you too will like what you see.

Apple plugs two QuickTime holes

The link will take you to the appropriate download page. You know who you are.


Review: Vista, XP Users Equally At Peril To Viruses, Exploits

The link is to part 1 of a 3 part article that concludes Vista is only marginally safer than XP. This is one to follow.


Microsoft Announces Surface

Major Nelson's Blog was the first video I saw of Surface, and its impressive. Major Nelson writes:

That’s the big rumor that was burning through the web today. Todd over at the Seattle PI has a write up on the official announcement tonight, and more importantly…videos (like the one above) that demonstrate the concept. Here are more stories on Surface from Google News.

P.S. There's a woot-off goin' on!! (You can tell cause of the flashing lights, check out the forum for a list of what they've had and woot trackers) :)

Google acquires 'sandbox' technology for secure browsing

Here's something really interesting, though there is no real indication where it will lead. Even so; another skilled and sizeable player in the war against malware is welcome. This short article announcing Google's entry into security matters is interesting and has links to the software they just acquired that still work.


Tuesday, May 29, 2007

In the Overkill Dept; Panasonic premieres 12.2 megapixel compact

This really is overkill. There is no other word to describe it. I know there are some folks who really do need very high resolutions but the rest of us simply don't need it. I have to regard this sort of camera as a reflection on how cheap disk storage is, and little more.

Gail has been educating me on cameras of late and I may change my tune, but for now, I have to regard this as an unnecessary luxury.


Monday, May 28, 2007

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 05-27-07

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 05-27-07. 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.
This is just a 2 hour show, we lost our internet connection at the start of the show today.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

The Gregg Zone !!

1) This is a copy of an email I got today, thought it might be an interesting subject to talk a moment about it, in regard to how the internet is changing the way things are done in a post-connected world, we can Donate to a charity not with money, but a min. of time to click.

Subject: free food for animal shelters
Hi, all you animal lovers. This is pretty simple... Please tell at least ten friends to tell ten today! The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily to meet their quota of getting free food donated every day to abused and neglected animals.
It takes less than a minute to go to their site and click on the purple box "fund food for animals" for free. This doesn't cost you a thing.
Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising.
Here's the web site! Pass it along to all the people you know.

_www.theanimalrescuesite.com_ (



2) I kind of like subjects that go against the status-quo, because they stretch my perception. This is about one of those; this site has the audio with no commercials, and a pretty decent review of Art Bell’s interview with Neil Adams about the Expanding Earth Theory. If you are not familiar with this theory, which not only counters continental drift, but also the very formation of the universe. You really should check it out. It sure made a lot of sense to me. I would also suggest running a youtube search, and check out some of the video’s.

3) This is a site that was suggested to me by Jack, he seems to understand the kind of stuff I like to cruse. This is pretty neat site for those who have an interest scientific side of things, they have open sourcing publication of science papers. It is interesting to see how ideas are presented, and some insight into the process.