Thursday, May 22, 2008

Microsoft Expands List of Formats Supported in Microsoft Office

If one refuses to see a Microsoft conspiracy behind every move they make (and I do) this looks like a very good thing. For the first time interoperability is not about others interoperating with MS so much as it is about MS interoperating with everyone else.

Progress in this direction can only be a good thing.


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Mac Clone Maker Psystar Ships First 'Service Pack'

Who'd have thunk it? Not only is PsyStar for real, they are serious about quality in the same way we all hoped they were. Apple is not sending in the legal dogs (at least not yet) and reports on the machines themselves are generally good.

And now PsyStar is fixing stuff in OS X that Apple has not yet gotten around to fixing. I'm not sure what to think about all this, except to cheer PsyStar on and keep to myself around the "true believer" Mac fans I know.


Annoying software: a rogues' gallery

Everyone who has been around computing for a while has a similar list. I happen to pretty much agree with this one and thought you would like to see it.


Windows XP SP3 reboot bug

A brief quote from the link "The problem occurs on AMD-based systems where Windows was build from an OEM image captured on an Intel-based system."

All I can say is OOPS, and I sure am glad I own real XP OEM CDs that came with my custom built computers.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Gregg Link

Mozilla phancies doing a Phorm

Firefox - your friendly data snooper

Sunday, May 18, 2008

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 05-18-08

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 05-18-08. You can listen live every Sunday from 10AM to 1PM Pacific thats 1PM to 4PM Eastern. Join us for the live show and chat. If you prefer, you can download the same MP3 file here via ftp.

Links from the Gregg zone

1) My first link up for the week, as usual will be something with a green tint, and as usual dealing with technology. After all, if we are to survive our situation it will be advances in technology that gets us out of the mess we are currently suffering from. This has evidently been around for a while, but it was news to me so I thought I would post it in case some of you missed it. It was evidently part of the movie “Hunt for Red October” I have seen the movie put just put it in my queue at Netflix, because I do not remember. Anyway, check it out, called magnetohydrodynamics or MHD, uses magnetic energy to push seawater for propulsion. No moving parts, silent, low cost and almost pollution free.

2) Next up is my cool video link for the week. You must have seen those animated drawings where they flip through the pages of a tablet creating the perception of movement. Well this is one where an artist named “Blu” did it in South America with stop photographs, and graffiti on the walls of Buenos Aries. It took him the entire summer, and I believe that for sure.

3) All right staying with the concepts of cool, art, and technology, but getting a little geeky. If you have not seen this yet, and are into your digital camera, this will knock your socks off. How about a device you can buy for your current digital camera that will give you billion-pixel panorama shots. These pictures are zoom capable, and will allow you to navigate the entire picture panning from side to side. And. What would be the cost for such a device? About $300.00 plus the cost of the software, that is probably included.

4) Another rather geeky item I ran across, aimed mostly at gamers, but it may have other applications. We are talking about a peripheral monitor, this is a nice link dealing with this concept, there is a very good video showing and explaining the devise. I would like to try this, but I think in the end, it would give me a headache.

5) This has to be one of the most interesting articles I have run across in quite awhile. This may very well be worth the price of admission all by itself. This lady, Chrissy has got to be the world’s best shopper, and proves if you are willing to do the homework, you too can perform these shopping miracles. Try imagining going in to a Target buying $380.00 worth of merchandise, and paying 2 cents at the register. Granted that was her best trip ever, and she was very proud of it, but all I can say is WOW.