I realize that operating system patches are about as exciting as new plumbing. But if you can imagine your house without working pipes, you get a picture (and smell) of patch importance, especially if you are a Windows/Vista user. The patches coming down the pipe for March include a core update deemed critical to your PC’s operating system plumbing. … [Read more...] about March Madness and Patch Tuesday
The BoT (Biology of Technology) Blog
We’ve all heard the stories of PC viruses, malware, and other cyber-nasties lurking the in the shadows of the information super highway. These nefarious entities exist for one purpose – to make your virtual life miserable. The only thing more intimidating than a PC virus is trying to come up with a defense to protect your PC. But there are things even the most non-techie … [Read more...] about PC In-security
Social networking has past the threshold of becoming a part of the social fabric. Like Jeff Foxworthy’s “you know you’re a redneck when…” you can similarly say technology is part of the mainstream when… … [Read more...] about Don’t Loose Face on Facebook
This past Tuesday (2/10/200) Microsoft released some critical patches for “Patch Tuesday” for all Windows users. Did you get it? What is Patch Tuesday you ask? It’s nothing like Fat Tuesday, that’s for sure. Patch Tuesday is the second Tuesday of each month, the day on which Microsoft releases security patches. Who knew? Like a Fat Tuesday party, the February Patch … [Read more...] about A Fat Patch Tuesday
Think blogs are just a bunch of “blah, blah, blah” with rants about what’s wrong with the world, what they did today, or who’s doing what? While that may be true, it can also be a place for you to promote your business. And you can use your blog to tap into the power of social networking. Use your business blog to post to Facebook and other social sites. But first you've … [Read more...] about Blogs Aren’t Blah
If you use Microsoft Outlook as your email client then size matters and less is more. With the growth of email, Outlook is one of the most popular email clients. With all this email you need a way to organize it. Outlook allows you to setup folders to manage the flood of email that we all have to handle. But if you keep every email it will not take long for your Outlook … [Read more...] about Size Matters…when it comes to MS Outlook
In “techie” circles Net Neutrality is a hot topic. It’s as hot as pointed ears at a Star Trek convention. Basically, Net Neutrality is a movement to preserve the open and equal nature of the Internet that we have come to know and love. Just Google “Net Neutrality” for a smorgasbord of info. But do it while you can because if some big telecoms have their way, in the very … [Read more...] about Net Neutrality is A Big Opportunity for Big Business
Why do we get so mad at people talking on their cell while driving? Yet we always chuckle at all those women (and perhaps men) who put on their makeup while behind the wheel. And remember all the fear about cell phones causing you to explode if you use it while filling your gas tank. Click on fear for more info. Don’t be afraid. Actually, it is just a link to Eddie … [Read more...] about Have no Fear, Hands Free is Here!
In response to my July 12, 2008 post "Let's Get ready to Roomba" it's official - Life is cheaper, at least acording to the United Stated government. See the following: $900,000 taken off in what critics say is way to weaken pollution rules I think Stephen Colbert sums it up best: … [Read more...] about Life is Cheaper
A friend got a Roomba (http://www.irobot.com/) as a wedding present. The Roomba is a robot vacuum cleaner. When she first got it out of the box I thought it was a bathroom scale and I thought, “What an awful wedding gift!” But soon it was roaming around the room vacuuming up the dirt. I could not stop singing the Styx song “Mr. Roboto.” And once you start sing … [Read more...] about Let’s Get Ready to Roomba.