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July 2, 2010

Your Future Programming Career

Filed under: Main — Tags: — admin @ 12:01 am

The computer industry isn’t dead, it’s just that the target machines are getting much smaller.
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June 30, 2010

The Kin is Dead

Filed under: News — admin @ 9:39 pm

Microsoft’s social-oriented cell phone project, the KIN, is being pulled. If so, why do I still see those stupid commercials on TV? Huh?

Article Link

The Cover Page Has No Page Number, Part II

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Making a document in Word that features a cover page without a page number can be an exercise in frustration. If you followed along with Monday’s blog post, then you’re already halfway there. Time to finish the job.
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June 28, 2010

Google Voice Advoice, er Advice

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:54 am

Google Voice is open and free to everyone now, but explaining what it does isn’t the simplest of things. Lifehacker takes a crack at it:

Article here.

The Cover Page Has No Page Number, Part I

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

Microsoft Word isn’t very forgiving when it comes to a common task: Create a document with a cover page where the cover page doesn’t have any headers or footers or page numbers, but the next page does. And further: The next page starts page numbering with page 1 instead of page 2. Yes, it can be done, but it’s not pretty.
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June 27, 2010

‘Shutting Down the Internet’ Gets More Real

Filed under: News — admin @ 3:00 pm

A bill that would give the US President the power to turn off the Internet for up to four months has cleared a panel in the Senate and is ready for a vote.

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June 25, 2010

Gizmodo Gets Even on Apple

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:40 am

Yeah, Apple and Gizmodo have had at it since the folks at Giz found (paid for) a rogue iPhone 4. Even so, their article tearing apart the new device is top-notch:

When asked [about the degrading signal problem], Apple offered a very simple solution: Hold it in a different way…

No, that’s not the solution. Those are lame excuses for bad industrial design and engineering decision.

Good reading.

Article link.

How To Tell If You’re In a Video Game

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Here are a dozen things to note for those times when you seriously question reality and begin to wonder whether or not you’re playing a combat-type first person shooter video game.
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June 23, 2010

Google Voice Open to All

Filed under: News — admin @ 6:25 am

After a long beta, you can now sign up for Google Voice. It’s really difficult to describe what Google Voice does, other than it’s an über communications system that can be used as your voicemail service, to place free phone calls, and to manage phone calls.

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Tags, Tags, Everywhere!

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

One of the latest rages in our digital obsession over searching is the use of tags. Tags are text tidbits that help you find things — providing that you know how to put tags to work.
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