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January 6, 2010

Counter Counterfeiting

Filed under: Main — Dan Gookin @ 12:01 am

Ever try to scan in some currency and edit it in Photoshop? Sure, you might be breaking the law, though you may also have a legitimate reason to want to photo-edit a twenty or fifty. When you attempt it, you’ll be met with an interesting error message.
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January 4, 2010

Well Color Me Blue!

Filed under: Main — Dan Gookin @ 12:01 am

one-blue
Pray tell what has caused that filename to go blue?
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January 1, 2010

One Weird Web Ad

Filed under: Main — Dan Gookin @ 12:01 am

freaky-guyPart of the success of an advertising campaign is trying to find a way to get the target audience for your product to identify with the person in the ad. If Internet marketing is working that way, then you should immediately identify with the fellow shown at left.
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December 30, 2009

Predictions for 2010

Filed under: Main — Tags: — Dan Gookin @ 12:01 am

Given my dismal track record for guessing what the computer industry is up against, you would think that I’d give up making New Years predictions. You’re wrong.
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December 28, 2009

Am I Clairvoyant? 2009 Edition

Filed under: Main — Tags: — Dan Gookin @ 12:01 am

Last year this time, I made some predictions. How’d I do?
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December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Filed under: Main — Dan Gookin @ 12:01 am

al-tree
From Wambooli to you, I wish the world a Merry Christmas!

December 23, 2009

Behold the Pushpin

Filed under: Main — Tags: — Dan Gookin @ 12:01 am

pushpin
A graphical computer goober you’re gonna have to get used to is the pushpin. It’s showing up all over the place.
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December 21, 2009

Some Facebook Security

Filed under: Main — Dan Gookin @ 12:01 am

If you’re like me, you probably use Facebook. Then you’ll probably want to confirm that your information remains private, which right now it’s probably not.
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December 18, 2009

Why I Learned Assembly Language

Filed under: Main — Dan Gookin @ 12:01 am

Back in the early days of computers, when PCs were called microcomputers, most of the software you used was written by the computer operator. That’s you!
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December 16, 2009

What’s New in Word 2010

Filed under: Main — Dan Gookin @ 12:01 am

My Word For Dummies book update is one of those updates that computer book authors love: minor.
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