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February 24, 2010

When 2 + 2 = 5

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

The joke goes that 2 + 2 = 5 for sufficiently large values of 2. It’s not really a joke, though; you’re computer can prove it for you.

February 22, 2010

A Facebook of Fools

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

Are most of the people who use Facebook really that gullible, or is it just my little clutch of Facebook friends?

February 19, 2010

It’s Adobe Fault

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

A lot of hay was made that Apple’s new iPad doesn’t support Adobe Flash in its web browser. Steve Jobs commented off-hand that the reason for the lack of support was all the bugs in Flash. I think he’s on to something.

February 17, 2010

The Win7 Upgrade

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

A Facebook friend recently posed this question:

Need advice: Is it worth the $200 and the pain in rear to switch from Vista to 7 when you have dial up? Comments please.


February 15, 2010

Thank You, Google

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

Google makes a ton of money, basically owning all of the Internet’s advertising. Still, we get a lot of free stuff for that money.

February 10, 2010

A Nerdy Post on Programs

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

Here I go! Off the deep end! Prepare to flee in terror from this blog post, because I’m going to be talking about how programs work on a computer. Not how to work a program, but what happens when the operating system takes a program from the computer’s mass storage system and tosses that code into computer memory.

February 8, 2010

This Site’s Hack Adventure

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

It appears that I’ve plugged the leak that was causing this blog to be hacked. I hope.

February 5, 2010

Site Hack

Filed under: Main — admin @ 6:51 pm

This site is currently being attacked by hackers. They’re installing a redirect script, which your anti-virus software or web browser may or may not detect. I am working on solving the problem, but it may involve taking the site down and re-installing it. I’ll keep you posted.

Is Microsoft Dead?

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

Can anyone name anything successful that Microsoft has done in the past 10 years? (Say something! If you don’t, this will be one heck of a short blog post!)

February 3, 2010

Open Architecture

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

One big difference between a computer and any other appliance is something called open architecture. It has nothing to do with great rooms, windows, or vaulted ceilings. It has everything to do with the success of the first crop of computers.

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