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May 16, 2008

E-mail Addresses from the Ancient World

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

Believe it or not, but this was once my e-mail address:

crash!pnet01!dang@nosc.mil

Yep, that’s weird, but that was 1990 — before the Internet. In fact, that’s a USENET address, one that I stuck in my old book Staying With DOS.
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May 14, 2008

This Strong Password Thing

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I recently made the rounds and changed all the passwords I use. Experts say that you should do so every three months. I was overdue.
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May 12, 2008

The Silverlight Question

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Perhaps you’ve gone to Windows Update recently or even visited the microsoft.com home page. You noticed something called Microsoft Sliverlight. Like me, you probably installed it. Then you probably noticed that your computer wouldn’t start, or something equally weird. So you did a System Restore. That leads to the question, what the heck is Microsoft Silverlight and do you really need it?
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May 9, 2008

Windows XP, Last Chapter

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

Microsoft has released a Service Package (SP) for Windows XP. It’s called SP3 because it’s the third and final service package for Windows XP. The thing was released this past week, and it’s not making users happy.
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May 7, 2008

I am a Fool

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

Yeah, I’ve written about it often enough. I know how it works. But call it stupid timing. I fell victim to a phishing scam. O the shame!
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May 5, 2008

Spam Turns 30

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Long, long ago, a brave and enterprising guy took a bold step into cyberspace and irritated a lot of people. He was a pioneer.
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May 2, 2008

Hello, Friday Post!

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

I’ve been really busy with a non-computer project, so this is as much as you’ll get for my regular Friday post!
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April 30, 2008

Should Computers Be Easy to Use?

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Short answer: No. Computers shouldn’t be easy to use. But the things people use computers for should be done easily. Allow me to explain.
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April 28, 2008

What’s in a Name?

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Pentium? Athlon? I’m often fond of saying that today’s processor names sound like characters from cheesy science fiction. In fact, I put my theory to the test.
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April 25, 2008

I Miss the Tramp

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I’ll bet you’re probably too young or perhaps too fresh on the computer scene to remember perhaps one of the best product icons of the industry.
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