Archive for February, 2007

Firefox Live?

I must be dreaming… Microsoft’s Photosynth Technology Preview includes support for Firefox in the form of an plugin. It looks like it installs via an extension (which improves user experience by a factor of 10). The plugin is nppsynth.dll for anyone who is curious. Awesome to see MS support alternative browsers. I’m off to bed […]

Comment Liability

Interesting to see that after a Blogger was sued over comments posted a blog, there is a federal court ruling that pretty much says that’s not allowed. Something tells me, if a kid clicks on a blog spam link that goes to a porn site, you can still get 40 years in prison. Spam is […]

Google Badware Notification

Google has started providing notification before it lets you visit a search result known to contain badware. It’s done in partnership with StopBadware.org, who has a list of sponsors including: Google, Lenovo, and Sun Microsystems. So far the feature seems pretty good. I’m sure there will be a few C&D‘s trying to get this feature […]

Norton 360

An interesting review of Norton 360 was posted by CNet. Overall the review was very positive, they seem to like it. Interesting to me was: We also found that Norton 360 is optimized for Internet Explorer only, and not Firefox and Opera browsers. It could be said that Symantec realizes that Internet Explorer users need […]

Getting A Random Row In MySQL

This is a great page on RAND() in MySQL. Very nice breakdown of how to gain performance with one of the biggest “it should be simple but it isn’t” problems in DBMS’s.

Junk in Preloads

The Lenovo Blogs are just fantastic examples of corporate blogging. A great example is this rather candid post on Junk in Preloads. There isn’t much that’s really “new” in the post, but the amount of honesty in it is somewhat refreshing. My favorite quote is simply: Now let’s be honest. We load up this software […]

The Crushing Junk Folder

Since 9/19/2006 when I last emptied my Junk folder, my personal email address has 1.65GB (yes, gigabytes) of Spam/Viruses in it. That is in my opinion a sign of a serious problem. Oh yea, a few weeks ago, we began auto-rejecting email from certain blacklisted servers, which drastically cut down on spam. And still it […]

Paris Hilton’s Birthday

According to the NY Post the following describes Paris Hilton’s 26th Birthday Party, though a little media bias led them to say it was a “little odd”: …guests reported seeing Hilton play with a monkey while a band of midgets led a pack of goats around the room. Where the heck was my invitation? All […]

Fuller Screen Mode

Daniel Glazman is at it again, this time with Fuller Screen Mode. This has serious potential for anyone who ever has to do a presentation. I’ve had it in the back of my mind for a while. With a copy of Firefox, you now have full screen presentations that look great. For presentations on the […]

Google Skynet

Google is working to create a real Skynet: “We have some people at Google (who) are really trying to build artificial intelligence and to do it on a large scale,” Page said to a packed Hilton ballroom of scientists. “It’s not as far off as people think.” Thankfully they are based in California, and the […]