Saturday, August 30, 2008

the Flash/Firefox bug

(As usual, I have been thinking: "Maybe it's me...")

...Flash videos don't play for certain Firefox 3 users on Windows XP or Vista, when using the current Flash player version 9...Both Mozilla and Adobe have been aware of the issue since late May, but as yet no solution has been found...One workaround solution is to install the Flash 10 player, which is still in beta...Flash 9 works just fine in Internet Explorer.

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Friday, August 29, 2008

Music Decline to Accelerate in 2008 With Retailer Cutbacks

...In a worst-case scenario...Retailers stock less music, so consumers have less to choose from, and then buy even less, causing retailers to stock even less. Repeat...

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FAA's Antiquated IT System's Crash Delays Flights

"...something was corrupted in a file, and that brought [the] system down in Atlanta"...the company that custom-built the mainframes for the FAA has been out of business for 20 years...The system itself is called NADIN (National Aerospace Data Interchange Network). It was designed by North American Philips for the FAA in the early 1980s...

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drugs found in well

...at the Marana well......pharmaceuticals were found in Colorado River water in Lake Mead...The Marana well is a quarter-mile from the Santa Cruz River, a point that collects much of the region's water, including the wastewater from the nearby Ina Road wastewater plant and from the Roger Road plant farther down the river...

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TweetSnap | Personalised Twitter images and banners

(Twitter offers their own version at http://twitter.com/badges, but...) "...we'll give you the code to put it on your blog, website, forum signature, MySpace, whatever!...When you update, it updates, so you can always keep people in the loop. It'll always show your last update*, even if Twitter's down..."

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

defamation suit against blogger dropped

Tucson Greyhound Park has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed against the owner of the blog End Tucson Greyhound Racing.

She said the track never contacted her before the suit...per the story, she "likely has little recourse in collecting attorney’s fees"...

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I know how she feels.

In Tucson I was once arrested, and charged with carrying a concealed weapon. In order to prove I was not carrying a weapon concealed (without a permit) I had to hire, and pay for, my attorney. The attorney representing the city stated that if I allowed them to keep my weapon, all charges would be dropped. When the case was decided in my favor, I could not legally seek to have the city pay for my expenses.

Damned if you do...
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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Virus Infects Space Station Laptops (Again)

Viruses intended to steal passwords and send them to a remote server infected laptops in the International Space Station in July, NASA confirmed Tuesday.

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Baby Boomers and Women Take on Video Gaming

...women and older adults...are the new driving force behind the success of the video games industry...38 percent of U.S. gamers are women and the average player is 35 years old...The average purchaser of video games is 39 years old...men between 18 and 45 still represent 37 percent of the game playing market...

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Bursting the Vista sales bubble

...Windows Sentinel tracking data shows that 35 percent of mainly enterprise-class users "downgrade" their Vista systems to XP...

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

first print, then radio, now TV

For ages 10 to 14 who use the Internet, the computer is a bigger draw than the TV set...72 percent of the children online belonged to a social networking site (usually MySpace)...

And now, for the first time, the median age for the over-air broadcast television networks is outside of the 18-49 demo (that most advertisers target).
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Widgetbox...widget directory and gallery

...easy to use tools to build, distribute, and track your own web widgets. You don't even need to know any code. Turn your blog into a widget or create a Facebook app...find the widgets you want...search our widgets by category, keyword, tag, developer, and rating...sites including MySpace, Facebook, Blogger, and more...take it to your webpage...

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Have Optimus Prime Call You!

Send a personalized message to your friend from Optimus Prime!

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internet service could cost by usage, and slowed for "excessive use"

This could have consequences not just for consumers - who would have to learn to watch how much data their Internet use entails - but also for companies that hope to make the Internet a conduit for movies and other content that comes in huge files.

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Southwest Airlines (video) blogging contest

Southwest Airlines is hosting a competition to find thenext Blog-o-spondent for the Company's blog, Nuts About Southwest...All Online Entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM ET on August 31...The winner will be provided with air transportationand hotel accommodations for each assignment and will be outfitted with new equipment...The winner will be provided with air transportation and hotel accommodations for each assignment and will be outfitted with a new video camera, laptop, and editing software...

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comfy workspace/place

corporate offices






Inside Tucson Business had this picture of corporate offices for University Physicians Healthcare...that reminded me of how the building and work areas when I worked for Microsoft (in Tucson). It brought back some fond memories...the look of this work area makes me want to apply to UPH...

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Brooklyn Pizza uses a Smart car for delivery

...hopes to have Brooklyn Pizza be 100 percent solar at some point...also has his entrepreneurial eye on the possibility of starting a wind farm...

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Radio Trying to Do More With Less

Radio is struggling more than ever with a dated image and that’s also taking a toll. Fewer young folks are attracted to it as a career choice...many CE openings...are going unfilled...Outsourcing may be a solution for some tasks but it steals away a bit of the station’s soul...Listeners aren’t stupid. They know who’s real and who’s Memorex...

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Friday, August 22, 2008

acne treatment device

"...Zeno is a hand-held battery-operated device designed with a tip that heats to a pre-set temperature...designed for direct contact with a blemish on the skin...the tip will transfer heat into the follicle...The level of heat does not cause skin damage...Zeno is for people with mild to moderate inflammatory acne. If in doubt, ask your doctor..."

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Eddie Murphy's "Meet Dave" Flops

(Oh...that's what happened to this movie...)Eddie Murphy's "Meet Dave" has officially topped Box Office Mojo's list of Wide Releases That Lost the Most Theaters in Their Third Weekends..."Most of the time, theaters are obligated to show a movie for two weeks"..."Meet Dave" was dropped by 2,523 theaters during is third weekend, a 77 percent drop...

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win a walk-on role on Mad Men

Mad Men is an AMC Original TV series...The person who submits the best one-minute or less video audition will win a trip to L.A. and a walk-on role in a future Mad Men episode.Entries accepted...through August...

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Microsoft revives Ultimate Steal deal

Microsoft is once again offering their Ultimate Steal deal for currently enrolled college students: Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 (Access, Accounting Express, Excel, Infopath, Groove, OneNote, Outlook, Powerpoint, Publisher, Word) for $59.95. Also, on Sept. 8th, they will be offering Visio Pro for $55.95 and Vista Ultimate Upgrade for $64.95.(My birthday is coming up...I'm just sayin'...)

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Court: Passengers can challenge no-fly list

...would-be passengers can ask a judge and jury to decide whether their inclusion on the list violates their rights...

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

ABC News: Sex: Myths, Lies and Straight Talk

It's a "four year itch", and size does matter...

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IamFreeTonight.com

"Find a Date TONIGHT!..." (The name of the website intrigued me...)

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radio continues to stagnate and decline

"What are radio leaders doing to change direction?...Not much...There is a notable sense of denial...The classic CEO reply is [that] radio is not bleeding as badly as newspapers...too little investment in radio's product and people..."

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Alienware Area-51 m9750 Laptop Review

It won't run Crysis, though...

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passwords cannot be demanded (for now)

A federal magistrate has ruled that one cannot be forced to surrender a password...it would be unconstitutional...

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Warning Label Generator

Eleven different templates...at least fifty-four different icons are available...six (short) lines of text...saves as a JPG file...

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Pandora Nears Its 'Last Stand'

Pandora is one of the nation's most popular Web radio services...

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Verizon Wireless Ranks Highest in Wireless Customer Care

Verizon Wireless ranks highest in wireless customer care performance with an index score of 103, followed by Alltel (102), T-Mobile (100) and AT&T (97). Specifically, customers report that Verizon Wireless performs particularly well in resolving problems in one contact.

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

it's a real magazine






















I wanna make a joke about the cover pic ("club", "drive-her", etcetera) but I don't think I need to...
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software to erase hard drives

Darik's Boot and Nuke ("DBAN") deletes the contents of any hard disk that it can detect.

(DBAN cannot be started from within Microsoft Windows.) It can be installed to a USB flash device, and...if the computer supports it...computers can boot to it. You will need at least a 2 GB drive...

A DBAN CD-R disc can be created from an ISO file.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

credit/debit card info stolen by fake terminals

Machines used to read credit and debit cards, and input PINs, were replaced in stores...card information, and PIN numbers, were copied...and funds were taken from accounts. Security is so bad terminals can be replaced and no one catches it???!!! Can you sue the stores?...

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Monday, August 11, 2008

LHC Rap

Watch the girl at 2 minutes into the video...she dances too good: she hasn't spent all of her time in class...

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Free Online PDF viewer - PdfMeNot.com

You can use the tools to embed documents on your site or upload them for viewing...

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FREE Anytime Collaboration and Live Conferencing

"With Vyew you can give a presentation to a hundred people online or post a document you've been working on for review by your colleagues at their convenience...Browser-based...No downloads necessary, start sessions from any web browser on any computer...Collaborate from any computer with a web browser at anytime..."

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Sprint PCS Mail coming to an end!!!

December 31...there are instructions on how to migrate to Gmail, Yahoo!, Live, and AOL...

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Saturday, August 9, 2008

Compatibility Test for your Website/Blog in 75 Browsers

This great website will test how your website looks in 75 different browsers out there.

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Friday, August 8, 2008

"Packin' The K!"

It won a Pwnie award...

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

"The Greatest American Hero" shirts

best pic of the two























I found this at http://www.slingshottshirts.com/detail.aspx?ID=614 and http://www.teesnthings.com/thegreatestamericanherot-shirt.aspx

By the way, I wear a large...
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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

It's Our Web: Free Speech TV Community

Freespeech TV is in the process of building a social networking and video sharing community that is non-profit, non-commercial, and built on an open-source software platform called Drupal...

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StarBurn for CD/DVD/HD-DVD/Blu-ray

"StarBurn is a powerful tool for grabbing, burning and mastering CD, DVD, Blu-Ray and HD-DVD media. StarBurn supports all types of optical storage media (including CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, Dual layer DVD-R & DVD+R, BD-R/RE, HD-DVD-R/RW and DVD-RAM) as well as a wide variety of burning hardware."

There is a free version at http://www.rocketdivision.com/starburn.html
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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Navajos Could Lose (Have Lost!) Net Access

A large swath of the sprawling Navajo Nation could lose access to the Internet today, in a dispute that threatens services from personal e-mail to police radio communications on the 27,000-square-mile reservation.

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Friday, August 1, 2008

Travelers' Laptops May Be Detained At Border

Federal agents may take a traveler's laptop computer or other electronic device to an off-site location for an unspecified period of time without any suspicion of wrongdoing, as part of border search policies the Department of Homeland Security recently disclosed.

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