Archives for March 2006

Business 2.0

Yesterday I came across an interesting article that someone posted to an internal company blog that I read from time to time. Well, the basis of it seems to mainly encompass the idea of a new kind of management style; a manager 2.0 if …continue reading

Torvalds and OSDL launch new image initiative

Well, some people out there say that image is everything! Apparently Linux creator Torvalds believes this to be important as well. He and the OSDL are launching a brand new image for Linux itself…

Setting up Linux compatibility on FreeBSD 6

Are you using FreeBSD for your OS? Then today is your day to shine. Yup, since we spend so much time talking about Linux and the like, I figured that it might be high time to toss some FreeBSD goodies into the mix for a …continue reading

UK city to move 5,500 desktops to StarOffice

One of the easiest conversations is to move people from MS Office over to one of the many Open Source alternatives. In this case, we see one UK city over to the Open Document compliant software known as StarOffice. Personally, I think that it would …continue reading

IBM challenges Microsoft with huge ad buy

Very gutsy. Apparently IBM believes that if they can level the playing field with Microsoft in an evenly matched ad campaign. It also does not hurt that IBM is offering cold hard cash for converts, either.

Linux growth ‘to outstrip Windows by a factor of 3’

Could this be an April Fool’s Day trick? Nope, Oracle really does believe that Linux will ‘outstrip’ Windows in the long haul. To be honest and with much love for Linux, I will have to strongly disagree that it will ever surpass the Windows foothold …continue reading

AJP M590K-H 19in SLI Notebook

I will be the first to say, I figured that this SLI Notebook would have fared a lot better for overall performance. Oh sure, I have seen worse. But honestly I have seen better, too.

MPGlass 230M: Movie Glasses for the Masses

You know, this might actually be more pleasant to watch than true TV alternatives such as the video iPod or Sony PSP? Hey, I am just saying!

Mini-ITX Part III

So you are done with ReplayTV and TiVo? Think you have what it takes to build your own PVR? Then I may have an article for you. Well, one to give you a step by step on how to get the project done without too …continue reading

The cheap Solaris 64-bit box pending rebates

Since it is Fri, I figured that some of you might be spending your weekend working on some PC building projects. So, just to get you into the right mindset I have located a great article about one man’s journey into this realm of building …continue reading

Intel launches PC for rural India

So there is a new platform ready for folks living in rural India. Aptly called the Community PC platform, it includes a budget Intel chip, specially designed motherboard and a some management software as well.

Google AdWords Dynamic Keyword Insertion Not Working?

Well, I suppose this just goes to show that not everything Google touches is going to turn to gold. Unfortunately, they are not the ones paying the price for this round of items not working…


So I took Keotag for a spin, very attractive and perhaps even useful for those needing to search for a particular subject by tag. Can’t really say that it did anything for me personally, but it did provide some nifty effects at least…

Brand new look Google Talk

Fair enough, this news is hardly ground breaking stuff being that it involves the likes of Google. Nonetheless, the search engine giant has released a new version of Google Talk. Now with Avatars! (rolls eyes)’s First To Serve Up April Fools Joke with RhymeRank

Come on, you had to see this coming? With April Fools day looming overhead, it was only natural for the world’s search engines to get themselves into the mix. As luck would have it, I believe that may be the first off the line …continue reading

Microsoft’s Designer Tools Inch Ahead

Much like Sony, Microsoft appears to be struggling to get software out in any sort of timely fashion these days. Some speculate it is because they have lost focus as a company while others still, suspect that there is actually a rabid Tux the penguin …continue reading

Microsoft’s Adobe rivals due after Vista

OK, so perhaps Adobe can breathe easy for a little while longer? As it turns out, we will not be seeing Microsoft’s answer to Adobe products until Vista ships. And since this date keeps changing, I believe Adobe has little to worry about.

UI in Web 2.0 : Data vs. Design

One thing that some people feel tends to get lost in the whole Web 2.0 space is data vs design. Well, today I am hoping to address this some in an article that I am featuring below.

While the article is rather short, it …continue reading

The Godfather

Right from the beginning of this game you know you are playing something special. The attention to detail of 1940s New York is amazing. Litter blows around the streets, steam comes up from the sewers and pigeons wander around parks. In the distance from your …continue reading

Choosing A Video Game System: Which One Is Best For Kids?

In the old days, choosing a video game system for children wasn’t all that hard. After all, parents didn’t have to worry about games carried by systems like Atari (there was nothing threatening about Pac-Man or Space Invaders). Today, however, with the proliferation of games …continue reading

Spy program snoops on cell phones

First we have to deal with mobile viruses, then comes the fun with mobile spyware? Hmm, I guess it was bound to happen eventually. Just wish the mobile world could have been spared from the spyware threat.

Samsung SBH-300 2GB Bluetooth MP3 Player

It’s a rough market for MP3 players, especially in an iPod world. Apparently some companies feel that adding things like Bluetooth can better the chances of a MP3 player’s success.

Naomi Campbell on mobile phone assault rap

Mobile phones are not just effective communication devices. As one Naomi Campell has shown us, they also make fairly worthwhile projectiles.

Long-term mobile phone use raises brain tumor risk: study

Well the most recent study has brought us back full circle by stating that cell phones cause brain tumors. OK, so this should remain the case until next week when someone else does another study nullifying this one.

Mobile Providers Target U.S. Hispanic Customers

The recent effort to market mobile products to a hispanic audience will likely be met with mixed results. While demographically speaking, certain groups of people do indicate a strong brand loyalty, they also expect real may also be expecting real value for their dollar. Can …continue reading

Mobile Advertising Starts to Take Off

Well it has taken long enough, but it looks like RSS has managed to find itself a home with online marketers. While it is important to understand that we need to keep the content side of things engaging, the marketing side of RSS has found …continue reading

Chick Flick

Awwwww. Aren’t baby chicks cute?

Chick Flick is today’s featured game. A game starring two squirrels and the most adorably cute little chicks you’ve ever seen. Awwww. They’re so precious and sweet. Your job in Chick Flick is to bounce the darling youngsters …continue reading

Lose Weight with Video Games

According to my bathroom scale, I have a BMI of 25 – which is borderline overweight/normal. It sends a small electrical signal through my body when I stand barefoot atop the sensors and does all the math for me (after I’ve programmed my height and …continue reading

Don’t Get Burned On eBay

Every day, people fall into traps while bidding, paying, shipping and dealing with other eBayers. But you don’t have to. Don’t Get Burned On eBay helps you profit from others’ mistakes. It’s packed with hair-raising stories of people who made innocent mistakes that led …continue reading

Here Comes The First HD-DVD Player

Michael Santo of RealTechNews writes:

Today Toshiba rolled out its first HD DVD players in Japan, becoming the first company to offer one of the next-generation (HD-DVD or Blu-ray) optical disc players. The price in Japan is expected to be 110,000 yen ($940).

Sony …continue reading