Opera 10.50 Hits RC!

In an amazingly short period of time, Opera 10.50 has gone from pre-alpha (which is something most companies don’t release to the public) to a release candidate, which means that the product is almost finalized, with the greatest majority of bugs worked out.

The …continue reading

Another Second Amendment Assault

Strange… I haven’t seen much about this.  It’s only the Second Amendment, thus not worth covering.

President Giveaway, in a brief diversion from giving away more money than exists, is working on an assault weapons ban.  This shouldn’t be a surprise, as the Powers …continue reading

The View from the Space Station

Looking at these pictures, I can’t help but be filled with wonder and awe.  The view is from the `cupola’ of the International Space Station.

I understand gravity and space well enough to know better, but I still shudder in fear that I was …continue reading

Learn Drupal, Young Man!

In a similar vein to the wisdom attributed to Horace Greeley in the nineteenth century, “Go west, young man”, as a rejoinder to the question “What should I do?”, the word for many interested, and out of work, in the IT field, is to learn …continue reading

Copernicus Honored With Elemental Naming

One of the benefits of being well known in scientific circles is that you can hope that one day, you will be honored with an element formed in a particle accelerator bearing your name.

Quite a few science heavyweights have already been honored, though …continue reading

Nissan Leaf – Another Look At The Electric Car

Nissan Leaf is getting closer to being released and Nissan is posting more pictures of its new car. The company has also concluded a tour of the U.S. demonstrating the benefits of a zero emissions vehicle. The Nissan Leaf should be hitting showroom floors about …continue reading

Are We Losing Freedom Through Social Networking?

Several things we already see today would seem to suggest that it is exactly what is happening to our society.

The fact that we are told in many places to watch what we put out for consumption about ourselves on the internet, due to the …continue reading

Air Force “Boneyard” to Finally Close

Though not an official museum, the Boneyard, located in Tucson, Arizona, holds an amazing share of aviation history. The Boneyard has been featured in several major films in detail, the one that immediately springs to my mind is Iron Eagle II, which featured Lou Gossett, …continue reading

The Linux Distro That Boots in Just 10 Seconds

xPUD may not be the first light weight Linux distribution to take up less than 50MB of disk space. But it’s certainly one of the simplest, fastest Linux distributions I’ve seen. And that’s largely because it’s still in the early stages of development …continue reading

Price Fixing? Nah, It’s Couldn’t Be

Ask anyone that has kept an eye on the optical drive market in the last 8 months if anything fishy was going on, and you would probably get 9 answers yes out of ten. The number of drive models is way down, the number of …continue reading

U2 Outperformed Michael Jackson In 2009

No matter how odd that seems, the BBC says it’s true. In fact, Michael Jackson barely cracked the top 20.

It shows why the Rolling Stones, at their age, still feel the need to tour.

With the way that revenue comes to …continue reading

Military Allows Facebook and Twitter

The military has had security concerns about its personnel using the internet. It seems that there is a change in policy. Not only will sites like YouTube be accessible, so will other websites like MySpace, Facebook and Twitter:

“… The May 2007 directive was reversed …continue reading

Taking a Bus? Prepare to be Frisked.

As if their presence wasn’t enough of a blight at airports, now the TSA is coming to random bus depots!   Don’t worry, though… it’s all about keeping us safe.  It’s for the children..  Surrender all liberty – they will keep us safe!

Yes, our …continue reading

J.P. Morgan Bank Warns Banks & Investors Of California’s Huge Debt

California continues to have huge debt problems and it appears the state is still struggling in their attempt to balance their budget. The state still is $20 billion in the whole and J.P. Morgan is warning banks and investors that if California defaults on their …continue reading

An Improved Tool For Chrome

Though I had found this quite accidentally, I had thought everyone was using it as the easy way to keep track of Google services when using Chrome or iron browsers. after doing some asking, I found that most people were using another Mail Check extension, …continue reading

Carly Simon Finally Names ‘So Vain’ Man – Not What Anyone Expected

Since 1972 when Carly Simon recorded the song ‘You’re So Vain,’ it has been speculated who the singer was singing about. Some thought the song was about a failed relationship with the likes of Warren Beatty, Mick Jagger, Kris Kristofferson, or Cat Stevens. But now …continue reading

Why Intelligent People (that can live with the coverage area) Should Choose T-Mobile

While the FCC is pondering about the excessive fees charged by carriers for early termination of service, we now see that T-Mobile has done the correct thing, and shown that the company is run by intelligent, and sensible people, not those o0bsessed with removing the …continue reading

Intel Announces New Flyweight CPUs Monday

The computer business is so strange. If you look at that title, you might wonder if I really were an oracle, like the one located at Delphi, in ancient Greece, for here it is Saturday, and I am telling you what is to come Monday. …continue reading

Showtime, Verizon Bring Interactive Television

As someone once said some time ago when something like this was tried on a small scale in Los Angeles, with another couple of providers – you really must be bored with that which is on if you have to start looking for ways to …continue reading

iPhone vs Android – Often It Is About Coverage

I found this piece interesting as, to be honest, I have had experience with this myself first hand when my wife visited family in Montana. Long story short: Never use an AT&T phone in Montana. Short of a very select number of bigger cities, …continue reading

Europeans Get Testy About ACTA

The Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, which I wrote about two days ago, is an interesting little piece of legislation with the most interesting feature being its arcane nature. The point of the agreement is one of simple greed, with the guise of honoring …continue reading

Tilikum the KILLER Whale, Duh!

First, I want to say that I think what happened at Seaworld this past Wednesday was tragic and sad.  Dawn Brancheau was obviously a very intelligent person and passionate about her job working with Orcas.  If you don’t know, she was a trainer, one of …continue reading

YouTube Tweaks Its Pages

Normally, this is not something that I would bother with here, but I was doing something in the wee hours of this morning with my son, and it was brought home after reading the blurb on TechConnect, that the access was easier, and …continue reading

Sharkoon Outplay Mouse Mat

When I saw this, I got a bit excited, as the one problem i have with many pads is the size. It seems to me that over time, mice have gotten larger (except for the one’s designated notebook mice), while the pads have stayed the …continue reading


After years and even decades of ignoring their weight and health, many people are finally starting to pay attention to what they need to do to be healthy. It isn’t always easy, but being fit is becoming more popular and people are willing to try …continue reading

Vevo Las Vegas!

Startup video site Vevo was created by three of the largest record companies — Universal Music, Sony Music Entertainment, and EMI Music. Warner Music Group is in negotiations to join as well. They chose to start the site based on the huge following that …continue reading

Socialnomics: How Social Media Transforms The Way We Live And Do Business

Socialnomics: How Social Media Transforms The Way We Live And Do Business is a fascinating, research-based look at the impact of social media on businesses and consumers around the world, and what’s in store for the future

Social Media. You’ve heard the term, …continue reading

leftystrat for President

Every few years I poke my head out of the hole and don’t see my shadow, so I decide to run for president. The joke’s on me as I live in Pennsylvania, where we don’t see shadows because we never have any sun. London called: …continue reading

Apple’s 10 Billionth Tune

Apple has crossed the 10 billionth tune barrier. And who bought that 10 billionth tune might be a bit of a surprise. The Associated Press has this news covered, as tech culture moves forward:

“… Apple said Thursday that its online music store crossed the …continue reading

Twitter Marketing: An Hour A Day

Twitter Marketing: An Hour A Day is the complete guide to a successful Twitter marketing campaign.

Twitter is a microblogging service that’s changing the way we communicate. Marketers recognize its value, and Twitter Marketing: An Hour a Day offers marketers, advertisers, brand …continue reading