Tag Archives: internet

Windows Metafile Crib Sheet

[ page last updated: Jan. 06, 2006. ] [ update: Microsoft has finally released it's Security update for WMF vulnerability. To apply the patch, simply visit the Windows Update web site, automatically scan for updates and install. ] Thanks Fuzzie for bringing this to my attention. The purpose of this article is to clearly lay [...]

Netvibes is on the move again

The Netvibes team seems to like to put out features in large spurts. A few months ago i wrote about 4 awesome new features added in 7 days, yesterday i noticed a whole lot more. Now there’s even more new features and upgrades to existing modules. i’ve since registered for an account and log in [...]

Information overload sucks and RSS

There seems to be some kind of backlash building up against the widely popularized RSS feed format. Most recently, an article posted by Paul Kedrosky entitled: “RSS Sucks” caught my eye. Ironically, i noticed his article because i was browsing around in my RSS reader. I use SearchFox primarily, and without it i honestly don’t [...]

Quest for the holy Web Host

[ page last updated: Dec. 10, 2005. ] So i’m on a new mission: find a web hosting provider that meets my current requirements, test a couple out and slowly move over some of my current domains to said provider. i figured that i’d document my research and post it for any who might be [...]

New Trendmicro Online Antivirus Scanner on the Fritz

I used to consider TrendMicro’s online antivirus scanner as one of the best in the bunch, if not the best. For those not familiar, i am referring to HouseCall Antivirus located conveniently at housecall.antivirus.com. I usually refer anyone looking to scan their pc to this free service, as opposed to installing some no-name “free” antivirus [...]

Dawning of the Age of Neology

We seem to be living in an age where anyone has the ability to invent words on the fly, adding all sorts of new vocabulary to the English language as needed. This is especially true on the web, where we make up words at a dizzying pace, dozens per day, to the point that it [...]

WordPress Plugin: Extended Live Archive | setup

I just installed Sons Of Skadi’s Extended Live Archive plugin for wordpress because the archives page on this site was getting a little out of control and i wanted to test out a few wordpress plugins that might help to make things a little bit more usable. The Extended Live Archive plugin uses javascript and [...]

3 week shakedown, 2 RSS readers remain.

This article will look at the remaining 4 RSS readers ( SearchFox, Rojo, Bloglines, Newsgator Online ) that i am reviewing and eliminate another 2 services based on usability and personal preference. Note: any pros / cons stated below are in addition to the ones already mentioned here. The Recap: RSS? Why. ( evolution of [...]

New FireFox Vulnerability: Remote Buffer Overflow

[ page last updated: Sep. 24, 2005. ] Both FrSIRT and CNET are reporting a recently discovered security vulnerability affecting all versions of Firefox, including the recently released Firefox 1.5 Beta. According to FrSIRT, “A vulnerability has been identified in Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Suite, which could be exploited by remote attackers to execute arbitrary [...]

1 week comparison: SearchFox, Feedster, Pluck, Bloglines, Rojo, and NewsGator

[ page last updated: Oct. 21, 2005. ] i can’t believe an entire week has gone by.. i wanted to take a couple of hours each day to test out these 6 feed readers, but i gotta say that i still can’t decide which one i feel most comfortable with. looks like i may have [...]

Natural Selection: evolution of the modern desktop

Imagine a desktop OS that is so thin that you could barely even see it. Most of the time, you aren’t even aware of it. There is nothing to install, nothing to update, nothing to [mis]configure, and so nothing to crash. Nothing. That is what i want from my next OS. “NothingOS” is the name [...]

AJAX and the Yahoo Mindset

i’ve seen a lot of search engines.. but why should i bother to use them, why should i bother to visit them even once? everybody knows that Google is the center of the web universe. Right? i guess.. but yesterday i stumbled onto something new. it represented a change in the way we have been [...]