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Showing posts from 2007

Awake from deep sleep

So it's been close to a year now since my last post and I have the need to blog again. Recently I have been adding myself to beta projects for Scrybe and Grand Central . Scrybe is an on-line calendar that allows you to quickly and easily view important dates of the year and drill down to the days events with a few simple clicks. use the link to check out a demo. The other site, Grand Central, is a kind of router for you phones. If you are like me you have more then one phone number for you, family, friends, and work to remember. You can give them all one number from Grand Central and that number will call all your numbers. You can even set it to screen calls or send telemarketers to a SPAM area. Again use the link to see more about it.

Adding a calendar to Opera

This is a simple hack for Opera that you can use in many ways other then adding a calendar. First would be to find a great on-line calendar that you like. I use but you can also use Google 's calendar or any other calendar that allows you to create a calendar that can be viewed without logging in. In some cases that is known as publishing your calendar. In most cases you also have the ability to subscribe to an RSS feed. RSS feeds allow you to get notifications of a website for any number of reasons. In the most common case you would receive news articles or blogs like mine. In this case though you would get daily reminders of events that would happen today. So now we have the calendar and the RSS feed done you can add the calendar link as a button. To do this just drag and drop the address bar icon to any visible tool-bar. As you can see you get an always available button that will get you to the calendar. As I said before you can do this with all sorts of other

Gizmo vs. Skype

For at least a year now I have seen Skype in the news showing advancement and becoming more and more a popular choice to using a telephone. It is a great service that offers an easy jump point into VoIP ( Voice over Internet Protocol ). My brothers and mom all have accounts that they can use to call each other and make inexpensive calls to Europe. It allows people to seek out and communicate with people or businesses from almost all over the world. I however have not hopped onto the technology. I have however been using a similar technology that allows me to talk with the same people and places that Skype can. I am talking about Gizmo Project . It was started by Michael Robertson , who is the person who founded, SIPphone, and Lindows. Some very good software and websites. The basic idea is the same for Gizmo as it is for Skype. Allow a person to call anyone in the world. They both do this in different ways, and they each have created services that are not available to the oth

It Keeps Your Computer Clean

nastiest malware trends 2007 The article above talks about some nasty and evasive programs known as malware. It gets this name from the fact that it is software that in some way is malicious to your system and/or personal information. check what Wikipedia has to say about malware . It now becomes your responsibility to insure some dirt bag isn't using you or your computer to make money without you knowing it. For a few years now owning just an anti-virus program has not been enough. These days you must also use anti-spy-ware/anti-malware software and firewall. The reason is that the anti-virus companies can't or won't identify the malware as a threat to your system like they would with any virus created. While the ethics and practices could be argued all day people and companies have stepped up to the challenge and offer programmes that scan for the malware or help blacklist websites known to have malware in place. I'll list a few of the programmes in a second and show