Monday, 10 January 2005

Adam Gaffin, who publishes Network World Fusion’s Compendium (RSS feed here: RSS feed), has announced that Network World’s weekly interviews are now available a la Podcast – as a RSS 2.0 feed with enclosures.

So, point your feed reader or podcast client over to the RSS feed podcast feed at and partake of the quality content – these are quite good interviews and recordings, especially for IT pro’s and people who want to learn more about IT in the home and office.

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Monday, 10 January 2005 15:46:30 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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Here is a point of view I tend to agree with, with regard to business and blogging… It’s not just what you say at work that can get you fired, and companies can employ (or not) based on a number of aspects of a person’s life. If you’re a blogger, these thoughts over at the Blog Your Way weblog are worth reading and taking into account:

Blog Your Way » My thoughts on being fired for blogging

There have been a lot of posts lately about being dooced (fired for blogging). Dooce (Heather) was the first to be fired almost three years ago and thousands have been fired since then. It seems that many more will follow. What was the common denominator in the majority of them? Discretion…and not thinking about the possible reaction to their posts.

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Monday, 10 January 2005 15:36:07 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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From MS MVP Jerry Bryant comes news about the new malicious software combat tools that will launch on Tuesday this week from Microsoft:

Announcement of Upcoming Release of Malicious Software Removal Tools

Starting from January 11th, 2005, Microsoft will provide Windows customers with Malicious Software Removal Tools. New versions of these tools will be available monthly (second Tuesday of every month on the same schedule that Microsoft already delivers other security updates) or more frequently if necessary…

…Microsoft will provide new versions of this tool updated to remove malicious software that is found to be prevalent for that month. The first version of the tool available in January will be able to remove Blaster, Sasser, MyDoom, DoomJuice, Zindos, Berweb (also known as Download.Ject), Gailbot and Nachi viruses / worms.

These removal tools will be made available to customers through the following delivery vehicles:

  • As a download through the Microsoft Download Center
  • As a critical update through Windows Update and through Auto Update for those customers who have Auto Update turned on
  • As an ActiveX control also available at

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Monday, 10 January 2005 15:15:49 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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 Friday, 07 January 2005

To make creating weblog entries simple, fast and easy, I use a tool called BlogJet. Dmitri (the author) has just released v1.5 of the program:

BlogJet 1.5 Final Release

Great news – BlogJet 1.5 is available now. It’s a huge improvement over previous versions – it has slightly better user interface, more features, support for more blog services and CMS and it’s more stable.

BlogJet 1.5 is the free update for registered users.

Download it now!

Full release notes are here.

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Friday, 07 January 2005 09:16:56 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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 Thursday, 06 January 2005

My gnome friend Brandon Watts jumped on the proverbial horse and rode straight out the barn on his first PodCast earlier today. And all in all, he did a fine job.

If you have not heard about Brandon before, here's a little info:

  • He wrote his own programming language for beginners, called Leopard, a couple years ago.
  • He's 18 years old now.
  • He's wicked smart.
  • He writes for Lockergnome and has had his writing featured in a variety of print and online media.
  • He has a pretty darn good radio voice.
  • He has a blog.

Check out his podacst (for the uninitiated, podcasting's this new thing that all the kids are doing with MP3 files and easy-to-use-and-distribute audio shows). Let him know what you think.

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AudioBlogging | Blogging
Thursday, 06 January 2005 23:49:17 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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Chris Pirillo is a well-known geek and all around goofy (and smart and good) guy. He founded Lockergnome and did a show for TechTV back before that network went straight to crap.

He’s starting his new weekly audio broadcast today, two-and-a-half hours of live talk from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). His show’s new website is online and the live broadcast starts at 11:30am Pacific Time, but the stream is already running so jump in now. Replays available if you miss(ed) the live show, and RSS feeds are on the site for subscribing – I did.

I am working form home today, and so I will be listening to it in the background whilst editing papers and organizing stuff. Good to see you back on the air, friend!

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Thursday, 06 January 2005 11:19:10 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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