Friday, 18 February 2005

Microsoft has published what is a typically-simple, top-layer look at what the authors position as important information for parents to help them protect their kids online... But, while it's certainly a start, it won't get parents far enough.

If parents want to have a better understanding of what kids do online that can get them in trouble, there are other better, more complete resources out there for both kids and parents. Remember that learning together will prevent many problems, and creates a communication "common ground" for families in an area where kids often have the knowledge advantage.

But - if you're completely lost when you see words like "133t5p33k" or "!337$p34k," this short article at is geared toward you.

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Random Stuff | Tech | Safe Computing
Friday, 18 February 2005 04:52:39 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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 Tuesday, 15 February 2005

An announcement by Bill Gates at the RSA conference: Internet Explorer 7 is set to be released for testing this summer, says Microsoft. It will include anti-spyware functionality, and will not wait for the next version of Windows.

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IT Security | Tech
Tuesday, 15 February 2005 12:22:52 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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 Monday, 14 February 2005


(from some random web forum, via Tim)

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Monday, 14 February 2005 19:49:41 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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 Wednesday, 09 February 2005

Where would I be without FeedDemon? Between it and Outlook, most of my "content" is organized, filed and (quite intentionally) segregated into workable chunks-o-stuff.

And now FeedDemon version 1.5 is out! From the web site:

This new version offers a ton of new features, but here are the highlights:

  • Powerful podcasting tools to automatically download audio files and copy them to your iPod or other media player (that's right - FeedDemon supports media players other than the iPod!)
  • Integration with Bloglines and NewsGator Online Services
  • Flickr and search channels
  • Per-channel newspaper styles
  • Improved popup-blocking under XP SP2
  • Support for favicons throughout the user interface
  • Numerous performance improvements

See the announcement on Nick Bradbury's weblog - He's the quite excellent author of FeedDemon.

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RSS Stuff | Tech
Wednesday, 09 February 2005 19:54:57 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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 Tuesday, 08 February 2005

If you ever wondered how to spell out the American Idol theme music, well... there ya go.

Now, aren't you glad you read this blog?

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Random Stuff
Tuesday, 08 February 2005 20:22:43 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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In the wow-that's-random category (yeah pun intended), Jim Wright took his new iPod shuffle, as well as three more his friends had, and made a USB RAID array with them on his Mac.


Now that's geeking out. Not sure how useful it is, but it's cool.

[via Doc Searls]

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Geek Out | Tech
Tuesday, 08 February 2005 19:25:23 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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