Software Sucking So Seeking Something

So many to cover let me number them. Trillian has been my IM client of choice since their beta. I’ve used Gaim and any number of programs who do multiple IMs from one client but found them lacking. Trillian was even the first software for which I was willing to pay my own money. (Otherwise… Continue reading Software Sucking So Seeking Something

HAL 10

» Microsoft confirms Vista Speech Recognition remote execution flaw | George Ou | ZDNet.com I heard back from the folks at the MSRC, and they let me know that Microsoft is investigating public reports of a possible vulnerability in Windows Vista’s speech recognition feature. Microsoft’s initial investigation reveals that this vulnerability could allow an attacker… Continue reading HAL 10

Say No to Microsoft Window Vista

Microsoft Windows is a pain to diagnose. However, Run has many of the tools to determine issues. Someone at Microsoft hates it. Can someone tell me why? Finding Run has gotten more and more difficult over time. Now in Vista they hide it by default. 🙁 Where’s the “Run” dialog box in Windows Vista? »… Continue reading Say No to Microsoft Window Vista

Internet Elephant (in the Corner)

In the web design and web application world, Internet Explorer is always the Elephant in the Corner. The most popular web browser is one of the more cantankerous and annoying web browsers to design HTML and JavaScript for use inside it. For a long time a few web designers have preached a need for Web… Continue reading Internet Elephant (in the Corner)

Portable Digitial Life

Pretty good article which mentions a mainstay of the WWWAC lists, John Haller. Portable apps get a thumbs-up — Newsday.com [John] Haller … is involved in an industry initiative that’s being supported by most major USB drive manufacturers under the rubric of U3. U3 is for pen/USB drives only, but it incorporates additional user-friendly features:… Continue reading Portable Digitial Life

BellSouth vs. Google – Round 1

What about the customers? Companies all too often play chicken. It is the consumers who get screwed. A few years ago, a Sun vs. Microsoft disagreement meant no adequate Java Runtime Environment for the brand new Windows XP personal computers for months. Developers for online classes often tap Java for mini-applications (HTML editors, chat, file… Continue reading BellSouth vs. Google – Round 1

Disconnect

Wow, there is a disconnect between Microsoft and end users. Even if users experience PC trouble after installing the patch, they will still be protected against any attack exploiting the Windows flaw, a Microsoft representative said. But but but The patch could lock users out of their PC, prevent the Windows Firewall from starting, block… Continue reading Disconnect

Democracy Matters

. The first grand democratic experiment in Athens was drivem by a movement of the demos–citizen-peasants–organizing to make the Greek oligarchs who were abusing their power accountable. Democracy is always a movement of an energized public to make elites responsible–it is at its core and most basic foundation the taking back of one’s powers in… Continue reading Democracy Matters