Category: News Roundup

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I remember when my Windows 95, 286 desktop clunker, with external modem that screeched that awful sound, was in my kitchen. With the thrill of dial-up and my Pegasus email client, I would send an email to one of the list-serv’s I belonged to, go make spagetti and a salad and return to see if anyone answered, from somewhere in the world. Things chugged a teeny bit faster when I upgraded that machine to a 386 and then a 486Read more…

I remember my 21st birthday. Nobody had any money, but 10 of my friends took me out to dinner to a really nice resturant anyway. They managed to pay for dinner, but couldn’t afford a birthday cake, so they got some donuts from a store nearby and got the whole resturant to sing “Happy Birthday” to me. Today Microsoft Windows turns 21 on November 20. It was born in 1985. Here are some party trivia for you, the wild bunchRead more…

Some 10 US cities got to see advertising the rest of us won’t get to, and maybe we could care less. According to the IEBlog, mobile billboards chugged around announcing the arrival of IE7. The billboard states “Download with Confidence”. I thought it rather daring of Tony Chor, Group Program Manager, to write : If you haven’t tested your website with IE7 yet, please use the tools Scott posted about a few weeks ago to help you prepare. We haveRead more…

More and more people in the USA are getting on board with this issue. Here are some recent updates: The telecom slayers For more than a year, telecom (Verizon, ATT) lobbyists, who include former Bill Clinton press secretary Mike McCurry, have outgunned Scott and his ragtag army of bloggers, Internet entrepreneurs and consumer-rights activists on Capitol Hill. But on this fall day in his bare-bones office in Washington, Scott is grinning in victory. He knows he has succeeded in trippingRead more…

Have you been feeling restless? Unchallenged? Knowing you need to “do something good” somewhere, but don’t know how or where? Maybe you’ve wanted to volunteer but either don’t have the extra time, or need ideas? An interesting website called CharityGuide.org may inspire you. The idea is that it’s possible to volunteer somewhere, or as they put it, “make a difference” in 15 minutes. Their goal is to help provide one million acts of kindness per year. If causes such asRead more…

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