Monday, November 29, 2004
Now, the question is it real, or a scam... Remember: Buyer beware, I don't know anything about this company.
Google SMS offers the most extensive SMS 411 service, it provides phone numbers and addresses. All you have to do is send a query like 'gas 34562' to '46645' (which 'GOOGL' on most phones). Google SMS will reply with all the phone and address information for gas stations in that ZIP code.
There is also another service called Synfonic that offers for phone and address information, and much more. All you have to do is send an SMS query to 650-430-7183, and you'll receive a reply within a few seconds. For more information goto to Synfonic web site.
Thursday, November 25, 2004
Researcher Eric Howes a graduate student at the University of Illinois has recently issued failing grades on all anti-spyware scanners he tested during a two-week stretch in October. Eric Howes found that the best-performing anti-spyware scanner failed to detect about 25 percent of the "critical" files and registry entries installed by these malicious programs.
In my own unscientific test Last night, I scaned my wife's mother computer with PestScan.com (Pest Patrol owns the web site). It found 80 parasites, it first used Spybot Search and Destroy which found some ad tracking cookies. Then I used the freeware version of Adaware, and it found some more cookies and some parasites. Then I reran PestScan.com, and I still found problems.
Wednesday, November 24, 2004
Sunday, November 21, 2004
Friday, November 19, 2004
Note: WUS requires Background Intelligent Transfer Services (BITS) 2.0 beta to be installed. BITS enables the download of updates in the background using available network bandwidth.
Like most people you're probably using the standard antennas that came with your WAP. These antennas provide you with a few hundred feet of signal transmission strength, as long as it is not impeded by walls or other type of interference (such as microwaves, other Wi-Fi networks, etc..). By using a better antenna, the farther your signal will go and the better it will be received.
The needs of your Wi-Fi network, will determine the type of antenna you need. For example, there are several different types of antennas, like: unidirectional, omnidirectional, etc.. Each type of antenna, does something different, the omnidirectional antenna send the signal out in all directions, and unidirectional only sends the signal in one direction.
Wi-Fi Antenna Resources:
- FreeAntennas.com - DYI antenna resources
- Metrix Communication LLC - 802.11 wireless networking gear
- Building a Wi-Fi Antenna Out of a Tin Can
- Wi-Fi Antenna made from a Diskette
Thursday, November 18, 2004
Wednesday, November 17, 2004
In response, President Bush supporters have launched other websites, like Werenotsorry.net.
Tuesday, November 16, 2004
Wired reports: "Yahoo is more than doubling its limits on free e-mail storage in its latest move to combat two of its biggest rivals, Google and Microsoft. E-mail accountholders will get up to 250 MB of free storage, up from 100 MB previously offered by Yahoo (YHOO)."
Monday, November 15, 2004
There are 10 new phishing scams that have been added to the test, and all them were actually received by real people. When you're finished taking the test you will be taken to a page where you can download a white paper, entitled 'Ten Tips for Finding a Fish.' You will also be offered a trial version of their MailFrontier Desktop and MailFrontier Gateway.
Friday, November 12, 2004
-Snarfed from Internet, author unknown.
New features in the preview are:
- Ways to adjust results by such measures as popularity and timeliness by moving sliding gauges on a secondary page.
- Ways fine-tune the results by limiting them to a local region.
- Answers to questions posed in natural language. For example, asking "What is the 10 times 2?". This feature is kind of cool, but it only can answer certain questions.
- AVG Anti-Virus
- avast! 4 Home Edition
If you need scan or clean your system without downloading and installing a whole software application, check out these sites.
- Trend Micro Housecall
Thursday, November 11, 2004
The application has a easy interface for turning your photos into animated videos, which can include music, voice-over narration, text, and visual effects. Some new functionality includes:
- Fundamental photo editing tools for color correction, red-eye retouching, and image rotating and cropping.
- You can create more nuanced effects such as rendering a photograph as a watercolor, as a negative, or in sepia tone.
- Templates that can be sent by e-mail to compatible devices that support these formats, such as Microsoft Portable Media Centers, Pocket PCs, and Windows-based Smartphones.
- And much more.
Check out the Photo Story 3 web site for examples, details, and tips.
Note: This software requires Windows XP, DirectX 9.0c, and Windows Media Player 10 to be able to use it.
The way the Gigaset M34 USB adapter works is that it plugs in your computer USB port, then plugs in your cordless phone. When you make long distance or international calls it uses the SkypeOut service to perform VoIP communications. The device also offer an open interface to enable third party developers to integrate their phones and applications into the device.
The Gigaset M34 USB adapter is suppose to be available in Europe as of September
2004. More information about the Gigaset is available on Siemens web site.
Wednesday, November 10, 2004
To see how it works, press the 'Track Flight' button under the section 'Track a Sample Flight' towards the top.
Tuesday, November 09, 2004
I might have posted some of these videos before, but if you have none seen them then you may want to watch them. All of these movies are Windows Media Player format, and some of them contain semi-adult content (ie: language, but no nudity).
The new PS/2 system is slated to go on sale in November. The new system is designed to be more portable, and is now about half the weight of the orginal system.
There is rumor that the PS/3 (if that is what they call it), might come out at next year's E3 show in May. It is suppose to support the new Blu-Ray discs (which have 54GB of storage).
Brief quote from article: "One of the great mysteries in security management is the modus operandi of criminal hackers. If you don't know how they can attack you, how can you protect yourself from them?"
Monday, November 08, 2004
Below is a quote from the site about the applications it includes:
Damn Small Linux has a nearly complete desktop, including XMMS (MP3, and MPEG), FTP client, Dillo web browser, links-hacked web browser, spreadsheet, Sylpheed email, spellcheck (US English), a word-processor (Ted-GTK), four editors (SciTe, nVi, Zile [emacs clone], and Nano [Pico clone]), graphics editing and viewing (Xpaint, and xzgv), Xpdf, emelFM (file manager), Naim (AIM, ICQ, IRC), VNCviwer, Rdesktop, SSH/SCP server and client, DHCP client, PPP, PPPoE (ADSL), a web server, calculator, generic and GhostScript printer support, NFS, Fluxbox window manager, games, system monitoring apps, a host of command line tools, USB support, and pcmcia support, some wireless support. For more information check out the applications pages.
Sunday, November 07, 2004
The program will start in November, and consist of a public web page and an email notification list. Each email notifications will include a brief amount of information about each of the upcoming security bulletins three business days before the regular monthly release date. No specific information about the vulnerabilities will be released in this notification. The notification will include information about number of security bulletins being released, their expected severity rating, and a list of affected products.
Thursday, November 04, 2004
Check out these utilities, they allow you to mount ISO image or burn them to CDs if you like:
- Microsoft's 'Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel for Windows XP'. (Notes: This software is unsupported by Microsoft, and contains no setup file. The interface is very basic, so don't expect a polished tool. Make sure to read the README.TXT)
- ISO Recorder PowerToy
- Daemon Tools
Wednesday, November 03, 2004
The sites listed below are a great places to start:
- WESTCIV Downloadable Courses
- Web Design Group
- World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
Tuesday, November 02, 2004
into a common format that can be read by Adobe products, and any other product that supports the format. The DNG software is free for you to download, and supports 60+ digital raw file formats.
- Listen to live Air Traffic Controller audio feed over the Internet. This is for those unique individuals that enjoy this stuff.
- Check out Maukie the Cat, it cute but useless.
- For those followers of the Darwin award check out the nominees.
- Greasecar vegetable Fuel Systems allow mechanically injected diesel vehicles to run on straight, filtered vegetable oil.