go to sections menu

The Technology blog and podcast

This is for the technology blog and podcast Commentary, articles, and podcasts

header picture for Ingegno theme

You are here: August 2011

Go to Homepage [0], contents or to navigation menu



another random update

Hi all.
yesterday is another random update.
Java 6.27 is finally out.
Also as we approach daylight savings again it looks like the world is still shuffeling time around.
Ms have released a new update for windows that has to do with timezones again.
Its a critical update, I guess since time is important you really should upgrade this.
Myself I wouldn’t put it as critical.
Security updates are critical.
Guess if you are in the countries this matters to it would be.
Anyway later all

Comments Off on another random update

windowsupdate down

Hi all.
not sure about win7 or later but for all older systems from 2k to
2003 server it seems windows update is down.
I tried this on 2 xp systems and www.windowsupdate.com is down.
Updates can still be obtained from www.update.microsoft.com
Ms update may boot you out every so often but just keep scanning and
you should get through.

Comments Off on windowsupdate down

Dear MPAA: Stomp Your Feet And Repeat It As Many Times As You Want, But Infringement Is Not Theft | Techdirt

Well.
I know Shaun is wanting to say something every time I post something like this, so here goes. Tech Delight, thanks.

Dear MPAA: Stomp Your Feet And Repeat It As Many Times As You Want, But Infringement Is Not Theft | Techdirt.

Comments Off on Dear MPAA: Stomp Your Feet And Repeat It As Many Times As You Want, But Infringement Is Not Theft | Techdirt

Want Kids? Lose Your Cell Phone | Men’s Health News

I found this interesting. My phone is in my pocket for ease of convenience, but after reading this, I’ll have to put it some place else. What do you guys think of this?

Want Kids? Lose Your Cell Phone | Men’s Health News.

Comments Off on Want Kids? Lose Your Cell Phone | Men’s Health News

computers are evil

Hi.
I skimmed through the cast just now, maily because I am quite bussy
this and in fact the next 3 weeks will be quite busy.
Ok firstly I semi disaggree with the fact children shouldn’t have a
pc in their room.
Ok firstly it depends on how savy the child is, children here at
about 6 and up are learning the system and are quite savy with it, my
11 year old cousin has his own laptop and my other cousin roughly the
same age hers.
They also have ipods.
Ok, we can’t protect people from everything as nothing is really fullproof.
I think it wrong to just not having people especially children have a
computer and before you start jumping down my throat I know the
safety aspect I read on this blog and in fact have to deal with
hackers and other junk every day.
But making a child have no computer won’t help as they will most
invariably find ways to get online, get that gmail, facebook, etc.
Ok saying that its all child spaciffic.
If a child is quite sensitive about things in general then they
shouldn’t have the net right away.
Maybe a game computer or something firstly.
Secondly if a child will play his or her computer or whatever instead
of working then having a computer of any sort is a no no.
So it depends on parents and children alike to aggree if they should
have a system in their rooms or not.
However I disaggree in the princapal that no child should have a
computer in their room just because a book says so.

Comments Off on computers are evil

Technology podcast 155 for August 13 2011

Well,
Due to computer issues, the technology blog and podcast hopes that you have found our podcast on our RSS feed and found it interesting. If you haven’t, here is the show notes for the podcast.

Welcome to Podcast 155 for August 13, 2011: two long segments for your podcast, and even one short segment from Blind Bargains to top it all off.

  1. Thanks to Kelly Sapergia we learn that The Canadian Library Digital section is where you can get the “One child at a time” book we talk about on our first segment with Melissa Harrel from our AMW Reloaded podcast series. This segment was taken from the 20th podcast, and talks about the book just mentioned, cyberbullies, predators, technology, AMW, and the AMWRL podcast as a whole.
  2. Lino Morales of LLJFM Internet Radio and I talk about the blind community getting hit with direct messages leading to fake twitter log in pages, Robo Braille and other topics of interest.
  3. Trend Micro news from the August 12th edition of the newsletter is talked about a bit, and the fact we used RoboBraille to do the audio translation.
  4. Blind Bargains gave us permission to feature audio as long as we have the fact that they did the work. In this final segment, we learn about the Orion, which may not be released yet, but was to be released this summer.

This podcast is packed, and lasts 138 minutes and 51 seconds which include our sponsors.

We’ll be back with more from the March archives of back audio, including some stuff from Shaun Everess that was sent back then.

Hosts: Jared Rimer, and Melissa Harrel for a segment

Contact info is in the podcast and on our blog.

Comments Off on Technology podcast 155 for August 13 2011

Trend Micro newsletter for August 12, 2011

Trend Micro’s Newsletter for August 12, 2011 is an interesting one. There are a couple of articles worth reading from it:

  1. Weekly spotlight: Mass compromise:
  2. Social media: Avoid data breaches
  3. You might find something in latest news that might find your interest. Read what you wish and comment.

    Comments Off on Trend Micro newsletter for August 12, 2011

    Apple to Lodsys: you’ll have to go through us to sue iOS devs

    Apple to Lodsys: you’ll have to go through us to sue iOS devs.

    Comments Off on Apple to Lodsys: you’ll have to go through us to sue iOS devs

    Verizon blocks unlicensed tethering, insists it can charge extra

    This is quite interesting. What do you all think of this article?

    Verizon blocks unlicensed tethering, insists it can charge extra.

    Comments Off on Verizon blocks unlicensed tethering, insists it can charge extra

    updates

    Hi all
    Updates are out for windows, dotnet has about 4 2 optionals and 2 criticals.
    Office has a few to.
    You should have 60 to download 60mb that is.
    Those that want the latest isos can get em at
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=79879
    This is how I get the criticals for mass distribution it limits me
    down for stuff like the major stuff being 20mb with about 4mb of
    spytool and the others.
    Oh win7 users will get a keyboard update.
    A reminder to all to install windows live 2011.
    Even if you don’t use it, bits of it are needed for the mouse and
    keyboard drives of intellipoint devices.
    softwarepatch has updated finally with june and july updates as well
    as the bt250 and the brother dccam drivers.
    Unfortunately not much more.
    Oh shockwave, flash for both ie and other stuff is updated.
    itunes and quicktime are also updated.
    later

    Comments Off on updates

    Survey Shows Publishing Expanded Since 2008 – NYTimes.com

    Survey Shows Publishing Expanded Since 2008 – NYTimes.com.

    Comments Off on Survey Shows Publishing Expanded Since 2008 – NYTimes.com

    Facebook Use May Lead to Psychological Disorders in Teens [STUDY]

    This is quite interesting. Check this out.

    Facebook Use May Lead to Psychological Disorders in Teens [STUDY].

    Comments Off on Facebook Use May Lead to Psychological Disorders in Teens [STUDY]

    “Swatting” – Are You A Potential Victim? | Bill Mullins’ Weblog – Tech Thoughts

    I covered my experience of this type of thing in a much earlier podcast, luckily, it wasn’t that bad. Check this out for those who may be new.

    “Swatting” – Are You A Potential Victim? | Bill Mullins’ Weblog – Tech Thoughts.

    Comments Off on “Swatting” – Are You A Potential Victim? | Bill Mullins’ Weblog – Tech Thoughts

    What Do People Prefer to Sex? According to Tech Companies, Everything!

    OK, I saw this and I wasn’t originally going to read this. But I had to read to see what this was about, and I have to say, that this was quite interesting. What do you guys think of this article?

    What Do People Prefer to Sex? According to Tech Companies, Everything!.

    Comments Off on What Do People Prefer to Sex? According to Tech Companies, Everything!

    UK Engineers Print and Fly the World’s First Working 3-D Printed Aircraft | Popular Science

    Interesting. What do you think of this one?

    UK Engineers Print and Fly the World’s First Working 3-D Printed Aircraft | Popular Science.

    Comments Off on UK Engineers Print and Fly the World’s First Working 3-D Printed Aircraft | Popular Science

    Court Rules in Favor of JetBlue – Airline Websites and Kiosks Not Covered by State Law – Law Office of Lainey Feingold

    Court Rules in Favor of JetBlue – Airline Websites and Kiosks Not Covered by State Law – Law Office of Lainey Feingold.

    Comments Off on Court Rules in Favor of JetBlue – Airline Websites and Kiosks Not Covered by State Law – Law Office of Lainey Feingold

    Technology podcast 154 for August 3, 2011

    On this edition of the podcast, Jared Rimer has quite a lot of different things for you including various tech finds, JFW

    being a murderer file, GW Micro’s training in Anaheim, and much much more. I hope you enjoy the program. The blog has all

    our contact information, so take advantage of it.

    Comments Off on Technology podcast 154 for August 3, 2011

    Special Offer From GW Micro!: August 2, 2011

    Special Offer From GW Micro!

    GW Micro is starting a series of specials on accessories and other miscellaneous items. This week’s special is on the VoiceSense/SyncBraille combo case. You can purchase the combo case for the 20-cell or 32-cell SyncBraille for only $20! This price also includes shipping within the U.S. This price will be valid while supplies last.

    The VoiceSense/SyncBraille combo case is a great way to protect your VoiceSense and SyncBraille. This case will help prevent moisture and dust from getting on your devices. This customized case made by GW Micro also includes a small pouch with a zipper to store small items.

    The handy neck strap and Velcro strip allow for easy access to the Voice Sense while you are on the go. Just place the strap around your neck and then you will not have to worry about dropping the VoiceSense!

    To make this purchase, please contact the GW Micro Orders department at 260-489-3671 or by e-mail at orders@gwmicro.com. If you live outside of the U.S., please contact the GW Micro Orders department for pricing. All sales will be final and there is no warranty on this item.

    Comments Off on Special Offer From GW Micro!: August 2, 2011

    go to sections menu


navigation menu

go to sections menu