170 posts categorized "Nerding"

April 29, 2008

Vista Misery and Mysteries

Wasn't planning to install Vista on my new Toughbook CF-30 because it's been hard to deal with on Mary's new HP; but I did and now have both some misery and an Internet Explorer protected mode mystery which I'd be glad for nerd help with.

I liked the fact that the new Toughbook came with More...

April 28, 2008

Why Old Computers Get Slow

My Toughbook CF-29, bought back in 2004 when I left the corporate world and expected to spend many days in physically tough places, has been getting slow. Mouse clicks and resulting actions are increasingly far apart. Windows open blank and don't fill in for eons. Programs go into non-responding More...

April 27, 2008

Testing Office 2007

Meant to start this series on moving to a new computer (gulp) and upgrading to Office 2007 (gulp, gulp) and Vista Pro (GULP!) in an orderly way with a post on how computers get old and slow. But when I told the new Microsoft Word that comes with Office 2007 that I wanted to create a new document, More...

April 22, 2008

Auditioning for New Roles

Below I am practicing to supplant pigs and toasters as a screensaver.


April 16, 2008

Third Life: Social Networking Breakfast with Jeff Pulver

“It’s like Facebook only it’s not online,” someone at Jeff Pulver’s social networking breakfast in Tel Aviv More...

April 11, 2008

Introducing the BUG at Kinnernet

There are about 250 nerds gathered here at Yossi Vardi’s More...

April 02, 2008

Findability in the (un)Social Directory

If you don’t want to be found, you should have the right to remain a hermit. I can’t bring myself to pay Verizon several dollars a month to take me OUT of its 411 and white pages but I don’t want to be there, even though – More...

April 01, 2008

The (un)Social Directory

I want to be in an (un)social directory. I want to be accessible to some people, want to be findable by most people, but want to keep complete control of who communicates with me by what method.


March 24, 2008

Amazon S3 – Backstory for Nerds – Part 2

Note to non-nerds – back to English tomorrow; you may want to skip this one.


March 20, 2008

Amazon S3 – Backstory for Nerds - Part 1

It’s practical to use Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) as the backend for a web application WITHOUT any intervening application server. I have the code to prove it and I’m sharing it. If you’re a nerd, read on otherwis More...

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