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Entries for February, 2009

Stimulus Bill: What The Stimulus Bill Has For Everyday Americans

In case you haven’t had a chance to read the 1000+ page stimulus bill that was passed on Friday, Ron Lieber at the New York Times has highlighted some of the provisions that will directly affect the average American. Here’s our summary of what Lieber has put together, supplemented with more details from the Associated […]

10 Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know

Everyday I receive an email from somebody about how their account was hacked, how a friend tagged them in the photo and they want a way to avoid it, as well as a number of other complications related to their privacy on Facebook. Over the weekend one individual contacted me to let me know that […]

Best Out-of-Office Replies

1. I am currently out at a job interview and will reply to you if I fail to get the position. Be prepared for my mood. 2. You are receiving this automatic notification because I am out of the office. If I was in, chances are you wouldn’t have received anything at all. 3. I […]

How I use Social Networks

This may be somewhat “well duh”, but this is how I’ve organized my usage of social networks and “Web 2.0” technology (in no particular order): Youtube: (username midspot) this is where I post all my public video content which is then aggregated as a wall post in Facebook. I anticipate using this much more now […]

RIM announces BES 5.0 | BlackBerry Cool

RIM announced today the impending release of the latest version of its BlackBerry Enterprise Server. BES 5.0 will add a bunch of new features to improve the BlackBerry experience for enterprise users. Here’s a quick list of what’s been announced: * Retrieve corporate documents behind firewalls * Add, read, rename and delete folders on the […]

Windows Live: Hotmail Enables POP3 for US Users

Ars Technica cites an “insider” in announcing that POP3 access for Hotmail users has been activated in the US. Say hello to getting Hotmail into Gmail, non-Microsoft-made mail clients, and many other places. Microsoft has been rolling out POP3 importing access to a number of countries since mid-January, including Canada, the U.K., most of western […]

Geeky Pic!


William Keating, a geologist attached to the U.S government’s first expedition to the Red River Valley in 1823, provided the earliest geological report of eastern North Dakota. Among his observations, Keating wrote: “The flatness of the surface that almost uniformly prevails throughout the Valley may be regarded as a defect in its character that cannot […]

Are you bypassing your company’s IT policies?

While reading the paper version of ComputerWorld this morning, I stumbled an article reporting that more than half of Gen Y employees regularly bypass corporate IT usage policies at their workplace, and a quarter of them face no repercussions for doing so. These results came out of a study performed by Toronto-based research firm Harris/Decima, […]

Senate OKs $15,000 tax break for homebuyers – Yahoo! News

WASHINGTON – The Senate voted Wednesday night to give a tax break of up to $15,000 to homebuyers in hopes of revitalizing the housing industry, a victory for Republicans eager to leave their mark on a mammoth economic stimulus bill at the heart of President Barack Obama’s recovery plan. The tax break was adopted without […]