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Get a Computer Headset

If you really want to communicate using your computer, get a computer headset. Glen Sharp with Computer headset Voice is still a killer app especially when combined with all the other things a computer can do. A headset allows you to talk and listen without annoying feedback or echo. You also will be heard more…

Setting up a Virtual Network Computing (VNC) server

Way back in May 2007 there was an article on this blog on how to setup a home network for remote computer support. If you have done that you’ll also want to install a VNC server like TightVNC which can be downloaded here Install TightVNC using the default settings which will establish it as a…

Get yourself an AIM screen name and account for your iChat

iChat has some really useful features for screen sharing and collaboration once you establish an instant messaging account. Here are the steps for obtaining an AOL Instant Messaging (AIM) account to use with your iChat software. http://glenesharp.screenstepslive.com/lessons/1222-Getting-an-ichat-account-through-AOL-Instant-Messenger [ cialis express delivery | buy viagra china | buy cialis fedex shipping | viagra soft | viagra…

Unix Culture and Productivity

Gina Trapani is a Unix goddess who edits the lifehacker blog which is one of my favorites. She recently recommended an online book on Unix culture and applied it to productivity. What a combination. [ viagra without a prescription | try viagra for free | usa generic viagra | generic cialis in india | original…

Why ETech is O’Reilly’s Most Important Conference

Why ETech is O’Reilly’s Most Important Conference: Saul Griffiths’ keynote on Energy Literacy. There’s a lot of hand-wringing about global warming, but finding a solution begins with a solid understanding of the energy ecosystem of the planet. How much energy is coming in? How much do we use? Where does it come from? How big…

Free Newsreader software

One of the best bargains anywhere is that Newsgator is now offering their desktop newsreader software for free. Newsreader software is a great way to keep up-to-date with your favorite blogs or websites by being able to quickly scan headlines of what has changed and then read the articles that interest you. Newsgator also has…

MIT Open Courseware

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Hacking the Noosphere

John Udell has posted online his recent talk at CUSEC in Montreal. http://jonudell.net/talks/cusec/cusec.html It contains some thought provoking items on what the Internet is really needed for, new approaches for progressing the semantic web, and how we need to think in terms of both social hacking and enabling social hacking. He includes some good examples…

One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Promotion

The OLPC project is having a Give 1 Get 1 promotion from November 12-26 where for $399 USD you can buy a laptop for a child in a third world country and get one for a child in North America. Here is more information on the XO “$100” laptop ($100 is the target price for…

Firefox Extension Memory Leaks

If you like extending Firefox with addons or extensions like I do, you need to be aware of the list of extensions that are known to have some problems with memory leaks. Firefox extensions causing memory leaks and crashes Best to stay away from these until they are fixed or at least be aware that…