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2010

Even better than Google’s 80/20 approach!
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Economics Scobleizer
YouTube> YouTube # Keeping this text here is required for the YouTube to display properly SMH
Got Flash Blues? Dalvik VM to the Rescue!
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Adobe Flash Android Google Java Open Source
Adobe Flash Platform got some bad press lately, and its exclusion from iPad is a major slap in the face to Adobe by Steve Jobs himself. Even though millions of sites out there (including this one) use Flash to liven up things and provide extra interactivity, Apple is willing to leave users to stare at Big Empty Boxes on iPad, rather than add Flash support.
Annual Tax Time – My Take
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Economics Google Politics
I have been working this weekend (not enough of it, granted) on organizing and preparing our household 2009 taxes for filing. There is plenty of time before April 15th deadline in United States, but I like to have breathing room as this process always takes way longer than one expects (and hopes).
Chrome Browser – Now Proven More Secure
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FireFox Google Technology
Lately I use multiple browser, more so than ever, in this order: Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer 64 bit. This story unfolded literally few minutes ago, and I believe entire thing happened online within past few hours, at the most.
HP Printer Drivers are now Adware?!
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Consumerism HP
So, we picked up this nice HP Photosmart Plus All-in-one. I can’t speak to the printer quality much, only time will tell, but I can report my initial observations around setup process: Without any option or checkbox anywhere, it installed HP/Yahoo Co-branded Internet Explorer Toolbar!

2009

Mass Effect 2 is coming – Amazing!
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Bioware EA Entertainment
I was holding out to play Mass Effect one for the longest time, until I finally picked it up via Steam a month or so ago. I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Breaking News – nVidia Hates The Sims
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EA Entertainment nVidia
What started as a simple upgrade of my daughter’s video card, turned into afternoon of sheer terror. I don’t really know if it’s nVidia to blame, or some incompetence of EA developers, but result is tragic just the same.
Windows 7 and Vista Side by Side Adventures
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Windows
It was really straight forward to setup side-by-side Windows 7 and Vista on the same computer, simply put them on separate hard-drives (either physical or separate partitions). Installation was no troubles, and I was happily booting between them back and forth as needed, until I hit a snag last night, MAJOR SNAG!
Windows 7 64 Bit – Installation & My First Week
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Technology Windows
As you may have heard from me in the past, I was very impressed with Beta and RC version of Win 7, so I was among the many people preordering a copy when special $50 offer was available for a limited time.
Technology to Improve Our Human Experience – Priceless
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Family Google Picasa Technology
I am excited, awestruck, humbled and overall happy and serene, all at once! What brought on these emotions is my first interaction with newest version of Google’s amazing Picasa product.
WordPress Security Breach – First Response Steps
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Scobleizer Technology WordPress
Word gets around on Internet quickly, but apparently not quickly enough for me. I do recall noticing somewhere a word about small security breach in WordPress 2.8.2 few days ago, but it wasn’t clear to me that all earlier WordPress versions were affected, so I did not rush and act right away.
Admission – I was a Netbook Holdout
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Technology Videos World of Warcraft
Yes, there, I am out in the open now, ready to admit it. For the longest time I’ve been watching Netbooks, saying to myself – it’s really a useless toy, why spend money even?
Internet – Basic Utility or Luxury?
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Consumerism
I am posting this courtesy of my good neighbor, who willfully provided a password to his wireless network to save us from going completely crazy and self-destructing as a family.
Facebook Ad Machine – Scary or Ultimate?
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Gaming Marketing Technology
I am back from vacation, and it was very rejuvenating. To totally relax this time I spent few free minutes between activities on some casual gaming, mostly on Facebook and Steam.
The Next Series: Part 2 – Where Is My File?
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Computer Science Future Next Technology
In the future, there will be No More Files (and most likely No Folders either). Have I completely lost it, you probably wonder just about now? All modern Operating Systems, from latest Linux to upcoming Windows 7 or Mac OS Snow Leopard, still share this fundamental flaw.
Best Free Movies on Hulu – 2009 Edition
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Entertainment Hulu Streaming Video
I noticed that they took down Most of the movies I liked on Hulu as my recommendations, a year ago. Only Girl Next Door remains, which brings up a thought of a Chicken-n-Egg situation.
Windows 7 – only $40 at MicroCenter or $45 at Costco
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Microsoft Windows
The title is all you need to know. The special price only at your local MicroCenter store and only for 3 days. Of you don’t have one, check local Costco. Or, I will have a link to Amazon, which promised to deliver on Oct 22, on here later today.
Microsoft With No Money, iPhone 3 and More
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Apple iPhone Microsoft Rant
I’m back, and just posting quick update on little “big” things that are going on with me. Filing this one under “Random Thoughts”, FYI. Microsoft announced officially last week that they are discontinuing Microsoft Money product.
Business Apps at 30 Frames Per Second
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Adobe Adobe Flash Programming
Today I remembered a curious little application, which I wrote back around 1989, if memory serves me right. So, decided to document this for the future generations and you, loyal readers.
Your Data Is Safe…… Not!!!
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Computer Science Windows
Poor attempt at a Not joke? I had a rough day, but I want to promptly document it for everyone’s benefit. Our story begins during late night hours, somewhere deep in the tough Ulduar area in World of Warcraft Instance.