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Customize a New XP Installation

18/02/2006 @ 10:08 UTC

kayodeok : Customize a New XP Installation - Either way, here are some of the steps I take to customize my own XP machine. I did not list ALL available tweaks or changes, I just wrote about the ones that I use the most and that help me get a better working experience with my own XP machine

Aaron Margosis' WebLog : Fixing "LUA bugs", Part I

18/02/2006 @ 10:08 UTC

kayodeok : Aaron Margosis' WebLog : Fixing "LUA bugs", Part I - In this mini-series of posts, I’ll lay out a systematic approach for working around LUA bugs that minimizes exposure. I’ll discuss approaches from most-preferred to least-preferred, with some of the pros and cons of each. By the way, while

Microsoft to retire pile-of-crap web design program FrontPage

18/02/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

jkottke : Microsoft to retire pile-of-crap web design program FrontPage - Microsoft to retire pile-of-crap web design program FrontPage.

kayodeok : Bye-bye, FrontPage in New Office, Says Microsoft - Microsoft will close the book on its FrontPage Web-design program with the release of Office 2007, formerly known as Office 12, late this year

gmailskins

17/02/2006 @ 04:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : gmailskins - gmailskins: that's pretty cool

kayodeok : Firefox Extension: gmail skins - Gmail Skins is a Firefox extension that lets you change the look of your Gmail inbox (amongst some other things)

The Joel on Software Discussion Group - Rails' Ridiculous Restrictions, a Rant

17/02/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Paul Hammond : The Joel on Software Discussion Group - Rails' Ridiculous Restrictions, a Rant - I only say all this because Rails is the first framework worth criticizing.

kayodeok : The Joel on Software Discussion Group - Rails' Ridiculous Restrictions, a Rant - As an entitled American who contributed not one line of code to Rails and has used it for all of one project, I am of course brilliantly qualified to bitch about it.

How babies do maths at 7 months

16/02/2006 @ 00:09 UTC

kayodeok : How babies do maths at 7 months - Babies have a rudimentary grasp of maths long before they can walk or talk, according to new research.

Britain wants access to encrypted Vista hard drives

16/02/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

kayodeok : Britain wants access to encrypted Vista hard drives - The issue is BitLocker Drive Encryption, slated for inclusion in Vista. The system can encrypt a user's entire hard drive, making it almost impossible to access data if the drive is removed from the computer or otherwise tampered with

Google finally has an online application

16/02/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

kayodeok : Google finally has an online application

A Truly del.icio.us API

15/02/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

deusx : A Truly del.icio.us API - "Let's take a look at the public API, which offers flexible and easy access to del.icio.us."

kayodeok : A Truly del.icio.us API - Web Monkeys take on the delicious API

Global spread of English 'a threat to UK'

15/02/2006 @ 11:09 UTC

kayodeok : Global spread of English 'a threat to UK' - The global dominance of English, which has brought economic and cultural benefit to Britain for the past 100 years, now poses a major threat to the UK's international standing, according to research published today

Gates: End to passwords in sight

15/02/2006 @ 11:09 UTC

kayodeok : Gates: End to passwords in sight - For years, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates has had his sights set on the password as the weak link in the computer security chain. Now, with Windows Vista, Gates feels he finally has the right weapons to supplant the password as a means of verifying who is

Technologist Manifesto..., or Things Everyone in IT Should Know

15/02/2006 @ 11:09 UTC

kayodeok : Technologist Manifesto..., or Things Everyone in IT Should Know - "Build it and they will come" is a great line for a movie, but a horrible way to make IT decisions.

Student finds toilet water cleaner than ice at fast food restaurants

15/02/2006 @ 11:09 UTC

kayodeok : Student finds toilet water cleaner than ice at fast food restaurants - "I found that 70-percent of the time, the ice from the fast food restaurant's contain more bacteria than the fast food restaurant's toilet water."

Easy on the Adverbs, Exclamation Points and Especially Hooptedoodle

15/02/2006 @ 11:09 UTC

kayodeok : Easy on the Adverbs, Exclamation Points and Especially Hooptedoodle - Elmore Leonard’s Ten Rules of Writing: These are rules I've picked up along the way to help me remain invisible when I’m writing a book, to help me show rather than tell what’s taking place in the story

Google buys Measure Map

15/02/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Google buys Measure Map - congrats, Jeff and the Adaptive Path crew!

Jeremy Zawodny : Here comes Measure Map - Here comes Measure Map: google bought measure map... saw that coming a mile away

Douglas Bowman : Google > Measure Map - Congratulations to Jeff Veen and the entire Adaptive Path team that worked on Measure Map. Here's to even better things ahead.

Jason Shellen : Official Google Blog: Here comes Measure Map - Google picks up Measure Map plus co-creator Jeff Veen and crew. Glad to have the deal all sewn up. #

kellan : MeasureMap goes to Google, which means Ruby at Google! - Beginning of a trend? (I'd say this will fix the MeasureMap scalability probs, except G hasn't fixed the ones with Gurchin yet) #

jkottke : Google buys Measure Map, Jeff Veen leaves Adaptive Path to work at Google - Google buys Measure Map, Jeff Veen leaves Adaptive Path to work at Google.

plasticbag : It's official! Google buys Measuremap! - I've chatted to Veen a few times over the last few months but still this is a surprise. It's a lovely piece of work, which I imagine will fit Blogger very well. And I'm looking forward to hearing about Google's culture and swapping notes...

Linkorama : Here comes Measure Map - Bought by Google, congrats AP!

jimray : Official Google Blog: Here comes Measure Map - Jeff Veen joins Google, as does Measure Map

Nelson Minar : Jeff Veen to Google - Good for him

kayodeok : Official Google Blog: Here comes Measure Map - Our goal has been to use the power of web analytics to help bloggers feel that same sense of connection with their audience. Today, as the Measure Map team joins Google, our mission remains the same: to build the best possible user experience so people ca

About the Firefox "memory leak"

14/02/2006 @ 23:11 UTC

kayodeok : About the Firefox "memory leak" - What I think many people are talking about however with Firefox 1.5 is not really a memory leak at all. It is in fact a feature

co.mments: Stay on top of the conversation

14/02/2006 @ 11:08 UTC

kayodeok : co.mments: Stay on top of the conversation - co.mments helps you stay on top of the conversation by keeping you updated of new comments. Just bookmark, track and follow. Found an interesting post and you want to follow the conversation? Bookmark it and let co.mments do the rest.

Is Firefox dropping the ball, like Netscape in 97?

14/02/2006 @ 11:08 UTC

kayodeok : Is Firefox dropping the ball, like Netscape in 97? - But with IE7 coming very soon, with many of the features that Firefox has (tabs, RSS integration, etc), now is not a good time for Firefox to lose developer support. I don't mean to sound alarmist, but remember when Netscape got overtaken by IE circa 1997

Report: Many Apps Misconfigure Security Settings

14/02/2006 @ 11:08 UTC

kayodeok : Report: Many Apps Misconfigure Security Settings - My fellow Princeton computer scientists Sudhakar Govindavajhala and Andrew Appel released an eye-opening report this week on access control problems in several popular applications

IE7 Vs. Everyone Else

14/02/2006 @ 11:08 UTC

kayodeok : IE7 Vs. Everyone Else - Four tech experts battle over which is the best browser - Internet Explorer 7, Firefox, Opera, or Maxthon. We take you on a visual tour of each, then let you make the call.

People who watch TV on mobile phones or computers could face a £1,000 fine unless they have a ...

14/02/2006 @ 00:09 UTC

kayodeok : People who watch TV on mobile phones or computers could face a £1,000 fine unless they have a £126.50 TV licence - TV Licensing already gathers data from computer retailers and is "in touch with" mobile phone companies and retailers to ensure viewers have a licence as required. "We have a database of 28 million addresses that shows us who does and does not have a curr

Microsoft Jargon Collection

14/02/2006 @ 00:09 UTC

kayodeok : Microsoft Jargon Collection - Black Hole: A project requiring infinite amounts of work. In other words, the vast majority of Microsoft projects.

The Microsoft vocabulary

14/02/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

kayodeok : The Microsoft vocabulary - Brown number: "Bob, how long is that going to take to test?" "3 weeks." "That sounds like a brown number to me." "Brown number? What's that?" "It's a number you pull out of um... um.. anyway..."

Windows XP installation guide

11/02/2006 @ 10:08 UTC

kayodeok : Windows XP installation guide - Windows XP installation guide (To read and review)

How to: Del.icio.us (Part 1)

11/02/2006 @ 10:08 UTC

kayodeok : How to: Del.icio.us (Part 1) - This is part I of a II part guide to making the most of Delicious, the social bookmarking service. Part I is intended as a 'Getting Started' or a 'Beginners Guide' to Delicious, pitched at the user who has never heard of Delicious or has just signed up (

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