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Mon, 08 Jun 2009 05:46:28 GMT
Radio 8.1 and Macbook: Current Platform
Coming Soon: improved left navigation!
This summer I've started a blog improvement plan
so stay tuned for further moves and content plans.Blogs Falling in an Empty Forest
. Why do blogs have a higher failure rate than restaurants? [NYT > Technology
Sat, 09 May 2009 04:29:42 GMT
University Computers HackedUC Berkeley computers hacked, 160,000 at risk
. Attackers access public health center Web site, then break into secured databases on the same server, stealing some 97,000 Social Security numbers. [CNET News.com
We've seen this headline "University Computers Hacked" before. Knowing the curiosity of university students it's bound to be tried. As this story unfolds we'll see the weak point(s) in this system: anything from a weak admin password to an unpatched vulnerability to social engineering.
Sun, 26 Apr 2009 23:53:07 GMT
New Media Literacy: what's involved
Short video, less than 3 minutes will give you some new media skills ideas.
Sun, 01 Mar 2009 05:44:52 GMT
Ubuntu's New FeaturesWhy Microsoft should fear Ubuntu's Cloud efforts
. Ubuntu is soon to feature 'cloud-computing inside'. Microsoft must take this threat seriously before they lose more control of cloud platforms. [CNET News.com
Alternative operating systems and cloud computing: the nexus of two interests I have. We could all use the same operating system only if we all did the same work.
Sun, 22 Feb 2009 19:26:35 GMT
Cloud Cost Savings: Open-source and Virtualization Savings also
With cloud computing, open-source software and virtualization, we all could save some money in our personal computing as well as government computing on all levels. Personal I use some cloud and open source only because they work so well from day one. Study: U.S. gov't could save billions with cloud computing, open-source
. The U.S. government could save billions of dollars by moving to more open-source software, cloud computing and virtualization, a recent study suggests. (image)
[Latest from Computerworld
Sun, 01 Feb 2009 22:49:12 GMT
UK Government Report on Digital FutureMixed reaction to digital plans
. Official plans to prepare the UK's digital infrastructure for the future need fleshing out, say experts. [BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
"An action plan to secure the UK's place at the forefront of innovation,
investment and quality in the digital and communications industries
will be developed by Stephen Carter, the first Minister for
Communications, Technology and Broadcasting. " Full Report
BBC, part of the report's subject, write(s):
The 86-page report sets out ambitious targets for the government to
make broadband ubiquitous across the UK, reform radio spectrum, and
sort out public broadcasting.
Some have been positive about its conclusions but opposition
politicians criticised the wide-ranging report, saying it was light on
"We're very disappointed," said Jeremy Hunt, shadow culture minister. [me: isn't that a great title "Shadow Culture Minister" that the U.S. and California are missing?]
"We thought the report was going to contain a strategy," he
said. "In France and Germany they are laying fibre, in Japan they
already have it. In Britain the average broadband speed is 3.6Mb so
what [Andy Burnham] is talking about is getting half the current
For the US consider the 2008 'Digital Future Report' from the Center for Digital Future at the University of Southern California. Now
in its seventh year, this report forms part of a longitudinal study on
the impact of computers, the Internet, and related technologies.