Google Explains Ranking

Depending on how much you really would like to know, a Google employee explains how Google’s ranking works. Well, not exactly. He actually explains the mechanics on how it works without explaining the secret sauce that goes into the process. But if you would like to read the spec’s from a ranking team member, this…

Oil Crisis – Have We Missed The Boat?

No matter who you talk to these days, the price of gasoline usually come up in the conversation. What also comes up is why no one is doing anything about the oil crisis. But didn’t we already miss the boat long ago? Let’s face it America. We as a nation have done a piss poor…

Free Online FPS Combat Arms Launched

Nexon America Inc., the U.S. division of Asia’s leading online gaming company Nexon Group, announced today the official launch for Combat Arms, its original free-to-play, online multiplayer first-person shooter (FPS). The official launch signals the completion of beta testing and the addition of fresh content, including new weapons and an extra map and game mode….

New WordPress plugin to update Plurk!

I have been working with Mark Bockenstedt who has created a Plurk updater based on a similar updater used for Twitter. Mark used the Twitter updater as a base and then updated it with a PlurkAPI allowing him to send post information to Plurk. This is a great idea in my opinion. People are starting…

Grou.ps

You should know by now that you’re never alone on the Internet. No matter what you may be interested in, you’ll always find others who share your same interests, and you’ll probably have more in common with these people than you would have ever expected. As is usually the case, people with similar interests enjoy…

Good Timing v1.91

Good Timing is an intuitive alarm clock program. It can sound an alarm at a particular time or in a specific amount of time. Alarms can even be configured to run like stopwatches. All sounds are customizable. Use Good Timing to manage your time at work, track classes and study-time, schedule sleep and exercise, arrange…

Windows Update SNAFU

Gnomie Mike Thomas writes: Dear Chris, Last night was Update Night here, and since I had Automatic Updates turned on, I received the two updates from Microsoft and they were installed. I then rebooted, as per instructions, to finish the installation. After the reboot, I was unable to access the Internet — either by my…

Disable Balloon Tip Messages In XP

Pop-up messages and balloon tips can become annoying in XP. Windows relies on these messages to inform users of what is going on with their computer. Many of the messages never seem to be relevant and more importantly, many of the messages are so self-explanatory that they are completely unnecessary. Take for example the balloon…

MyColors 2.5 Released – Free ‘Think Green’ Included

If you like to customize the look of your Windows PC, but are not sure about all the software needed to achieve the look you want, then you should take a look at MyColors 2.5 from Stardock.  MyColors changes your Windows visual style, icons, wallpaper, and even adds gadgets to your desktop. These gadgets can…