Apple Servers Went Kerplunk!

As I thought and mentioned in my last post, call volume this morning was very light at the call center.  I went in for overtime to help with the “Busy” time and sat at my desk for 1 hour before I got my first call.  In 4 hours I might have gotten a total of…

Jordan Hasay Advances in Bydgoszcz

After running in the U.S. Olympic Trials, Jordan Hasay is in Poland competing in the World Junior Championship. She is running the 1,500 meters. The news off the wire services is that that Ms Hasay did advance and will run in Sunday’s final. Her time was 4:20:82 which, for her, is a slow qualifying time….

A Reader Needs Your Help With Windows Vista

As many of you know, I also write computer articles for a newspaper in California. This morning I received this message from a reader in response to an article I had done about upgrading to Windows Vista. After reading the email, I thought this would be something I could share with my readers here at…

Comcast – FCC Says Shame, Shame

The FCC chairman wants to punish Comcast for blocking certain traffic which the cable company says eats up bandwidth. What has come to light is that Comast is not the only one practicing the  blocking of Internet traffic. It is just that Comcast got caught at it. The FCC chairman may recommend that Comcast be…

Today is iPhone day

Most of you know today is the release of the 3G iPhone.  Reports at work say that people have been waiting in line since yeasterday morning at some stores.  AT&T has offered overtime for us in the call center because they are expecting a large number of calls because of the new device. I’m not…

The Cylons Are Toast!

I enjoy SciFi shows like Dr. Who, Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica.  I found this item for sale on www.scifi.com.  At $65 it’s a toaster that will toast the image of a cylon on your bread, pop tart, whatever. This very Limited-Edition Battlestar Galactica Toaster is a San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive and one-of-a-kind.

Presdo

Whether we like it or not, we all have to make time to do things, and sometimes that’s not very easy to do. Each additional person that gets involved in your plans makes those plans more complicated because you may have to make adjustments in order to work with their schedule. I’ve had so many…

Surf Canyon for Firefox v1.1

Ever wonder if there is anything useful past page one of your search results? When your search returns thousands, sometimes millions, of results, there has to be something good out there. There is, and Surf Canyon will go and get it for you. It is a tiny browser extension that helps you find relevant information…

Get Better Gmail 2 For – Better Gmail

If you use Gmail in the “new version” you should take a good look at Better Gmail 2, an interface package put together with Greasemonkey user scripts by Gina Trapani.  Originally available on Lifehacker, it is now an official Mozilla extension for Firefox 3. Better Gmail 2 offers a number of enhancements, including Force Gmail…

Hyper-V Now Available For Windows Server

Microsoft has released Hyper-V for Windows Server 2008, which is the company’s hypervisor virtualization platform. With it, you get multi-OS, highly-configurable and performance virtualized hardware capabilities on the Windows platform. Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, the next-generation hypervisor-based server virtualization technology, allows you to make the best use of your server hardware investments by consolidating multiple…