Google Trends – Hate Speech Symbols?

Google Trends is a great way to see what people are using Google to search for.  This comes in very handy for bloggers, because if you write a post on one of the top searches for the day; chances are you will get some traffic.  However, every-so-often, some strange things show up on Google Trends. …

Why the MLB All Star Game is Still a Problem

In 2002, fans attended an exciting MLB All Star game where the National League and American League battled to a stale mate after 11 innings. Commish Bud Selig ruled it a tie after each team had exhausted their rosters. Fans were outraged. Bud Selig appeared to solve the situation a year later by making the…

Windows Secrets Combines With ‘Gizmo’ Richards

If you haven’t kept up with Windows Secrets for awhile, you may not have been notified that Ian ‘Gizmo’ Richards, who produced his Support Alert newsletter, are combining. I personally dropped my subscription to Windows Secret last year, since I no longer found it useful. This was at about the same time that Fred Langa…

Buy Now, Pay Later Without Credit Cards

Amazon.com has inked with Bill Me Later to pay for orders without using a credit card. The first time you place an order on Amazon.com and choose Bill Me Later at checkout, you will be prompted to answer two quick questions and accept the terms. Bill Me Later will verify your information within seconds and…

Senator Phil Gramm’s Perspective: “Whiners”

It must be a new election ploy to connect with the voters. Former Senator Phil Gramm, an economic adviser to Senator John McCain, thinks that America is “a nation of whiners”: “…In an interview with the Washington Times, the McCain economic adviser downplayed the economy — despite it having been the top issue of concern…

Encryption Technologies In Vista Part I

Setting proper permissions is a good place to start when securing your Vista workstation, but you can go one-step further by encrypting files on your workstation. Encryption provides another layer of protection for information that must be kept private. Vista includes two encryption technologies, Encrypting File System (EFS) and the new Bitlocker, that when used…

Help Available With Food Costs

I had no idea until a few months ago that there was a source available to everyone to combat the high price of food. This source has no political or financial restrictions. It does not require you to be a member of any church. It is not a welfare resource. You will receive approximately $70…

Hybrid Gas Mileage: Has It Hit a Plateau?

When you look at the historical chart of hybrid gas mileage, you just have to wonder … when are the auto manufacturers going to take things to the next level? The Honda Insight, the earliest hybrid, was rated at 70 miles per gallon on the highway. Granted it was a wee little two seater with…