Local Domain – Mac

Setting up a private, internal or test network and have Mac clients? Do not use .LOCAL! I setup my Windows 2008 domain as .LOC – worked like a charm and my Mac clients were happy. Starting with Mac OS10.2 Macs use .local for Bonjour hostnames. […]

Mac malware evolves

Mac users have once again been reminded not to be complacent about the malware threat, with the discovery that cybercriminals have enhanced an existing Trojan horse to disable the rudimentary anti-virus protection Apple has built into Mac OS X. Despite the growth of Mac […]

Losing the HP Way

I, Cringely » Blog Archive » Losing the HP Way – Cringely on technology. “American firms have been laying-off their engineering staffs for years. In today’s world of MBA-managed companies, R&D is perceived as not being a good use of money. Apple is an […]

Are Internet Explorer users dumb?

(CNN) — Are users of other Web browsers smarter than the people who use Microsoft’s Internet Explorer? A new survey doesn’t quite say so. But it sure as heck suggests it. The survey by AptiQuant, a Vancouver-based Web consulting company, gave more than 100,000 […]

Hackers Are Everywhere. Panic!

“I think the number of recent hacks and the amount of news coverage on these attacks is suspicious. Could they be false flag events to help the government regulate the Internet? …” Read the full story –  Hackers Are Everywhere. Panic! | John C. […]

PROTECT IP Act is unconstitutional

“An ideologically diverse group of 90 law professors has signed a letter opposing the PROTECT IP Act, the Hollywood-backed copyright enforcement/Internet blacklist legislation now working its way through Congress. The letter argues that its domain-blocking provisions amount to Internet censorship that is barred by […]

Lessons From a Cloud Failure

Lessons From a Cloud Failure: It’s Not Amazon, It’s You | Webmonkey | Wired.com. “Amazon’s cloud-hosted Web Services experienced a catastrophic failure last week, knocking hundreds of sites off the web. Some developers saw the AWS outage as a warning about what happens when we […]

The Usability of Passwords

The Usability of Passwords (by @baekdal) #tips. “Security companies and IT people constantly tells us that we should use complex and difficult passwords. This is bad advice, because you can actually make usable, easy to remember and highly secure passwords. In fact, usable passwords […]


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Web Developer Extensions for Firefox

I browse with Google Chrome but use Mozilla Firefox for the development tools below as the tools either don’t exist for Chrome or lack features. Web Developer http://chrispederick.com/work/web-developer/ http://chrispederick.com/work/web-developer/features/ Firebug http://getfirebug.com/ http://getfirebug.com/whatisfirebug Yslow from Yahoo http://developer.yahoo.com/yslow/ https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5369/ Page Speed from Google http://code.google.com/speed/page-speed/docs/extension.html http://code.google.com/speed/page-speed/download.html

Email Clients

I found myself once again wishing for a better email solution after a clients web host (cough, site5, cough, cough) lost email during a server migration. The customer, who travels a lot, had converted from POP mail to webmail on his own (iMap or leave […]

Comcast drops Newsgroups

My Comcast / Giganews account was unhappy the last two days so I went to find out what had changed. Guess NNTP doesn’t work on iPhones… http://www.comcast.net/newsgroups/ “The Comcast Newsgroups service has been discontinued. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have already signed […]

Windows Screenshots

Dear people hear me and hear me now. Next person sends me a 9meg “screenshot” is getting signed up to the Ron Paul contributors list. PrtScn takes a screenshot of your entire display. Unless you hate someone do not send them the results of […]

Mac vs PC

Mac vs PC – updated for accuracy. Added Allow/deny box for realism. PC people can portray Mac people as wussies but keep in mind PC people have to ask their mommy’s permission to fire that big ole gun.

Apple Safari for Windows

I’ve been tired of the constant iTunes updates for some time. DRM updates, iPhone updates, more iPhone updates, Quicktime (iTime?), iWank, iShank, iSpank… 40megs, 60megs, 80megs, reboots… oh and actual updates for iTunes. So when I logged in to find Apple wanted to push […]

The Vista

“The Vista” So I was talking to HR Block Tax Cut Business tech support (i.e. a nice lady with some docs to read from) because their product refuses to launch for me “you must have Internet Explorer 6 or higher installed”. I apparently have […]