November 11, 2011 | Misc

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Eleven minutes past eleven o’clock on the 11th day of the 11th month of the 11th year only rolls around once in a 100 years. So what were you doing at that time? Do you know anyone who was born on a “special” date? If you missed the special moment this year, you can try [...]

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August 24, 2011 | Misc

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Google Homepage Doodle Honors Jorge Luis Borges

If you went directly to google.com today, you see a doodle on the Google homepage honoring Jorge Luis Borges, an Argentinian author who was a hypertext visionary. What do you think?

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August 17, 2011 | Misc

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Google Homepage Honors Pierre de Fermat

If you’ve been to google.com today, you might have noticed the Google logo looks like a chalkboard. It’s Google’s way of honouring Pierre de Fermat, a French mathematician famous for his Last Theorem, of which the proof was supposedly to long to be able to be written in a book of his. What’s your verdict: [...]

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June 20, 2011 | Misc

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So You Need A Typeface

It’s hard to decide which font to use. So somebody came up with a flowchart to help you decide. It’s linked here, and available here.

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January 1, 2011 | Misc

And now for dumb question of the day:

Do long URLs waste bandwidth?

Read on for a surprising answer.

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January 15, 2010 | Misc

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Slashdot is reporting that Lenovo is removing the SysRq key. Actually, it’s only being removed on its lower end consumer model. The story is also being followed by Computer Nerds, Witty Reads, and Boing Boing. I think this is OK for low-end laptops used by novice-level users, and also for power users who need a [...]

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January 2, 2010 | Misc

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The John Chow blog featured a guest article by the writers of a new blog for 20-somethings called the What’s Good Blog. Their most recent blog entry is a podcast about the “Top 5 Reasons Why Macs Are Better than PCs“. Somehow or another, it ended up being more than five items. Here’s what they [...]

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January 1, 2010 | Misc

VLC

I wrote a few weeks ago about VLC sporting a Santa hat icon for Christmas. Look like things are back to normal again after New Year’s Day: Whereas, before, the hat showed up on the VLC icon in Help: About: The Controversy Over the VLC Santa Hat Although most people who wrote about the topic [...]

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November 27, 2009 | Misc

The Unmask Parasites blog has uncovered a devious method being used by a particular network of malware sites. Maleware purveyors are creating subdirectories in legitimate blogs where they host their own illegitimate blogs. The illegitimate blogs are targeted toward very specific and unpopular Google search terms, such as “blue mustang picture”, “upstate ny photos”. Interestingly, [...]

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May 15, 2009 | Misc

Ever wonder where the “@” used in e-mail address formats came from? Well, it’s not as if the inventors of e-mail came up with a new funny character first, and then it started showing up on computer keyboards. In English, the “@” is known as the “at” sign, derived from “at the rate of,” being [...]

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