Rules For Computer Safety 2012

These are the rules for being safe using a Windows computer in 2012. Memorize them, forward them to your friends, post them on Facebook, alert the troops, sound the alarm, and walk from door to door passing them out to your neighbors! If a web site brings something up...

Lockdown: The Coming War On General Computing

Noted science fiction author and Boing Boing curator Cory Doctorow delivered an important speech last month in London, explaining why attempts by copyright owners to lock down computers and web sites inevitably lead to surveillance and censorship, and how the...

The Growing Popularity Of Reddit

Reddit has become one of the most popular sites on the Internet. It didn’t happen overnight – Reddit has been around for five years – but 2011 is when it came into its own and became a social force. It is a firehose of posts submitted by its users, loosely organized...

The Joy Of Networks, Routers, And VLANs

The request was deceptively simple: Six very small offices want to share a single Internet connection. Each office wants to have a secure network for its own computers, not shared with the other offices. The offices want to share a single big Toshiba eStudio...

Using The Favorites Bar In Internet Explorer

The Favorites Bar in Internet Explorer deserves some attention. It’s a simple concept that might turn out to be a good friend. The Favorites Bar extends across the top of the browser window. It is intended to hold links to 6-8 websites that you visit most frequently....

WordPress Takes Over The Web

WordPress is everywhere. A few days ago, WordPress announced rather startling statistics: WordPress is now powering 14.7% of the top million websites in the world. 22 out of every 100 new active domains in the US are running WordPress. Those are big numbers. If you’re...