AT&T: PROUD TO BE STUPID

Jim Cicconi, vice president of legislative affairs for AT&T, made some extraordinarily stupid comments in London this week.ISPs are doing a full-court press to ensure they can shape our Internet traffic to maximize their revenue. They want to do deals with media...

BAD GUY UPDATE

Many of you practice safe computing – you install security updates from Microsoft and other vendors, you run antivirus and adware/spyware programs and keep them current, your email program has a spam filter and blocks .EXE and other potentially dangerous...

NET NEUTRALITY EXPLAINED

At its heart, “net neutrality” involves a simple question: Should your Internet provider have any control over how you use your Internet connection? You’re accustomed to being able to reach any Internet site freely and you assume you can run any kind...

FONT MYSTERIES

Sharp-eyed Microsoft Office users might have noticed that the default fonts are changed in Office 2007. The old familiar names are still there – Arial, Times New Roman, Verdana, and Courier New – but the defaults are newcomers Cambria, Calibri, and...

GOOGLE LAUNCHES FUTURE SEARCH

Google Australia launched Gday today, a new search engine that allows users to search content on the internet before it is created. “Google spiders crawl publicly available web information and our index of historic, cached web content. Using a mashup of numerous...

SONIC & SATELLITE SERVICE

Sonoma County’s broadband coverage is spotty. Comcast and AT&T are not doing anything to expand cable and DSL service to new areas. There are too many areas with no good options. Random examples: most rural areas in West County; anywhere more than a mile or...