• George Orwell, Project Gutenberg and Amazon.com

    Amazon Offers Refund for Deleted Copies of Orwell Novels “Big Brother” apologizes as Amazon offers affected customers gift certificates or replacement copies of George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-four” and “Animal Farm”, which were deleted without explanation earlier this summer. Covered earlier in George Orwell’s 1984 and Other Books Go Down Project Gutenberg’s Memory Hole

    George Orwell, Project Gutenberg and Amazon.com
  • George Orwell’s 1984 and Other Books Go Down Project Gutenberg’s Memory Hole

    I still maintain my Palm Tungsten E and one of my favorite activities is reading books by backlight (so as not to wake up my wife) in bed at night. In the last few months I’ve been reading classics like Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels and George Orwell’s 1984. Today a… [Continue Reading]

    George Orwell’s 1984 and Other Books Go Down Project Gutenberg’s Memory Hole
  • MSIE Slow Open Tab – Solved

    Disabled FoxyTunes add-on and now opening a new MSIE tab is quick. To fix this, open MSIE, then go to TOOLS >> MANAGE ADD-ONS. Select FOXY TUNES and disable it. Voila, 4+ seconds of your life returned to you each time you open a tab. Here’s how I set my open tab internet options: And… [Continue Reading]

    MSIE Slow Open Tab – Solved
  • Internet Killed the Magazine Star: PC Magazine Goes Digital

    PC Magazine dropping print for online PC Magazine, which has documented the explosive growth of the personal computer since 1982, announced on Wednesday that it was dropping its print edition next year and going online only. PC Magazine publisher Ziff Davis Media, which recently exited Chapter 11 bankruptcy, said in a statement that the final… [Continue Reading]

    Internet Killed the Magazine Star:  PC Magazine Goes Digital
  • Google Chrome – The evil empire owns your life

    Never sign anything that you don’t read. Never agree to an end user license when you don’t know what it says. Watching the google monsters gobble up the internet makes you long for the days when the tech world grew to Bill Gates dreams. Bill got rich, often with buggy bloated code. But he was… [Continue Reading]

    Google Chrome – The evil empire owns your life
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Shake it up Baby Now, Twist and Shout – Sansa’s MP3 players will Rock YOU

The first album I ever fell in love with was the Eagle’s 1977 Hotel California. I must have spun that old vinyl 33 a thousand times on my brand new Ward’s Airline Stereo. Pretty cool stuff for a kid. New stereo, new music. new ideas. I just found out last night, that I’ve never actually […]

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AN Hosting aka Midphase Sucks, Part II

A few more posts to support my Love WordPress, Hate Recommended AN Hosting aka Midphase experience: Don’t Use AN Hosting details another horror story about AN Hosting where the site was shut down for a traffic spike. I cannot agree more strongly with their conclusion: Hopefully, wordpress.org will remove AN Hosting as a recommended provider. […]

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Love WordPress, Hate Recommended AN Hosting aka Midphase

What do you do when a vendor you love makes a bad recommendation, and continues to make a bad recommendation despite being notified with evidence that the promotion is no longer warranted? We TechTalk folk love WordPress. We love its themes. We love its plugins. We love its speed. We love its search engine friendliness. […]

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Drug Dealers vs. Geeks

Drug Dealers Software Developers Refer to their clients as “users” Refer to their clients as “users” “The first one’s free!” “Download a free trial version…” Have important Asian connections. Have important Asian connections. Strange jargon: “Stick” “Rock” “Wrap” “E” “Stash” “Drive-by” “Hit (LSD)” “Source” “The Pigs” Strange jargon: “SCSI” “RTFM” “Packet” “C” “Cache” “CTRL ALT […]

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The New Apple iBrush – Toothbrush Preloaded With Safari

This has to be seen to be believed. It’s for real. Click to enlarge. Click to enlarge. OK. Almost for real. It was cute. Here’s the original my wife found: Click to enlarge. Here’s Aaron’s poster concept for a related product: Follow-up: Seems like the idea’s been done, before.