Sunday, February 27, 2005

The Internet in 2014 - Flash Movie

An amusing Flash movie about the Internet in the year 2014. Microsoft, Google, Tivo, Amazon and the New York Times. If nothing else it’s entertaining.

Hat tip to Brand Autopsy who have more details.

Posted by Stevereno on 02/27 at 12:36 PM
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Saturday, February 19, 2005

Understanding 133+5p34k

Microsoft has a parents guide to 133+5p34k (translation; “leetspeak” or “elite speak”), that?s used by teens to communicate on the Internet.  So if you want to know what the heck you just read over your teenagers shoulder this is the place to go for a brief overview.

Posted by Stevereno on 02/19 at 05:42 PM
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Thursday, January 27, 2005

jkOnTheRun Takes PowerPoint To A New Level With A Tablet PC

JKOTR uses the power of the Tablet OS for an engaging PowerPoint presentation.

“I started annotating the slides to point out the particulars I felt were important, adding notes as we went and drawing attention to points of interest by circling them with the pen.? This turned a static slideshow into an interactive session and I quickly drew the small audience in.”

The power of the Tablet PC turned the presentation into a sale. Good read?.

Posted by Stevereno on 01/27 at 09:49 AM
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Sunday, January 23, 2005

RSS Feeds - Stevereno Dot Net

RSS feeds for Stevereno Dot Net have moved. RSS 1.0, RSS 2.0 and Atom feeds are available.

If you have RSS linked to this website in your aggregator you will have to re-fresh the link.

Posted by Stevereno on 01/23 at 01:35 PM
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Comments Open Again - Spammer Bots Foiled

I have completely changed the blog to prevent spammers from filling comment fields with garbage. You will notice a thing called “Captcha” at the bottom of a comment form. This prevents automated spammer bots from spamming the comments.

I think that this is a better alternative than closing comments or requiring registration to post.

Comments are back. The only thing required to comments is your e-mail address and typing in the Captcha word when you submit.

Spammer bots be gone!

Posted by Stevereno on 01/23 at 01:21 PM
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Monday, December 20, 2004

Comment Spammers - A Free Ride at Our Expense

My entire weblog has been spammed by comment spammers - I have removed over 4,000 comments that promoted gambling, poker and casinos.  I have turned off comments for now and will be requesting that you register in the future to post comments.

If I had a lot of cash I’d love to go after the persons responsible. I’d love to start a class action lawsuit against the companies advertised by the comment spammers. I spent a considerable amount of time removing their garbage and I should be compensated for damages.

Posted by Stevereno on 12/20 at 11:29 PM
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Saturday, October 02, 2004

Linux Desktop?  NOT!  Pirated Windows Install Instead.

According to C|net  40% of systems sold with Linux wind up modified to run a pirated copy of Windows XP. It gets worse too. In emerging markets pirated Windows may exist on 80% of modified Linux systems. That’s got to be a huge revenue hit on Microsoft.

According to the article Linux still suffers from a lack of drivers and ease of setup. I agree, that about sums it up for me.

I have been using Windows since version 3.0 and for me it has always been easy to setup and use. I tried Linux on a dual boot with Windows and eventually removed Linux because I really didn’t find any benefit of having it on my system.


Posted by Stevereno on 10/02 at 09:00 PM
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Friday, June 25, 2004

Word as a Mail Editor - Why?

I had taken a support call recently where a client had problems forwarding an HTML e-mail from Outlook XP.  I took a look at the settings for mail format and Outlook was using Word as the e-mail editor. I unchecked the box to use Word and had the client retry forwarding his HTML e-mail again and it worked fine.

Here’s my point. I never use Word to format e-mail. I really have found no redeeming value for Word as a e-mail editor. The native Outlook message client works just fine for me.  I can understand using WordMail in the past with the Exchange client but that seems like ages ago now. Outlook does such a good job with the built in editor I don’t understand why people still cling to using Word for this function.

All I know is anytime there is trouble sending an e-mail message the first place to look is in the Mail Format sections and un check Word as an e-mail editor. I know it’s a “feature” I just wonder if it hasn’t lasted beyond it’s useful life.


Posted by Stevereno on 06/25 at 07:30 PM
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Thursday, June 24, 2004

Awesome Radio Controlled B52

You have got to see this beautiful radio controlled B52. This article appeared in this week. You can see the pictures here which includes a shot of the 8 engines at a total of $24,000.00. Take a look at the video. These guys did a great job building this aircraft.


Posted by Stevereno on 06/24 at 07:47 PM
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Friday, June 18, 2004

Free eTrust EZ Armor Security Suite for 1 year

I have been using CA Antivirus for the last 4 years and it has done a good job. Microsoft teams up with Computer Associates with a free firewall and antivirus offer.

The thing I like about their antivirus is that it has a small signature that doesn’t burden the system with overhead and CA updates the signature files almost every day. This is good stuff.

After a year the renewal fee is minimal.


Posted by Stevereno on 06/18 at 02:26 AM
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Sunday, June 13, 2004

Microsoft Has a Free e-Security Guide For Small Biz

Are you sure that your small business is securing your computer systems like you should? Microsoft has a security guide just for you. 

Posted by Stevereno on 06/13 at 08:24 AM
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Sneak peek at a new aluminum Cinema Display from Apple.

Engadget has a sneek peek at a new Mac display. I’d love to have one of these on my desk. Wouldn’t you?

Posted by Stevereno on 06/13 at 07:59 AM
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New Dual G5 2.5GHz Liquid Cooling System

TheUnoficialAppleWeblog has a look at a water cooled dual G5 Mac. Apparently people don’t like listening to whirling fans and prefer the quiet sound of water pumps instead.

The PC Overclocking crowd has been doing this for years to get the most out of their systems. Water cooling is becoming more common in mainstream systems.

Posted by Stevereno on 06/13 at 07:51 AM
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Saturday, June 05, 2004

Blogs, Tom Peters, One Note and Tablet PC’s

Robert Scoble’s blog “Scobleizer”  is at the top of my RSS aggregator. There is a reason for this. I scan his blog every day for ideas and trends in technology and business.  Robert works for Microsoft. His blog effort is huge and a must read for anyone working in computer technology.

He has a recent article about new blogs which included Tom Peters web log.

Tom Peters has revised his home page to a web log format. If you are in business this is a great resource.

Tom Peters is a business consultant to organizations all over the country. Where else can you get free business ideas from someone like Tom Peters? I am sorry to say that there is no RSS feed as of yet, (why?) but I think that is in the works.

Just as an example, Tom Peters blog has a link to a Microsoft case study on The Nassal Company’s use of Tablet PC’s and Microsoft’s One Note Program.

This interests me because I believe that the Tablet PC is going to be a huge benefit to businesses large and small. When I think of the possibilities that this technology can yield I come up with a big list.

Also, Microsoft’s One Note application is something I use a lot. Mater of fact, I use One Note to compose my web log entries before I post them. (Now if it just had a way to post directly to my blog that would be pretty cool.)

Anyway, my point, one weblog leads to another weblog and leads to a article that increases my knowledge on things that can directly benefit my application of technologies

My advice, put the Scobleizer in your RSS aggregator and read it. What? You don’t have a RSS aggregator, Robert Scoble has lots of links to many different aggregators just read his blog.

Posted by Stevereno on 06/05 at 04:23 PM
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Tuesday, June 01, 2004

USB WiFi and a Chinese Vat Scoop Makes a Powerful Antenna

I spotted this article on

Some New Zealand students combined a Chinese vat scoop with a USB WiFi adapter to create a hi-gain antenna. Using 2 300MM scoops pointed at each other across Wellington Harbor they were able to connect with a 2.4Ghz Access Point 3 miles away. You have to check out the pictures to believe it.

Posted by Stevereno on 06/01 at 09:27 PM
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