Monthly Archives: April 2005

How To Collect And Access Data?

A reader wrote asking I am a writer who has tens of thousands of 3×5 note cards and no system to organize them. What I want to do is have their content available on my computer so that I can mine them as I write. Do you have a suggestion for any software that can do… Read More »

The Danger Of The Mistyped URL

F-Secure Computer Virus Information Pages: Googkle: F-Secure staff has found a malicious website that utilizes a spelling error when typing the name of the popular search engine – ‘’. If a user opens a malicious website, his/her computer gets hijacked – a lot of different malware gets automatically downloaded and installed: trojan droppers, trojan downloaders,… Read More »

SkypeIn And Miscalls

Just got my first SkypeIn miscall! That was fun. A guy called Christian, calling a guy called Simon, somewhere in the UK, but got my UK SkypeIn number. Simon, he’s only going to be there until five pm. That was fun! Could I be the first? I feel that the least we should do is… Read More »

Cutting Through The PR Dross

A hilarious Translation From PR-Speak to English of Selected Portions of Adobe’s ‘FAQ’ Regarding Their Acquisition of Macromedia by Daring Fireball, which blows a hole a mile wide in this — and all such — verbiage-laden press releases. This for example: Do you anticipate a reduction in force as a result of this transaction? When two… Read More »