Park And 42nd Has Nothing On This Hot Property

Imagine Being Across From Grand Central Terminal. Now Imagine It Is Your Web Address! There was a marvelously interesting conversation this evening with a long-time client; this particular fellow has also become a good friend over the years, and it was sad for me to watch him shut down his business. However, he took a new opportunity that could not be passed, and that is running one of South Florida’s larger A/C and heating contracting…

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Naming Conventions and Their Importance to Semantic Web

As Data Are Searched, Keeping Variables Well-Tagged Will Enhance Search Presence The idea of Semantic Web has been around for a very long time, much longer than most people have been online. In fact, the idea of a “cloud computer” was first introduced in the 1950’s. Remington Rand built a UNIVAC Cloud Computer in the mid-1950’s. The debate over whether Semantic Web is a good thing for business seems almost ridiculous, however, to anyone who…

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iPad CSS Issues Leave Us In The Gutter

Safari Mobile Web Works Differently Than Terrestrial Webkit The iPad has brought with it exciting possibilities for mobility and cloud computing, and it has brought some design headaches for website developers. A new series of standards is not the issue. The issue is the portrait versus landscape variations of the iPad’s display, and depending upon the orientation of that display, your site will have to adjust to the variable “x-y factor”. For those of us…

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Why Windows Continues To Suck: Part III

The Final Insult Is Win7 That Shuts Down All By Itself My previous two posts on the Windows O/S family have provided sufficient background regarding my reasons for despising Windows and Microsoft, and here is the final insult: Windows 7. There are many good reasons to buy Windows, including the desire to feel enmity, the urge to do nothing, the willingness to become infested with viruses, ad infinitum. The latest reason to get Windows is…

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WTF, Facebook?

Did I Ask to Join That Group? Maybe it’s the movie, Social Media. Perhaps it’s Mark Zuckerberg handing over some control to lesser men; perhaps it’s Mark Zuckerberg becoming drunk with power. Who knows, but I’m not really happy about the new feature that permits users to automatically add me to groups. I don’t want to have to Opt-out AFTER you put me into the group, without my permission. I’ll find you, of my own…

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Video Didn’t Kill The Radio Star

Adaptation May Have Saved More Traditional Media Outlets A couple days ago, I watched as a new list of domain names came through my email’s inbox. This was among the list of names being dropped, names that were receiving a higher-than-usual back-order reservation from various bidders. Names like this usually have a premium value, but not all of them are premium names. This particular name was Love94.com. I was stunned. Why I was stunned is…

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Chase Online Gets Back Online, With An Apology

No Explanation Offered for 30-Plus Hours of Down Time Chase online banking had been out from Monday evening, September 13, through early Wednesday, September 15. The down time marked one of the more protracted periods of online banking to go dark, and there has been no explanation offered for the online banking snag. There have been plenty of websites, pro-Chase and anti-Chase, proffering users’ notions of what went wrong, but the short story is this:…

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Chase Online Banking Snags Reveal Web Vulnerabilities

Online Banking Remains Offline After More Than 24 Hours, No Clear Reasons Chase Bank may be the nation’s second largest bank, just slightly smaller than Bank of America, but the company is no less vulnerable to going offline for a protracted period than a regular home computer. Chase online banking has been offline for the better part of 24 hours, and there is no indication of the cause. Worse, there is no word from Chase…

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Why Windows Continues To Suck: Part II

Viruses, Trojans, Worms, and Other Malware Define a Dangerous PC World Recently, during our rant about Microcrap, all centered around the OS’ inability to correctly read available data space on an external device, I made reference to my days as a PC-lover, builder, schmoozer, and so forth. The obvious implication is that I have an archive of files that are PC-based or were created and save on PC. The plethora of archive data, for an…

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Why Windows Continues To Suck

A Thoroughly Anti-Windows Rant From A Former Loyalist Turned Mac Lover It has taken me a few hours to calm down from my latest bout with Windows. When I consider this engagement (it feels like war every time) was with Windows XP, arguably the most stable (*snicker*) operating system ever produced by the boys in Seattle, a reality becomes painfully apparent. That reality is the fact Windows, while bringing computers to the masses in an…

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