Jul 28 2017

Adobe Is Killing Flash In 2020

Yeah, you read that right – Adobe is finally killing off the multimedia platform Flash in 2020 – that’s just 2-3 years away, depending on exactly when in the year they pull the plug. Now, Flash was one hell of an important plugin in the history of the internet – it gave a way for …

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Jul 17 2017

Apparently, People Are Actually Paying For The Top Tier Photobucket Account

In an amazing example of what amounts to a successful hostage situation (that is, successful for the hostage taker) it would seem over the past few weeks since Photobucket Screwed Over The Blogging Community  that people have actually been paying $399 for the account plan that allows hotlinking. …Are you fucking serious? I can only …

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Jun 15 2017

The GIF Format Turns 30 Today

In a little bit of news that has the geekier side of the internet smiling, the .gif file format turns 30 today, June 15th, 2017. Yep, the same file format that beings you all those horribly annoying 1 second long looping animations on every buzzfeed top 10 list, the file format that no one wants …

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Feb 16 2017

Tortoise vs Hare Live Race – The Results May Surprise You

Now for something completely different and rather amusing, I bring you something quite random I found out about only towards the tail end of it happening: The Facebook page Super Deluxe had a live race between a Tortoise and a Hare, as per the classic story. https://www.facebook.com/superdeluxevideo/videos/417564681921421/ It looks like all the two had to …

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Sep 27 2016

The Computer Chronicles – Online Tips (1996)

Ah, it’s been a while since I’ve shared a Computer Chronicles episode! In this particular episode we have an assortment of “online tips,” such as internet etiquette (netiquitte, a concept which never seems to have taken off), keeping kids safe online with blocking software (software which seems to always be easily circumvented) and the introduction …

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Jul 20 2016

Kids Guide to the Internet – 1997

Ah, the 90’s, when the Internet was in it’s infancy and cheaply made self help tapes were all the rage. I stumbled across this little gem a few years back on YouTube, and found it again the other day. Oh boy, this is something else. Filled with terrible jokes, cruddy acting, and some actually decent …

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Apr 19 2013

How to get free Wi-Fi that doesn’t hate you!

A few months ago, I wrote a little article while at a local mall, entitled “Free Wi-Fi Hates You.” The article spoke of the woes of gaining access to most unsecured public wireless access point. There is a trick to getting good WiFi, however. It just require some research beforehand.  This may be common knowledge, …

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Jul 02 2012

Blogging in the Mobile Era: Full Scale Blogging with Mobile Systems

Let’s face it: mobile devices are taking over every aspect of our digital lives. Why sit in front of a massive desktop tower, or lug around a 10 lb laptop, when a tablet PC, or even your cell phone, can do everything you need to do both on and offline?  With seamless integration into social …

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Jan 17 2012

SOPA Blackout

From 8Am to 8Pm tomorrow, January 18th, 2012, Xadara will be “on strike” as it were, in protest to the ProtectIP and SOPA laws trying to be passed through the United States governmental system. I’m not going to make some longwinded post about such, explaining what these things are, why these laws are so horrible …

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