Tuesday – Tech Tossed Salad
Mix and match for your Tuesday. (And Software Giveaway.)
• Some time back I mentioned “virtual tours”, and how the Internet can allow us to see things and places we might not be able to get to in person.. like Rome, Italy, for instance (see, Visit The Sistine Chapel – Right Now – Free!). I came across a 360° view of the space shuttle’s cockpit, and I think it is pretty neat-o. By default, it pans around the 360, but there are ‘control buttons’ (including “zoom”). Even if you are not an “airplane nut” like me, I think you’ll find it interesting. Check it out here.
(And I notice that’s not a Macbook there…)
“Recently a friend of mine posted a high valued item on Craigslist and within hours he received the response reflected below. Ultimately his common sense kicked in and he had me take a look at it. I immediately knew it was a scam” Read more..
“Some people jump out of bed in the morning, hit the ground running, and leave a trail of creative thinking and focused accomplishment in their wake. And then there’s the rest of us.” Read more..
“My #1 help question of 2011? It’s no contest: “How do I protect myself online?” In this post, I share the five steps I teach to friends, family members, and clients who want to avoid malware, scareware, phishing sites, and other online scams.“ Read more..
“Schools starts in just a few weeks so you can’t put off buying that laptop much longer. Here are 20 of the best available right now.“ Read more..
“The short lives and sad fates of twenty genuinely bright ideas.” Read more..
“Join us in a celebratory tour of high tech’s still-kicking senior citizens: the technologies that geeks know and love, and that tend to make a lot of everyday technology work.” Read More..
“Some people say procrastination works for them, keeping them sharp and efficient. But for others, it’s self-defeating, guilt-inducing, and demoralizing.” Read more..
• Don’t miss out on the chance to enter my latest software license giveaway drawing.
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The folks at Softland have generously donated ten licenses for novaPDF Professional to me, to award to my readers.
“novaPDF is a PDF creator for Windows that allows you to easily create PDF files. With novaPDF, everyone from novice users to professionals can create high-quality documents in industry-standard PDF format, by simply selecting the “Print” command from virtually any application.“
To enter the drawing, please see: Software Giveaway – novaPDF Professional
• Old-school phishing emails make a return. I have noticed a resurgence of the old “Dearly Beloved” and “for our mutual benefit” scam email spam messages this week. Is this due to the recent stock market plunge? Are they hoping there are more desperate Americans? (You’d have to be desperate to fall for Jurassic Period [circa 1995] scams.. right?)
“Anonymous and LulzSec hackers published the private data of more than 70 rural law enforcement agencies across the country, exposing sensitive information such as passwords, security training and tip information.” Read more..
[Have you ever left an ‘anonymous tip’, or work as a a undercover ‘snitch’? Might wanna read this one..]
Today’s quote: “When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
Have a good day, everybody. I hope you are enjoying your summer.
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