Category: Curse These Confounded Figuring Machines!

A is for “ailanthus,” Z is for “zoom”

Here’s a word from Zoom, letting us know that they are taking things “extremely seriously…” Overall, this is a good message. Zoom appears to be taking the right steps to fix both their existing problems and the mistakes they have made in developing/marketing their product. Nobody could have forseen the huge increase in volume that…

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Automatically broken

ATTN: People who make video softwareses! I know you all read my posts, so I thought I would mention this here.I know it makes you feel cool to just use the names of Chip Jewelry for output settings, but some of us actually want to know what those settings mean. Seeing as you require me…

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Free to read

“What is ‘RSS?’”  Pooh asked, as if he’d forgotten how to use a search engine, which once again, he had. “It’s short for ‘Rich Site Summary’” said Christopher Robin, though he liked to tell people it meant “Really Simple Syndication.” But he just couldn’t be mean to his friend like that. “All the new information…

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The baked beans are off.

A while back, there were some big takedowns of a couple very large spam sources, which caused an enormous drop in the amount of spam worldwide. It appears that other parties have recently picked up the slack. There has been a marked increase in the amount of email spam firing around over the last week…

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You say dumb, I say unicorn.

  This whole long post grew out of this short Cringely article about how Microsoft is dumbing down Windows. Cringely figures that this is being done so that Windows8 will run on Mobile devices. Now Cringely can sometimes be right out to lunch about stuff, but I think the point he is making here should be…

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