Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
The tool, called Google Public Data, is the latest in the company's efforts to make information from federal, state and local governments accessible to citizens."
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
The club might like to have one of these as a file depository."
Sunday, April 26, 2009
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Thursday, April 23, 2009
The Business That Got Creative With Twitter. What Creative Ways Have YOU Seen Before? | Blog of Mr. Tweet
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
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Friday, April 17, 2009
You can reset the value of the Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space setting using the command:
vssadmin resize shadowstorage /for=<ForVolumeSpec> /on=<OnVolumeSpec> [/maxsize=<MaxSizeSpec>
On my problem system, I reset the Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space setting to 15GB using the command:
vssadmin resize shadowstorage /for=c: /on=c: /maxsize=15GB
Once the operation was complete, I restarted the system, and everything has been running normally since.
What's your take?If you have a Vista system that is mysteriously running low on disk space, you might want to use the VSSAdmin command-line tool to investigate and change the Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space setting.
Twitter allows you to connect with anyone in the world, whether they're
acquaintances, classmates, celebrities or complete strangers with common
You can use Twitter to network with professionals, stay updated on
current news, trends and ideas in many different industries, connect
with businesses on a "human" level, engage in conversation, and share
content - and new uses are constantly emerging. As a student looking for
a job in the social media industry, Twitter has been my #1 resource to
network and learn about the industry.
Here are some Twitterers I recommend students follow:
@heatherhuhman <http://twitter.com/heatherhuhman> - Tweets helpful
information to those seeking internships and entry level jobs.
@collegebloggers <http://twitter.com/CollegeBloggers> - Connects college
students, faculty, and alumni bloggers, sharing relevant content.
@careerealism <http://twitter.com/careerealism> - Career experts tweet
career advice in response to questions sent in by readers.
@sweetcareers <http://twitter.com/sweetcareers> - Great tips for college
students and job seekers.
@findinternships <http://twitter.com/findinternships> - Informative
resource for those looking for internships.
You can also search these "hashtags":
#college <http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23college> : The
College Blog Network
#jobadvice <http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23jobadvice> :
General job search advice
#printern <http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23printern> : PR
#entryPR <http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23entryPR> : Tips for
/David Spinks <http://twitter.com/davidspinks> - a graduating senior
in NY that is utilizing the power of social web communities to
pursue a career in social media/marketing. He authors a blog at
Thursday, April 16, 2009
* 12 percent say they don't have access.
* 9 percent say it is too difficult or frustrating.
* 7 percent say it is too expensive.
* 7 percent say it is a waste of time.
There are two primary ways: - Email
- Email email@example.com and it'll be sent back to whatever time is set in the Subject line What do you mean by "
You can construct your
1) Ask yourself "When you want your email sent back to you?"
2) Write that down just as you'd say it out loud, for example:
next tuesday at 5pm PST
5 minutes before January 1st 2008
3) If you're emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, you're done! Just put that on the Subject: line of the email and send it, and it'll be sent back to you at the time and day you picked. For example, you could make the subject: 5 minutes before January 1st 2008: Get champagne, quick!!
4) Alternatively, just take all the spaces out and stick @3mindme.com on the back, and mail to that. For example, the above ones would be converted to:
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
- Open your registry editor.
- Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ system
- Right click an empty space in the right details pane and click New.
- Select DWORD value.
- Name the new DWORD value NoInternetOpenWith
- Double click the value and set the value data field to 1
- Close the registry editor
Monday, April 13, 2009
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Friday, April 10, 2009
Phone service restored after vandalism shuts it down in Gilroy, Morgan Hill, Santa Cruz County - San Jose Mercury News
The cable (fiber) was cut in a manhole. Seems to me it's an INSIDE job because of recent union contract negotiations. Thank you for putting people in harms way. This is domestic terrorism, methinks, and if the party or parties are caught we might want the black-ops folks take them to some other country for "debriefing". -tp
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Some pros and cons, of course. -tp.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Vista tries to determine what types of files you have in a folder and display them according to the file type. For example, if Vista thinks the files are photos, it will display them as thumbnails with columns for name, date taken, tags, etc. But sometimes it has a hard time figuring it out and uses the wrong template. You can easily change that by following these steps:
1. Right click the folder and select Properties.
2. Click the Customize tab.
3. In the drop-down box under "Use this folder type as a template," select the type of items you have in the folder (for example, Documents). You can also choose whether to apply the template to all the subfolders within the folder.
You can also set a default for all new folders to be displayed without a template by editing the registry. Here's how:
1. Start the Registry Editor
2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Classes \ Local Settings \ Software Microsoft \ Windows \ Shell \ Bags
3. From the menu, click Edit > New > Key
4. Name the new key AllFolders (and keep this key selected)
5. From the menu, click Edit > New > Key
6. Name the new key Shell (and keep this key selected)
7. From the menu, click Edit > New > String Value
8. Name the new value FolderType, right-click it and choose Modify. Enter NotSpecified as the Value data
9. Close the registry editor
Security at all levels is important.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Internet MiniGuide Annotated Link Compilation white paper titled 'Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources' is a 53 page research paper listing selected resources both new and existing that will help anyone who is attempting to find academic and scholarly information and knowledge available on the Internet. Each source is described along with the URL address than can be accessed. It is freely available as a .pdf file (1.39MB) at the above link from the Virtual Private Library™ and authored by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. It was updated April 6, 2009.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Your do it yourself toolbox should include:
* Google alerts - Google Alerts allows you set-up customer searches for any phase and receive email or RSS alerts any time your phrase shows up in online media, blogs, web pages and news.
* Search.twitter - For now, monitoring twitter is a separate stream (Google seems to be adding twitter conversations to SERPs) - using the advanced search function allows you set-up very specific searches, even including geographic details. These searches produce RSS feeds and can then be subscribed to.
* tweetbeep.com - Similar to Google Alerts, but for twitter. Set-up search phrases and receive notification any time your phrases show up in twitter conversations.
* Boardtracker.com - focuses on the most popular bulletin board conversations and can turn up responses that don’t show up anywhere else. Some industries still have very heavy bulletin board use.
* Backtype.com - Backtype is a search engine of sorts that focuses on blog comments. Blog comments don’t often make it into the mainstream search results so this is a way to listen in on this set of content.
* Social Mention - this is a mashup search engine of many of the formats of content such as audio and video - I’ve found it a very nice way to turn up some mentions that don’t occur anywhere else.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
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DeepDyve delivers fast, easy access to the vast amounts of expert information hidden in the Deep Web. Today we're focusing in just a few subject areas including Medical and Life Sciences but we are rapidly expanding into additional markets. Try DeepDyve and search for research."
Break the Starbucks habit and Save big! Invest money saved on coffee at 2%, and in ten years you can have over $8500 in the bank. This is if you only drink two cups of "store bought" coffee a day, it's only plain, black coffee, and you only buy it 250 days a year. Plug in your numbers and see for yourself. I make 12 oz cups of coffee at home for about 8 cents a cup.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
The same thing goes for doing other business online. The Internet has changed the entire bill-paying process. I remember that my grandparents usually paid their bills in person. Even with the water bill or electric bill, they would go down to city hall or the nearest payment office, usually with cash, and hand over the money to a clerk. They liked that they immediately got a receipt as proof of payment, and didn't have to trust the post office to get it there on time.
My mom and dad, on the other hand, paid almost all of their bills by mail. Twice a month, dad would sit down with the checkbook and write out all the checks, address and stamp all the envelopes, and trek down to the post office or just leave them in our home mailbox to be picked up. Those were the days when your mailbox was on your front porch, not out at the curb where any and everyone could steal your mail. Dad believed that the Postal Service really lived up to its motto - "the mail must go through" - and back then, for the most part, they did. He was satisfied with his cancelled check as proof that he'd paid, even though it took a while before he got it back.
Today, many of us rarely ever write a check. We pay with credit or debit cards or authorize automatic bank withdrawals. I know some folks who never carry cash. We sit at home (or in a hotel room hundreds or thousands of miles away from home), log onto our computers, and pay our bills without having to write checks, buy stamps or use gasoline. Due date is tomorrow? No problem (at least with many accounts) - there's still plenty of time to pay it and avoid late charges.
Meanwhile, the payee doesn't have to worry about whether your check is good, and doesn't have to pay someone to do the time-consuming work of processing a hand written check. It's more convenient for them, it's more convenient for you, and everybody saves a little money. It's a win-win situation. Except when it's not.
There's one bill that I don't pay online; when it comes to my water bill, I still mail in a check even though the city has an online payment option. Why? Because they charge a ridiculous $2.50 processing fee for online payments. My electric company, gas company, credit card company and others that I pay online charge nothing extra to do so. A couple of times, with various one-time bill payments, I have run into minimal processing fees, on the order of 25 or 50 cents. The whole idea of online payments is that it automates things and makes it less expensive, so why is the city charging a premium to use their system? Is it because they think the people who would pay online probably have more discretionary income and therefore won't mind getting hit up for a little extra? Did they contract with some service to handle the processing and they're getting charged this fee to do it and passing it on to the customer? I don't know, but I know I'm not paying it.
Speaking of getting gouged, when I pay all those other bills online, I do it by credit card (except, of course, for the credit card bill itself). One reason to use a credit card is to get the cash-back rewards (it goes without saying that you also need to pay off the balance of the card at the end of every month so you don't get charged interest). But there's another reason: I've heard too many horror stories from people who authorized automatic payments directly from their banks, and then were unable to stop those payments when they cancelled the service. A friend of mine found that six months after cancelling a membership, the company was still withdrawing that money from her account. When she tried to cancel it through the bank, they told her that the company the payments were going to would have to cancel it, and that the only way she could stop it was to close her bank account and open a new one.
Of course, there are other ways to get gouged online. As mentioned, you can often find low prices from online outlets - but be sure you figure in the total cost. Some unscrupulous web retailers fail to show you the shipping and handling charges until you get all the way through the payment process and have already input your credit card information. That's like asking you for a blank check; in a few cases, I've seen shipping and handling costs that were four times the price of the item itself.
Something else to be careful about when you're buying online is to find out exactly what you're buying. There are some online camera stores that are notorious for advertising incredibly low prices on popular DSLRs, hundreds of dollars lower than the price of the same item on Amazon or at other legitimate outlets - but there's a catch. Sometimes the camera is a "gray market" import (sometimes euphemistically referred to as "international versions"), which means the manufacturer intended them to be sold in other countries where prices are lower. And what that means to the buyer is that the manufacturer won't honor the warranty, and you may find that the on-screen menus and the manuals are written in a foreign language.
Even if the camera is a "genuine U.S.A. model," some online retailers use another scam. That low, low price they quote, when you read the fine print, is for the body only. At an above-board store, "body only" means the lens doesn't come with it, but most digital camera bodies come with various accessories such as the battery and battery charger. These scammers take that stuff out of the box and charge you extra for it - which in many cases raises their price for the whole package so that it's equal to or higher than that same package from a more honest seller.
The key to protecting yourself from these types of scammers, without passing up the truly good deals that you can find online, is to carefully check out the reputation of any company you're considering doing business with, especially when you're spending hundreds or thousands of dollars for an expensive piece of electronics, jewelry or other high-dollar merchandise.
Excerpt from: From: "WXPNews"
Date: March 23, 2009 2:29:35 PM PDT