Wikipedia download revisited

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

A while ago I wrote about various ways to have an offline copy of the wikipedia. Yes, I know there are credibility issues with wikipedia, but taken with a few grains of salt and objective thinking it is one of the single most useful references online. (I don’t count search engines here – they link [...]

Is the firmware current?

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

The other day I was struggling with something that should have worked “out of the box”. It was a little wireless bridge (Linksys WET54G Wireless-G Ethernet Bridge). The idea was to just connect it to the pc and it would just work. Well…. in a word NO. It “sort of worked”, the problem is the [...]

Getting into Shortwave Radio Listening

Monday, December 19th, 2005

It’s not often that I get to talk about some of my hobbies on this site. The Genealogy sites are reserved for one of those hobbies, but time certainly takes it’s toll and frankly it’s hard to have much time for my hobbies these days. One of those that I’ve developed in the last few [...]

Protecting yourself from Phishing attacks

Thursday, July 21st, 2005

OK – well if you know what phishing is. You may already be ahead of the game. By now you’ve probably seen the messages. From:security@yourbank.com to:youremailaddress@isp.com subject:Security breach of your account text: It has come to our attention that there have been numerous ip addresses attempting to access your account with www.yourbank.com. If you would [...]

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