Anything For Sale By Owner

As I alluded in a post a couple of weeks ago, I have been a bad blogger. And I have neglected my community of readers. However I would like to tell you what I have been doing in the last couple of months while I have been neglecting my blog…

Why Linux Has Failed on the Desktop

I found this great article about Con Kolivas on Slashdot today: Linux is burdened with 'enterprise crap' that makes it run poorly on desktop PCs, says kernel developer Con Kolivas. Kolivas recently walked away from years of work on the kernel in despair. APCmag.com has a lengthy interview with…

My Job Interview 2.0 Experience

Recently I read a post by Alex over at The Daily WTF... err... I mean Worse Than Failure. The article explained many of the tactics that the industry now uses to weed out candidates by giving them brain teasers during an interview. Alex explained in only a way that Alex…

Send Google Maps to your BMW

Google Maps Germany has a new feature: if you have a BMW car that includes a navigation system and you happen to live in Germany, it's easy to send the address of a local business to your car's navigation system. The "send" link from every Google Maps page will open…

Remove Updater5 from My Documents Folder

Well I finally figured out how to remove the Updater5 folder from your My Documents folder. I have written about this problem, as well as many other people, and now here is the solution for us anal retentive people that don't like our My Documents folder cluttered with application artifacts…

Rant: Passwords and public sites.

I have recently run in to a couple websites which have a very annoying "feature". Basically they have taken an internal policy applying to passwords and forced it externally on their loyal customers. This "feature" is to remember every password you have every previously had and not allow you to…