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Mike's Rants and Raves

Facebook Cyber Begging Scam alert

The other week I saw someone twittering about a friend having their Identity stolen on Facebook.  If you get a chat request from one of your Facebook friends that is requesting money sent to the UK or anywhere else for that matter, contact your friend immediately and...

I guess I missed Woodstock again…

This is my second post on the exciting weekend I had at Podcamp in Boston #pcb4.  I was lucky enough to be invited to this event by a friend and had a great time.  Since then I have read a few posts that mentioned that the feel from the last few years wasn’t the...

What I learned on my summer vacation (#pcb4)

Boston Podcamp #pcb4 Here in the northeast it has seemed like we haven’t had a summer yet so this is probably as close as it gets. Podcamp this year focused on the use of social media and how it was being used. Being focused on the business aspects, I learned a...

Zune 120GB

After ordering the myvu glasses a couple of weeks ago, I thought it would be nice to see how they worked with a portable media player.  Since we had an Apple ITouch, I figured I would try out the Microsoft Zune for a change.  Over the last few months I have heard...

Twitter me this Batman

While I have been playing with Twitter for awhile for broadcasting and following interesting topics, the other day it came in useful for another reason.  One of the few things that is hard to do without nowadays is email, and mine had stopped working.  This has...

myvu solo plus

I don’t know why I bought these, other than I thought they would be neat to try. I bought them for over 30% off at http://www.woot.com,  which is one of those daily discount sites.  These are the ones that work right out of the box with the Microsoft Zune and...

Beware Conficker Worm set to go off April 1st

Conficker worm is set to go off tomorrow in one of the largest Internet attacks in awhile. If you can’t get to certain web sites you may be one of the millions infected. This article is one of the more detailed articles on how to remove it from your computer and...

I like my Netbook

Recently I picked up an older model Acer Aspire One Netbook. While I wouldn’t recommend this as your main laptop computer it is great for taking on the road weighing less than 3lbs.  Since this was a close out model with a slow Solid State Drive and an...

Virus war is escalating

Lately it seems that the virus and malware war is escalating, but before I go any further I would like to recommend a product from http://www.malwarebytes.org/ just called Anti-Malware.  The free version’s only limit is that it doesn’t run in the...

Twitter

Since I started blogging again and joined facebook I figured I would try Twitter.  Well normally it should be a breeze to setup, but of course the day I signed up the site was having issues.  First small annoyance is that I couldn’t upload an image, but the...