Rules When Drunk

 

Internet is such a great form of entertainment. A person can easily get lost in cyber space for hours on end. But as entertaining as it is for you, it could also be embarrassing. There would be at least one time in your life when you will sit in front of your computer at 4 in the morning completely intoxicated. If you ever find yourself in this situation, try your hardest to turn that computer off. Trade the internet to your comfortable bed before you do the following things: (WHICH YOU SHOULDN’T)

Top 5 things you should NOT do on the internet when drunk:

1. Online Shopping: It is likely that you will find something completely useless in Amazon and think that a talking teddy bear is totally necessary – it’s not. You would have wasted a good 50 bucks.

2. Email an ex- It’s the same as drunk texting, but you have unlimited amount of words to say. Believe me, you will regret this in the morning.

3. Make “I am sooooo drunk” as a status message on Facebook- This will be evident enough the next day when your photos get tagged.

4. Answer work related emails – This is the stupidest thing you can do because let’s face it, at 4am you do not know what you’re talking about.

5. Change your password- “Mcdonaldshappymeal” seems super funny now but tomorrow you won’t remember it.

Firefox 3.0 Beta 1 test run

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I don�t think this post can cover a lot of the improvements made on Firefox 3 Beta 1. I guess the delays are sure worth it. Now let�s get down to the good stuff:

Fixes of 11,000 plus bugs
Change of 2 million lines of code
One-click info button to get site (ownership and identity) info
Automatically disables older insecure versions of plug-ins
Workability on Microsoft Windows Vista parental controls
Resumption of downloads
Ability to save tabs
Places bookmarking engine with Smart Places Folder for further organization of bookmarks
Browser speed increases
XPCOM Tool that reduces memory leakage
And more!

Source: Internetnews.com

Compliance and Oracle’s Identity Manager

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Oracle recently released its latest version of its software, Identity Manager. For those who are new to this, it’s a user provisioning and administration software application that enables companies to update, upgrade, and add or remove user accounts from other applications and directories. Oracle states that the latest version of Identity Manager improves compliance since it provides “granular” reports which identified which users has access to specific data and other pertinent and sensitive information – which has always been a challenge for companies who wish to meet “regulatory mandates such as Sarbanes-Oxley, FFIEC and PCI.”

SOURCE: Internetnews

Kids Nowadays

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Our lives right now is evolving with the technology because internet is available elsewhere. It has been proven that kids nowadays are addicted in using the “web” not only for research purposes but also for recreational activities. Gone are the days wherein you see kids playing outside the house. With their early exposure to new advancements, they become content in using the computer as their playmate. On the other side, since social activities become poor, this has a longer effect to their skills. It is why it is advisable to let the kids interact with other kids of their age and limit interaction with the computer.

Podcast Raid: Grammar Girl

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I adore Grammar Girl ! It�s a great podcast site for amateur and professional writers. Grammar Girl, which is created by writer and entrepreneur, Mignon Fogarty, offers short, simple, and easy-to-listen to tips regarding grammar and writing. Personally, I love three things about Grammar Girl. One, it offers advice without sounding preachy and condescending. Two, there are transcripts available for every episode. Three, the layout is warm and trendy so that it appeals to browsers of both sexes and varying ages.

I guess most people agree with me since this podcast has also received the following awards:

2007 Winner Best Education Podcast � Podcast Awards
2007 Winner Favorite Audio Program � Podcast Peer Awards
2006 Winner Best Education Podcast � Podcast Peer Awards

Go and Do A Mouse-click Away

I believe in the power of information technology. I remember a time when my father told me of a story about how he ended up on his first job. He was an above average student with a good character and pleasing personality. Job hunting was never a source of anxiety for him, especially with all referrals about him going to the right people. He ended up with a job in a prestigious government project back in the 70s. However, 20 or so years later, he commented that with his credentials and outstanding character references he could have landed in a prestigious government project…abroad.

It is suffice to say that we are a blessed generation with all the necessary tools to get connected and stay in touch with pretty much any part of the world. The world wide web has exposed conspiracies, built vast business kingdoms, and even won wars. Never has information technology had such a great impact in lives of people and nations as a whole. How I used it in my life, however, is not nearly as dramatic. I consider myself a voyeur of the world as it passes me by. Surfing local and international directories is a past time. Some of my favorite sites to visit are the New Zealand travel and Australia business directory, Europe vacation guide, and Africa safari tours. You can search and connect to thousands of businesses daily. Mailing lists, domain names, and web hosting facilities are also readily available in some of these sites. I never feel a lack of data when the necessity, or “itch”, arrives.

Join Social Networking Sites

Friendster, Multiply and MySpace. They are familiar names in the world of social networking today and if you want to find old friends and meet new ones at that, it would be wise to join one of them today.

All they require is a simple sign up. Remember that in one of my posts, I had advised to sign up for a free email account. This is just one of the many things why you need it. Joining sites and becoming an affiliate has its share of many requirements and an email account is one of these important elements you will need.

HBO available on Internet

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Green Bay and Milwaukee Wisconsin are pretty lucky as people there will now be able to avail of HBO on Broadband. HBO subscribers and Time Warner high-speed Internet and roadrunner.com Internet service users will be able to avail of this particular service. About 600 titles and 400 hours of content such as documentaries, movies, and special HBO original series can now be downloaded. There will also be entire sets of HBO series available every month, not to mention trailers upcoming shows.

Hopefully this service courtesy will soon be brought out to other markets and talks with other local cable operators for some expansion.

Source: Market Watch

Will Microsoft Buy Out Yahoo?

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As far as this issue between Microsoft and Yahoo is concerned, everyone thought it was a closed deal already when Yahoo rescinded the offer from one of the successful software companies ever known. Apparently, there was a change in plans and Microsoft has given Yahoo 3 weeks to reconsider before it finally closes the books on this deal.

Now a $31 Million dollar offer is indeed a hefty one. But Yahoo isn’t biting it just yet. For other companies, they would have taken this offer by now. Yahoo, being a popular search engine for some time now is on the crossroads. Will they accept?

(Source) RTT News

Online Games Devouring the Kids Today

We have heard of online games becoming an addiction today and while they are only accessible online, most kids devote most of their time glued to their computer and trying to outdo themselves in these offered games online.

If you were a parent and your kids were on vacation, you surely would not mind this. But seriously, it is getting worst in terms of forgetting the real deal of kids as far as their responsibilities are concerned.

Some parents may cut the connection but all you will get is a tactical move on their part to run to their friend’s house or even rent at a nearby café. With these in mind, how can you control the Internet addiction that these kids are going through?