Thursday: July 28, 2011
- Sponsored tweets from companies you follow will be appearing more often in your Twitter timeline.
If you use a Twitter and you happen to follow of lot of name brand companies you'll be seeing what that particular company has to say front and center. Sponsored tweets from said companies will appear at the top of your timeline and can be easily dismissed with a click. This seems like a good idea in theory, if I'm following a given company on Twitter one would think that what they have to say would be relevant to my interests (in theory of course). In theory you could also follow me on Twitter (@subwarm), and no - there will not be sponsored messages from me or GLM (not intentionally anyway).
Tuesday: March 30, 2010
- A list of the ten riskiest cities for cyber-crime. Good to know.
Traveling to Seattle, Boston, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Raleigh, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Denver, Austin or Portland in the near future? Make sure your computer is up to date with the latest virus protections and all of that - although it may not make much difference.
Friday: March 19, 2010
- Seven things you should probably never say to your boss.
'This job is easy! Anyone could do it!' Maybe what you're trying to convey here is that you're so brilliant your work is easy. Unfortunately, it comes off sounding more like, 'This work is stupid.' Bosses don't like hearing that any work is stupid.
Friday: January 29, 2010
- The golden rules of site redesign as told by Some Random Dude.
A good read for my fellow webnerds out there that might be thinking and/or planning about a potential redesign. Be it for work or for personal use, this is a good starting point before you actually get started.
Monday: January 11, 2010
- Nine of the most terrifying attempts to improve popular foods.
Covers everything from spray-able pancake batter and carbonated yogurt all the way over to colored ketchup and edible plates (Ritz crackers are a quick substitute for this as well - thank you Mitch Hedberg). So, who's hungry?
Monday: December 28, 2009
- Calling 911 because your significant other won't eat dinner is not an emergency.
FYI, calling 911 for similar non-emergency situations like this this not just once, not just twice, but over thirty times in a specific time frame is grounds for 911 abuse. Be sure to write this down in your life lesson book kids.
- Seventeen interesting tricks of the body you may not have previously known about.
“Since the nerves in the roof of your mouth get extremely cold, your body thinks your brain is freezing, too,” says Abo. “In compensating, it overheats, causing an ice-cream headache.” The more pressure you apply to the roof of your mouth, the faster your headache will subside.
Friday: October 30, 2009
- Ten things you should probably know before becoming a sumo wrestler.
A wrestler’s daily drills include the butsukari geiko, an exercise which involves repeatedly whamming his body into an opponent’s chest as he attempts to slam the wrestler to the ground, and body-slamming wooden planks.
Monday: October 26, 2009
- So long, GeoCities. Yahoo closes up shop on the service for good.
Ah, GeoCities - one of the first places I went to for free web hosting when I was learning all about this thing called the world wide web many years ago. Thanks for the memories and that fine ad-supported hosting you once provided.
Wednesday: August 12, 2009
- Yawning in court could land you up to six months in jail.
That'll teach you to cover your mouth.
- Be careful when taking advantage of free wifi, even in designated areas.
...hackers may be masquerading as free public Wi-Fi providers to gain access to the laptops of unsuspecting travelers. All it takes, they say, is a computer program downloaded from the Internet, an open access point and a user who has ignored basic security advice.
Thursday: August 6, 2009
- A short but useful guide to creativity just for you.
A lnice ittle list of things to do to help get those old creative juices flowing again.
Tuesday: August 4, 2009
- Modding game consoles can land you ten years in prison.
Yes folks, hacking your favorite console to play pirated video games does indeed violate the Digitial Millenium Copyright Act. Honestly, who knew?
Monday: July 20, 2009
- Turns out digging sand at the beach is a great way to get some infectious diseases.
The study found that digging in the sand raised the risk of diarrhea by 44 percent in young children — those under the age of 11. And kids who were buried in the sand were 27 percent more likely to develop diarrhea than those who weren’t.
Tuesday: July 7, 2009
- Microsoft would like you to know about a very serious security hole.
The so-called 'zero day' vulnerability disclosed by Microsoft affects a part of its software used to play video. The problem arises from the way the software interacts with Internet Explorer, which opens a hole for hackers to tunnel into.