May 2010 archive

Blogging is not as easy as it looks!

There’s that old adage about the other man’s grass always being greener! So it is with blogging. It looks easy! Anyone could do it! It is a very attractive proposition on the surface and a whole sub-industry has blossomed on the Internet to help anyone who wishes to make a fortune with a blog. After …

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Don’t be negative and let your scanning slide!

Perhaps like me, you have a whole bunch of photos, slides and negatives from years gone by sitting around. You know that you should do something to preserve them, but all the options seem either too time-consuming, too expensive and too technically challenging. That was certainly the way I felt! A few years ago, I …

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Possession is NOT nine tenths of the law

It’s the ONLY law! But it is man’s law not nature’s … If you believe that you actually own something, anything at all, we encourage you to think again; very carefully… In reality, the concept of ownership is one of the cornerstones of almost all modern societies. However, it turns out that it is a …

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Facebook: Where the rednecks go and grammar and spelling are optional?

Today, I had just finished reading about privacy concerns regarding FB’s policy towards sharing personal information across different partner sites when I stumbled upon this gem of a conversation. I am not happy to report that it involves some of my own family. Obviously, privacy is not uppermost in the minds of the individuals in …

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