Happy New Year everyone. I hope everyone had some great holiday time off.
There is also another celebration I'm personally having in which DCS Media has turned 1 today. After posting over 500 posts this years, I feel better about using technology (including this site) to help individuals who want to stay ahead of the technology curve. A lot has happened in the last year, and I expect a lot to happen in this year as well.
Great! Just when I thought it was safe to go from Intel to AMD...this happens.
Computing.co.uk reported that Symantec scientists have discovered a way for viruses to penetrate down to the hardware level and attack the AMD chips instead of the OS.
The virus comes in two versions: 32-bit and 64-bit. The two viruses, named w32.bounds and w64.bounds, are considered at low risk, but show how to easily remove them, but the threat does exist that CPU viruses are on their way.
F-Secure just posted on their blog about a phishing scam which uses PayPal.com, including a duplicate, looks-just-like-PayPal login screen.
Make sure you don't fall for this!
Darren Rowse from ProBlogger.net requested his readers to provide posts of their lists so he can create 65 Distractions to make your day more interesting. :-)
He posted my list of Top 10 Firefox Super Extensions from a week ago.
Thanks for the opportunity, Darren.
I can't wait to see the types of processors that'll be created from this merger. Wow.
The press release was posted today (July 24, 2006).
Happy 4th of July to all of the people who keep us safe in this country.
May your fireworks shine brightly in the sky!
Opera 9 has been released and is packed with a lot of features. Some of the features include BitTorrent capabilities, custom search engines, widgets, and thumbnail previews.
For all of those who have served, are serving, and who will serve in the future, I want to thank you for fighting for the freedoms that some of us take for granted every single day.
This week has been hectic for me. I'm writing this on a different PC than the one at home. It seems my hard drive in my PC decided to go south on me. When (If) I can receover, I will get back to blogging tomorrow (Saturday).
Fireday will be postponed for today, but return tomorrow (provided I get my hard drive back).
Stay tuned to find out what happened with my hard drive and see if I can receover it.
C|Net has an interesting news article about BitTorrent.
It seems BitTorrent is trying to go legit by signing a deal with Warner Bros. to distribute content, such as "Dukes of Hazard" and "Babylon 5".
As we all know, BitTorrent has become synonymous with hacking, but BitTorrent hopes to change that image.
Most businesses should take this as a clue as to how common the usage of the Internet is in the workplace. Ars Technica posted the article about this case.
Take me, for example, as a professional programmer.
I personally use Google/Google Groups as my personal knowledge base for determining code /driver problems, Google Calendar to keep track of my personal events ("Ohhhh....THAT anniversary!"), Google Reader for RSS feeds that keep me on top of new code and technology news, and even Google News for keeping up to date on current events. Just because I use those, and many other sites on a daily basis, doesn't mean that I'm "goofing off" and surfing looking for nudie pictures.