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Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa

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Yes, I am guilty as charged.  I have not updated my blog in a couple of days and it is not looking good for another few days either.  I have been swamped with school work and other random projects here and there.

I promise I will be back soon.  Maybe even to take this whole thing a completely new direction?! Maybe.

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March 28, 2007 at 8:49 pm

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Scoble to stop blogging…

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… for a week.

He is reacting to a series of threats that Kathy Sierra, Maryam, and he have gotten over the past weeks. Kathy was hit worst with a bunch of threats uttered by various bloggers in the sphere. Out of solidarity and disgust with the current state of the blogosphere, Scoble announced today that he will not blog (at all) until next Monday.

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March 26, 2007 at 5:17 pm

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My Blogstats addiction

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Like so many other (relatively) new bloggers, I often find myself wrapped up in my blog’s stats. I found this little comic that describes my “problem” very accurately.

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Written by markusw

March 25, 2007 at 6:42 pm

Kid playing Wii Tennis

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A 22 month old kid playing Wii tennis.  He even figures out how to skip the instant replay.  He is pretty good, although, he does loose in the end.

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March 25, 2007 at 12:50 pm

Twitter-Twitter-Twitter

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March 23, 2007 at 12:50 pm

Pink Zune on May 1st

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Ebgames.com has confirmed that Microsoft will be releasing a Pink Zune player on May 1st. The player will sell at $249.99 and will most likely have the same technical specifications (30GB) as the current Zune players.

Now note, there WAS a limited edition pink Zune released earlier, but this new one seems to be quite a bit lighter. Moreover, the limited edition pink Zune is currently selling for $960 on ebay.com!!

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Written by markusw

March 23, 2007 at 12:44 pm

Microsoft listed as most secure OS on the market!!

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Symantec today released a statement that listed Microsoft Operating Systems to be the safest on the market. They came to this conclusion after analyzing the number of vulnerabilities found, patches released, and the time it took the firm’s to publish the security fixes.

P.S.: Mac should be coming to a sad realization. Accept or Decline????

Edit: The original press release can be found here. My blog post is based on a news story I found on Internews.com:

Microsoft is frequently dinged for having insecure products, with security holes and vulnerabilities. But Symantec said in its latest research report that when it comes to widely-used operating systems, Microsoft is doing better overall than its leading commercial competitors.”

The report found that Microsoft Windows had the fewest number of patches and the shortest average patch development time of the five operating systems it monitored in the last six months of 2006.”

Then there’s Mac OS X. Despite the latest TV ads ridiculing the security in Vista with a Matrix-like Agent playing the UAC in Vista, Apple has nothing to brag about. Symantec found 43 vulnerabilities in Mac OS X and a 66 day turnaround on fixes.”

Symantec’s report is based on extensive research that was done over a period of 6 months (beginning in July 2006) and included the close monitoring and analyzing of a huge range of security and vulnerability issues, including Operating Systems.

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March 23, 2007 at 12:46 am