Category: Computing News

I’ve decided to add a new feature to the blog and thought I’d tell you all about it. As Twitter matures and gains acceptance, developers and Tweeters are finding new ways to use them. One of the most interesting ways I found is services that take Twitter streams and turn them into online newspapers. and are the two that I use. I could swear there was another one but for the life of me can’t find it on the web, but I digress. I’m going to start doing a twice daily recap of my online newspaper giving you the highlights of the paper. is a static address and doesn’t archive papers, so as of now the paper won’t have archives, but I’m working on finding a service or tool that will allow me to archive them. I’ll keep you posted on that. At any rate here’s the recap of the first edition. 

There will be three constant sections: 
The Instructor’s Pick – These are things that I find interesting for various reasons. 

Tech Wrap-up – The top story, in my opinion, from the Tech Section
Business and Careers – Stuff from the Business sections and my musings on how it might affect your job search and career. 
There will be one intermittent section 
Punditry – This will be an editorial of sorts, although more than likely will be a rant or diatribe knowing me. 
The Instructor’s Picks 
Can Skype Pull a Netflix for TV Video Chat? – I think it’s pretty damned cool that Skype is thinking about getting into the online video game, I love where your head is at Skype. I have the Skype app on my Droid (yeah I’m an Android fanboy) and occasionally use it. I love the concept and would love to get into it more, but I don’t call internationally all that often. Although now that I think of it I should. I like the idea of getting video on my phone and hopefully getting it for free. Check it out for yourself. 

Tech Wrap-up
This edition isn’t too exciting but one story is pretty funny, Apple PR is claiming that Steve Jobs’ infamous response to users who complained about the iPhone 4 antenna “scandal” is fake, I call (and smell) bullshit. We’ll see. Nexus One got an update to Froyo, I’m still waiting for my Droid’s 2.2 update so who cares about the Nexus One. The other story is of interest to me because I’m a blogger and budding SEO/SMO consultant. I’ll try out the tools and maybe post the results to this or one of my other blogs. 

The most interesting story here, is definitely Google expanding its’ world domination plans into the Travel Industry, the post makes some really interesting points about the reasons some people in the Travel Industry are concerned Google could become a monopoly or give itself unfair advantage in the marketplace. They’ve got their hand in online travel and just bought a travel IT company that houses most of the data for the travel industry. If your curious about business trends and the like it’s worth reading

By: Matthew Rodela on May 11th, 2009
Categories: Computer Tech CultureLists

After writing a recent post on the reasons why computer techs should be using twitter, I received quite a few requests asking for me to provide a list of tech accounts to follow for folks to get started.  I thought it would be cool to try to build this list, and in the process I’ve discovered some excellent resources.

This is by no means an exhaustive list.  I’d call this more of a “beginners list”;  a run-down of some useful twitter accounts that focus on tech and computers. It’s purpose is to get you started if you’re new to twitter or to round out your list if you’re already on twitter.  The list is appropriate for anyone who is interested in keeping up with technology trends.

100 Tech Twitter Accounts You Should Be Following | Your Friendly Neighborhood Computer Guy.

The emergence of cloud technology, mobile computing and HTML5 will soon put a new face on the Internet. What is the new web going to look like and how will it change the way we use it? The following post gives an idea. Google has added new functionality to their push API that allows real-time updates to web pages, similar to RSS. This is just one of the innovations coming in the new face of the web. What else can we expect?  The Google developer’s conference is today May 19th and tomorrow May 20th. There are a bevy of new technologies coming from Google that will both enhance our experience and push the envelope from a technological standpoint. Check out the links below for more information. I’ve posted a link to an article about Google’s new push API and I also posted a link to Google’s blog that covers all the announcements from Day 1 of the Google Developer’s conference. Enjoy.

Google Push API

Google I/O Day 1 Announcements

A new zero-day security vulnerability is at the heart of a new Microsoft Security Advisory, which warns about a flaw that could impact a variety of 64-bit Windows systems.

It’s the latest unpatched zero-day security vulnerability that. Microsoft has warned IT
administrators in recent weeks. eSecurity Planet takes a look at the latest vulnerability and its potential impact on users’ systems.