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Archive for July, 2005

Wedding Crashers Trailer Fun

Friday, July 29th, 2005

This is fun…Handy and Mickey (Matt and my alter egos) make an appearance in The Wedding Crashers trailer

You can too — Post yours in the comments! Click here to create your own.
Thx to my good friend Bob Kane for the idea!

You can now pre-order my book!

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

You can now pre-order my book — called Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Security, Spam Spyware and Viruses as follows:
In the US: at Amazon.com click here
In Canada: on Amazon.ca click here.
In Australia: at Angus & Robertson click here

(Click for a large version)
It will be out in late October! Read more about what’s in this […]

Live and in person

Saturday, July 23rd, 2005

The CFH gang — including me, Leo and Amber — will be appearing for a meet up on Thurs Aug 11 at 7:30PM at No Regrets located in Liberty Village in Downtown Toronto …219 Dufferin St. Toronto (416) 535-0050
We’ll be joined by Frank Linhares of Techphile.ca and a few other familar faces. Our good […]

How to ask a question, the Microsoft way

Friday, July 22nd, 2005

Cynicism abounds at Microsoft. One too many people have asked a dumb question I guess necessitating the following entry in the Windows XP Pro knowledgebase at Microsoft.com.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;555375&sd=rss&spid=3223
It’s authored by Daniel Petri, an MCSE expert and consultant that Microsoft has given an MVP award - Most Valuable Professional. Someone in Redmond is having a bad […]

Bye bye Longhorn, hello Vista

Friday, July 22nd, 2005

It’s official. The next version of Windows, codenamed Longhorn, has been officially named by Microsoft. It’s called Windows Vista…and its three design goals, Microsoft says, is to include better security (God, I hope so), new ways to organize information, and seamless connectivity to external devices. A test verion is due this summer and it […]

Google Moon

Thursday, July 21st, 2005

In honor of the first moon landing on July 20 1969, Google has launched Google Moon — check out what happens when you zoom all the way in…looks like one of my demos

Firefox 1.06 now available

Thursday, July 21st, 2005

Firefox 1.06 is now available. Get it as follows:
Open Firefox and click the Tools menu and choose Options then click Advanced on the left and scroll down and click Check Now.

WiMAX in Oz

Thursday, July 21st, 2005

FDor those of you who saw the into to WiMAX segement I did recently, here’s news that the technology - which brings wireless boradband to the home - will be available soon in Australia. http://whirlpool.net.au/article.cfm/1510 Thx to Geoff Crane for that tip.
In Canada all the large telecos are looking at WiMAX too and expect it […]

Meet Biff and Boo

Saturday, July 16th, 2005

Well another production week is done. 15 more shows for a total of 195 to date (it amazes me). These will start to air in late Aug early Sept.
Some astonishingly fun events in this crop of shows including three new food demos. One of particular note. Leo and I got taped together for a demo […]

Here comes the IP TV revolution

Wednesday, July 13th, 2005

Check this out NerdTV from PBS — downloadable TV
http://www.pbs.org/cringely/nerdtv/
This is the beginning of the revolution.

In the navy…

Sunday, July 10th, 2005

Just spent two days on the HMCS Toronto, a Canadian frigate that came down the St Lawrence River for a summer tour of the Great Lakes. Shot a couple of segments on the technologies on the ship which you will see on CFH in September.
Here’s a few pix (click for a large version)…

Mmmmm…soup. The navy […]

Microsoft to buy Claria?

Wednesday, July 6th, 2005

Say it aint so but Microsoft is rumored to be sniffing at very unpopular adware company Claria (formerly Gator) as a possible acquisition. No one’s talking and it’s largely rumor but consider this: Microsoft AntiSpyware (beta) is recommending Claria adware be “ignored”. See this. Just reaffirms our position on Call for Help that you […]

And now…Pod slurping

Wednesday, July 6th, 2005

Uh -oh - could your janitor’s iPod steal data from your work PC? Um yes its true…. Check out this programmer’s demo file called slurp.exe that proves it can…. click here

Windows Desktop Search API

Wednesday, July 6th, 2005

Quietly Microsoft has put out the Windows Desktop Search API (a programmer’s toolkit) to allow developers add it to their programs.
More here

New Cyberwalker software library

Tuesday, July 5th, 2005

I’m delighted to announce http://software.cyberwalker.com
, a software library of programs that are freeware, payware or shareware that help you fix, maintain or make your computer a more productive tool.
My webmaster Craig Worden has done a fantastic job of taking an idea I had more than a year ago and making it a real resource. […]

bday undies

Monday, July 4th, 2005

Well it was tame, but associate producer Matt and his lovely girlfriend Kate and I went out for Monday night birthday beers. And they gave me a really nice pair of undies that had flowers on them. I modelled them for you…

Thank you everyone

Monday, July 4th, 2005

Thanks to everyone for your kind posts and emails. You are the nicest most wonderful people and I am grateful for your support after a difficult weekend.
On a brighter note, it’s my birthday today. Happy July 4th to all my American friends too!
-Andy

Goodbye Roo

Saturday, July 2nd, 2005

Sad news today. I lost my cat Roo. She was hit by a car near my home.

She was 15. I’ll miss you little pal.