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Archive for August, 2005

The rumors are true

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

Well there have been lots of rumors about my future at CFH and I have promised to address them as soon as I could, so here goes. Sorry it has taken so long.
Today (August 31) is my last day in the office at Call for Help. I am indeed leaving the show.
I shot my last […]

Hurricane Katrina

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

TechTV Forever run by Eric Craft (and his team) and Long Live TechTV, run by Chris (densefive) and Mark (mrwebauthor) are banding together to try to get people to donate to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund http://www.redcross.org by posting banners and links at their group homepages and drawing attention to the aftermath of Hurricane […]

Rumors…

Sunday, August 28th, 2005

You may have seen the rumors about my future on Call for Help. I’ll talk about that a little later this week in a post on this blog. There are some issues I need to deal with before I say anything publicly about my future.
My sister is also getting married on Labor Day weekend and […]

Book is finished!

Saturday, August 27th, 2005

Hi all:
Just wanted to let everyone know that delivered the last chapter of my book on Thursday.
It’s called The Absolute Beginners Guide to Security Spam Spyware and Viruses. It’ll be available on Oct 28, but by all accounts it may sell out really quickly, so if you’re interested in the topic then you can reserve […]

Andy and the techteens…

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

Was interviewed by the boys at Gen Y podcast this past weekend. Nice bunch of young fellas.
Have a listen, and have a little patience with the audio quality:
http://www.tech4geny.com/geny008.mp3

-Andy

Meetup video

Tuesday, August 16th, 2005

If you want to see some of the action at the Meetup, check out this very nice video segment shot by Joel Morgan who came from New York to attend the event. Excellent work Joel!
Update: Get it at Techphile.ca because Joel’s ISP shut down his account because of the traffic.
http://techphile.ca/?q=node/56

Cybercourses

Tuesday, August 16th, 2005

If you could learn about a topic on computers or technology in 2 hours, what would that topic be?
I am thinking about teaching a series of cybercourses with audio, video and whiteboard technology and want to find out what topics people would be interested in.
Examples:
-Wireless router security?
-Reformat and reinstall Windows?
-How to buy a laptop?
-How to […]

Reminder: Meet up - Thursday!!!

Wednesday, August 10th, 2005

Don’t forget…
The extended CFH gang — including me, Leo and Amber, Mike Sean, Kevin and his gang — will be appearing for a meet up this 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 our event organizer Frank Linhares […]

Me and Mad man Dick

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

Check out who was on set today - Dick DeBartolo - of Mad magazine fame and webmaster of gizwizbiz.com. What a great guy! He did three shows with us that you will see in late Sept and early Oct.

More photos on Sean’s Flickr account.

ID theft ring uses spyware

Monday, August 8th, 2005

This is nasty! Check it out – ID theft ring that uses spyware to steal from customers of 50 international banks:
http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-5823591.html?tag=nl.e589

Kittens update

Saturday, August 6th, 2005

Thought I’d share a picture of Biff today. My friend MJ gave me a hat and he commandeered it.

Pix of Boo too!

Ah! Which button should I click?

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005

File this one under: OHMYGAWD…
Apple has launched a new mouse called the Mighty Mouse with two button capability but without two physical buttons…its got a smooth surface but is touch sensitive and can interpret a right or left tap as a right or left button click .
David Moody, Apple’s vice president of Mac product marketing, […]