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Archive for September, 2005

XP to get SP3

Friday, September 30th, 2005

Looks like XP will get a third service pack (SP3) after the new version of Windows - called Windows Vista — is launched at the end (big maybe on that) of 2006.
See the CNET story - click here.

Live on Calgary Radio

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

In you’re in Calgary, catch me on CHQR (770 on the AM dial) Friday, Sept. 30 on The Morning News with Stirling Faux at 8:45 AM Mountain time (10:45 AM Eastern) talking about TV on your cellphone — a new service being offered by Rogers, Telus and Bell in Canada and available on Sprint […]

New book cover…and some translation news

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

So Que has finalized the cover to my book. What do you think? To download a PDF of the front and back covers click here.
Also they say it will be translated into Polish, Czech and several other languages!
For more info about the book - click here.

Quoted by Canadian Press Wire Services

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

I was quoted by the Canadian Press Wires Services today. Do you like the Jetsons quote?
TV on your cellphone

Book update

Saturday, September 24th, 2005

So a quick book update…
My first book Absolute Beginners Guide to Security, Spam, Spyware and Viruses will ship to the printer Oct. 13 and will be available in book stores Nov. 9. (info and ordering links here). It’s currently available for pre-order in most online book stores around the world.
And more good […]

Firefox 1.07

Saturday, September 24th, 2005

There’s a new release of the Firefox browser - 1.07 - available which fixes a series of security vulnerablities.
It’s the weekend, so you have time to download it now from here:

Use iPod with Windows Media Player

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

Scott F sent me a note about a program he has been using to get his iPod to work with Windows Media Player 10. he says: “I’ve been searching online forums (you would be amazed how many people are trying to find a way to get the ipod and media player to play nice) and […]

Anti-spyware derbies

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

One of the older spyware tests I did at Call for Help (with the help of Mike Laz) is now airing in the US, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to post all the Excel spreadsheet results that we generated over the last year in our anti-spyware tests. They are linked individually below and […]

Free file: Save your Flash files

Saturday, September 17th, 2005

Came across this recently. It’s an IE and Firefox plug-in that let’s you save Flash files:

CVAC pod for detoxification

Saturday, September 17th, 2005

Lazy Saturday here in San Diego.
Went out to a detox pod this AM called CVAC. One of those very cool new inventions that helps people recover from injuries, train better and heal. Ultimate fighters, motorcross drivers and swimmers all use it to train better. It’s also great for healing.
And I feel as tho I need […]

New from Apple: iGod?

Friday, September 16th, 2005

Snowdog has done it, again…I woke up this AM in San Diego, and this was in my inbox. Made me cough on my cornflakes…

NBP theme music

Monday, September 12th, 2005

I know it may seem like its a taking me a while to get The Next Big Ping podcast off the ground. Post-CFH life has been busier than I had anticipated.
Still I’m making progress toward the first episode. Thought I’d share with you the theme music I’ll be using. It was written by Dee […]

iTunes phone from Motorola

Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

Check it out - a new iTunes compatible phone from Motorola called the ROKR. Click pix for larger image.

Holds up to 100 tunes. More info - click here

Cat update

Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

Thought I’d share some new cat pix with you. Biff and Boo are just over three months old now. Getting big!

Boo seems to be getting big in the back end. Still has a little head tho. Very sweet cat.

Biff is a little smaller, but longer. He is a terror. Facing licking at 6AM every morning.

Poster-sized relief effort

Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

I wanted to draw your attention to Yuri Dorjc’s effort to raise funds for Katrina victims.
Dojc, a renowned Toronto-based photographer, chose a single image from among his favorites, and turned it into a 13″x19″ poster. He has put it up for sale online for $25US on qoop.com, flickr.com and yuridojc.com. The profits from the sale […]

A little update

Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

Just a little update…
I am headed to San Diego for two weeks Monday to work on a few fun projects and to get a little more some R&R, so if you’re in that part of the world and you see me around town, please say Hi.
The Next Big Ping is closer than ever to […]