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Archive for November, 2005

Lab Rats Episode 6 is up

Monday, November 28th, 2005

Lab Rats does a home network primer - and Biff takes a spill on Episode 6
Also…a new Tackie site design for Labrats.tv coming this week…stay tuned and a Lab Rats forum from our Cyberwalker forums moderator Ted Gallardo (with help from Craig Worden and Mike Britton).

December date set for my first cybercourse

Saturday, November 26th, 2005

Hi all:
I have created a new cybercourse which you can take with me live via the web.
It’s called Wireless Secuirty Demystified and it runs @ 8:30PM EST (-5 GMT) on Dec. 8.
I’ll teach you how to secure your wireless network, including using WEP and WPA and other security tips and tricks and we’ll also have […]

We have a winner!

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

Jason (HMNSHLD) just won my little contest launched back when we did Episode 0 of Lab Rats.
> First person to put Lab Rats on their iPod and send me a picture.
See his pix below:

He wins a Cyberwalker t-shirt

Nice comment on my new book

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

First review is in on my new book…
“Congratulations on your new book. You’ve got a definite winner here. Chock full of information and an easy read (even for an old fella). I have had the book just a little more than 24 hours and it has already helped me with securing […]

Lab Rats Epsiode 5 now available

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

Lab Rats Epsiode 5 is out. Click here.
This week we walk about adding a hard drive, either internal or external. We cover Serial ATA vs EIDE/IDE…and Firewire vs USB 2 drives.
The pizza guy and a little power cut caused some fun. Also guest appearances by our friends Kate (dear friend), Greg (sound guy on Call […]

My book now shipping in North America

Saturday, November 19th, 2005

Just to let you know that my book Absolute Beginners Guide to Secuirty Spam Spyware and Viruses is now shipping from all major on-line stores and has been spotted in places like Barnes and Noble in the US and Chapters and Indigo in Canada. So if you have been waiting til it comes out to […]

Lab Rats Episode 4 now available

Monday, November 14th, 2005

Lab rats ep 4 is now up on the server. This week we added an XVID version, an AVI version and have a new set and better lighting.
We covered MSCONFIG and how to use it to edit your startup routine in Windows so your system boots faster. Also useful for removing hard to kill spyware.
Get […]

Keep an eye out for my book

Monday, November 14th, 2005

My book - Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Secuirty, Spam, Spyware and Viruses - was shipped Nov. 9 by my publisher Que so you should be seeing it appear this week at your local bookstore (let me know if you do at the address below).
It should come available on the on-line bookseller sites as well […]

Cyberwalker Mondays episode 6 now available

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

Epsiode 6 of Cyberwalker Mondays is now posted…
In this episode, I talk about purposely getting phished (research, you know!) and talk about a new strategy by phishers called” spear phishing”.

Dee Long’s new DeeSampler

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

As you may know my good friend Dee Long wrote the theme song for Lab Rats and for Next Big Ping and I am always curious to see what he’s up to because he is one of those talent muscians that always has a surprise in store. Dee, of course, was a member of the […]

Live on CP24

Tuesday, November 8th, 2005

Wednesday @ 5pm EST tune into HomePage, a tech show where I got my TV start. It’s on the Canadian all news channel CP24.
I’ll be talking about my book and then answering live questions on any tech topic from callers at the back end of the show.
For those that don’t get the channel in […]

Lab Rats Episode 3 now available

Monday, November 7th, 2005

Lab Rats episode 3 is now up on the new server - This week: New camcorder features, with havarti and crackers!
Enjoy! Click here

Microsoft AntiSpyware to be renamed “Defender”

Monday, November 7th, 2005

Heads up folks….the free anti-spyware tool called Microsoft AntiSpyware — which has been in beta since January and is available for download for free here — will change dramatically.
Microsoft is renaming it “Windows Defender”. It’ll be integrated into the forthcoming new version of Windows called Windows Vista (available in late 2006) and an XP version […]

Halloween edition of Cyberwalker Mondays

Saturday, November 5th, 2005

Cyberwalker Mondays podcast episode 5 - recorded on Halloween night- is now up. Mike Stafford and I cover Adobe Premiere Elements 2, Mac vs PC and lots more.
A bit delayed this week as I am working on finalizing the contract for my second book project - Windows Vista Help Desk - with Que Publishing. […]

Techtv Meetup Dec 15

Tuesday, November 1st, 2005

The techtv gang is getting together again at a Dec meetup. Attending wil be CFHers and associated guests, extended family as well as famous podcasters like the brilliant Frank Linhares (who is organizing). We will be appearing at No Regrets once again in Toronto on Dec 15.
Lab Rat and CFHer Sean Carruthers and I will […]

All Lab Rats ep 2 versions now up

Tuesday, November 1st, 2005

Lab Rats ep 2 is now up in all its glory with all the formats we plan to offer including an MPEG4 iPod version @ 320×240 size.
More here