- Autoruns 9 – this utility lists every program and process that launches when you start the computer the utility is installed on. It’s useful for figuring out why your computer takes so long to boot and for detecting malware.
- Ducklink – this is a screen capture utility that lets you capture shots of an entire scrollable length of a webpage or just a specific portion of your screen.
- WizardRSS – supposedly turns a partial feed into a full feed.
- How to Become a Game Programmer
- How to disinfect and clean iPhones and other gadgets.
- How to Measure Page Load Time With Google Analytics
- Use jQuery to Detect if User has Scrolled to the Bottom or Top of a Page
- A campaign to build Babbage’s analytical engine is underway.
- Facebook admits ‘inadvertent’ privacy breach
- Google apologizes for privacy lapses, to tighten controls
- Netflix Losing the Disc and Upgrading on PS3
- Smarter Than You Think – Google Cars Drive Themselves, in Traffic
- Startling testimony offered by the U. of Michigan computer science professor whose team penetrated D.C.’s ‘pilot program’ server for what was to have been a live election beginning in just days…
- Tech Startup Executive Pay on the Mend
- Wikileaks Hacked By “Very Skilled” Attackers Prior To Iraq Doc Release
- Another blow to boxed software: Apple brings its App Store to Macs
- Boston College offers this animated Flash demonstration of the Advanced Encryption Standard.
- The Never-Ending Language Learning system or NELL is learning the internet. Follow NELL’s discoveries on Twitter.
- Programmers Who Defined The Technology Industry: Where Are They Now?
- Sleep Cycle for iPhone Picks the Best Time to Wake You Up
- What did a teenager get out of attending Startup School?
- CopyProtected.com, a site used to inform on copy protection and DRM on DVD and Blu-ray movie discs, now displays a missive from Anonymous. After a few seconds it redirects visitors to the homepage of The Pirate Bay.
- Eric Schmidt: Google gets close to ‘the creepy line
- The incredible growth of the Internet since 2000
- Netnography: The Marketer’s Secret Ingredient. How Campbell’s and other marketers are using the tools of anthropology online.
- Ray Ozzie, Microsoft’s Chief Software Architect, Steps Down
- Survey: 71 percent of tweets are ignored (Ironically, via Twitter)
- Texas slaps Amazon with $269M bill for uncollected sales taxes
- The UK Telegraph profiles Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
- Vint Cerf Keeps Blaming Himself For IPv4 Limit
- Web Design Ledger is a publication written by web designers for web designers. The primary purpose of the site is to act as a platform for sharing web design related knowledge and resources. Topics range from design inspiration to tips and tutorials and everything in between.
- Angry Birds, the iPhone gaming sensation (and possible movie), is now available on Android for free in ad supported form. Not got a fancy phone? Maybe you can play the home game.
- Game designer Raphael “Raph” Koster (Wikipedia) has republished his essay “The Fundamentals of Game Design.” Koster was the lead designer of the wildly successful MMORPG Ultima Online.
- Being A Code Made Easy – Chapter 1
- Dead Frontier, a browser based zombie apocalypse shooter, just went open beta and is free to play. There’s also a game play trailer after the break. Try not to get fired playing at work.
- “Despite having been on the job for nine months, RadioShack CEO Julian Day says he still has ‘no idea’ how the home electronics store manages to stay open.”
- Scrabb.ly: Massively multiplayer online Scrabble.
- The New Yorker parodies the E-Mail Auto-Response. It’s funny because it’s true.
- You’re Stealing it Wrong: 30 Years of Inter-Pirate Battles
Discussion / OpEd
- Cyber attack threat ‘could be next Pearl Harbor’
- How Facebook Can Become Bigger In Five Years Than Google Is Today
- Is the rise of automation from computers software and robotics and web-fueled outsourcing leading to a shrinking middle class? MIT Economist David Autor thinks so. Good Magazine speculates on the implications for America’s future.
- Why CPUs Aren’t Getting Any Faster
- Yep, Apple Killed The CD Today