Thursday, December 29, 2005

Newly Discovered & Immediately Exploited Windows Vulnerability

A serious new remotely exploitable Windows vulnerability has been discovered in a highly-used and readily exploitable Windows component. The SHIMGVW.DLL is used for rendering Windows Metafiles, but can reportedly also be invoked whenever Windows attempts to display non-metafile images as well. Click here and go to to fix the problem until Microsoft has a patch. Also listen to the Security Now podcast to learn more. Update: Microsoft has a patch for it now. It also has been added to Windows Update.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Inside the Net 5: Jeff Fried of 37Signals

Amber and Leo talk with Jason Fried of 37Signals, creators of Basecamp, Backpack, Writeboard, and Ta-da List and, of course, Ruby on Rails. [Odeo] [iTunes]

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Christmas Day

I hope all of you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Star Trek enters G4 Galaxy

G4 is about to boldly go where many networks have gone before. The Comcast-owned cable network is close to acquiring the syndication rights to the original "Star Trek" and one of its spinoffs, "Star Trek: The Next Generation," from Paramount Domestic Television, sources said. "The Next Generation" starts Jan. 8 on G4 [Cnet News]

Systm Episode 5 - Asterisk Released

In this episode. What is Asterisk? Asterisk is an insanely powerful, yet easy to use, open source voip telephony toolkit (server software) that runs on virtually any platform. It allows anyone to manage VoIP services in their own home in more powerful ways than the most expensive PBX (public branch exchange). [] Please seed!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

CommandN #27

This week on CommandN Show #27:

- Top tech stories 2005
- Wikipedia accuracy
- Microsoft adopts RSS icon from Mozilla
- Yahoo acquires delicious
- Firefox extension
- Cingular Wireless and Time Warner
- Feedemon 2.0
- Top Web 2.0 apps 2005
- Google tunes up music search
- GAIM 2.0

And alot more at

I'm just testing out A look at my iPods past and present. There is also audio on some of the pictures. You might need to unmute the speaker icon.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Inside the Net 4: Protopage

Amber and Leo talk with Andre Parrie, founder of Protopage, a very flexible start page that is one of the best examples of AJAX on the web. [Odeo] [iTunes]

Blog Editor for Firefox

Performancing for Firefox is a full featured blog editor that sits right within Firefox. Just hit F8or click the little pencil icon at the bottom right to bring up the blog editor and easily post to your Wordpress, MovableType or Blogger
blogs. (Credit: Geek News Central)


Writely is a web word processor. It let's you Collaborate, Publish. Blog. It's Free!

· Nothing to download -- your browser is all you need.
· Collaborate just by entering people's e-mail addresses.
· Publish on the web or post to your blog with a click.
· Pick exactly who can access your documents.
· Upload from Word/OpenOffice & save to your desktop.
· Edit your documents anytime, from anywhere.

Monday, December 19, 2005

TWiT 35: Woz

Steve Wozniak is the special guest on This WEEK in TECH podcast. []

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Fire at Red Lobster

Our Red Lobster caught on fire. This is very sad. [Tyler Morning Telegraph]

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Inside The Net Episode 3

This week Amber and Leo interview Michael Arrington of the fascinating TechCrunch blog. Michael is an attorney and entrepreneur who writes about blogging, RSS, and Web 2.0
[Odeo] [iTunes]

Monday, December 12, 2005

Konfabulator 3.0

There is a new version of Konfabulator. Yahoo has also changed the name to Yahoo Widgets Engine.

Yahoo offers Movable Type for bloggers

Yahoo Inc. and Six Apart Ltd., creator of Movable Type -- the most popular software used to create professional blogs -- said on Sunday Yahoo will be the preferred supplier of Movable Type for small businesses. [Reuters]

CommandN #26 released

This week on CommandN #26:

- Wikipedia makes users register
- Protopage V2
- Skype 2.0
- Bubbleshare
- Cell phone for your dog
- John Gilmore fights secret ID laws
- Get a hoodie (not a sock!) for your iPod

And alot more at

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Saturday, December 10, 2005

My Christmas Wishlist

1. Mac mini
2. Canon PowerShot SD550
3. Falling Up: Dawn Escapes CD
4. $600 for my DSL bill for one year.
5. Star Trek Voyager DVDs (all seven seasons)

Kevin and Alex investigate a Japanese toilet

This is from episode 23 of Diggnation for all those people that just listen to the podcast. [CAUTION]

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Banned Xbox 360 Ad

This advertisement was deemed not suitable for air by Microsoft's lawyers.

Friday, December 09, 2005

New CEO at Microsoft

A fifth grader had a wish to be the Microsoft CEO for a day, and his wish was granted. His visit was documented for the NBC show “Three Wishes” which airs tonight in the US on NBC. [Press article]

Yahoo acquires has joined the Yahoo! family. [digg]

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

NBC, Apple to announce major iTunes deal

There are now many TV shows available from NBC, ABC, Sci Fi, and USA on iTunes Music Store . Including Battlestar Gallactica, The Office, Law & Order, Monk, as well as many classics. And 22 episodes of Knight Rider. [digg]

'Podcast' Is the Word of the Year

The New Oxford American Dictionary have selected "podcast" as the Word of the Year for 2005. helps you to keep track of online information as it changes. It sends you an instant message whenever any RSS or Atom feed you want to monitor changes.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Inside the Net Episode 2: Flock

This week Amber and Leo interview Chris Messina, one of the designers of a new browser for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux called Flock, "the social browser." [iTunes] [Odeo]

CommandN #25

This week on CommandN #25:

- Satellite Radio Goes Live in Canada
- Windows One Care Beta Goes Live
- $100 Laptop Video Blog
- Yahoo adds RSS Feeds into Web Mail
- TechTV Holiday Meetup

And alot more at

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Windows Live Mail beta adds new features

Windows Live Mail beta adds new features:

1. Safety Improvements
2. Fast Search
3. Spell Check as you Type
4. Scrollable message and contact list.
5. Configurable reading pane
6. Resizable panes ***
7. Improved Error Message Discoverability
8. Easier to send mail when you don’t know email address
9. Support for browsers other than IE6 & higher
10. Empty Junk Mail Folder or Deleted Items Folder with one click
11. Print Messages

The worlds first ipod compatible bed

Title pretty much saids it all. [Link]

iPod Updater 2005-11-17

This update is only for the iPod shuffle. iPod Updater 2005-11-17 includes new iPod Software 1.1.3 for iPod shuffle.