My, how you’ve grown


Doesn't it seem like things have grown in your community over the years? I know that, around here, there are subdivisions where there were once farmers' fields or forests. There's another way to get a real sense of growth and what we're doing to our communities and indeed, our planet. It's called Google Timelapse.  The … Continue reading My, how you’ve grown

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Where in the world is …


... Carmen Sandiego? No, this isn't a post best written for a Sunday morning.  It's a revival of the fun game from years gone by - now appearing in Google Earth! The premise is the same - a crime has been committed and you've been recruited to see if you can solve it.  You get … Continue reading Where in the world is …

Gone phishing


How many times have we heard that the weakest part of any security measure is the person at the keyboard? Phishing is the name of the game and, unfortunately, the bad guys have won at this game so many times. How many times have we warned people about emails that are designed to get you to follow links that take you to places that aren't safe or healthy for you and/or your computer? How … Continue reading Gone phishing

Better answers


Yesterday, I had mused a bit about search engines.  I got some interesting questions - Dogpile?  Why certainly!  Why just "Go" when you can "Go Fetch"? Many people just stick with the default search engine that comes with their browser and that's OK.  Search engines generally all do a wonderful job of bringing back good … Continue reading Better answers