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World of Warcraft Grinding, Addiction, and You

August 4th, 2008
I spent this afternoon looking over some wired articles from last week and found one in particular that made me smirk a bit. My experience in MMORPG gaming is pretty extensive and one common annoyance that is a mainstay in modern day gaming is the what I like to ...

Business Fashion Sense

August 1st, 2008
This morning I read an article that borders on the ridiculous. According to experts at the NY Times, designers are trying to make a statement this summer by pushing the idea of suits with shorts, no-socks and penny loafers. If I hadn't seen the insanity for myself, ...

Entrepreneurs Continue To Make Big Bucks

June 19th, 2008
Just over one year ago, I remember a casual dialog I had with the founder of LinkedIn.  He was a really nice guy, was trying to market his new linked in site and sent me an invitation to create a profile.  When I saw it, I thought it would be ...

Aluminums Boost Immune System

May 22nd, 2008
Have you ever taken a vaccine and been advised Do disodium VERY soft vigara desde canada TON almost: various... to take some aluminum concoctions to help the process along? Interestingly enough, this is a common method of helping to raise the efficacy of vaccines, but until recently it was ...

AT&T Predatory Practices Aggravate Consumers

April 1st, 2008
The consumerist is a great website that often shares stories by people like you and me who struggle with corporate policies that are meant to put the squeeze on the little guy.  Corporate motivations have one thought in mind, profit!   One particular customer had a chat with customer service ...

Microsoft Changes Stance On Interoperability

February 21st, 2008
There's a lot of online buzz about Microsoft's recent decision to open up the books to help simplify interoperability standards.  Microsoft critics have long complained about Microsoft's lack of cooperating with industry leaders and participating in open standards.  Microsoft Internet Explorer is a good example of their stubborn lack of ...

Angry Sellers Boycotting Ebay

February 18th, 2008
I'm always intrigued by the direction of online politics and how far activists are willing to go to support their cause. eBay recently announced that it would do away with negative ratings for buyers. Some sellers are up in arms over this act, but in a way it ...

Predicting Start-up Success – YouNoodle

February 18th, 2008
A young start-up company, YouNoodle, has decided to focus its efforts on predicting whether a start-up is going places in the future and worthy of early-stage funding.  The company sounds interesting, it could yield a useful tool for investors to use during the decision-making process, but is this the future ...

Super Smash Bros, Brawl

February 17th, 2008
Maybe I'm getting too old for this stuff, but I have a hard time understanding the youth fascination with this video game. Super Smash Brothers, Brawl - Trailer of upcoming  release [youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=HXsh7kjNHEQ[/youtube] I own the Game Cube version and would be interested to see how this might play out on the Wii, based ...

Natural Born Clickers – Online Marketing

February 12th, 2008
Ever wonder whether online advertising is effective and do you ever think to yourself, "how the heck does anyone make money off these lame ass ads, I would never click on the damned thing!" Well, some new research suggests that up to 50% of the clicks on advertisements are done by ...

Yahoo Rejects Microsoft Offer

February 9th, 2008
It seems that Yahoo' s board of directors are positioning themselves for a higher buyout offer from Microsoft. According to the Wall Street Journal, Yahoo will formally reject Microsoft offer but Yahoo is suggesting it may consider $40 / share. Yahoo's board has decided Microsoft's $31-per-share offer "massively undervalues" ...

Victory For Privacy and Free Speech

February 8th, 2008
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OpenID set to become industry standard

February 7th, 2008
Only a few years ago, this was a dream idea that had so much potential and was nowhere near ready for prime time.  Open ID was developed to do away with having to log into millions of accounts to use various websites.  As social networking grows and user reputation becomes ...

Law: “No Fat People Allowed”

February 6th, 2008
Mississippi Law: "No Fat People Allowed" If some Mississippi legislators had their way, they'd put forth a law that would ban obese people from being served at restaurants. State Rep. John Read, a Republican who is one of the bill's three authors, says he wasn't trying to offend anybody and never even ...

No Bigger Yahoo Than Steve Ballmer

February 6th, 2008
5 videos that prove Yahoo and Microsoft are a perfect match In reverse order, here are a few videos that show without a doubt that Steve Ballmer and Yahoo are a perfect match.  I mean, could you argue that there is a bigger Yahoo in silicon valley than Steve Ballmer?  I ...

Dell May Get Jump On Android

February 6th, 2008
There's been so much talk about Yahoo and Microsoft over the weekend that some other big news may have escaped the prime time. According to Marketing News, Google and Dell are fixing to announce new competition to the iPhone. Speculation is mounting that Google is plotting the launch of a ...