Microsoft Education Competencies: Humor: "Tell me about a time when you used humor to defuse a tense situation. How did you approach it? What was the outcome? What did you learn from the situation? Have you been able to apply what you learned in a new situation where humor was appropriate?"
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Can Ubuntu save online banking? - Computerworld Blogs: "CNL [Bank] is seriously considering making available free Ubuntu Linux bootable 'live CD' discs in its branches and by mail. The discs would boot up Linux run Firefox and be configured to go directly to CNL Bank s Web site. 'Everything you need to do will be sandboxed within that CD ' he says. That should protect customers from increasingly common drive-by downloads and other vectors for malicious code that may infect and lurk on PCs waiting to steal the user account names passwords and challenge questions normally required to access online banking. A bootable CD works because it s isolated from the host PC environment. Malware on the host can t touch it - and any malware picked up when running from the CD-ROM goes away once the CD is ejected. 'When you eject the CD you have removed everything off the machine ' McLaughlin [a Certified Information Security Professional and CIO of CNL Bank] says."
Friday, September 25, 2009
"Lovely Charts succeeds at what it promises. The Flash-based webapp produces
very clean-looking charts for all kinds of purposes, be it a flowchart to
describe a process, a diagram describing a network setup, conference seating, or
whatever you might want to sketch out on the back of a napkin."
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Cool stuff from my alma mater Saint Louis University:
There's no forgetting that Aibo is a robot pup, but he makes a good companion for nursing home residents, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.
William Banks, a physician and author of the new study, says that playtime with Aibo reduces loneliness in nursing homes as much as visits from a real-live drooling and shedding animal. "We thought there would be a difference in loneliness between the two," says Banks. "What we found basically was that the living dog and Aibo were equally effective in decreasing loneliness."
Friday, May 30, 2008
If you've ever done any serious Windows troubleshooting, you've no doubt come across a freeware utility or two by Sysinternals...
...you can point your browser to http://live.sysinternals.com/ for no-nonsense access to any Sysinternals tool. Even better, though, you can open up Windows Explorer and point it to
\\live.sysinternals.com\to browse and launch any Sysinternals app as though you've already downloaded and installed it on your computer. That means next time you're doing tech support for friends and you forgot your PC Rescue Kit, you can quickly get to any Sysinternals tool for help.