Quotable #68: Computers

“The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do.” — Ted Nelson. “Any fool can use a computer. Many do.” — Ibid. “They say that computers can’t think, but I have one that does. It thinks […]

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Murphy’s Concise Definitions of Computer-Related Terms

Backup — An operation that is never performed on time. Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) — The most successful program produced by Microsoft since it always works. Bug Fixes — A mechanism employed by software developers to fix existing bugs while adding new ones. Cable — The part of a computer system that is too […]

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I Finally Found Out Where Those Spams Are Coming From

Spams are annoying, and unfortunately, I have no choice but to deal with them. My blog has been bombarded by spams since the day I gained some readers. As time goes by, it became worse. For instance, I just cleared my spam folder last Sunday and now, it has more than 200 blocked comments. So, […]

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6 Steps To Succeed In Teaching With Technology

This is a guest post by Katrina D. Keller. Everyone wants to use technology in the classroom, but it is the uneasy relationship many schools and teachers have with technology that is discouraging its adoption. Most bear the notion that technology distracts students and decreases their engagement in the classrooms.  However, many teachers and educators […]

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Some More Tech-Related Headaches

The day before yesterday, I talked about a few troublesome tech problems that happened to me last week. I thought that my ordeal with technological annoyances is over, at least for a while. However, my optimism proved me wrong. Earlier, when I was using my computer, I encountered a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death). Once […]

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Does That Sound Familiar?

Murray Leinster, in his 1946 science fiction story entitled A Logic Named Joe, seemed to anticipate the advent of the Internet. Most of his description of what would be called the Internet in the near future were spot on. Here is an extract:

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Beware Of The Chinese Registrar Scam

This post is primarily for those who own custom domains. Nonetheless, even if you don’t have a custom domain, it’s still a good idea to be informed about this kind of thing. This morning, when I checked my email, I saw an email from a Chinese domain registrar. To those who don’t know this jargon, […]

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Profanity In Programming

Since Linux is an open source software, it’s inevitable that profanity would appear in the source code sooner or later. The site of Vidar Holen has a section that continuously tracks the number of curse words in the Linux kernel since the beginning of 1990’s. In addition, you can search for other words from other categories […]

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Random Joke #9: A Restaurant That Works Like An IT Support

Patron: Waiter! Waiter: Hi, my name is Bill, and I’ll be your Support. What seems to be the problem? Patron: There’s a fly in my soup! Waiter: Try again, maybe the fly won’t be there this time. Patron: No, it’s still there. Waiter: Maybe it’s the way you’re eating the soup. Try eating it with […]

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Reversed Footprints: The Odd Inverted Shoes

On November 20, 1973, Cecil Slemp filed a patent for his invention — a footwear with heels and toe positions reversed — and he got the patent on July 16, 1976. The reversed soles of the shoes enable the wearer to leave inverted footprints. 

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