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Help the Internet, Stop SOPA

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

S IconFor those of you who are not aware, there is bill being passed through congress, that is funded primarily by major networks production companies and music labels, called the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). This bill, introduced in October of 2011, in concept is a great idea that in at face would protect against theft. The only problem here is that this bill creates legal loop holes that can readily be misused to shut down competition or for other malicious reasons. Beyond that there are already two existing bills that address this issue and provide victims of piracy means for taking action, namely the PRO-IP Act of 2008 and the corresponding Senate bill, the PROTECT IP Act. (more…)

Must See Sites and Awesome Resources

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

ToolsOver the past month or so I have been uber swamped and as a result my blogging has fallen to the wayside. Of course time and the internet waits for no man, so there have been a whole slew of interesting sites that have come to my attention. Because of this and my lack of time, I have a stock pile of things that I am very excited about and want to share, hence this post. Feel free to let me know about any cool sites or resources that you have encountered that you think may be helpful as well. (more…)

Rock Out With Today’s Google Doodle

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Les Paul Google Doodle

Continuing in series of tributary Google Doodles, Google has a real doozie today (check out google). In honor of Les Paul’s birthday (he would be 96 today) Google made today’s Google Doodle. This ultra modern looking interpretation of the word Google (you may need a bit of imagination to see it), rendering the text as a stylized guitar. What is better yet, it is a functional guitar! Move your mouse over the strings to jam out to some celebratory hotness. In case that is not cool enough, you can actually record your jam session (up to 30 seconds) and play it back. Pretty sweet! Oh Google, sigh…

Adobe CS5.5

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Untypically close to the release of Adobe CS5 (in April 2010), Adobe just opened the registers for sales of CS5.5! This new (and first ever) “mid cycle release” comes tricked out with some pretty sweet new features. At the top of the list are improvements to HTML5 and Flash authoring features, video production and editing innovations, and its digital publishing capabilities. Adobe also is very excited about offering developers a SDK for creating applications that integrate directly into PhotoShop. Pretty neat, and goodness knows that this means that there will be more apps in the tablet market… (more…)

Behold, IE 10…

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

IE 10 Image

After Internet Explorer 9 (IE 9) was released on March 14, 2011, Microsoft has kept the wheels of “innovation” turning behind the scenes… well either that or they realized that their “new” product was still inferior to all the other browsers out there. Of course the new IE was angelic and godly in comparison to its crippled and deformed ancestor IE 6. Still shamed by the mark of IE6 on the IE family tree, Microsoft is trying its hardest to actually get in front of the curve and not just slide down it by playing catch up to the the innovation of Google and Mozilla. Roll out the carpet and pop the bubbly. Enters IE 10! Okay, maybe the champagne is a bit premature, but Microsoft has released its first platform preview of the new IE. (more…)