Gongol.com Archives: February 2007
Brian Gongol

February 22, 2007

Graphics Graphic of the day: Initial Foundation

Computers and the Internet What's it going to take to end Planning-By-PowerPoint?

Water News Previous experience a mandatory consideration for public bids?

Weather and Disasters U of Maryland researchers want to put 911 emergency service on the web
It's certainly a potential but highly incomplete method of getting the word out in a disaster.

Aviation News A Middle Eastern airline wants to become the world's largest

The United States of America The "National Popular Vote" must be stopped
It's a hijacking of the Constitution by those who are still mad about the 2000 election. More importantly, it's a threat to the Electoral College, which not only is good for smaller states, but imposes a very useful moderating effect upon the Presidential election as well.

Computers and the Internet Change the password on your wireless router
Don't leave it with the factory default. That could leave your entire network vulnerable to a "drive-by phishing" attack, which relies on JavaScript tricks to conduct a stealth attack on unguarded networks

Computers and the Internet Vista's new security rules aren't entirely cohesive
Tester finds that some programs require different credentials than others, with plug-ins and programs not always being treated consistently. Related: A couple of Firefox updates could be released today.

Humor and Good News Lounge music just wants to be loved
Electronic lounge music...who can pass it up?

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