Gongol.com Archives: July 2011
Brian Gongol

July 28, 2011

The United States of America The debt standoff in cartoon form
It's going to be anything but a laughing matter if the US defaults on debt. There are those who say that people should adjust their investments in anticipation, but that's not likely to be the best move.

Business and Finance TD Ameritrade may be out to buy E-Trade

Humor and Good News A dinner with Abe Froman
A punter announces his trade to the Chicago Bears with a clever reference to getting a dinner with the sausage king of Chicago (a reference to "Ferris Bueller's Day Off")

Iowa Who bears the cost of flooding?

Computers and the Internet Apple's iPad now accounts for a measurable amount of Internet traffic
But no other tablet computers do

Computers and the Internet Advantages of Google Plus over Facebook
Skype (which just established a new deal with Facebook) is touting a "special" deal to offer videoconferencing for about $55 a year. Google is trying to attract customers to its similar service...offered for free.

Humor and Good News Putting an old grain elevator to good use
An Omaha grain elevator that's been abandoned has been decorated, turning it into a giant outdoor art display.

News Five deployments in eleven years
That seems like more than we should be asking from anyone in our volunteer military service.

Computers and the Internet Firmware updates could be a point of vulnerability for computers, but don't panic
Firmware is the stuff that works behind the scenes to keep other programs working, but it may be susceptible (under limited circumstances) to exploitation by crooks.

Humor and Good News Rickrolling by the White House
The official White House channel on Twitter was used to Rickroll the public. Good to see someone has a sense of humor, but what a weird way to show it.

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