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Google Chrome

Google Chrome

Google Chrome

If your a big fan of Google Chrome like I am you will be happy to know that version 2.0 is out the new version is notably faster, has a full screen mode, and auto complete. To download chrome if you haven’t yet tried it go to google.com/chrome

If you all ready have Chrome installed and want to update to the new version click on the little wrench in the upper right corner ( The Customize and Control icon) and go down to About Google Chrome it will check to see you have he newest version.

When ever I go and visit someone client or friend I check to see what the default brouser is. I find IE6 is still widly used if you don’t want to take a chance on Firefox or Chrome please at least upgrade to IE8. Ie6 is just not secure.

My daughter is back East visiting her Grandparents and spent time upgrading them from AOL over dialup. Don’t let the people you love live like that.

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May 21, 2009 Posted by | internet | 1 Comment

Today’s Discovery or why I love the internet

When I was 13 I fell in love with the only Japanese language song to make it to #1 on the American pop charts. I knew it as “Sukiyaki” that was the catchy one word title that the American record industry geniuses gave it. I memorized the song, when I went to college I studied Japanese (I was horrible at it and when I failed the coarse I nearly flunked out of school) but that’s beside the point.

The point is this morningI found the song on Blip.fm then I went to Song Facts and  found out the  story behind the song. Interesting story by the way.  Then I found the lyrics and a translation.

I love the internet how did people live before this came along?

May 19, 2009 Posted by | internet, Web 2.0 | Leave a comment

Wolfram|Alpha

I believe I witnessed history tonight. Spending your Friday night on the web watching a new web service launch is geeky even by my standards but this was special. Wolfram|Alpha is a new kind of tool it doesn’t search the web and bring you pages like Google does it computes the answer to a question.

Ask about a city and it gives population, map current time and weather and a map.  Ask about a petroleum and it gives the chemical formula the flash point the density and the chemical identifiers. Enter a date and you know how many days, months, years ago it was and what phase the moon was in but what major events happened. Turns out nothing of interest happened on the day of my birth but maybe that was just an oversight  it’s just hours old after all. Ask about Xerox it will tell you all kinds of stock related info that I don’t understand (charts and graphs included)  and that it has 57,000 employees and it’s based in Stamford Conn.

But the real advantage will come for engineers,  mathematicians, I just figured a 30year 5.5% mortgage on $150,ooo This a very powerful tool

May 15, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment