|Category: Trips to the stars (1) |
Galaxies, stars, nebulas for the taking
| National Optical Astronomy Observatory |
http://www.noao.edu/image_gallery/ The gallery includes pictures taken with the facilities of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, and also pictures of our telescopes, instruments and history.
|Category: Tech commentary (6) |
Commentary by the professional writers in the field
| A load of C.R.A.P. |
http://news.zdnet.com/2036-2_22-6035707.html ZDNet Executive Editor David Berlind suggests that CRAP or Content, Restriction, Annulment, and Protection, is a catchier phrase than DRM - Digital Rights Management. Why does he think this technology is crap?ZDNet Executive Editor David Berlind suggests that CRAP or Content, Restriction, Annulment, and Protection, is a catchier phrase than DRM - Digital Rights Management. Why does he think this technology is crap?
| C.R.A.P. that won't go away |
http://news.zdnet.com/2036-2_22-6077520.html Digital Rights Management-- or what ZDNet Executive Editor David Berlind calls C.R.A.P. (Content Restriction Annulment Protection) -- has enabled companies like Apple to lock music downloaded through their service into their own devices.
| Signs of a demotivated workforce |
http://news.zdnet.com/2036-2_22-6069953.html Dr. E.L. Kersten of Despair, Inc. identifies seven signs of a demotivated workforce and explains the benefits of each.
| How to secure your data |
http://news.zdnet.com/2036-2_22-6077916.html Parts of the corporate network, such as disk drives and servers, can be at risk of intrusion without a proper data protection architecture. Ron Willis of Cipher Optics explains how companies are using this architecture to secure their networks.
| Bit-Tech Net |
http://www.bit-tech.net Bit-Tech.net is a U.K. site offering hardware reviews and descriptions of PC modifications. Reviews encompass everything from graphics cards and motherboards to neckband headsets and PC cases. The site's columnists also cover a wide variety of topics, such as "How I Became A Game Designer," and the "flawed" performance per watt measurement used by chipmakers. The site also offers a news section, forums and a place to go shopping for CPUs, graphics cards, LCD Monitors, games and more.
| Computing.Net |
http://www.computing.net/ If you need technical support, then Computing.Net may be the site for you. While the site offers much more, the technical support forums are its backbone. The site was built on the idea that no one expert knows as much about solving computer problems as the entire population of IT professionals.
In addition to tech support the site offers how-tos and instructions for novices. Among the most viewed items on the site are the safest way to partition a large disk, and installation of DirectX 9c, which is graphics technology in Windows. Specialty forums include general hardware, CPUs/over-clocking, networking and console gaming. General forums are available on Windows, Linux, Solaris, Unix, Mac and even IBM (NYSE: IBM)'s old OS/2.
|Category: Podcasts (6) |
Streamed Podcasting links covering a variety of subjects
| Security Now! |
http://www.grc.com/securitynow.htm Weekly audio security column
& podcast by Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte
| SABAGsecurity |
http://www.sabagsecurity.com/ Two guys from McAfee, a bit of security and some toast...
| PaulDotCom Security Weekly |
http://pauldotcom.com/ Security. Kung Fu. Geek Stuff.
| Blue Box |
http://www.blueboxpodcast.com/ The VoIP Security Podcast
A weekly podcast offering news, views and commentary on security issues for Voice Over IP and IP Telephony
| CSO Online |
http://www.csoonline.com/podcasts/ CSOonline.com's executive podcasts suitable for downloading to your MP3 player or streaming at your desk.
| Network Security Blog |
http://www.mckeay.net/ The random thoughts and ramblings of Martin McKeay, CISSP
|Category: Commercial Links (4) |
In a mood to buy something technical?
| MemorySuppliers.com |
http://memorysuppliers.com/ Super pricing on computer memory. Best I could find on the web when I went searching myself. Great service too. Try it yourself!
| Barrons Tech Trader Daily |
http://blogs.barrons.com/techtraderdaily/ One challenge of living and working in Silicon Valley is making sure you're atop the latest stock market gyrations by the time you get to work in the morning. That's the be-all of Barron's Tech Trader blog, which serves as an effective relay of all the Wall Street news for the tech industry.
In particular it collects the analysts' reports on tech firms both large and small, so if some UBS number-cruncher downgrades Aruba Networks, you'll know about it almost in real time. Plus it's written by longtime Silicon Valley correspondent Eric Savitz, one of the sharpest and most BS-proof reporters on the tech scene.
| FieldThoughts |
http://www.feld.com/blog/index.php The personal blog of tech venture capitalist Brad Feld, managing director of Mobius Venture Capital in Boulder, Colo. brings a techie's delight plus an investor's take on the tech industry, mostly around Web 2.0 tools. Feld is a world traveler and a voracious reader, so his blog is a jumping-off point to plenty of other places and ideas (recent titles: Math You Can't Use: Patents, Copyright, and Software; The 4-Hour Workweek; Make The Right Choice). Feld provides real insight into what is catching a tech VC's eye in the Web 2.0 space right now, and what it's like to play with a lot of really cool toys. You have to be willing to put up with some attitude of the "Boy am I the smartest guy in the room" sort, though.
| Jeff Matthews is not making this up |
http://www.jeffmatthewsisnotmakingthisup.blogspot.com/ Matthews, a partially recovered brokerage analyst from a major NYC firm, writes about "The World of Wall Street in all its glory, and anything else that strikes our fancy." As the title implies, he specializes in highlighting developments (corporate CEO pay, absurd Wall Street cheerleading for dog stocks, and so on) that defy credulity. He is especially adroit at parsing market-speak for non-specialists, and when he strays from his primary beat it's usually to good purpose -- like his blog calculating the carbon emissions from the private jets used to fly 600 guests to an exclusive Caribbean resort for Google (NSDQ: GOOG) founder Larry Page's early-December wedding.