Tuesday, February 5, 2013 8:44:28 PM
How do you dispatch a skunk without the necessity of a full blown fumigation service after the fact?
A Gas Chamber!
Carbon Monoxide poisoning is effective, efficient and a bit like justice for the noxious gas emitting critters that continually burrow under my Mom's house.
. . . Concluded on Smiley's Blog: Safe Skunk Trap
Friday, January 25, 2013 8:00:00 PM
What you say on the internet is forever. But is it forever your's, or unedited? That is one of the concerns that prompted Alan to write this article on TechRepublic. Facebook's privacy concerns, and there were others. 10 reasons why I avoid social networking services By Alan Norton Privacy:"... Our image is, in part, defined by our words. Each of us should ask how much of ourselves we want to give to people we don’t even know. Once gone, that private piece of our lives can never be retrieved. ..."
This is the reason you should be very careful what information you entrust to the "Public" Web2.0. That includes not only Facebook but Google+, Twitter, Yahoo! Answers, LinkedIn, and a whole growing host of other sites. They cannot be wholly secure because they depend on advertising for the wherewithal to offer their services and what's attractive to advertisers is our private patterns and data. The oldest investigative technique is still valid in the Web2.0 universe, "Follow the money". And every click in Web2.0 has an affect on your cyberpersonnae
. . . . Concluded on www.pmaco.net/Social Ownership, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Skype
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 5:37:35 PM
We are rapidly approaching my magic 40% figure of internauts using an unsafe browser to do their work on the Web.
Last month only a little over 42% were on the unsafe dark blue side while a little over 55% were using modern browsers. I consider this another milestone, though not nearly as big as when we can finally retire the IE6 band altogether. Chrome was the big gainer last month at ~1.5 points followed closely by IE9 with a full point. Everyone else had fairly lackluster progress, though we should also note that total IE usage finally dipped below 50% for the first time in history and will probably and thankfully never return to dominance again.
Microsoft launched YourBrowserMatters.org in partnership with IdentityTheftCouncil.org, OnlineTrustAlliance.org and APWG.org to educate internauts on threat potential of their browsing habits. The site checks your browser and gives back a safety score from 1 to 4 and guess what!
Only IE9 gets a perfect score, can you just imagine?
. . . Concluded on Smiley's Journal: Internaut IQ Update - October
Monday, August 1, 2011 12:00:00 PM
This month marks a milestone on my IQ index, over half of the internaut community is now using a fast browser that honors internet standards. I say this because Microsoft has gone a long ways toward mending their evil history and IE9 is a good example of a modern browser.
Changes in browser usage were fairly mundane last month, predictable with no real surprises. Overall IE usage lost a point to Chrome and Safari and IE9 (at 6.77%) took a point away from his siblings thereby overtaking Opera's 2.90% usage statistic and closing in on Safari's 8.05%. IE6 doggedly held onto it's 10% share despite heroic efforts by the entire internet community.
. . . Concluded on Smiley's Journal: Internaut IQ Update - July
Friday, July 1, 2011 8:36:19 PM
Microsoft released IE 9.01 last month, it patched a Critical Flaw that allowed malicious code execution from just viewing a craftily designed webpage.
The hole affected IE's versions 6, 7, 8, and 9, fortunately Microsoft's "Patch Tuesday" came to the rescue again! Those of you that are still using IE to browse the internet should minimally find out about "Exploit Wednesday" or better, download a browser developed by folks more concerned with safety of users than simplicity of merchants.
Google's Chrome made headlines last month for a security flaw found by researchers.
The article also tries to throw a "cloud of uncertainty over the whole subject of Cloud Computing
" which may be reasonable, and also might not. It is possible for Cloud Computing to be conducted in a safe manner, however that safety has a direct relationship to Internaut Intelligence and vigilance
Security is a pain, minimally it is tiresome and sometimes it can be downright aggravating. Running Firefox with NoScript installed is an excellent practice that would save internauts from literally millions of malware attacks. But it means you have to carefully "whitelist
.NoScript would handle the new WebGL flaw the could affect Google Chrome as well
. The immediate work-around for this problem seems to be just disabling the feature in your browser, but that won't work for long since any new technology tends toward a very fast adoption in our new Web2.0 world.. . . Concluded on Smiley's Journal: Internaut IQ Update - June