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  • Security flaw in in Google Toolbar

    This is why I'm very cautious in using any type of search engine toolbar (Google, Yahoo, etc). Google is working to fix a bug in the Google Toolbar that could allow criminals to steal data or install malicious software on a system, a security researcher warned Tuesday. The flaw lies in the mechanism Google Toolbar uses to add new buttons on the browser. Because the toolbar does not perform adequate checks when new buttons are being installed, a hacker could make his button appear as…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted December 19, 2007

  • Tech Disappointments

    PC World recently released their list of the 15 biggest disappointments of 2007. Two of the items on that list didn't surprise me, but two other items were shocking to see on the list but in reflection absolutely true. I wasn't surprised to see that both Apple's "Leopard" OS 10.5 (#8) and Microsoft's Windows Vista (#1) on the list. I've been talking about my disappointment on the state of the computer desktop for sometime now. I'm just glad to see others have noticed the problem so I…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted December 18, 2007

  • Optimizing Xoops, its modules and your server

    Recently posted at was a how-to for optimizing XOOPS on your server. Optimizing Xoops, its modules and your server - Sometimes, people are telling that Xoops is rather slow and it can be true but there are ways to improve things. Instant Zero is in charge to maintain some websites using Xoops, so we decided to share with you our knowledge in this domain and we hope that you will find it useful. In this article, and in 5 points, you are going to see what you can do for your site.…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted December 17, 2007

  • KDE 4.0 on my next laptop?

    The latest review I've read on the KDE desktop is from Ars Technica, A first look at KDE 4.0 release candidate 2. While the author notes that a lot of improvements still need to be made to KDE 4.0, overall it should be an impressive desktop. I'm contemplating that my next laptop will be fully Linux and hoping KDE 4.0 will bring enough Wow to impress others on why I didn't choose to go the Windows or Mac route. Last summer, I reluctantly chose Windows Vista for my home desktop…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted December 15, 2007

  • IE8 announcements lack substance

    Absolutely disappointing. Everyone is waiting to hear what the new features will be in the next version of Internet Explorer 8 will have...and still no information out in the open. Microsoft, knows it has a trust issue with its customers...yet they have yet to learn that trust is built on good communication. This is what Microsoft's IEBloggers have to say: Of course, some people care about other aspects of IE8 much more than they care about the name. As I’ve walked different people…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted December 14, 2007

  • I loved my Commodore 64

    As a teenager in the 1980's, I mowed lawns for three reasons. I mowed lawns to save money for college. I mowed lawns for spending money on the weekends. Finally, I mowed lawns to buy the Commodore Vic-20 and eventually I purchased the Commodore 64. I was neither envious of the school's Apple II's nor my neighbor's TI-99/4A. I had a Commodore 64 and I was cool even before geeks were cool. This month, fans of the Commodore 64 are celebrating the computer's 25th Year Anniversary. …

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted December 11, 2007

  • Flirting Robots

    I felt fear, awe, and even some admiration when I read at CNET about the latest social engineering attack dreamed up by those ingenious Russian hackers. Those entering online dating forums risk having more than their hearts stolen. A program that can mimic online flirtation and then extract personal information from its unsuspecting conversation partners is making the rounds in Russian chat forums, according to security software firm PC Tools. The artificial intelligence of…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted December 10, 2007

  • John Newton: A Manifesto for Social Computing in the Enterprise

    John Newton has written a fantastic summary regarding social computing (or is it social networking or social content management) and its role in the enterprise. The post is titled, A Manifesto for Social Computing in the Enterprise. I plan to talk about Newton's post and social networking at a later date. Howerver, there isn't any reason why you shouldn't be able to read Newton's post now. Consider it homework for a later visit here at

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted December 07, 2007

  • Elgg benefiting from opening up

    Elgg, an open source social networking platform, opened its development process much wider the past few months. Not every company that goes fully open source benefits from the changes in their license or the changes in how they develop and manage the code. However, open source seems to be treating Elgg very nicely these days. Since fully opening up Elgg development and having a core team of developers working on it progress has been staggering already in terms of fixes and enhancements,…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted December 05, 2007

  • Emojo extends Affino NX eBusiness Suite with Social Content Management

    Markus Karlsson, CEO of Emojo, sent CMS Report an e-mail regarding extending social content management features into their "eBusiness Suite", Affino. In the e-mail he says: We’re launching the Social Content Management edition of the Affino eBusiness Suite (please see details below). It has a number of tailored social content management, social media, social networking and social promotions elements essential for managing socially lead sites. These are quite different from…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted December 03, 2007

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