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Wednesday, March 23, 2005

SpywareInfo :� Leading Antispyware Vendors Quietly Drop WhenU Detection: "Lavasoft has reversed the decision to delist WhenU. A new article will cover this later today or tomorrow.

It appears that two popular antispyware companies, PestPatrol (owned by Computer Associates) and Lavasoft, have stopped detecting software from WhenU. In tests performed recently by Eric Howes, using the latest updated target database files, neither PestPatrol nor Ad-aware detected any software from WhenU.
WhenU makes ad serving software which is bundled with unrelated programs available for download for free from the internet. WhenU's software includes Save!, SaveNow and ClockSync. According to a PCPitstop user survey, 87% of persons with WhenU software on their computer had no idea how it became installed"

this is just to show you that comercial companies can't always be trusted to act with the best interest of their customers in mind

Friday, March 11, 2005

Google Toolbar AutoLink (kottke.org):
This is one of the best posts I have had a chance to read on the google toolbar issue.

"Google Toolbar AutoLink
posted March 02, 2005 at 08:03 pm
I'm a bit wary about throwing myself in the middle of the whole Google Toolbar AutoLink business (Dan Gillmor has a good summary and lots of trackbacks to opinions, pro and con), but I'm sort of dumbfounded that so many people are so vehemently against it...at least for the reasons being given. The three main points I've heard articulated by those opposed to the feature are:"

Thursday, March 10, 2005

this is a delicious spanish dish called paella negra I do not remeber the name of the restaurant in Barcelona but it was near the beach and it had been there for more than 150 years. If somebody knows what is the difference between "Paella"and "Paella Negra" i'll appreaciate it.

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This s the crazy frog AKA anoying thing that i got from a friend in europe he claims that is the Ring sound DU JOUR you can go and get the video at the author's page http://www.turboforce3d.com/annoying/.

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The Bargain Basement: "Top 20 Singles of 1992

According to lord bargain
The older something gets the better it gets in your memory.

what jolted me was that for some of these songs it does not feel like so long ago that ehy were on rotation on every daio station.

20. 'My Destiny' - Lionel Richie
19. 'Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad' - Meat Loaf
18. 'If You Don't Love Me' - Prefab Sprout
17. 'The World Is Stone' - Cyndi Lauper
16. 'Even Better Than The Real Thing' - U2
15. 'Abba-esque (EP)' - Erasure
14. 'One Step Out Of Time' - Michael Ball
13. 'Woman In Chains' - Tears for Fears featuring Oleta Adams
12. 'Rest In Peace' - Extreme
11. 'November Rain' - Guns'n'Roses

10. 'No-One Can' - Marillion
9. 'Everybody Gets A Second Chance' - Mike and the Mechanics
8. 'Love Is Holy' - Kim Wilde
7. 'Steel Bars' - Michael Bolton
6. 'Let's Get Rocked' - Def Leppard
5. 'You're All That Matters To Me' - Curtis Stigers
4. 'Hazard' - Richard Marx
3. 'Viva Las Vegas' - ZZ Top
2. '(Love Moves In) Mysterious Ways' - Julia Fordham
1. 'Never Let Her Slip Away' - Undercover"
Micro Persuasion: Google May Launch UPC Code Autolinks: "Google May Launch UPC Code Autolinks"

Since Brevity is a virtue I'll go to the main points of David Sims Post.

And it is maintained throughout, IF you want this information to be linked you have to Install the
Google toolbar yourself (Nobody has said that it installs by itself so far) and THEN if you see an address, FedEx number or ISBN code that you might be interested in you have to click on the auto-link function.
the main test FOR ME would be:
Is it useful? From my point of view the answer is yes
Does it change the information of the page visited
in a way that I think detracts from the integrity of that page? this is clearly not the case
If you do not agree to the privacy policy of the tool
then do not use it by any means. or are you saying that the private policy as stated by Google is fraudulent?
Again i think not.

The policies that apply to government sites regarding user privacy have nothing to do with whatever software they have installed on their machines, for example if somebody has gator or bonzi buddy or any other of a number of really nefarious crap-ware and they open your cancer research page and they get a million pop ups for the "CANCER miracle pill!!" (C) does it mean that you're liable. Any student will tell you that that is not the case.

this is something that is very, very subjective
I'm sure that the tool is designed with usability in mind. If it is useful to a vast majority of its users then they're reading the "needs" of the user base in a correct fashion.
And regarding respect for others people knowledge if in your mountains of information I have something that i can or want to look up further that does not mean i do not respect your opinion.

Again you're talking about a tool that is installed and used voluntarily by the user. No about something that creepily appears out of nowhere when you are researching loan applications, or diseases (see gator reference above)

I think this is more based on gut feeling than on fact if you're providing the information for a number of locations for getting federal grants and I click on the toolbar to get a map of the one nearest me is that really "Penalizing" your site?

This is your opinion and i respect it.
Same Here.

O here i think it is , we've had a number of companies doing this for years in a much more nefarious fashion but the high profile of the Google toolbar makes it a point of discussion.

According to Ed Grossman on Queue when selecting tools we must "take an Aristotelian (as opposed to platonic) approach" this is a tool like any other tool and tools can be used for evil or good (sometimes on purpose sometimes by the use that you make of said tool)

In conclusion these are some of the consequences of disruptive technologies when they change the way we assume things should work.

So lets make sure that they work for the better good

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Has the blog backlash begun? | News.blog | CNET News.com: "Has the blog backlash begun?
Michael Wolff: I even hate saying the word blog. I hate being forced to say the word blog. "

When you really do not have anything to say take an inflamatory statement from someone as clueless as you and stick it into your blog.

This approach to blogging is called throw everything at the wall and see what sticks there. And I use it quite often . thank you.

Friday, March 04, 2005

This is the Result from topio on the page where you can get your robot name.

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Micro Persuasion: Google May Launch UPC Code Autolinks:
REGARDING STEVE REUBELS BLOG opinion on Google toolbar

"I enjoy reading your blog.
However i must disagree with the position that you've taken in the case of the auto link feature of the Google toolbar.
First of all it is a program that is installed on my computer with my authorization and that increases the usability of the sites that I visit when I want to in the way that I want to.
It is not something that comes integrated with the browser and therefore is a default setting for all users of said browser.
It can be easily avoided by the publisher of a web site, either by using a small script or by linking the autolink information on your web site.
Since I use the web in my capacity of Distribution Manager for a major company some (if not all) of the features of this toolbar are useful to me and once the toolbar becomes mature enough the other mayor sites (i.e. MSN and/or yahoo) will come up with something similar to it.

I've heard of many people (including yourself) have taken on this debate providing opinions as facts, why there is not a similar debate going on about top text and Ezula ( Two similar technologies distributed by gator Corporation).
Therefore I would like to post some facts. An see if you at least agree with me on one or several of them.
1.- this is not a new technology that has never been tried before (i.e. Microsoft, top text, et al).
2.- This technology only applies to the Users of the google toolbar, and then to those who choose to enable it. (i.e you must click on the button on the toolbar)
3.- If this technology was not provided by Google we would not even be having this discussion.
4.- This is still in beta (admitedly a HUGE beta) and therefore the technology is still in a state of flux.
5.- Finally, as in everything related to the web the hot topic of the day wi"