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2014

November

How your data is collected online

How your data is collected online

In the last few years, the whole idea of privacy is being taken to a whole new level. We hear online and on TV that everything we do is monitored. Social networks like Facebook and Twitter house some of our most personal things. Would you let anyone read your Facebook private messages? Or even worst your email. No you wouldn't want that. Even if you have nothing to hide. The most important data these companies value however are not your midnight chat logs.

Switching to open office plan killed more than productivity

Switching to open office plan killed more than productivity

When I started working in a big company, I had my own space. I had plenty of time to myself and privacy. Every worker had his own cubicle. When I had a question for the lead developer, going to his cubicle seemed like entering his house.

October

More concerned to keep your job than to do your job

More concerned to keep your job than to do your job

There are those jobs where you are constantly worried about getting fired. Your co-workers warn you every time the Boss is on the premises. It's stressful. You have no freedom. You owe your employer a Job. It's like they did you a favor and hired you. This Great Depression mentality somehow managed to survive the test of time.

How to buy a computer in 2014

How to buy a computer in 2014

The world of computing is changing. Bill Gates dream of every home being equipped with a PC have come true so long ago that it is now going away.

MegaPixel

MegaPixel

If you are like me and don't know the first thing about cameras then you are probably falling for the same marketing scheme. Well not scheme really but, well I used to fall for it too. Megapixels.

How your files are deleted and recovered

How your files are deleted and recovered

Have you ever wondered what happened when you delete a file? Yes it goes to the recycle bin. But what happens when you delete it from the recycle bin? It gets deleted from your computer. Sometimes you delete a file by mistake and you scour the web for file recovery applications to bring it back. And they do a good job in recovering your file. So what really happened when you deleted it?

The start menu and the curious case of Windows 10

The start menu and the curious case of Windows 10

I use 3 versions of Windows today. I have Windows XP that runs on a VM on my Ubuntu desktop machine. I also use Dual Booting on this machine, so in parallel I have Windows 7. On the latest laptop I purchased, I use Windows 8. These are all major versions of the operating system and on each I perform specific tasks with ease.

September

Vigilance 2.0, the best antivirus in the market

Vigilance 2.0, the best antivirus in the market

In 2006, I bought a new motherboard. With this motherboard, came a CD with a fresh copy of Symantec's Norton Antivirus. I re-installed windows XP on it, because back in those days, you actually got a physical copy of the OS. The reason for changing my motherboard was because my processor was outdated. In order to get a brand new one I would have to have a motherboard that supports it.

Timewarner slows down youtube and censor all information about it

Timewarner slows down youtube and censor all information about it

I switched from AT&T to Timewarner for my Internet connection at home. Yes, AT&T is very slow in my area and any upgrade is terribly expensive. This whole week, I was browsing YouTube and it was painfully slow. I know that YouTube is not slow, it's Timewarner that is throttling. This is not news. But! I know that google has a page that tells you how it's not their fault, it's the ISP. Well, you can't access this page on Timewarner.

In the spirit of USB

In the spirit of USB

Do you know what USB stands for? Universal serial bus. I don't know the story why it was invented but it did make my life easier. No more I had to worry about the number of PCI slots that where available. Any devices can be plugged in my computer instantly.

JS Tip of the day

Loading jQuery asynchronously

The recommended way to load jQuery is with a script tag. You place it on the bottom of your page and make sure every script that depends on it are loaded after.…

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