Using Google Talk to update your social networks

By Mark O’Neill I am a HUGE fan of Google Talk, so much so that I am trying to find more diverse ways of using it, apart from chatting to people and sending / receiving files. I never quite clicked (excuse the pun) with the Gmail version of Talk and so I am using the […]

When online contextual advertising gets it wrong

By Mark O’Neill Contextual advertising is what drives profits at Google, Yahoo and all the other big internet companies. The ability by automated software to read your Gmail messages or scan what is being said on a webpage to decide what ads would be appropriate to display in order to satisfy your potential needs. So if you are on a […]

Make it so Google Earth!

By Mark O’Neill Never let it be said that this blog doesn’t cater for the Google Earth NASA geek community.  If you have Google Earth installed and an overwhelming desire to go where Patrick Stewart and William Shatner have gone before, you can now download a file that allows you to see Planet Earth from […]

Torture someone with freaky postcards!

By Mark O’Neill Maybe it’s the medication I am currently taking for my flu that is making me high but I found this eBay auction to be extremely funny. Brian Sack from New York is going to spend Christmas (sorry, the holidays) in a small Polish village (that’s the country Poland, not the stuff you […]

One for the SEO Firefox geeks

By Mark O’Neill If checking a website’s PageRank or number of backlinks on Firefox is what fuels your loveboat, then you’re going to love this one. SEO Book has an excellent Firefox extension which gives you more than the standard information that Google normally offers.    It also works on Yahoo. Before you install “SEO for […]

Ego Searching for Privacy Protection

By PatB Contributing Writer, [GAS] The Pew Internet research team recently published a poll saying less than half of us have ever performed an “ego search,” or an internet search of ourselves, using either Google or some other search engine. From the AP here: More Americans are Googling themselves — and many are checking out their […]

EFF Flogged Over Comcast Report

In the past, I have been a frequent critic of the activism that the Electronic Frontier Foundation has engaged in, specifically regarding national security issues involving electronic monitoring of networks. I believe that monitoring networks keep us safe and the EFF does not. And when it comes to their latest crusade against Comcast over bandwidth […]

The pen is indeed mightier than the sword!

By Mark O’Neill Who would have thought that the ordinary biro pen could be capable of so much? This is the pen I have often have in my pocket. The one I chew on when I am examining my credit card bill, the one that always gets lost when I need it the most. The […]