What is a botnet, how do botnets work, and how can you protect yourself against them? If more people asked themselves these questions, botnets wouldn’t be a problem in the first place. Interested in seeing first-hand what kind of attacks botnets can perpetrate, and want to know how to defend against them? Here is a […]
By Mark O’Neill The hidden flight simulator in Google Earth is not a new feature. But I had to delay trying it out as my computer last year was as fast as a constipated rabbit. However I now have a new computer so with the soundtrack of Top Gun playing in my head, I decided […]
Wiki this, Wiki that, Wiki here, Wiki there. You’ve heard about them, seen them around, but do you really know what they’re all about? The folks at CommonCraft recently produced this interesting video explaning what Wikis really are and how everybody can profit from them. Enjoy!
By Mark O’Neill One of the reasons I like the internet so much is the instant access to whatever information you need. Whether you immediately want to get in touch with a friend on the other side of the world, conduct international business transactions, watch the news in another country or simply find a recipe […]
By Mark O’Neill I am going through a big instant messaging phase at the moment (Google Talk and Twitter being my two favourite programs) and I have become a little obsessed recently with how IM programs work and in particular how chat bots work. Bots are simply small programs (with a sprinkling of artificial intelligence) […]
By Mark O’Neill One of my little quirks (some would say “signs of insanity”) is that I believe in the existence of extra-terrestrial life. I cried my eyes out at E.T, I’ve seen all the episodes countless times of the X Files and Star Trek, and I am a firm believer that we are not […]
By Mark O’Neill One of the most overlooked features in Gmail, in my opinion, is the built-in MP3 player. It’s a stripped down version of the Google video player and it actually works extremely well. I have started to listen to a lot of podcasts on the net, mainly news and German learning courses, and […]
By Mark O’Neill Following on from my previous article regarding updating your social networks using Google Talk, I thought I would briefly mention today that you can also update Google Calendar using both Google Talk and Twitter. Once you have everything set up, you can input your calendar entries into your desktop Google Talk and […]