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Has the flawed password system finally had its day?At BBC, Paul Rubens looks at alternatives to passwords. Conclusion? No easy way. Internet Archive Book ImagesMillions of images from the ebook collection of the Internet Archive are being uploaded to Flickr for everyone to search through and view Text editorsA huge collection of text editor software […]

Monday links

Back to the future: Dusting off Bill Gates’ The Road AheadAt Ars Technica, Sean Gallagher speculates about Bill Gates’ new position at Microsoft. He examines Bill Gates’ past actions and wonders if he can help Microsoft adjust to a changed world of computers If a Story Is Viral, Truth May Be Taking a BeatingTruth has […]

Monday links

Here’s 10 things I did before I wrote this blog post title. What happened next will shock youWhat a crap title, eh? Just the worst. But this kind of linkbait garbage is rampant on our internet – that’s yours and my internet, people – and we’re promoting their chicanery by spreading their links—Scott Hanselman makes […]

Quote of the week

I’m not inclined to make grand pronouncements about the future of software, but if anything kills off commercial software, let me tell you, it won’t be open source software. They needn’t bother. Commercial software will gleefully strangle itself to death on its own licensing terms.—Programmer Jeff Atwood

At last- something good about Internet Explorer

I find myself in the uncommon position of having something good to say about Internet Explorer (IE). In this case, it’s IE10. For a long time, Microsoft has had an inferior web browser. The only reason for its wide use is its inclusion with every Windows system. Being part of the desktop monopoly gave Internet […]