Over at Futurismic: Blog, there is a claim that Google is trying to become the “modern equivalent” to the The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
This brings two thoughts to mind:
- The use of the word “modern” to describe Google now, when HHGG is (as far as I can tell) isn’t set in the past, but perhaps grounded in its original publication date. Either way, Google is better than when the book(s) were written, but certainly not as great as the Guide described in the books.
- I don’t know if that’s Google’s goal, but I think that Wikipedia is more in the spirit of the Guide.
Worried about what’s lurking inside those Microsoft file formats? Here is at least one case where emdedded information isn’t a good thing to have included in your document: Warning over Microsoft Word files
Try the Office 2003/XP Add-in: Remove Hidden Data in Excel and Powerpoint files.
DoubleKiller [english] a free Windows tool to find duplicate files on your system.
Lots of alliteration from anxious anchors placed in powerful posts!
Did you know that Microsoft has a release of their spyware catcher software out? Here’s a A First Look at Microsoft’s AntiSpyware.
Look for the links to the competition too: Ad-Aware and SpyBot Search & Desrtoy.
A few applications that may not actually make a WinXP machine more like a Mac, but handy none the less: WindowsDevCenter.com: Stop Mac Envy Forever.
Disclaimer: I work with one of the companies mentioned, Pluck.com.
Sure, we all like Vertigo, if anything to see a 1958 San Francisco wonderfully free of traffic snarls, where there were no Starbucks and men still wore hats. Vertigo…Then and Now is an excellent photo review of nearly identical stills from the movie compared with recent photos.