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Social Engineering approach to collecting from deadbeat ebay winners
You just sold something on e-bay and now the winner won't pay up. What do you do? I'm not sure what the legality of this kind of Social Engineering hack is, but I believe you've got to give it points for elegance. Here's the link to the lifehacker.com post (I can't find the original Reddit post.) Reddit user "BadgerMatt" (we'll call him Matt for short) recently posted a story about how he tried to sell tickets to a sporting event on eBay, but when the auction was won the winning bidder backed out ......

Posted On Friday, December 17, 2010 7:59 AM

Interesting conversation about the nature of info-wars
Over at Schlock Mercenary, Howard Taylor has started a facinating conversation on the nature of Info-Wars. As Howard puts it: Somebody (I forget who) tweeted that the Wikileaks fight right now is the first infowar in history. I disagree. I think we've fought numerous infowars in the last fifteen years. And that's really what I want to see discussed in the comments. We can argue right and wrong until the eCows come 127.0.0.1 but nobody is going to walk away convinced. I want to see a list of information-age ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 7, 2010 8:08 AM

Setting up Squeeze Pages on Geeks With Blogs
In recent years I have fallen in love with marketing and I'm wondering if anyone has successfully implemented a squeeze page on their GeeksWithBlogs page? What is a squeeze page you ask? It's a simple tool used by marketers to collect your first name, your e-mail address so that they can put you on their list and give you stuff. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... People put themselves on your list because they find value in what you are saying and they want to be notified when you have more ......

Posted On Sunday, November 28, 2010 9:54 PM

Scrum Coach seeking NJ Agile Users Group during the week of November 8 - 10
I'm going to be in Middletown NJ during the second week of November and I'm interesting in finding any Agile Engineering, Scrum, XP, Lean, or dotNet users groups in the area that is meeting the evening of the 8th, 9th, or 10th. Lastly, if no one comes up with anything, then I'll start the first Geekus Con Livus impromptu agile users group, in which I announce a place, show up, and drink coffee or beer with whoever shows up. I'm now waiting for your (tasteful) suggestions ......

Posted On Friday, October 29, 2010 8:19 PM

Using Thinking Rock in a Dropbox folder on WinXP

I’m not going to get much into what Thinking Rock and GTD are; this article assumes that you are familiar with both and have been having issues with trying to use Thinking Rock on a USB key and would like a better way.

Posted On Friday, July 16, 2010 7:11 PM

Projet Doneness and Einstein's Razor
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Posted On Thursday, June 17, 2010 9:55 PM

Using Wordpress as a client to GeeksWithBlogs

I am really missing the tools in wordpress, that seem to be absent from GeeksWithBlogs [GWB].

 

The biggest two are being able to store drafts and being able to set a publish date.

 

I have done a little research on google I have not been able to find anyone saying that they have used Wordpress as a client for GWB, let alone a how-to. 

Anyone got any clues or suggestions?

Posted On Friday, April 23, 2010 8:53 AM

Scrum won't help the nosey CEO
I've seen it come up in discussion groups time after time, the management wants to measure productivity in their development team and developers just want to be left alone to code. Recently some one asked: > Maybe it's also time for a frank discussion of "What does the CEO > *really* need" for visibility? Is it really metrics that do not make > any sense (and costs a lot to collect)? No, it's time that we turn this question on it's head, because it's not "What does the CEO *really* need" ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 9, 2009 11:02 AM

Microsoft Robotics Studio - What?
Once more, Microsoft is handing out free tools, and doing cool stuff, and putting the fun back into programming. This is not a game, it's a full fledged robotics language, and simulator. Ever wanted to show how easy it would be to have robot navigate a maze or program a rescue robot, or a soccor droid? Well now you can. Currently the only one available is the maze navigation (complete with traps), but more will be released over the course of the year. It looks like you can upload your program, and ......

Posted On Monday, June 2, 2008 4:03 PM

Can anyone give me a better explanation?
I'm not sure who sold the Federal and State government on the idea that "restricting all employee's email to MS Outlook is an effective counter to computer viruses." or "Allowing gmail, hotmail, or yahoo mail is an open invitation to computer viruses". I'm thinking that the marketing department in the "MS" of "MS Outlook" might be a good starting point to look. Both thoughts have rendered me temporarily speechless. Perhaps because both thoughts make as much sense to me as, "Eating apples is the only ......

Posted On Thursday, July 19, 2007 2:00 PM

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