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Russ / Russell Beattie Notebook:
Going Back Downstairs  —  Okay, imagine you go to this huge party over at this big house.  As soon as your arrive you can tell it's just one of those parties.  There's people everywhere - packed in the living room, out by the pool, clustered in the kitchen, everywhere.
Discussion: Scobleizer
SANS - Internet Storm Center:
Trustworthy Computing, (Sun, Jan 1st)  —  Trustworthy Computing (NEW)  —  Looking forward to the week ahead, I find myself in the very peculiar position of having to say something that I don't believe has ever been said here in the Handler's diary before: "Please, trust us."
New exploit  —  On New Year's eve the defenders got a 'nice' present from the full disclosure community.  —  The source code claims to be made by the folks at metasploit and xfocus, together with an anonymous source.  —  Note: We have been able to confirm that this exploit works.
James Fallows / New York Times:
Working at the PC Isn't So Lonely Anymore  —  IN the beginning, personal computers were for loners.  You sat at the desk and stared at the screen.  To involve anyone else in what you were doing, you had to pull up an extra chair at that same desk, or carry a printout or floppy disk containing …
Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog:
You Never Forget Your First Web Server  —  It was nearly 10 years ago (mid 1996) that I first put my own web server on the Internet.  Back in college, I managed to convince one of the staff to give my personal computer a static IP address so that I could run a web server.
Discussion: Gadgetopia
Guy Kawasaki / Let the Good Times Roll:
The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint  —  I suffer from something called Ménière's disease—don't worry, you cannot get it from reading my blog.  The symptoms of Ménière's include hearing loss, tinnitus (a constant ringing sound), and vertigo.
Sallie Hofmeister / Los Angeles Times:
Industry Feeling Presence of the 800-Pound Google  —  Just five years ago, Microsoft Corp. was considered the Big Bad Wolf of the media business.  —  Armed with a stockpile of cash and the Windows operating system that dominates office computing, Bill Gates' company was expected to huff …
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and IP Democracy
Randy Charles Morin / The RSS Blog:
2006 Web 2.0 Predictions  —  Requested by up to one million people, maybe more, here's Randy Charles Morin's 10 Web 2.0 predictions for the year 2006.  —  Let's start with some easy ones.  Somebody will buy YouTube for $millions.  I love YouTube.  —  Somebody will release a new version of RSS or a competing syndication format.
Bijal P. Trivedi / Wired News:
The Rembrandt Code … In a photography studio nestled in the high attic of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, mathematician Dan Rockmore stands in front of Flora, rocking back and forth on his heels like a shy schoolboy.  He leans close to the figure on the canvas to peer at her face.
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
The anti-RSS hype  —  Over on Slashdot it's useful to read all the anti-RSS comments on this post that revealed a survey that Yahoo and Ipsos did that found only 4% of users are using RSS.  —  Heh, I LOVE this thinking.  Let's go back to 1978.  How many computer users were personal computer users back then?
Trevor Claiborne / The Student Tablet PC:
ACTIVEWORDS OVERVIEW  —  [Now that Buzz has essentially made activewords free to all tablet users] (link)[Correction: The free ActiveWords offer expired on 12/31/05.  ActiveWords does offer a generous 60-day trial, and the program is WELL worth the money], now's the time to check it out.

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