Stop FISA “compromise” sham and telecom immunity

Please call today and oppose the FISA Amendments Act (HR 6304). It is not acceptable to give away our civil liberties. Granting retroactive immunity to telecom companies is wrong. This bill is not a “compromise.” It is a get-out-of-jail-free card bought by lobbyists for large phone companies. No matter how illegal, offensive or intrusive a […]

HOWTO disable overlays in Boinx FotoMagico standalone players

FotoMagico is program that lets you create amazing slideshows. In FotoMagico, slides advance in one of two ways: automatically, after a set time period after a mouse click If you’ve picked option (2), you see a “fast forward” overlay when you click the mouse: I dislike this. Fortunately, there’s a preference to turn this off. […]

Learn how to name files—hey Comcast, this means you!

People are really bad at naming files on their computer. How many times have you walked up to someone’s desktop to see half a dozen “untitled folder”s, several “documents” and files with other generic names like “resume,” “proposal” and “draft”? Are you really going to remember what’s in that file tomorrow? In two months? In […]