Tag: Internet

OnlineEducation explains what A Day in the Internet looks like

Created by Online Education
This infograph…well, it’s pretty self-explanatory.




Security First: A Short and Sweet Primer on Passwords

The more I talk to friends and family about “Web safety,” the more I realize that most people generally under estimate the importance of having a strong and somewhat abstract password (formula). For whatever reason (or perhaps due to the increase in family/friends chatter during the winter holiday season) now seems like as good a …




Get your (officially licensed) creativity on with Zazzle

First, there was CafePress – a do-it-yourself web shop which allows store “owners” to create custom goods and apparel. CP is mostly centered around maintaining an actual webfront, which, at the end of the day, is not for everyone.
Now, there is Zazzle (its def. not new, but I’ve never covered it here) – another …




Hello FireTorrent, goodbye standalone torrent apps

Experimental Firefox add-on – FireTorrent – makes downloading BitTorrent files a breeze, while at the same time, rendering standalone BitTorrent clients (Vuze, LimeWire, etc) unnecessary.
FireTorrent offers “native integrated support for BitTorrent into Firefox with competitive download speeds.” Once installed, users can download torrent files the same as any other “regular” file downloads, right from Firefox.
It’s …




End of an era: Robot, Esq. retires from practice

This coming Saturday (March 21, 2009) marks the end of an era: RobotEsq.com will officially be shut down (a.k.a. I don’t want to foot the bill for a separate domain any longer).
My first (and only) web comic (created over a 6 month span in 2007 during my first year of law school) followed the world’s …




Happy 20th, World Wide Web!

It was 20 years ago today, Sir Tim Berners-Lee taught the Net to play… Happy 20th, World Wide Web!




Travel tip: Do some homework before you pick your (plane) seat

Planning the perfect vacation? Found the best places to stay? Stumbled across an almost too-good-to-be-true plane ticket? Then don’t let a bad seat selection ruin your to and from!
Thanks to TripAdvisor’s incredibly helpful (other) service – SeatGuru – you’ll never pick a bad plane seat again (based on availability, of course)!
This “I should have thought …




Investment tip: It’s time to get yourself a domain

With the economy in the dumps, unemployment growing, and the housing market in shambles, why not invest in a sure thing – yourself! If you haven’t already, it’s high time you pony up and buy yourself an Internet domain name (aka URL).
For roughly $10/yr*, you can (and should) stake a claim to your own “piece” …




Get the most out of Dell tech support with Chat

If you own a Dell computer (with a valid warranty) and have ever used Dell’s technical support over the phone, you don’t need me to tell you that the experiences (i.e. the actual support) range from quick and helpful to completely lost in translation (as in, an enormously frustrating waste of time).
Fortunately, Dell introduced online …




Happy President’s Day! from Marvel?

Following on the heels of its recent super successful issue of Spider-Man featuring President Obama (already in its fifth printing), Marvel has released a special online-only Spider-Man comic featuring Abe Lincoln in honor of our 16th President’s 200th birthday. It’s appropriately titled “The Amazing Spider-Man: Gettysburg Distress!”
If you ask me, Abe looks pretty damn good …