All Things Gibbs

* Gearhead: Goodbye DPCs, hello (simple) groupware * Backspin: Computer insecurity * Gibbsblog: The past 7 days

Gearhead: Goodbye DPCs, hello (simple) groupware

I have a theory: Microsoft is trying to drive me insane. You may recollect that last week I was flummoxed (ohhh, good word and one that I have never managed to use in a column before) by the appearance of a ridiculously high rate of deferred procedure calls (DPC) on my PC, which is running Windows XP.

To read this week's Gearhead, click here.

Backspin: Computer insecurity

Following my BackSpin column of a couple of weeks ago about corporate hippos that screw up project plans, Douglas Davis (Manteno, Ill.) wrote to tell me I am “the great white hunter of all things hippo and gorilla (you know, the 3,000 pound ones that always get their way).”

To read this week's Backspin, click here.

Gibbsblog: The past 7 days

For the Geek Who Has Everything

This, from ThinkGeek: Thanks to the ingenious ThinkGeek robot monkeys you can display the current wi-fi signal strength to yourself and everyone around you with this stylish Wi-Fi Detector Shirt. The glowing bars on the front of the shirt dynamically change as the surrounding wi-fi signal strength fluctuates.

"There's a Sucker Born Every Minute"

From eWEEK: WASHINGTON (Reuters)—An international crackdown on Internet financial scams this year has yielded more than $2.1 billion in seized fake checks and 77 arrests in the Netherlands, Nigeria and Canada, U.S. and others, authorities said on Wednesday.

If You’re Going to Plaster City, Be Sure to Wear Flame Retardant in Your Hair

If you are anywhere in the vicinity of Plaster City next Saturday, October 6th, you might want to stop for a few hours.

Where Are YOUR Backups?

From last week's headlines: HOLLYWOOD - Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola lost 15 years of computer data during a recent burglary at his Argentinean home.

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