Corporate IT needs to make bird-flu plans nowIf the avian flu hits the United States, the IS department for the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore could have a big-time problem. Click here for more.Google acquires Writely online word-processing application providerGoogle, which late last year dodged rumors it was developing productivity applications, can no longer make that claim as Thursday it acquired Writely, an online word-processing application provider. Click here for more.Novell shifts executive teamNovell announced Thursday that as it continues its transformation into a Linux business that it has shaken up its Worldwide Management Committee. Click here for more.F-Secure launches e-mail security applianceF-Secure announced the launch of an e-mail filtering gateway that offers spam and virus protection and a single management console for network administrators. Click here for more.Video blogging with Vlog It!In this week\u2019s Cool Tools, Keith Shaw takes Serious Magic's simple yet powerful video blogging tool, Vlog It!, for a test drive and you can see the results: This show was created with the tool. Watch it now.Today on Layer 8, where our moon has a geyser:Two 63-year-old German Enigma codes cracked with the help of 2,500 computers; frightening scenes from Google Video; the Japanese show they really know how to peel a potato; and track 24\u2019s Jack Bauer with the Jacktracker; all that and more at your home for not-just networking news.Remember to visit our home page this weekend for the Weekend Edition - with your cartoon of the week, the Good-Bad-and-Ugly of the week, and the featured ID-10T user story of the week. Check it out now.For news updated throughout the day, go to Network World's NetFlash news page.