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Apple iTunes Software Update

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I received a notice that there was a software update available for iTunes and when installing it I happened to glance at the license agreement. Well I in bold letters was the following statement:
The apple software is not intended for use in the operation of nuclear facilities, aircraft navigation or communication systems, air traffic control systems, life support machines or other equipment in which the failure of the apple software could lead to death, personal injury, or severe physical or environmental damage.
Ummm, why is that included? Was there some Homer Simpson guy working at a nuclear power plant that figured instead of using NRC Regulatory software I'll put Itunes on there and then I can listen to music too. And life support machines? I mean come on! Two senarios would seem to lead to this kind of language. Fist (and this is the one that I am hoping is the case) there is a group of Legal Eagles trying to think up every conceivable situation however asinine that the softwa…

Why AdSense for content is not always smart.

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Relying on the network of sites which are displaying your Google paid listing can be counterproductive. Google touts the ability to read the text on the page and distinguish between coffee, programming and location when typing in Java however below is an example of an X-Cart ad showing up on a page that describes a vulnerability in the software which allows your site to get hacked.

Telemundo Airs Drama Without Ads, But Product Placement

I was wondering when this wold happen. With a growing amount of TiVo, DVR and online viewing of tv-shows it is getting easier to skip commercials.

In a bold move to narrow the large revenue gap with Univision, competitor Telemundo will air a drama series with no commercials, just brand integration. Airing on weeknights in late-fringe (7 p.m.-8 p.m.), "Idolos de Juventud" is more accurately a telenovela--the dramatic form of weeknight strip programming popular in the Hispanic community. Brand integration will come in each episode, but no ad breaks, when it debuts this summer. The tactic intriguingly intersects with a slew of industry issues, such as commercial ratings, the value of product placement and DVRs. Without ads, Telemundo presumably won't have to worry about the tricky aspects of negotiating based on commercial ratings. The content would be "DVR-proof"--there would be no worries about viewers fast-forwarding through the ads. The value of product plac…

Yahoo (Overture Marketing Console) paid listing in Google

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When searching to see if anyone still used Marketing Console rather than something more robust such as Search Ignite I found this paid listing in Google.











When I clicked on the listing I got a 404 file not found page.











Seems Yahoo should spend their money a bit more wisely.

Memphis Zoo and a wedding.

Went to Memphis over the weekend and hit the Zoo while we where there.
Here are some pictures of Ann and the other animals at the Memphis Zoo

I liked the layout of the zoo better than the layout at Zoo Atlanta (where we are members). It seemed you get closer to the animals in Memphis. Especially the giraffes. (Giraffa camelopardalis) The polar bears were great too but I thought the American Bald Eagle exhibit was too small. They were not able to fly around. The aquarium was small but I am used to the one here in Atlanta which is awesome!
Congratulations to Michelle and Andy R. on their marriage!

Unwanted Crop Marks in Mirosoft Word

Unwanted Word Crop MarksGot a note from a client today wondering why some, but not all, of their Word 2002 installations show these crop marks (circled in red) while in Print View, even when the Tools > Options > View > Print and Web Layout options > Text boundaries option is turned off. A quick check with the Google Gods turned up this answer, courtesy of Suzanne S. Barnhill, a Microsoft MVP.Turns out that if Asian language support is enabled using the Microsoft Office XP Language Settings tool, found on the Start > Programs > Microsoft Office Tools menu, these bothersome little corner marks are always present. A quick check on my own system proved Ms. Barnhill to be right on the money. Big thanks to Ms. Barnhill