"I certainly never write a review about a book I don't think worth reviewing, a flat-out bad book, unless it's an enormously fashionable bad book." --
says, John Gardner in Conversations with John Gardner
Quoted from 'Dictionary of Library and Information Science Quotations'     Edited by Mohamed Taher & L S Ramaiah. ISBN: 8185689423 (New Delhi , Aditya, 1994) p.150. Available @ Amazon.com

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Txtng: The Gr8 Db8

Today's find, is a book that is saying 'text messaging demystified.' Read the following and you will get a glimpse of this message: The Myths of Texting Posted by Kent Anderson

"Text messages continue to impress and confound (a recent use for announcing a vice-presidential pick is a good example). Today, texting has evolved (thank to Twitter and others) into networked microblogging.
A new book by David Crystal entitled “txtng: the gr8 db8” brings data and a healthy dose of reality to the subject.
For instance, I was surprised to learn that in 2006 text services generated $70 billion in revenues, 3 times the total box office for all Hollywood studios that year." continue reading

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Blog Reviews - Security for idiots and other people that care

Blog Title: Security for idiots and other people that care
URL: http://securityforidiots.blogspot.com/
Blogger: David Tamayo
Blog's Date of birth: April 3, 2008.
Blogger's Profile: "Intense in a caring nurturing kind of way. I would gladly give my life to defend those that I love. I will teach those that I do not know how to defend themselves, but to learn from each other, I will come to know you. Once I know you, you will become someone that I love."
Blog profile: "The goal is to develop a community of like minded people that believe if they strive to be the best that they can possibly be they will be better able to serve and protect the ones that they love. True security comes through the peace of mind of knowing that your life is totally under your control. Let's grow together during this journey and realize what true power over our lives really means."
Subject Profile: Personal Development Development and Growth

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Blog Posts Frequency (2008 sample): August (1); July (1); June (5); May (5); April (7)
Strength: Caregiving and lifegiving. Looks good with visuals, and banners.

Weekness: I agree with one reviewer, about the word idiot in the title. Addressing someone as Idiot, I would say, idiot may sound as unintentional mockery of a human being.
First post: Why discuss this?
Bottomline of the First Post: "First off, I do not want anyone to think that I will only be talking about security in the missionary sense. Really how one lives one's life will reveal the total sense of how secure one's life can be. Don't get me wrong, gadgets gizmos and techniques will definitely be covered. Please feel free to ask questions, give feedback, or just critique."

What do others say about this blog:

  • "Security for idiots and other people that care" is a very interesting blog. One can spend hours reading blog spots, concerning some quite delicate themes, without getting bored. All the articles provide a considerable amount of information, yet there is always the author's opinion that can be felt.
  • Very useful articles, unbalanced advices and encouraging words, great blog! There is only one thing I don’t like (it’s just a matter of personal taste) the word idiot from the blog title, but that is just my opinion. Your blog is really great - your honesty and sweet soul come out in your passionate writing... it really is compelling to read your thoughts on various topics...

Recommendation: We need many more compassionate and spirited bloggers, and David's Blog can be rated as doing its best to meet its goal. I read his review of a movie on Caregiver, and was highly impressed by his writing style, and in one word he is: communicative.* Any expatriate will enjoy reading this analysis of the movie.

*Would you leave your family to take a job in another country? / Caregiver Photo video part 2a / Caregiver Photo video part 2b :

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Blog Reviews - Me, a writer of movie scripts

Blog Title: Me, a writer of movie scripts
Date of birth
: June 9, 2008.
Blogger Profile: : Writer of movie scripts.
Subject Profile: Writing Cinema.
Blog Posts Frequency (2008 sample): August (20); July (11); June (12)
Strength: Creative writing, Educating, Scripting.
Weekness: None.
First post: So, I have become a blogger
Bottomline of the First Post: So why become a blogger? I want to "meet" others, share the love of writing, share ideas, get feedback.

Topics / Themes:

What do others say about this blog:

  • I like the thoughts on everyday events from this specific script view point.

  • If you have ever wondered what goes on in the mind of a writer, this is a blog that you must visit--time and time again!!! much more
Recommendation: If you are interested in movies and about movie scripts, dnor's blog will be in your most frequented blog-roll.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Researchers offer new way to avoid bogus websites

SAN FRANCISCO — Intercepting Internet traffic, and spying on the communication between two computers, is a gold mine for hackers. Now Carnegie Mellon University researchers hope software they've built will make it harder for criminals to hit that jackpot.

The software, a free download for use with latest version of the Firefox Web browser, creates an additional way for people to verify whether the site they're trying to visit is authentic. continue reading @ USATODAY.com

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