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Crime gets a free ride from ICANN

Over 800 spams in a single day -- I discover that nearly 200 of them advertise the SAME product, yet send the unweary victim to a different domain. One spammer has thousands of domains... but wait -- they change about every five days! Organized crime on the web is getting a free ride from ICANN by "Domain Tasting" ... here's how it works April 19, 2008

What if Star Wars?

this morning's news brief footnote recognizing the twenty-fifth anniversary of President Reagan's "Star Wars" speech grabbed my attention. I was reminded of all the controversy stirred by that speech back in March of 1983. So I decided to dig it up and imagine where we would be today... March 23, 2008

Top 10 Marketing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

It's been a while since the last time we shared some marketing tips, so this is overdue! If you organization is lagging behind, you'll want to understand these mistakes and how to avoid them ... March 8, 2008

Name a company "Apple"

... and see what you get. But try asking yourself what "Apple Computer" and "American Idol" have in common... ??? (Besides advertising!) March 1, 2008

BEWARE: Thieves want your iPhone

I hate thieves. Now there's a wave of iPhone thefts sweeping the country. My son's iPhone was one victim that cuts very close to home. I hate thieves. Here's some insight into how to protect yourself. February 16, 2008

GOOGLE Gotcha

All those who wanted to monetize their web sites had a big boost a couple of years ago when Google rolled out their AdSense program. I jumped on board, just like I jumped on the new upstart named "Amazon" when they first appeared on the scene. Amazon has cut its affiliates commissions back to near-oblivion, in the interest of their profits -- why did we think Google wouldn't do the same? November 4, 2007

Facebook fetish

A lot of people these days have become obcessed with Facebook, the social networking site. It seems everyone likes to talk about it -- and once they try it, they can't get enough. October 14, 2007

Books for computer users

Quite frequently people ask me for opinions about publishers or authors. So, I thought I would share my favorites. Of course, to support these sites, the Design Center, DTG Magazine and the User Group Network, it's always welcome and appreciated if you click the book links in these sites. Each click adds a few pennies toward supporting the sites. September 27, 2007

New online crime fighters

How many years does it take for the computer industry to catch up with the "rest of us" ??? Have they finally recognized the true nature of spam? Anyway, it's a big hurrah for new spam fighters joining the War on Spam September 11, 2007

Fundraising for Terrorism

Which will get you first: stupidity and greed or global warming? In this rant, I continue my evangelism against phishing and online crime -- except now, the Washington Post seems to agree with me... July 8, 2007