Archive for May, 2006

Another game of numbers.

A few weeks ago we had the number event when the time and calendar read 01:02:03 04/05/06. This happened on either one of two days depending on how you use day/month/year or month/day/year. But we have another one of those number events coming up. On June 6, 2006 the calendar will be 06/06/06 and this […]

Treasury Announces End to Long-Distance Telephone Excise Tax

Over the past couple of years there has been dome debate on whether the Federal Excise tax was still valid on Long-Distance telephone calls. The tax dates to 1898, when money was needed to fight the Spanish-American War. At that time Telephones were determined to be a Luxury item. A tax is imposed on calls, […]

Gone Phishing or How to keep from being caught!

The Internet and email has made it easy to do things that were hard. Such things as updating information to Credit Card companies once required a telephone call or a letter to make address changes and other updates. Now you can do banking and check balances by signing into the bank’s or Credit Card website […]

Are gas prices getting you down?

If gas prices are cutting into your business cost maybe it’s time to look at how technology can help. This isn’t technology items to install into your car, these may already be installed. It’s been shown that setting cruise control at a steady speed gives you better gas mileage than trying to keep it at […]

What is RFID?

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is an identification method, relying on storing and retrieving data using devices called tags. An RFID tag is a small object that is attached or incorporated into a product, animal, or person. RFID tags contain silicon chips that enable them to receive and respond to queries from an RFID transceiver. An […]

Does the Government know more about your calling patterns then you do?

A recent news report has it that the NSA (National Security Agency) have worked ageement with many of the Telecommunication carriers to provide them the Call Detail Records (CDR) of personal and commercial accounts. Those carriers mention include AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth. One carrier, Qwest, has been put on record as not providing them the […]

The Beatles or Steve Jobs?

It must be true. For the question on who’s greater, The Beatles or Steve Jobs, the answer must be Steve Jobs. Huh, What? Over the years the Beatles who in 1968 created a recording company and called it Apple Corps, and Steve Jobs, who along with Steve Wozinak stared Apple Computer in 1976 have been […]

How safe are your cellphone records?

Somewhere around the beginning of the year there was some startling information being reported about companies that were able to sell your cellphone records to just about anyone who would pay the fee. Many reports were made that while the services may not be strictly illegal, the means that they were getting the records were. […]

Who do I read?

I think that most people have either certain things (like the sports page or Dear Abby) or certain people (is Dave Barry still writing for papers) that they go to to read. I even have a few. Some I’ve read over the years and like, a few that I’ve just recently discovered and enjoy and […]