It's been a few weeks (or at least a few days) since David Gewirtz did a rant. No, it's not about Linux. And yes, this time you're pretty much guaranteed to agree with him.
David Gewirtz warps space/time with neat hacks, cool do-it-yourself projects, business survival tips, and commentary that peels paint.
In addition to hosting the ZDNet Government and ZDNet DIY-IT blogs, CBS Interactive's Distinguished Lecturer David Gewirtz is an author, U.S. policy advisor and computer scientist. He is featured in The History Channel special The President's Book of Secrets, is one of America's foremost cyber-security experts, and is a top expert on saving and creating jobs. He is also director of the U.S. Strategic Perspective Institute as well as the founder of ZATZ Publishing. David is a member of FBI InfraGard, the Cyberwarfare Advisor for the International Association for Counterterrorism & Security Professionals, a columnist for The Journal of Counterterrorism and Homeland Security, and has been a regular CNN contributor, and a guest commentator for the Nieman Watchdog of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. He is the author of Where Have All the Emails Gone?, the definitive study of email in the White House, as well as How To Save Jobs and The Flexible Enterprise, the classic book that served as a foundation for today's agile business movement.
Do you have forgotten (but still running) XP machines hidden throughout your home, office, or data center? If so, now is the time to hunt them down, turn them off, take them out of service, or upgrade them immediately.
Okay, sit on down. You're gonna need to.
Distribution methods aren't what matter most. Screen size isn't what matters most. In-game payments and monetization models aren't what matter most. Game play matters most.
Once full Chrome is available on Android, watch out. At that point, we may see how loyal manufacturers and users are to the somewhat fickle Microsoft. Booooom!
One of our audience members asked how to back up an Office 365 document locally. It actually turns out to be pretty simple. Read this guide for the step-by-step process (which works with other Exchange servers, too).
Welcome to the official 2013 edition of our ZDNet DIY-IT Gift Guide. This year, in honor of 2013, we present to you 14 interesting and useful products that the DIY-ITer in your life will find particularly useful, fun, or cool.
Sometimes, when you know exactly the application you're solving for, the right machine might not be what seems obvious at first. In this case, both against PCs and against the new Mac Pro, the iMac turned out to be the best option.
I don't need a Chromecast. I don't even know if I have a spare HDMI port. Yet I bought one. Why? Some combination of poor impulse control and sjvn's evil influence.
The Mac Pro would have bought me a bit more performance, but would have pushed my budget off the bridge. The bottom line is I saved enough to go out and buy a MacBook Air if I happen to want one.
One of the ways I make my own luck is by not taking unnecessary risks. After thinking on it for a few days, I realized that hanging onto the HP Chromebook, no matter how much I liked it, would be an unnecessary risk.
Word counts. Headers and footers. Mail. Scrolling. Accessing servers. Using USB drives. This stuff isn't new. If it's not working, you're plain just not ready. Period.
I manage a lot of gear, and it's nice once in a while to have a machine that doesn't automatically spawn to-do items.
Mavericks refuses to talk to my NAS even with work-arounds. That's a deal-killer. So it's back to Mountain Lion for now. Share my pain and read along.
Not all Macs sold and shipped by Apple are being shipped with Mavericks. Even when the order page says they are. We know because we got one.