Microsoft Teaches 133t5p33k

Posted by:
Date: Tuesday, May 17th, 2005, 14:37
Category: Archive

Microsoft: “While it’s important to respect your children’s privacy, understanding what your teenager’s online slang means and how to decipher could be important in certain situations and as you help guide their online experience. While it has many nicknames, information-age slang is commonly referred to as leetspeek, or leet for short. Leet (a vernacular form of “elite”) is a specific type of computer slang where a user replaces regular letters with other keyboard characters to form words phonetically?creating the digital equivalent of Pig Latin with a twist of hieroglyphics.”
Related Microsoft Links:
Teen online lingo
Online gaming lingo
Netiquette 101


Apple Releases 10.4.1 update for OS X

Posted by:
Date: Tuesday, May 17th, 2005, 14:06
Category: Software

Today Apple released 10.4.1 update for OS X.
(37MB stand alone installer)
It includes improvements for:
– File sharing using AFP and SMB/CIFS network file services
– Using DHCP in wireless networks
– User login when accessing LDAP and Active Directory servers
– Core graphics including updated ATI and NVIDIA graphics drivers
– Synchronization with .Mac
– Address Book, iCal, Font Book, Mail, and Preview applications
– Dashboard widgets: Address Book, Flight Tracker, Phone Book, and World Clock
– Compatibility with third party applications and devices


Next for Apple: iChat for Windows

Posted by:
Date: Tuesday, May 17th, 2005, 00:43
Category: Software

In the past few months, Apple have made available a number of pieces to a puzzle that I believe show Apple’s hand. The topic of this article first struck me a few months ago when Apple made iTunes (and the associated Rendezvous Music Sharing) available for Windows. It was further confirmed recently with the release of Tiger Server, which includes an iChat Server. I think it’s fair to assume that Apple is seriously considering releasing iChat for Windows – and if they aren’t already then they certainly should be. Continued…