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The best SW Applications & Web Sites (from different sources)

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I like posts at PC Magazine, especially when they do review for a new SW applications. In this post I’ll collect information and links about such reviews.

  1. The Best Personal Finance Apps http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2407617,00.asp
    The Best Personal Finance Apps (July 26, 2012, PCMAG.com):

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July 28, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Posted in Apps, Business, Interesting, IT

Consumers Are Fed Up With Bad Websites By Dennis McCafferty on 2012-07-24

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“Memo to the online team: Consumers are mad as you-know-what about the performance of company Websites, and they’re not going to take it anymore. Why? Because free-flowing Internet access is considered a given, just like electricity, water and air. Users feel that technology has advanced far enough to eliminate slow performance, incomplete and/or inaccessible pages, and dropped transactions. And if they run into these situations, they’re likely to quickly turn to the competition. At least, this is the impression presented by a recent survey from 1&1 Internet, in which 1,340 consumers took part. Results show that continuing site problems are taking a toll on companies’ reputations–and revenues. “Unreliable Websites continue to reflect badly on businesses of all types and sizes,” says Oliver Mauss, CEO of 1&1 Internet. “It’s clear that when faced with a faulty or offline Website, consumers will turn elsewhere. Perhaps more surprising is the proportion that will be unwilling to return.” – see more here  from http://www.baselinemag.com

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July 25, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Habits Of Highly Effective People.

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When I was young I very liked to read books and magazines papers about how to be effective and how to get success in any work. I use many of recommendations from my past readings now, but not all of them.  I was really surprised to read again and found that I forgot something during my 30 years career. I’ll start again to collect this information in my blog as a reminder to myself about good habits and bad habits too:

  1. RIP Stephen Covey: Here Are His Famous ‘7 Habits Of Highly Effective People. Jul. 16, 2012, 3:50 PM from http://www.businessinsider.com/stephen-coveys-7-habits-of-highly-effective-people-2012-7
    1) Be Proactive
    2) Begin With The End In Mind – effective time management!
    3) Put First Things First
    4) Think Win/Win – !!!
    5) Seek First To Understand, Then To Be Understood – !!!
    6) Synergize
    —  “opening your mind and heart to new possibilities, new alternatives, new options.”
    7) Sharpen The Saw
     

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July 18, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Good presentation about Objective-C on eWeek

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Application Development: Objective-C Is Kicking Butt in the Programming World By Darryl K. Taft on 2012-07-11

http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Application-Development/ObjectiveC-Is-Kicking-Butt-in-the-Programming-World-813076/?kc=EWKNLCSM07172012STR1

“Objective-C, the language of the Apple world of iOS and the Mac OS X, recently overtook C++ in a key index that measures the most popular programming languages in use today. The TIOBE programming community index shows Objective-C as the third most popular programming language behind first-place C and second-place Java, suggesting that the popularity of mobile development is outpacing that of enterprise app development and building large high-performance systems—where Java and C++ typically reign. Both Java and C++ showed declining use in the July 2012 TIOBE index. Both Objective-C and C++ started in 1983 as object-oriented successors of the C languages. … “

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July 17, 2012 at 4:18 PM

If you like overclock for i5-750 CPU

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If you like overclock for i5-750 CPU. I did it in the past and after BIOS upgrade forgot to do it again, but now I think it will be nice to get 3.3GHz again back instead of 1.66 Ghz.

In the past I found very good paper in Internet: http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/intel_core_i5_750_overclocking_guide,2.html which I use now:


“When the processor is operating below these limits and the user’s workload demands additional performance, the processor frequency will dynamically increase by 133 MHz on short and regular intervals until the upper limit is met or the maximum possible upside for the number of active cores is reached. Conversely, when any of the limits are reached or exceeded, the processor frequency will automatically decrease by 133MHz until the processor is again operating within its limits.”

I’ve tried to use 200 BCLK and 100 PCIE with TurboMode – system crash until 180 BCLK, but when I removed Turbo – everything works now. Testing is going on now for Fedora 17.

To check CPU speed I found only one utility : /usr/sbin/./x86info -a

cpuinfo shows wrong information: cat /proc/cpuinfo

dmesg |grep MHz – can give this information as well.
lspci

sensors can give CPU temperature and Vcore  voltage.

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July 16, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Posted in HW, IT

Must to read (computer science, mostly related to CS/IT)

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Again this post is just for myself and maybe somebody else will find this interesting as well (I’ll add later some other links as well):

  1. I was impressed by this  Interview with Alan Kay, written By Andrew Binstock, July 10, 2012:
    “The pioneer of object-orientation, co-designer of Smalltalk, and UI luminary opines on programming, browsers, objects, the illusion of patterns, and how Socrates could still make it to heaven.
    http://www.drdobbs.com/architecture-and-design/interview-with-alan-kay/240003442

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July 16, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Posted in Interesting, IT, SW Projects

Security Issues WorldWide

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In this post I’m going to collect most interesting/dangerous security breaches from my point of view. For example, I still have an account at Yahoo and just today I’ve got information that Yahoo have lost 400,000 passwords. I don’t know is it necessary or not to collect this information in my Blog, but we will see later. If this information is useless, later I’ll delete this post.

  1. This drone can steal what’s on your phone By Erica Fink @EricaFink March 20, 2014: 8:10 AM ET http://money.cnn.com/2014/03/20/technology/security/drone-phone/index.html
  2. ‘Red October’ Cyber Espionage Campaign Uncovered   Chloe Albanesius By Chloe Albanesius  January 14, 2013 12:38pm EST http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2414260,00.asp
  3. You Must Read it: The Cybercrime Economy The cyber Mafia has already hacked you
    By David Goldman @CNNMoneyTech July 27, 2011: 9:45 AM ET http://money.cnn.com/2011/07/27/technology/organized_cybercrime/“There are probably some corporations and credit cards that haven’t been hacked,” said Kim Peretti, director in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ forensic services practice. “But you have to assume you’ve been compromised.”
  4. The Cybercrime Economy Nations prepare for cyber war
    By David Goldman @CNNMoneyTech January 7, 2013: 5:40 AM ET http://money.cnn.com/2013/01/07/technology/security/cyber-war/index.html?source=linkedin&goback=.gde_52513_member_202973816“In 2012, large-scale cyberattacks targeted at the Iranian government were uncovered, and in return, Iran is believed to have launched massive attacks aimed at U.S. banks and Saudi oil companies. At least 12 of the world’s 15 largest military powers are currently building cyberwarfare programs, according to James Lewis, a cybersecurity expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.”
  5. 2012-07-13 Yahoo Officials Confirm Hackers Nabbed 400,000 Passwords By CIOinsight on  Article Views: 1517
    Less than 5 percent of the Yahoo accounts had valid passwords listed, the company contends.
    “Yahoo officials confirmed that an older file from the Yahoo Voices (formerly Associated Content) was stolen July 12 by hackers, allowing them to get their hands on more than 400,000 user credentials.”

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July 16, 2012 at 10:22 AM