* Posts by Jeff Held

11 publicly visible posts • joined 6 Feb 2008

Facebook suggests sharing everything all the time

Jeff Held

Dear God in heaven are you kidding?

Or has hell come to breakfast! Closing my FB acct. in 3... 2... 1...

Microsoft's Google complaint not an April Fool

Jeff Held


Talk about making lemonade out of lemons - using their own anti-trust case a precedent to go after arch-rival Google. You got to admit it is either brilliant or completely mad!

Dear US gov: Stay the hell out of Silicon Valley

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The largest it's ever been!

The U.S. Government is as large and powerful as it has ever been - and the U.S. not exactly prospering. Go back to the pub.

Reg hacks crawl from London to Brighton

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Thank you for sharing, REG! What a fun and whimsical adventure. What fun! Brightened up a dull day at work and put a smile on my face!

Queuing for an iPad? Why?

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Can't use an iPad to present? WRONG!

I have the iPad 3G and the VGA adapter - I've given a keynote presentation using a pico projector through the VGA port. That keynote presentation was created in Powerpoint and imported. I also present live websites via projector. How? Well, there's an app for that too. I use mine everyday at work. I can access my email and my calendar and found out I can type on the landscape keyboard faster that I can write (and it's more legible). Perhaps the author should actually USE an iPad before pontificating how useless it is.

- typed in Safari on my iPad!

Foreign IT pros in USA get paid more than Americans - study

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Taking the best jobs!

See! This study just proves the guest workers are taking the best-paying jobs and leaving the flotsam to us poor Americans! Throw them all out!

The Year in Operating Systems: No battle of big ideas

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Paris Hilton

I'm lonely and want to pile on too!

"Unix is essentially - and embarrassingly - dead on the desktop" is an incredible statement to make. Apple sold more than 8 million "Unix Desktops" in 2008. This article has no credibility for me. Do some research first. Jeez!

Parallels 4 users want their money back

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It's the "security" add-on!

The article is right about the solution - remove the parallels security software and it runs fine. I had the problem and tinkered with the security settings several times before removing the security software in disgust. My parallels now runs like a champ, but the guy who wrote the security software should be made to listen to Steve Ballmer speeches for a straight week!

BOFH: Testing the obscenity filters

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Hello! I think they work in out IT department!

The C*$%^$%^*&$%@#!


Yahoo? We don't need no stinkin' Yahoo!

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Yang's brilliant move!

Let's see here, YHOO was trading at $19 and change before the MSFT offer, they had mediocre financials in the interim, now MSFT is gone and YHOO is trading north of $25 - a 20% premium for doing nothing in particular - they are the same company that traded at $19.

SCO details bleak future

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World's smallest violin...

...and it's playing your song, SCO