Tag: Internet

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Dealing with Broadband in Seattle and paying $30 to avoid data charges. Argh!

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Well we are unlucky enough to live in a part of Seattle where Comcast has a monopoly. Literally across the street, CenturyLink has gigabit fiber and about a mile away, Wave and Centurylink are duking it out. So there are three problems with getting a great price: Comcast always bundles things and they definitely do…

Yahoo Finance

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This is an awesome tool, particularly the section called key statistics. I’ve never been able to figure out what all the measures mean, but “Yahoo”:http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/finance/tools/research-12.html actually defines them: Enterprise Value Formula: Market Cap + Total Debt – Total Cash & Short Term Investments EV is a measure of theoretical takeover price, and is useful in…

Google SketchUp

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Calvin told me about this incredible program called “Google SketchUp”:http://sketchup.google.com which lets you do 3D modeling. If you have Google Earth then you can have them in the real world and even share them in something called Google 3D Warehouse. Amazingly cool and fun. Powered by ScribeFire.

Media-Motor only with Yahoo Sniffer

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Talk about an insidious threat, Media Motor hijacks web addresses like “alexa.com”:http://alexa.com by installing as a domain thingy in the registry. It is very hard to find. Ad Aware didn’t find it, Spybot doesn’t find it. Only Yahoo’s toolbar (which is Webroot) found it. The behavious is strange, it gives you pages that sort of…