Monday, February 25, 2008

WOT Internet Security Add-On

WOT study sheds light on the dark corners of the Internet. You can read the report here.

I've used the WOT (Web Of Trust) extension for Firefox for over a year now and it's been very effective. You'd be surprised how how easy it is to be fooled by legitimate looking websites. The WOT extension monitors links and automatically blocks sites that are considered dangerous. You can override the blocked website on an individual basis. It also provides ratings on search results and Wikipedia links. They recently also published a list of the Top 50 Dangerous Websites.

WOT Home page

In a related item, the McAfee Site Advisor has a spam quiz. Can you tell which sites are safe and which ones will sell your email address? Try it here.

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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Tom Carvel

Carvel is making an attempt to franchise stores around the world. The founder of the soft ice cream concept, Tom Carvel, passed away about ten years ago. He did his own radio and TV commercials and even though they were unpolished, they were very effective. Cookie Puss and Fudgie The Whale were household names in the New York metropolitan area because of the quality of the product and because of Tom Carvel's commercials. As a matter of fact, he'd often refer to the Carvel line of cakes and soft ice cream as "product."

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Friday, February 22, 2008

Two Greats

Tom Snyder and Ward Kimball are two legendary entertainers. Here is a video which showcases both of their talents.

Ward Kimball Wikipedia
Tom Snyer Wikipedia