Category Archives: Technology

Dennis Ritchie, father of C programming language, dies – by Steven Musil

Originally published on October 13, 2011 7:24 AM PDT Dennis Ritchie, an internationally renowned computer scientist who created the C programming language, has died at age 70. Ritchie died at his home over the weekend, according to a Google+ post from longtime colleague Rob Pike. His Wikipedia entry was updated to say he had died […]

LevelStar Announces the Orion 18 Braille Tablet

Orion 18 Braille Tablet by LevelStar – So much more than a notetaker LevelStar LLC is proud to introduce the ground-breaking Orion 18 Braille tablet, developed in partnership with American Printing House for the Blind (APH). Sporting an 18-cell Braille display with router keys, and speaking with the stunningly natural Ivona Speech, Orion 18 is […]

The Facebook song

This video really sums up some of the frustration and angst that comes with being part of the social network in a clever and creative acoustic song (that’s actually really good). Give it a quick listen. The insightful and soulful video was done by Australian singer Madelaine Zammit. Thanks to the guys at for […]

New MBR rootkit infection thwarts repair efforts – By Paul Mah

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is warning Windows users of new malware that embeds itself into the Master Boot Record. Called Win32/Popureb.E, it makes use of an unusual rootkit technique to thwart standard recovery attempts. MBR infections were common in the past, and entail the hiding of malware in the first sector of the hard disk drive […]