Most Violent Cyber Attack Noted To Date: 2008 Pipeline Explosion Caused By Remote Hacking

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Reporting by Jordan Robertson and Michael Riley in Bloomberg is shedding new light on a destructive attack against an oil pipeline that caused a massive explosion in Refahiye Turkey in 2008. Was 2008 Turkish Pipeline Explosion Caused by Cyber Attack? Mysterious 2008 Turkey Pipeline Blast Opened New Cyberwar Era (bloomberg.com). By Bob Gourley.

See our latest Trend Map! What to expect in 2008 and beyond…. - Trends in the Living Networks

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What to expect in 2008 and beyond…. Ross Dawson, January 21, 2008 2:06 AM US PT Nowandnext.com and Future Exploration Network have once again collaborated to create a trend map for 2008 and beyond. While last year’s map was based on the London tube map, the 2008 map is derived from Shanghai’s underground routes.

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How to prep for Windows 7, Server 2008 end of life

Network World

Still running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008? Take these steps to minimize your risk

CIO Musings - Life as a Public Sector CIO: Richmond IT Jobs

CIO Musings

Monday, December 29, 2008. CIO Musings - Life as a Public Sector CIO. A blog about things that interest me as a Chief Information Officer (CIO) working for a local government. Primarily focused on technology, leadership and some of my recreational pursuits. Follow me on twitter at @BarryCondrey Enjoy! Richmond IT Jobs. A job lead passed on from a business colleague, email me if you want his phone number: 45 IT positions opened with my client this evening.

Microsoft is ending support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008: Here's what you need to know.

Tech Republic Security

Support for Windows 7 and Server 2008 is ending in January 2020. Here's how to protect your systems

Broadband for the Masses - Maybe - CIO Musings

CIO Musings

Monday, December 15, 2008. According to this Pew report in 2008 55% of Americans have a home broadband connection. CIO Musings - Life as a Public Sector CIO. A blog about things that interest me as a Chief Information Officer (CIO) working for a local government. Primarily focused on technology, leadership and some of my recreational pursuits. Follow me on twitter at @BarryCondrey Enjoy! Broadband for the Masses - Maybe.

Networking & Outreach Workshop - CIO Musings

CIO Musings

Saturday, December 6, 2008. December 10, 2008 9 AM – 3 PM The Sheraton – West 6624 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230 Schedule of Presentations 9:30-10:00 Ive Been Laid Off, Now What? CIO Musings - Life as a Public Sector CIO. A blog about things that interest me as a Chief Information Officer (CIO) working for a local government. Primarily focused on technology, leadership and some of my recreational pursuits. Follow me on twitter at @BarryCondrey Enjoy!

CIO Musings - Life as a Public Sector CIO: Fun or Work?

CIO Musings

Friday, December 12, 2008. CIO Musings - Life as a Public Sector CIO. A blog about things that interest me as a Chief Information Officer (CIO) working for a local government. Primarily focused on technology, leadership and some of my recreational pursuits. Follow me on twitter at @BarryCondrey Enjoy! Fun or Work? A funny thing I ran across, in the midst of the pay-for-play thing going on in Illinois. You have to know someone was going to mention this guys hair.

The 15 Best Vim Plugins

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One of the things that makes vim great is that it can be extended through plugins. There are plugins for more than you would expect. I have gathered together the 15 best plugins. I’ve included these plugins as part of my ultimate VIM configuration which has been featured on many sites and is hosted on github. I’ve also begun a series of posts on some of these plugins including snipmate and NerdCommenter

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Peak of Australian Twitter use was at Future of Media Summit 2008

Trends in the Living Networks

Of particular interest is that Twitter’s peak of usage in Australia was at the time of the Future of Media Summit 2008 , on July 15. Hitwise has just released statistics on Twitter usage in Australia , showing that Twitter usage is up over 500% over the last year. More interestingly, Australia’s share of Twittering globally has more than tripled in that time.

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Registrations open for Future of Media Summit 2008 – Sydney early bird still on

Trends in the Living Networks

The Future of Media Summit 2008 is now open for registration in both Sydney and Silicon Valley. See Future of Media Summit 2008 website for full details. Detailed content and analysis , including the Future of Media Report 2008. After the great success of the Future of Media Summit 2006 and Future of Media Summit 2007 , the third annual event is quickly rolling up! Note that there is an early bird offer for the Sydney Summit until June 16, then full price applies.

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2008 will be the year of Enterprise 2.0 - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

About Ross Dawson Keynote Speaking/Strategy AHT Group Future Exploration Network The Insight Exchange Repyoot Recent Media Appearances « DataPortability looks set to massively increase the value of the Net to users | Main | Digg, DataPortability, and business models » 2008 will be the year of Enterprise 2.0 Ross Dawson, January 28, 2008 2:42 PM US PT This year will be when Enterprise 2.0

Managing Multiple Firefox Profiles in OS X

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Image via Wikipedia One of the great features of Firefox is the ability to manage multiple profiles. This is a very handy feature with many different uses. Unfortunately, it isn’t easy to do on a mac. I will show you how to setup multiple profiles on a mac that appear and run like normal mac applications so you can click on them and run them from quicksilver

Announcing the 2008 Top 100 Australian Web 2.0 Applications list – Launch is on 19 June - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

About Ross Dawson Keynote Speaking/Strategy AHT Group Future Exploration Network The Insight Exchange Repyoot Recent Media Appearances « Montage of recent media coverage | Main | Living Networks - Chapter 4: Relationship Rules - Free Download and Commentary » Announcing the 2008 Top 100 Australian Web 2.0 Applications list – Launch is on 19 June Ross Dawson, May 11, 2008 3:38 PM US PT [UPDATE:] The final Top 100 list is now up.

Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference 2008 -- Quick Roundup

Victus pro Scientia Opus -- Food for the Knowledge

Watch for virtualization launch event 18 September 2008 in Seattle. Recently, I attended Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston, TX and I'm sweating just recalling the weather in Houston in July. Weather aside, there were some important announcements and random observations that I wanted to summarize. Given how busy my July turned out to be, I'll break convention with my 2006 and 2007 posts and summarize the relevant bits at a somewhat higher level than before.

Launch of the Future of Media Report 2008! We predict the media industry will be worth US$5.7 trillion in 2024

Trends in the Living Networks

Our Future of Media Report 2008 is now launched! This will be given to attendees at the Future of Media Summit 2008 next week in beautiful glossy print format to take home. Future of Media Report 2008 (pdf 1MB). trillion in 2024 (in 2008 dollars) - released in this report - as well as information on current growth trends in advertising. FUTURE OF MEDIA REPORT 2008: WELCOME.

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Victus pro Scientia Opus -- Food for the Knowledge Worker: SPC 2008 Session -- RMS and SharePoint

Victus pro Scientia Opus -- Food for the Knowledge

Web/Tech Weblogs Add me to your TypePad People list Subscribe to this blogs feed See how were connected « SPC 2008 -- Kurt DelBene Keynote | Main | Tasty Communal Bookmarks » March 10, 2008 SPC 2008 Session -- RMS and SharePoint fThis session at last weeks Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2008 (SPC 2008) was run (ably) by David Roundtree and Jovita Nsoh, two excellent presenters from Microsofts Identity Access and Rights Management organization.

One Hundred Pushups : spf13.com

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Thu Dec 11, 2008. by Steve Francia. talks. share. Twitter. Facebook. Google+. LinkedIn. Delicious. Reddit. StumbleUpon. sharing is caring. follow. Twitter. Facebook. LinkedIn. GitHub. Google+. SlideShare. join 10k+ subscribers & followers. One Hundred Pushups. Photographer: Frank C. Müller. A while back a bunch of people were twittering about the 100 pushup challenge. Thanksgiving was the catalyst for me. I began my quest for better health about a week ago.

Victus pro Scientia Opus -- Food for the Knowledge Worker: SPC 2008 -- BillG Keynote

Victus pro Scientia Opus -- Food for the Knowledge

Web/Tech Weblogs Add me to your TypePad People list Subscribe to this blogs feed See how were connected « New Guidance for Deploying SharePoint Globally | Main | SPC 2008 -- Kurt DelBene Keynote » March 07, 2008 SPC 2008 -- BillG Keynote Although far more capable writers will do far more capable job than I of chronicling these events, herewith find your humble scribes impressions of this weeks SharePoint Conference 2008 (SPC2008).

Of Ita and Theors: Anathem - my favorite read of 2008

I'm not lost, I'm wondering

Like many others, I gave myself a 50 book challenge for 2008. Actually my personal challenge went from 1 Dec 07 to 30 Nov 08, but that’s a minor detail.) Unfortunately, I only got through 40 books in the past 12 months (though some were as long as several books); fortunately, most of those 40 were good, quality reads. I also managed to meet my committment to read more fiction. (If If you are interested, you can see my complete list on Shelfari.com.).

Customer Service Trouble: Changing Flights on Continental - Social.

Social, Agile and Transformation

Tuesday, November 18, 2008. ▼ 2008. (21). Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 and business transformation. Customer Service Trouble: Changing Flights on Continental.

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Live on Today show: how the relationship between people and machines is becoming emotional - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

Andrea March 25, 2008 12:19 PM Tammy said: Dinosaurs and robots are great, but together, its just incredible. So we live in 2008, eh. Ive included this in my blog: [link] May 21, 2008 1:04 PM About the blog author Ross Dawson is globally recognized as a leading futurist, entrepreneur, keynote speaker , strategy advisor, and bestselling author.

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Live from GearUp 2008

Knowledgeline

So far this is been pretty informative. Guy Kawasaki kicked off the morning in the Keynote, if you've not heard Guy speak before, he's fantastic. Later in the morning there was a panel comprised of CIO /IT Directors from a range of firms, including Ashurt from the UK. No surprises, everyone was still very much challenged with how to manage e-mail. In a room with well over 100 people, only 3 hands went up when the moderator asked who had 75% or higher of adoption for e-mail filing.

Our trend map for 2009: The vital Trends, Risks, and Red Herrings you must know

Trends in the Living Networks

Following our extremely popular Trend Blend 2007 and Trend Blend 2008 trend maps comes…. Trend Blend 2009 ! Created by Future Exploration Network’s Chief Futurist Richard Watson, also of NowandNext.com , the 2009 trend map moves on from the subway map theme of the last years to show the multi-tentacled hydra that is the year ahead. Click on the map to download the pdf (810KB). To pick out just a few noteworthy elements of the trend map: CORE THEMES include: Uncertainy. Ageing.

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How RIM handed the mobile market over to Apple : spf13.com

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Fri Nov 14, 2008. by Steve Francia. talks. share. Twitter. Facebook. Google+. LinkedIn. Delicious. Reddit. StumbleUpon. sharing is caring. follow. Twitter. Facebook. LinkedIn. GitHub. Google+. SlideShare. join 10k+ subscribers & followers. How RIM handed the mobile market over to Apple. Image representing iPhone 3G as depicted in Crunchbase. Hint: It has nothing to do with touch screens. While RIM scrambles to create the next greatest device, or their â?? iPhone killerâ??

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Upcoming Keynote at MegaTrends in Abu Dhabi: Four trends transforming society

Trends in the Living Networks

For more, see Future of Media Report 2008. In early February I am delivering a keynote at the MegaTrends conference in Abu Dhabi, one of three international keynote speakers together with John Naisbitt , who sold over 9 million copies of MegaTrends and created an industry, and Dr Lynda Grattan , author of Living Strategy and Professor at London Business School.

Backup Your Files

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One of the worst experiences you can have as a computer operator is to realize you (or something else) just did something and wiped out your files. The purpose of this article is to show you how to automatically backup your files often and automatically. I use this setup to backup my documents every hour (I save more often then that). This gives me hourly versions of all my files I am working on

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Why are you still shopping offline? : spf13.com

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Mon Sep 8, 2008. by Steve Francia. talks. share. Twitter. Facebook. Google+. LinkedIn. Delicious. Reddit. StumbleUpon. sharing is caring. follow. Twitter. Facebook. LinkedIn. GitHub. Google+. SlideShare. join 10k+ subscribers & followers. Why are you still shopping offline? Today I visited one of the largest national office supply outlets. I had a specific purpose in mind. I needed to pickup 2 wireless routers and 1 audio cable.

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Portero Raises 6.6 Million

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I am happy to announce that Portero has raised $6.6 million in funding. The round was led by LFE Capital joined by returning backers including Grosvenor Funds. TechCrunch picked up the announcement early this morning and featured us on their home page. As I have a bit of an insiders view, I felt it was my place to provide a bit of insight into why Portero is such a great company

Backing up MySQL

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Image via Wikipedia I don’t know very many people that haven’t been devastated by the loss of data… Yet I am baffled that millions of professional IT workers still ignore backing up their data. Since computers are great at doing repetitive things like backups. why not spend 20 minutes setting up your machine to backup your files for you. This guide will be specific to mysql to create a local copy of the backup

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One Hundred Pushups

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Photographer: Frank C. Müller A while back a bunch of people were twittering about the 100 pushup challenge. Thanksgiving was the catalyst for me. I began my quest for better health about a week ago. The premise of the challenge is quite simple. It is a six week program, that if followed, you can do 100 consecutive good form push ups at the end of the program

How RIM handed the mobile market over to Apple

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Image representing iPhone 3G as depicted in Crunchbase Hint: It has nothing to do with touch screens. While RIM scrambles to create the next greatest device, or their “iPhone killer” it needs to recognize that it’s no longer about the device. RIM don’t you remember that touchscreens aren’t new. Palm had them back in the 90?s s … before you crushed them. When RIM ruled the world RIM knows what it takes to dethrone the current market leader

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Hire Your Next Consultant Using Twitter

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At Portero we had an issue with our network. I know enough about networking to understand the basics. I actually used to work on the IOS back during the dawn of the internet. Though things have changed since then, the biggest issue is I don’t remember enough to fix network configuration issues on the router level. Before I took the post at Portero, we had a company we contracted to configure all of our Cisco equipment

Thinking about the future of museums: fourteen key issues

Trends in the Living Networks

Today I participated in a Future Directions Forum at Sydney's Powerhouse Museum , which after 20 years in its current location is looking to the future. To provide some context, the Powerhouse is specifically branded as a science and design museum, implicitly being about technology and it's impact on people's lives. It's worth looking at the excellent online resources section of the Powerhouse Museum website, which provides value to many people who never visit the museum.

Promotion

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Permit me to shamelesly announce my promotion to Chief Information Officer at Portero Inc. Here is the Press Release on the wire this week. Portero, Inc., is pleased to announce the promotion of Steve P. Francia to the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO), effective immediately. He will continue to report to Michael Sheldon, the company’s chairman and CEO, and will be responsible for operations and technology for the company

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Why are you still shopping offline?

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Today I visited one of the largest national office supply outlets. I had a specific purpose in mind. I needed to pickup 2 wireless routers and 1 audio cable. What transpired caused me to wonder why anyone does any offline shopping anymore. My experience at the store caused me to reflect on the many things we simply put up with at the store which we would never permit online

Using SVK to Increase Productivity

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SVK is a client for SVN built using perl. It makes a number of improvements over the standard svn client, while retaining much of the same feel. It works with the standard Subversion server and works perfectly in an environment with some users using svn and some using svk on the client side. It provides a number of sizable advantages over the standard svn client and is a must have for any development project

Scenario planning: strategy for the future of global financial services

Trends in the Living Networks

For my keynote at the Vision 2020 Financial Services conference last month in Mumbai I prepared some 'quick and dirty' scenarios for the global financial services industry landscape in 2020 from a technology perspective. Below is an overview of the content I used in my presentation. The complete slide deck from my keynote is also available, though it needs the explanation as below. WARNING : These are scenarios prepared for a presentation, so they are far from rigorous or comprehensive.

Implementing a Corporate Wiki

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It seems all of a sudden, the two buzz words in the corporate IT world are wiki and blog. Corporate wikis are emerging as cheap, intelligent, flexible systems for shared-document collaboration and content management. Because they are browser based, wikis are quite easy to implement and deploy. The wiki works well in the corporate world as it solves two problematic areas, the need for internal collaboration and document management

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Why are you not on Twitter

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Image via Wikipedia Over the last 2 weeks I have found myself asking that question more times than I can remember. When I first heard about microblogging—or Twitter, the primary service that started the microblogging movement—over a year ago I thought it was a stupid fad and wouldn’t last. I mean what value can possibly be passed along in 140 characters or less. 2 weeks ago I was convinced to try Twitter and I am hooked

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Be more productive using GNU Screen

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GNU Screen Image via Wikipedia Despite living in the age of multicore processors, GUI everything and mountains of ram, I continually find myself more productive with a terminal open. Especially when that terminal is running GNU Screen. About GNU Screen GNU Screen is a free terminal multiplexer developed by the GNU Project. It allows a user to access multiple separate terminal sessions inside a single terminal window or remote terminal session

After Web 2.0: WOW (Wide Open Web) - enough of version numbers for the web!! - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

Ross Dawson, April 26, 2008 3:53 PM US PT In the wake of the 2008 Web 2.0 cheers, coop April 26, 2008 5:31 PM Elias Bizannes said: Ironic the description about web3.0, April 26, 2008 8:53 PM Ross Dawson said: Hi Charles, thanks for clarifying - fair enough. So what do you suggest that will help us to communicate about whats happening out there? :-) April 26, 2008 10:01 PM Ruudjah said: Since the term "Web 2.0"

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Four great visual representations of the social media and Web 2.0 landscape

Trends in the Living Networks

Conversation Prism (August 2008) - Brian Solis and Jesse Thomas. People often ask me how I keep track of everything that’s going on in Web 2.0 and social media and make sense of it all. The most important single tool for me is creating frameworks. The many frameworks I create (e.g. Future of Media Lifecycle , Future of Media Strategy , Trend Map 2007+ (with Richard Watson ) etc. are all primarily to help me organize in my mind what’s going on.