MySpace’s Tom Anderson Comments on G+

The days when Tom Anderson, the iconic first friend on everyone’s MySpace account, was active on his own service have long past. Most of Tom’s old co-workers have headed over to Facebook, but Tom himself seems to enjoy what Google+ is doing for the Google ecosystem....

I know what animal you're thinking of.

Hey Rizzn-ites, Have you ever played 20 Questions with a computer or small orb? If so, you know that computers and technology, are very capable of predicting what we’ll say and what we’re thinking. How does it do it? Greg Blonder, who we interviewed on the...

RizWords Weekly Roundup

I’m going to try to highlight a few things from the show this week that I think warrant further discussion. This may or may not become a regular feature. We’ll see how you guys like it. gPhoneDo I really need to say more about this? Check Episode 116 of...

RizWords – Daily Politics and Tech – EP51

RizWords – Daily Politics and TechEpisode 51 – download now – subscribe now A member of the TechPodcast Network @ techpodcast.com. If it’s Tech, it’s here. Remember, if you’re listening on the podcast recording, you can call into...

Final Post of the Day

I’m running up on the end of my day, and I don’t think I’ll have enough time to really give this topic the amount of time it deserves, so I’ll bottom line it up front, and then go into more depth until I absolutely have to leave the office and...

RizWords – Daily Politics and Tech – EP35

RizWords – Daily Politics and TechEpisode 35 – download now – subscribe now – iTunes subscribe A member of the TechPodcast Network @ techpodcast.com. If it’s Tech, it’s here. Remember, if you’re listening on the podcast...

RizWords – Daily Politics and Tech – EP34

RizWords – Daily Politics and TechEpisode 34 – download now – subscribe now A member of the TechPodcast Network @ techpodcast.com. If it’s Tech, it’s here. Remember, if you’re listening on the podcast recording, you can call into...

RizWords – Daily Politics and Tech – EP30

RizWords – Daily Politics and TechEpisode 30 – download now – subscribe now A member of the TechPodcast Network @ techpodcast.com. If it’s Tech, it’s here. Remember, if you’re listening on the podcast recording, you can call into...

Hackers Declaring Cyberwar on Facebook and Myspace

I’ve been seeing this headline pop up all over the place the last few days: Hackers Declaring War On MySpace, Facebook? My question is: who are these hackers? Is there a central organisation of hackers that have decided to declare this war? Should Facebook and...

ModernOpinion/OblongBox: New Code Snippets

Today has been a day of catchup – it seems to be the theme of the week.  Another theme of the week seems to be fights with PHP.  If it weren’t that the best RSS management script was written in PHP, I’d not be writing this. Magpie, the...

Geezer Hacker FAQ v1.0

You know what DOS is.You know what ProCOMM is.You know who Kevin Mitnick is and what he did.You remember when Internet access was charged by the hour.You know what L.O.R.D is. You remember thinking how bad you wanted a 56K dialup modem.You’ve ever been...

Theivery: Activity or Crime?

My buddy Kevin, from MySpace, sent me an article today that made me ponder my position on the nature of some crimes. Read the summary of the original article here, and my comments afterward 136 stolen cars, 1 suspect: “He enjoyed driving”He had fun, fun,...

Late Night; Productive Night

I’ve been up late working on the major Oblong Box site redesigns. The upside is after extensive testing, we’ll now be able to completely deviate our web designs from each other, and still maintain branding. That is to say, there will be a persistent navbar...

Support the Gays

I recieved a bulletin on MySpace entitled “Support the Gays.” It was a fairly humorous top ten list that was meant to provide some sort of support to the “gay cause.” Those of you who know me know I hold some interesting views on the gay debate...

Are the Chili Peppers Really That Bad?

This tip comes to me from of all places, MySpace…. read and weep: From: Kracker KillsBody: I really don’t give a sh!t about the red hot chili peppers and even though I don’t like their music, I have to admit they are a great band and have innovated...

An Odd Day

Today wasn’t very productive for me. Sometimes it’s tough being an idea guy. My mind has been racing with a thousand ideas, things that I’ve had planned for a while, projects I want to do, but simply don’t have time to do them. In the near...

Florida: What vacation? (news roundup)

It’s been a minute since I’ve had enough free time to do one of these, but guess what!? It’s a news roundup from your old pal Mr. Rizzn. That’s right. Today I actually have enough free time to devote to a little R&R. What is R&R for...

Riz Mix 6: Full Tilt Rhythm – a Preview

I stayed up late tonight drinking, dealin’ with drama, and mixing music. I made some decent headway on the Core Factor remix. If your RSS reader isn’t podcast enabled, click here instead. If you are here from some of the people who’ve been passing...

MySpace Drama!

I had yet to experience in my years of being on MySpace the fabled “MySpace Drama.” I’ve always heard about it, but never involved myself. Today, I saw the opportunity, pondered it briefly, and jumped in feet first! This is the chronicle of that....

Nuh-Uh. Not in MY house: Lazy Sunday Ruminations

I’m just hanging out at my house this Sunday, trying to muster the motivation to do something productive. So far, it’s not working out for me. I had really hoped that the girl I met in Dallas last week was going to give me a call, and I could blow off...