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Archives by Month: January, 2008

Listed below are excerpts and links to all weblog, blog entries, posts published during January, 2008.





Destroy Those Old Hard Drives

I have a couple of old computers to donate or take to a recycling facility, but first I want to remove the hard drives and destroy them. Researching the current best approaches to destroy old hard drives led me to some downright scary stories of identity theft or potential identity theft from consumers just following requirements for hard drive warranties or computer store repair policies. I thought I’d share a sampling of stories and recommendations on how to safely physically destroy those old hard drives. In addition, I’m including some humorous, light-hearted, and creative approaches to destroying those old hard drives. (2029 words, 28 links)

09:36 pm, pst 1 January, 2008

Categories: Humor, Research, Technology

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I Wrote a Book

Deliver First Class Web Sites: 101 Essential Checklists  Via Deliver First Class Web Sites: 101 Essential Checklists, by Shirley Kaiser. SitePoint Books (July 2006). 

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Recommended Books

 Book cover: The Design of Sites, Second Edition : Patterns, Principles, and Processes for Crafting a Customer-Centered Web Experience. By Douglas K. van Duyne, James A. Landay, Jason I. Hong. Prentice Hall PTR (December 14, 2006). 

Book cover: Bulletproof Web Design: Improving flexibility and protecting against worst-case scenarios with XHTML and CSS, by Dan Cederholm.

Hand-picked best book recommendations for Web site design, CSS, graphics, Photoshop, color, accessibility, more

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