BEST OF DAVE


From eWEEK:

New System Has Argus Talking 
Investment research company seeks help in ditching its antiquated communications system. (5/8/06)
UAVs: Instant Eyes in the Skies 
In the theater of operations in Iraq, the U.S. Marines rely on video from unmanned aerial vehicles to warn them as to what's ahead. (4/3/06)
LAPD Systems Keep an Eye on Crime 
Video surveillance and criminal recognition software are put to the test on the streets of Los Angeles. (1/2/06)
Companies Embracing Skype—With Reservations 
Some smaller companies are jumping on the Skype train, though have yet to ditch traditional telcos altogether. (12/12/05)
FAA Revamps Air Traffic Systems 
The agency enters a nontraditional, performance-based contract with a communications equipment company to upgrade the air traffic communications system. (11/7/05)
Firms Find Their Way With Location-Based Services 
A few not-so-new technologies are joining the party to extend the functionality of LBS. (10/31/05)
Health Care Pros Find Rx for Secure Portal 
OneHealthPort makes it easy and secure for medical professionals to access a network of more than 6,500 health care organizations in the Pacific Northwest. (8/15/05)
Financial Firms Fight Back Against Phishing 
Executives at financial institutions are frustrated—very frustrated. (6/20/05)
Exchange Finds Trading Growth and Compliance Solution 
Veritas helps Chicago Mercantile keep pace with doubling futures trading volume and compliance laws. (6/6/05)
Banking on Data Replication - Banco Santander finds Veritas, Peribit solutions meet requirements for backup. (10/25/04)
Discovery Tool Helps Firm See Whole Network - With a network covering 390 sites and 20,000 devices, Smiths Group's IT department taps IPsonar to smooth the impact of its merger. (08/23/04)
Projector Networks Gain Ground - A projector on a network can be very revealing (3/29/04)
ROI for Coffeehouse Wi-Fi - Cafes find ways to meet consumers' growing taste for more than just a cup of Joe (1/19/04)
Lucent Goes Direct with Reseller Program - Lucent takes an indirect approach to get its IT reseller program in control (12/01/03)
Break Out of Your Shell - Top 5 Networking Tips for IT Professionals (10/28/02)

PC World.com

Produced and Edited these videos for PC World: 

How to Set Up a Wireless Network
How to Install a Hard Drive
Gadget Corner: Slick, Simple PowerPoint Remotes
Gadget Corner: Wristwatches With High-Tech Extras
How to Set Up Multiple Monitors
Hitachi's G1000 PDA Cell Phone: An all-in-one for you?
Subnotebooks Go Head to Head
How To Create A Panoramic Photograph


State Tech

Taking the Open Source Plunge (PDF) (Summer, 2003)
311 to the Rescue - When 911 Needs Help, 311 Gets the Call (PDF) (Summer, 2003)
You Are the Key - The Many Faces and Thumbprints of Biometrics (PDF) (Spring, 2003)
States Drop the Hammer on Telemarketing Calls - The Do Not Call list goes from state to federal (PDF) (Fall, 2003)

Ed Tech

Wiring Schools for VoIP (PDF) (Summer, 2003)
Making the Case for Technology (PDF) (Summer, 2003)

EContent Magazine

Digital Asset Management-Off the Shelf or On Your Own (9/03)
Streams for Fee - Rise of pay-for-streaming services (6/03)
Name That Tune - Audio Fingerprint Firms’ Dueling Business Models (5/03)

EMedia Magazine

Telling Tales of DVD Piracy - MPAA and RIAA step up anti-piracy efforts with the use of informants. (5/03)

New TechTV

So You Want to Be a Spy -
Forget Tom Clancy and James Bond. Become the real thing with this classified information. (6/26/03)
Top 10 Must See Car Chases -
High-speed chases and getaways are part of the spy job description. Catch these tire-screeching masterpieces and learn from the best. (6/19/03)
Make Love to Your Computer - Learn about the exciting field of teledildonics. No, we're not kidding. (4/30/03)
Sexual Aids Timeline  -
Read about the drugs and devices people use to get their groove on. (5/2/03)

From Wired.com:

Good Gong: Vying for VC Face Time - (9/28/02)
Videophone Gets a Booster Shot - (1/18/02)

From Streaming Media: (free registration required)

Pay To Play - Review of legal online music services Rhapsody, MusicNet and PressPlay. (1/18/2002)
One-Man Reporting Band (1/7/2002)
One-Man Reporting Band (12/20/2001) - Two part feature piece on TV networks' growing use of videophone technology to report news.

Around the World in 80 Clicks - The adoption of streaming video in the travel industry (10/22/2001).
Big Ticket Content - Guest on audio show about broadband streaming for expensive commerce items.  Listen here.

My Bio Page on Streaming Media

From Smart Computing:


(Note: Only portions of these articles will appear. It's subscription based.  If you'd like to see the full article, email me.)
Adobe Premiere 6.5 - Review (10/03)
Adobe After Effects 5.5 - Review (10/03)

Rejoin The Conversation - Resolve Network Card & Modem Problems (4/03)
Your Desktop’s A Mess - Clean Up The Clutter & Help Your System Run More Efficiently (3/03)

Wall-To-Wall Networking - How To Plug Your PCs Into A Powerline Network (2/03)
Be a Program Manager - Install and Delete Windows 3.1 Software (1/03)
Old Dog, New Tricks - Tips and Tricks for Windows 98 and Windows ME (11/02)
Rearrange Your File Cabinet - Tricks to Manage Files and Folders (11/02)

Look Me Up - Metadata: It’s What’s Inside Your MP3 Files (10/02)
Weapon Of Choice - CD-R vs. CD-RW (10/02)
Get Off The Phone - The Pings & Pops Of Internet Telephony (10/02)
Delivery Decisions - Configure Outlook Express To Work The Way You Do (9/02)
A Little Bit Faster Now - Squeeze The Most Out Of Your Dial-Up Connection (9/02)
Spending Cache - Manage Your Cache In Internet Explorer (9/02)
It’s More than Just Point and Shoot - What You Need To Know To Be A Great Cameraperson (8/02)
Tabloid Photography 101 - Digital Sleight Of Hand Produces Photo Composites (8/02)
Chicken Scratch - Help PDAs Recognize Penmanship The
Right Way (7/02)
When A Navigator Gets Lost - The Road To Fixing Netscape 6's Quirks (7/02)
Program Problems – When Your Applications Fail to Install or Work (7/02)
One Day it Works, the Next Day it Doesn’t - Resolve Problems Sending & Receiving E-mail  (6/02)
Without a Sound – What to Do When Your PC Won’t Speak Up (6/02)

Wireless Input Devices - Tools That Help You Communicate With Your Computer (5/02)
The Digital Schoolhouse - A World of Information and a World of Concerns (4/02)
Social Engineering - The Quiet Con Game (4/02)
Working Arrangement - 24 ways to put your Windows 98 desktop in order. (3/02)

Dave Defines the letter "D" for a computer encyclopedia! 
(Click to read some definitions)

- Desktop theme to digital photography
- digital rights management to direct access
- directory to dithering
- DLL to Dynamic RAM

Ready For Your Close-Up? - Sites Give You A Chance To Be The Directorial Star. (11/01)
Q&A about Digital Photography - Shop Around For The Best Camera Prices. (11/01)
Site Source - Today is the Day to Put Your Company on the Web.  (10/01)

Spin Cycle - PowerPoint Makes Even Bad News Look Good. (10/01)
Your Basic Budget - Let Excel Help Keep Your Finances In Order. (10/01)
Show The Clip - Reports Of Clippy’s Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated. (10/01)
Online Photo Albums - Let The World Rummage Through Your Shoebox Of Photos. (10/01)
We Can PGP, Can You? - Get Some Pretty Good Privacy, PDQ. (10/01)
They Know Where You Go - Internet Cookies Can Be a Monster. (9/01)

From .net:

Hermits at Heart? - The success of ecommerce depended on us all staying at home.
Behind you! - You're the only one to blame for the proliferation of spyware.
Dotcomedy - Dotcoms could have learned a lesson or two had they paid attention to US comedy clubs.

Dave's Interview with Auteur
Comedy Industry Jokes from alt.comedy.standup (Not mine, but funny)

From TechTV (Formerly ZDTV):

Digital Hollywood: Not All Glamour
Broadcast Video From Anywhere in the World

A Fax Machine in Your Browser

Top 10 Must have Downloads

Online PIMs

Find Your Files


Picking a Search Engine
Online Data Backup

Wireless Fashion Show
Spring Internet World 2000's Top 10 Other Stories
Product Demos Go Gong Show
Add AOL Chat to Your Site

Do You Still Fax?

Yeah Baby!  An Interview with the Writers of the New Austin Powers Game
Real World Uses for Your PDA

Web Form Results in Your Email Box
Copyright Issues Flood the Web

Turn Your Old Pentium into an MP3 Jukebox
Catalog Your CD Collection

Organize Your BookmarksDavid

Silicon Spin with John Gage

Designing Business Cards
Tips for ICQ addicts

Analyzing Your Site's Traffic
Keep Phone Bills Under Budget

How to be a Shameless Website Self-Promoter

Website Promotional Journal for www.davidspark.com

Going to the Movies

Quick and Easy Halloween Masks

Why Can't I Print an Envelope?

You're Invited to a Meta Tag Search Party
The Tie that Binds is on a CD-ROM
Taming Your Television
Desktop Tips for Windows 98
Affordable PDAs

Microsoft's Monopoly & Consumers

Computer Pranks

PDA's on Call for Help


Will you vote for E-Bush or E-Gore?
What works when you're not connected?
Building Alternative E-Stores 
From a Nobody to a Somebody

Is There Room for More Auction Sites?

All Searches Are Not Created Equal

Get In Get Out. And Nobody Gets Hurt
The Inside Scoop on Getting Free Press

HTML Newsletters

What Goes in a Web Ad?

Repeat Visitors to Your Site
Look Deep Into My Website

When Customers Don't Know What to Buy

The Cost of Customer Trust

Talk Isn't Cheap

Where to Place Those Ads

Building Customer Support Into Your Site

Do You Know Where You're Going?
 
Flash-E-Commerce
 
A Virus That's Good for Business

Getting them to Click on Your Banner Ad
Mixing Broadband and Ecommerce



Does Your Homepage Provide Answers?
Nobody Wants to Talk About Shaving

When Customers Don't Know What to Buy

Auction Selling Tips

Getting It Out the Door

Brick and Mortar:  Asset or Dead Weight?

King Client: Treating Your Customers Like Royalty
 

Product Information

Can Your Prices Compete?

Your Online Window Display 
Pushing Your Products

Getting Around Your Site

Pokemon Problems?

Read the Reviews
See Dave at the Clubs

The One Man Show That's So Funny, It Takes Two People to Perform

Radio Scripts

Headbanger
Infections
Paranoia Pastries
My Phone Company
Silly Condom
Crop Killer!

From Internet Underground:

How to Win Friends, Make Enemies, and Influence People Online - June, 1997
Building a Bridge - How About Fixing the Plumbing? - January, 1997

From Axcess:

The Internet Gap - February, 1997
The Right to Bad TV
- March, 1997
Improv Confessions of a Standup or Why Won't Improv in Chicago Die?
Signing Off is Hard to Do
- April, 1997
Do's and Don'ts of Geek Fashion
- May, 1997
Do You Have the Patience to
Enjoy the MSN Lineup?
- June, 1997
Tonight I'm Gonna Party Like it's 1899
- August, 1997
Nobody Wants to Talk About Mustard
- December, 1997


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