March 23, 2010
This is a part 1 of 5 part speech by Bill Gates at Harvard, he has a good sense of humor. I found the next four parts really boring.
Listening to the entire speech it feels that he is not, what he is considered to be. Crook, mean, evil, ready to do anything to gain an upper hand in the world of technology. Instead it feels he has completely denounced that world, and entered a new phase of being a philanthropist. Looks like he is still very passionate about whatever he does.
It doesn’t matter what people talk about him, he has been one of the driving force for where the technology is today. Unlike his peers Larry Ellison or Steve Jobs who still are at the helm of their corporation. Gates has successfully passed on the baton to Steve Ballmer, and has given Microsoft a ability to hold its fort in his absence. Thats a great achievement not sure if Apple or Oracle has that capability.
Anyways the opening remarks of the speech are humorous, Its a good watch.
August 2, 2009
If proper care is not taken, your photos on facebook can be part of A.Ds, based on your relevant social actions. Advertisements on internet is hottest property now. Internet companies are ready to do anything to attract the users to click on their advertisements
Q and A – Keeping Your Photo Out of Facebook Ads – Question – NYTimes.com
According to a statement in the member account privacy settings, Facebook says it “occasionally pairs advertisements with relevant social actions from a user’s friends to create Facebook Ads.” The rationale behind this is to “make advertisements more tailored to you and your friends,” which most likely means the site and its advertisers are hoping you’ll pay attention to the advertisements if you see people you recognize in them.
If this sort of thing doesn’t appeal to you, you can choose not to participate.
To opt out of the advertising appearances, log into your Facebook account and go to the Settings link at the top of the page. Click on Privacy Settings. Click on the link for the News Feed and Wall settings. On this page of settings, you can regulate which of your actions the site publicly posts, like a change in your “relationship status” or your appearance in advertisements.
Click on the tab for Facebook Ads. In the pop-up menu for your “Appearance in Facebook Ads,” make sure “No one” is selected. Click on the Save Changes button.