Internet Explorer throws alert on my Twitter “Discover” page


When trying to hit the above site I get the following error message:


Internet Explorer blocked this website from displaying content with security certificate errors.

There’s a Show content button with an x next to it.


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Apple WWDC 2013

The Apple World Wide Developer Conference is going on now. Products discussed, some new:

  • New mobile operating system
  • iOS 7
  • Mac OS upgrade
  • Mavericks
  • New MacBook Air laptops
  • Mac Pro workstation overhaul

Media Coverage

Live From Apple’s WWDC 2013 Keynote
PC Magazine
Apple’s WWDC Reveals: What They’re Saying
Apple WWDC 2013 live blog
Wall Street Journal
Live Recap: Apple’s WWDC Keynote

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Circadian rhythm and business process

Scheduling > Messaging

Scheduling is greater than messaging

Business processes now these days make me think of the term circadian when you contrast and compare it to the word rhythm. When I checked my Webster’s New World Dictionary just now it mentions the 24-hour cycle we have classified as a united defined as a day.

imageOutlook 2013 icon in desktop mode on Windows 8 [Professional]




This is why scheduling and messaging are so important when it comes to technology and applications.

imageMessaging and Mail apps on the Start menu in Windows 8




In the Outlook [MSFT] world, at least, the following rules apply:



Calendar; your daily appointments. Tasks; events that need to be done but may not have a hard and fast start or finish. It’s not a meeting or appointment where you have to block off time to let people know. Operating systems [Linux/Mac/UNIX/Windows] on top of everything in Outlook and the server Exchange or other source [3rd party] have scheduling as well. Outlook should handle all the stuff on the client side so an end-user should never need to know scheduling on the server. But Outlook will retrieve information from the email server (e.g. Exchange, SunOS, Webmail). Sometimes it’s easier to go with a web browser approach if you don’t need all the rich features.


Electronic mail; or as some call it, e-mail (email); depending on your preference, is simply the way you open, read, and dispose of [delete] the


Outlook handles both. But Outlook also handles a lot. I like to promote Outlook but only because it has such a robust [many] set of business features on the client side it’s a good sell. The negative, however, is that it’s a major performance bottleneck in terms of resource consumption. The workaround, technically, is to simply exit Outlook and free up resources.

You may ask “why didn’t you put messaging (email) first?”

Simple, e-mail is less important over the course of time. And the more you have the less important they become.

Referring to my point earlier, the web browser approach is sometimes a good workaround. You may save a hardware [memory] upgrade purchase.


  • Scheduling is more important than email.
  • Operating system and the computer [hardware] also handle scheduling.
  • Email is like snail mail. Short lived, ephemeral.
  • Leverage email clients, such as Outlook, to schedule certain tasks or appointments.
  • Set hard dates on deliverables by using alerts.
  • Don’t live in email. Close it when you won’t be using it. Free up resources.
Final summary
  1. Schedule
  2. Message
  3. Presence

One final tip: use an instant messaging client (e.g. Lync) if you close email and set your presence to available. Windows 8 also has built-in messaging app. Outlook also has SMS (text) integration for your phone so you can pull texts from your phone into Outlook. Check Outlook help for more.


If you search for troubleshooting outlook that should give you a good start on

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[MSFT] Case Study on Acer on the “Why Microsoft” website

Microsoft case study. I put the stock symbol for Microsoft [MSFT] in the title to highlight this is a bias study, in the fact that they [Microsoft] conducted the study or hired someone to conduct it and frame on their Why Microsoft site. Which is fine as long as you mention that to prospective customers. I’ve never held a sales position at the computer or business level so I’m simply letting you know it’s not like a Gartner Group research study or something like that.

URL (hyperlink)

Case Study: Acer

Dell, Google, Yahoo, etc… even Acer probably all have their own case studies. Another would possibly be Amazon since they’re heavily into software as an infrastructure (IaaS) and software as a service (SaaS). Similar to Office 365 and Windows [and SQL] Azure.

Windows 8.1 will upgrade Internet Explorer to 11

India Times
At a Glance: Changes Coming with Windows 8.1 | PC & Laptop |

Caught this in a Bing search for Windows 8.1:

“_ Internet Explorer 11, the next generation of Microsoft’s Web browser, will come with Windows 8.1.”

For more information, check out the following Microsoft blog post.

Blogging Windows
Continuing the Windows 8 vision with Windows 8.1

Outlook 2013 RT

Technology news related to electronic mail on ARM [chip] touch devices.

[MSFT] Office News
Outlook 2013 RT Coming to Windows RT Tablets as part of Windows 8.1 Update

Applies mainly to the touch devices. Those being the [Microsoft] proprietary Surface RT (not Surface Pro) or [3rd party] ARM devices running Windows RT.

Surface Pro (AMD/Intel) should [in theory] allow it. Haven’t checked to see if it’s free or there’s a cost.

On my Dell desktop at home running Windows 8 Professional, even with OneNote 2013 RT installed, I can still use the legacy OneNote 2013 [desktop] version installed with the Click to Run digital distribution of Microsoft Office 2013 via Office 365 Home Premium.

The biggest advantage to having an Outlook 2013 RT will be more intuitive, modern, touch user interface.

Good news for Outlook users with touch devices, such as tablets running Windows 8. I’m not sure about modern MS Office for Mac equivalent for iPads. They do have a Mac version of Office but I’m not sure about the metro UI.