Author Archives: Tim Teatro

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About Tim Teatro

Tim Teatro is a physicist, open-source enthusiast, writer and webmaster from Oshawa, Ontario. He was born with a keyboard in his hand, and today works on multi-million dollar supercomputers across Canada, discovering the secrets of the universe by simulating reality on a massive computational scale. He has long had a strong fascination with the open source software community and its incredible, rapidly expanding network of people. His site is at TimTeatro.net.

Diaspora: social networking with privacy in mind

By Tim Teatro

I shake my head as I watch the constant roll of articles detailing some new height of insecurity or lack of privacy in Facebook. But there’s hardly been a promising alternative: until now.

Where to start with Search Engine Optimization

By Tim Teatro

Search engine optimization (SEO) has been an extremely hot topic for years now. […] Many companies specializing in SEO have sprung up; some of them making wild promises and others offering only to do what they can to make sure your ranking is as high as it can be. Where is the truth, and what can you do to optimize your own site?

Identi.ca, Canadian Twitter Competitor

By Tim Teatro

Identica simply has more features than Twitter and a public stream. With Twitter, if you have no followers, no one can hear you scream. With Identica, there are thousands of people watching the public stream, so if you say enough interesting things, someone will start following you.

Everyday User Security 2: Protect Your Email Address

By Tim Teatro

It’s becoming more difficult every day to preserve our privacy and anonymity on the net. The consequences of this range from serious security issues and identity theft to minor annoyances such as spam. In this security series, I’ll be covering several methods to help keep your privacy, but today I thought I would cover a few neat little tricks to protect your email address from spammers.

Humble indie bundle a stunning success!

Name your price! Er… not any more, it’s over. The Humble Indie Bundle was a package of 5 classic games from independent developers (not the big guys like EA or BLIZZARD). The games are World of Goo, Aquaria, Gish, Lagaru…

Google Buys Canadian 3D Desktop Developer

By Tim Teatro

Google has acquired BumpTop, a Toronto-based developer that has produced a 3-D computer desktop that integrates the latest in human interfaces with a realistic physics engine to produce a unique user experience. Check out this video …

Computing: Home Theater Style!

By Tim Teatro

Ever wonder how a computer can improve your home theater experience? Do you have an old computer kicking around, or are you perhaps looking to purchase a dedicated Home Theater PC? Then check out this article …