Closed Aug. 21st – Aug. 24th

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Announcements & Events, Frenchtown Related News, River Net News

River Net will be closed from 8/21 – 8/24 & we will reopen on 8/25. River Net Computers will be taking a small holiday so we can take a little break from the warm glow of the computer screens later this week. We are very grateful for all of our loyal customers and unyielding support over the years. Thanks to you, we will continue to grow and expanding the variety of services that we offer. We believe that what sets us apart from our peers is our specialized service where we treat each customer as an individual and strive to provide the most thorough and outstanding service that you’ve come to expect. If you are a Business Contract Client, please feel free to e-mail  us or call us on our direct numbers for immediate...

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10 Worst Nightmares For Web Developers

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in Fun Stuff, Tips & Tricks, Web & Graphic Design News

10 Worst Nightmares For Web Developers Written By Thoriq Firdaus / Courtesy of Many people around me think my job as a web developer is easy. Usually they see me pummel the keyboard from home, with a nice hot cup of coffee or tea next to me. What they don’t see is what goes on in the machine in front of me. Almost every developer will face the same problems I face: the worse case scenarios, the nightmare-inducing horrors; the sometimes unfortunate; sometimes “someone must be pulling a horrible prank on me” feelings – at times jumping off a bridge seems like the easier thing to do. If you are a seasoned web developer who has worked with many clients and projects, you may have come across some of these situations. For those of you who are thinking of becoming a web or app developer, these are some of the situations you may eventually find yourself in. Be prepared to face them, and don’t say you were never warned. These are the 10 worst nightmares developers have to face. 1. Fixing Other Developers Perplexing Codes (and Bugs) If you have just joined a new company, you will most probably find yourself in the position of cleaning up a project left behind by the developer you just replaced. Chances are the code is lengthy, real complex, unreadable, critically ridden with bugs… and already live online. Of course, you could be the lucky 5% who don’t have to fix another developer’s code, but frankly code-fixing happens more often than not. The problem arises because developers, like writers, have their own style of coding. This is where documentation becomes a godsend – if you have always hated doing the documentation (don’t we all?) then know that this is essential for the sanity of anyone who has to touch your code. Without proper documentation, the new developer has to scan through lines of code to figure out your (or the original developer’s)...

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WordPress 4.0 Is Around The Corner, Here’s What’s In Store

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Fun Stuff, Internet, Technology, Tips & Tricks, Web & Graphic Design News

WordPress 4.0 is Around The Corner, Here’s What It Has In Store The second major release of WordPress is due within the next few weeks. Two beta releases have been released thus far, which have allowed me to get a preview of what we can expect when the stable version of released. If you are expecting ground breaking new features in WordPress 4.0, you are going to be disappointed. While WordPress 3.0 was a revolutionary step for WordPress as a platform, 4.0 is more of an evolutionary move forward that improves existing features. Let us take a closer look at what you can expect to see next month when you upgrade to WordPress 4.0. Language Select During the Installation WordPress has always offered non-English versions through WP Central. International users have to download WordPress in their own language through their regional WordPress website. In WordPress 4.0, you will be able to select your language on the first page of the installation process. This seems like a more practical solution to offering different versions of WordPress and I am sure non-English users will welcome it. Sticky Post Editor Toolbar For many years, the post editor has used a scroll bar at the right hand side of the editor. This allows you to move up and view the beginning or end of your article easily. This has been removed in 4.0. You can still scroll up and down the page, but the scrollbar has been removed and the post editor toolbar is now sticky. Therefore, the toolbar will be visible at all times. This may seem like a trivial modification, however it makes writing long articles much easier. Previously, if you had a long article and scrolled to the bottom, the toolbar would no longer be visible. You then had to scroll back up in order to insert formatting or add a link. This will not be a problem anymore as the toolbar is visible at all times. Video Previews WordPress...

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Facebook outed for conducting creepy mood experiment on users

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in Internet, Privacy, Security News, Technology

Facebook Inc. has revealed that it manipulated the news feeds of nearly 700,000 unknowing, randomly selected users in a psychological study to determine how positive and negative emotions can spread on social media. Two years later, the study has sparked outrage from critics. Everything We Know About Facebook’s Secret Mood Manipulation Experiment It was probably legal. But was it ethical? Written by Robinson Meyer / Courtesy of Facebook’s News Feed—the main list of status updates, messages, and photos you see when you open Facebook on your computer or phone—is not a perfect mirror of the world. But few users expect that Facebook would change their News Feed in order to manipulate their emotional state. We now know that’s exactly what happened two years ago. For one week in January 2012, data scientists skewed what almost 700,000 Facebook users saw when they logged into its service. Some people were shown content with a preponderance of happy and positive words; some were shown content analyzed as sadder than average. And when the week was over, these manipulated users were more likely to post either especially positive or negative words themselves. This tinkering was just revealed as part of a new study, published in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Many previous studies have used Facebook data to examine “emotional contagion,” as this one did. This study is different because, while other studies have observed Facebook user data, this one set out to manipulate it. The experiment is almost certainly legal. In the company’s current terms of service, Facebook users relinquish the use of their data for “data analysis, testing, [and] research.” Is it ethical, though? Since news of the study first emerged, I’ve seen and heard both privacy advocates and casual users express surprise at the audacity of the experiment. We’re tracking the ethical, legal, and philosophical response to this Facebook experiment here. We’ve also asked the authors of the study for comment. Author Jamie Guillory replied and referred us...

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