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Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

FTC says federal spam law has worked | CNET News.com
It’ working, it’s working … not

Engadget
I think it looks cool
(tags: gadget mobile video)

Take Your Cable Channels With You on the Road - New York Times
OK, I may have to have this
(tags: gadget electronic)

YouTube - SNL - The Chronic of Narnia Rap
OK, OK…I like cupcakes too
(tags: video [...]

I Feel Your Pain

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

I can feel Dave’s pain with implementing new software with the CRM solution. We are a Microsoft reseller and we are trying to migrate over to the Microsoft CRM product in our office. Doug and I started through the current databases and just like Dave, found many sins of the past. Getting them into a [...]

links for 2005-12-21

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

SpaceX’s Maiden Rocket Launch Is Scrubbed Again - Los Angeles Times
off we go, into the wild blue yonder… I do hope this succeeds, more information on how to do it.
(tags: space flight)

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer W. Alan McCollough Sets Retirement Dates
have a great quarter and then quit?
(tags: electronic store)

Chron.com | Circuit City Reports Larger [...]

Coffee is the Elixir of Life

Monday, December 19th, 2005

I personally have tried the K-cups and the Senseo and I can truly vouch for the K-cups and enjoyed the fresh brewed coffee that resulted. They have a good variety of coffees and the best: that fresh brewed cup at 2:00 PM hitting the spot.
The Senseo, however, did not impress me. It did not have [...]

del.icio.us is Still Down

Monday, December 19th, 2005

The del.icio.us bookmarking system is still down and their blog does not give a time give a time frame for it to be back up.
From the IT side, it is not unusual to not know how long a repair or replacement will take. Things can go wrong and befuddle the best technician for hours and [...]

Can Wi-Fi make it in Manhattan?

Monday, December 19th, 2005

This discussion seems inevitable as politicians continue to push for the spread of technology they know nothing about. I have discussed many of the pitfalls in other posts, so I will dispense with that here and direct you to those stories.
Here is:
Wading in on WiFi
I am not alone
sites blocked by government
Can Wi-Fi make [...]

Functionality is Not a Word…

Sunday, December 18th, 2005

One of the worst examples of the language of technology is the use of a made up word, functionality. Otherwise intelligent humans take a very good word, rich with meaning, and destroy it with three letters: ity.
As an example, these quotes are from a good article on Mozilla Thunderbird, which I linked to with del.icio.us [...]

Why Was Google So Desperate for AOL?

Sunday, December 18th, 2005

I asked this same question yesterday and today, I find I’m not alone. Rob at Business Week is wondering the same things and coming up with the same answers. HUH???
The folks at Google are extremely smart and have proved their prowess in the financial areas over and over again, but…
Why Was Google So Desperate [...]

links for 2005-12-18

Saturday, December 17th, 2005

Urban Legends Reference Pages: Holidays (The Red and the Mondegreen)
Deck the halls with Buddy Holley?

Thunderbird Gets Ready to Fly
Here’s your Firefox companion

TechBlog: Yes, you can have too much RAM . . .
too much of a good thing…come on

Google to Buy 5% Of AOL for $1 Billion

Saturday, December 17th, 2005

I must admit I am not sure about this strategy. AOL is losing 1 million customers each year, and Google is investing 1 Billion dollars in it. I know they’re wanting to have the advertising dollars, but still…
Google to Buy 5% Of AOL for $1 Billion
Google Inc. is buying a 5 percent stake in Dulles-based [...]

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