Google Ends Boycott of News.com This is a follow up to my blog posting: Google is mad at CNet and it’s talking its ball and going home from August 9th, 2005. News.com is part of CNet.com. When you’re as popular and powerful as Google is, sometimes people aren’t going to say nice things about your [...]
I’ve exposed myself to Linux, and while some things have been a challenge, I must say that I have thoroughly enjoyed myself learning Linux and using Linux. (http://www.mepis.com/) I’ve told all of my friends and family that I’m going to stop supporting/maintaining their Windows. I can’t stand to clean up one more machine. I’m about [...]
Like a sucker punch to the stomach: On Friday, September 16, 2005, Drew Speedie and his son, Brent, fell a few hundred feet to their deaths from a bridge in Yellowstone Park. The Speedie family was on vacation there. Details of this tragedy are extremely limited at this time. I’ve been dealing with this loss [...]
I’ve made it to my 100th posting. I must think I have important things to say to have commented on 99 things. Some of my fellow technologists have admitted to not understanding blogging or podcasting. I can’t blame them. Everyone has an opinion. How many of those opinions are actually interesting? Truth be told, I [...]
For your consideration, REALbasic for Linux is now shipping. http://www.realsoftware.com/news/pr/2005/2005r3/lnx/ REALbasic is now available for Windows, Mac and Linux. REALbasic standard for Linux: Free REALbasic professional for Linux: $400 (This one has the good stuff in it.) Not open source Allows for royalty-free software distribution, just like VFP. The Professional version allows for connecting to [...]
Slower and less profitable, can Microsoft hold on to their edge? http://www.forbes.com/business/businesstech/2005/09/12/microsoft-management-software_cz_vm_0913microsoft.html A scathing article. It will be interesting to see what MicroSoft turns into over the next 10 years. Thanks to Ted Roche for the article link.
The United States produces a huge amount of food. Cattle, chickens, turkey, salmon, and other types of meat. Other countries struggle to produce their own food. Struggle to feed their own populations. What if, in the future, you could grow meat? No animal necessary, just the meat. Anyone who has been on a farm knows [...]
Here’s an article that ran in the BBC about Microsoft creating a hack proof XBox 360: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4218670.stm “We’ve taken security to the hardware level and built it in from the ground up,” said Chris Satchell from the Xbox Advanced Technology Group. “One of the reasons we went with custom hardware design for all our silicon [...]