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Microsoft accuses IBM of OOXML smear

Microsoft executives say IBM single-handedly led an effort to block the software giant from having its Office Open XML document format approved by standards body.

January 29, 2008 by Brett Winterford


Giving Ning another shot

I used Ning last year as an activity for my web design class. For those of you unfamiliar with Ning, it's a web site/application that allows users to create their own social networks.

January 29, 2008 by Christopher Dawson


How smart is the iPhone?

Like most people with a pulse in their wrist and a love of tech in their hearts, I saw the Macworld keynote the other day. I know it's not going to win me any friends but does anyone else think Steve Jobs mightn't be so good on numbers?

January 29, 2008 by


Painful lesson in OLPC mesh networking for Mongolians

The Mongolians have had a painful lesson on mesh networking according to the OLPC current events webpage.  Broadcast storms in the overly dense mesh environment along with excessive mDNS broadcast traffic seem to have crippled the Gobi desert experiment.

January 29, 2008 by George Ou


Schneier: Why rubbish security products win out

Linux.conf.au kicked off its main proceedings in Melbourne on Wednesday morning with a stark message from security guru Bruce Schneier: "When security companies give you cost justifications, they're complete bullshit."

January 29, 2008 by Angus Kidman

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Time Capsule: The storage reality

Writing a blog is an open invitation to correction, ridicule and abuse, and writing a blog entry about anything to do with Apple greatly magnifies all those possibilities.

January 29, 2008 by Angus Kidman


About the Windows Server 2008 stack

last week I wasted a couple of hours reading excited reviews of the various Server 2008 betas written by Microsoft "enthusiasts" hyping this stuff for all they're worth - but came away utterly astounded that so much of what I've been taking for granted for years, even decades, is brand new to that community.

January 29, 2008 by Paul Murphy


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