One question I've never been able to get a really good answer on (maybe someone knows the answer), is how to build the perfect virtualized system. Whereas certain virtualization solutions (VMware, Virtual PC, etc.
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Virtualization is one of my favorite topics. I often write about how it's a silver-bullet solution to a lot of problems.
Perhaps it's time to revive the idea of JamSpam again since there hasn't been a whole lot of industry-wide progress on the spam front in recent years and the spam problem, as far as I can tell, isn't getting much better.Usually when I write something like that about spam, the result is a tidal wave of e-mail from anti-spam solution provider promising me that I won't be sorry if I try their solution out.
Although it relies on a bit of social engineering (you have to be duped into running the code) and Skype itself is not its means of transmission (don't shoot the messenger!), users of Skype should be on the lookout for attempts to load some malicious code known as Warezov or Stration onto their computers (I could have said "worm its way in," but that would have been technically inaccurate).
While I'm glad to hear that Microsoft is turning portions of its codebase over to the open source community, the news (thanks Slashdot) from Microsoft that Foxpro has seen its last commercial version marks a sad day for me. Foxpro was to dBase what Excel was to Lotus 1-2-3.
In response to my post on platforms of personal expression (PPEs), how Dave Winer's work on Userland Radio has inspired a lot of my thinking about technology, and why the Holy Grail is turning Grandma into a software developer, Sean, who is an IT veteran and now part of an internal consulting group at a Fortune 50 retailer e-mailed: Your comments are dead on. A limited range of Internet or web-based services absolutely need to be easy to use.
Despite what appears to be disagreement between CIO Magazine executive editor Christopher Koch and Wired Magazine editor Chris Anderson, the latter...
Right now, Michael Dell, who has long been on a quest to disrupt HP's printer business should be calling inventor Kia Silverbrook. Silverbrook is the the co-founder of Silverbrook Research, home of a the new and highly disruptive Memjet technology.
Last November, I wrote a post with the title Amazon’s Jeff Bezos: Honey, I just shrunk the server hosting business. In that post, I did some simple math to show how a small business like the one I run with Doug Gold (Mass Events Labs, where we host two servers with a bigtime hosting service) can save some serious money if it can figure out how to move from a physical hosting service to an "elastic" one like Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).
Via digg, I spotted a story from downloadsquad.com entitled Adobe says no way to Vista upgrades by Grant Robinson.
A couple of days ago, I did Scoble vs. Ballmer. Now, it's Winer vs.
The 2008 Presidential race could be yet another tipping in the marriage between politics and the Internet. Whereas the 2004 election represented a tipping point in the area of Internet-based fund raising, '08 could be the year that voters really seize control of candidate reputations.
You've heard of KDE? Well howzabout MDE? Via Slashdot:A discussion at the mozilla.
Jacqui Cheng at Ars Technica has confirmed with AT&T (Cingular) officials that the company is blocking its subscribers from reaching certain free conference call services because of how much it is costing the company. From the way the piece describes how the free services work, it does appear as though certain Iowa-based telcos are using a combination of loopholes and kickbacks to rip-off bigger carriers like AT&T.
Scoble, ex of Microsoft, wrote:Look at my last post. Now read this one over on LiveSide.
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