Since my last blog regarding the Treo 700w and how I think both it and the Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system could still use some improvement, I've been waiting for it to crash so I could take a picture of it that shows you what a crashed smartphone looks like.
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New companies, many under the Web 2.0 umbrella (meaning not boring Web pages or siloed services), are popping up.
Once I realized there needs to be more than just a wiki behind Mashup Camp's Web site (that it needs to be a "smashup"), the next task was to flip the site's structure from that of "a wiki that includes a Web site" to "a Web site that includes a wiki (amongst other components)." This meant that the first thing to do was to figure out where the Web site would be hosted.
In August last year I wrote about Splunk, an enterprise startup that developed a search engine that captures IT data (logs, config files, message queues, SNMP, transactions, etc.) and classifying them into events, indexing them by time, keyword, type and relationships between events.
IT security expert Richard Stiennon joins our expanding team of expert bloggers this week. Richard, whose impressive resume includes stints at Webroot Software (VP of threat research) and Gartner Inc.
Microsoft Research must have a lot of spare cycles, or members of the group have figured out a way to combine mild dance exercise and email browsing. StepMail works with the kind of dance pad used in video games, and users move their feet to read and delete emails.
[Update 3/1/2006: First, there were mashups. Now, there are smashups (not to be taken literally).
Yesterday, I penned another blog that extolled the virtues of virtual machine (VM) technologies like VMware's namesake Workstation product. For that specific entry, I talked about what happens when a virtual machine that was created on an AMD-based system is moved over to an Intel-based system.
Steve Gillmor did some play by play of the event, while I took some pictures. Video clip here (Mac Mini) and here (iPod Hi-Fi).
Apple prognostication was peaking as Dan Farber and Steve Gillmor arrived at the company's Cupertino campus this morning. Gillmor is taking notes on the "fun new products" event: Intel-based Mac mini and iPod Hi-Fi...