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Latest Posts

Jumpline: Not your average Web hoster

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.

March 1, 2006 by David Berlind


Splunk planning IT troubleshooting Wikipedia-like service

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.

March 1, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Bringing order to Threat Chaos

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.

March 1, 2006 by


StepMail: Stepping through email

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.

February 28, 2006 by Dan Farber


VMWare Player triggers Windows Activation process

If you've followed any of my blogs regarding VMWare's VMWare Workstation and the runtime it's now giving away for free, then you'd know by now that I'm highly recommending to anyone with a brand new machine that the first thing they should do is load VMWare Workstation on it and then create a bunch of distinctly separate virtual machines (each running Windows for most people), and then, you divide your tasks across those virtual machines.

February 27, 2006 by David Berlind