Jason Perlow

Jason Perlow, Sr. Technology Editor at ZDNet, is a technologist with over two decades of experience integrating large heterogeneous multi-vendor computing environments in Fortune 500 companies. Jason is currently a Partner Technology Strategist with Microsoft Corp. His expressed views do not necessarily represent those of his employer.

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To the Moon: How we built the technologies

The historic Apollo 11 mission in July of 1969 culminated in the first manned moon landing. While many of the proud Americans who were involved in that project are no longer with us 40 years later, the technologies they built still live on, will be further refined, and will return us to that lonely world and beyond.

July 6, 2009 by

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Frugal Friday: Optimum Ultra and DOCSIS 3.0, Crapware, When to replace a PC, Engine Yard and Ruby on Rails

Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I discuss my adventures in Optimum Ultra 100Mbps cable broadband service (and experience the hilarity of early adoption when my VOIP cuts out 3 times during the broadcast) the bane of crapware, the decision of when to replace a small business computer, and talk to Michael Mullany, Vice President of Marketing for Engine Yard, a cloud-based Ruby on Rails application hosting provider.Click here to listen to the July 3, 2009 Frugal Friday Podcast.

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Frugal Friday: Residential Broadband Woes, Jacko, Windows 7 vs Snow Leopard pricing, Red Hat, Virtualization, Cleversafe

Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I discuss my 22-hour cable modem downtime ordeal, Micheal Jackson, Windows 7 and Snow Leopard upgrades, Red Hat's stellar business performance and RHEL clones, Virtualization, and talk with Chris Gladwin, CEO of Cleversafe about their Dispersed Storage technology.Click Here to Listen to the June 26, 2009 Frugal Friday Podcast.

June 26, 2009 by

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The Harsh Reality of Suburban Broadband, Part Deux

Goddamit! Why have I been offline for so long?As I explained in a previous article last summer about my broadband situation, my employer, like many large technology services companies, has elected to classify my work situation as "Home-Based", in that when I am not at a customer site, I'm working from home.

June 26, 2009 by

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CLEAR: Your data will be properly disposed of

The defunct CLEAR service is attempting to re-assure its former customers that their biometric data will not be divulged or misused.The defunct registered traveler service CLEAR (see previous post) has recently sent out the following communication to its former subscribers, assuring them that their personal biometric data will not be misused:Click on the "Read the rest of this entry link below" for more.

June 26, 2009 by

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