Optimum Online's $99 per month Ultra DOCSIS 3.0 service is one of fastest residential broadband offerings available today.
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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.
Buying a new PC from one of the Tier 1 OEMs can often be a frustrating exercise in crapware removal.My Tuesday morning started like this.
Windows 7 Ultimate RC 64-Bit Edition virtualized on Fedora 11, 64-Bit using Sun xVM VirtualBox 3.0With little fanfare, Sun Microsystems released version 3.
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.
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.
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.
Despite my dislike for all things outsourced, my first experience with DELL's call center in India was a largely positive one.So this week, during a particularly intense session of software testing, the 500GB hard drive on my DELL Precision 530 decided to kick the bucket.
In a brief email sent to customers at 10:45PM EST, Verified Identity Pass notified its 250,000 customers that the CLEAR service was no more (click on photo to enlarge)Well I can't say that it was unexpected, but it's definitely a bummer.Click on the "Read the rest of this entry" link below for more.
How much more of the "Apocalyptic meteoroid-comet-asteroid-moon gonna hit the Earth/need to save us with a daring suicide mission involving nuclear weapons or a secret government project" genre can we possibly take?Ah yes, Father's Day.