The caves of Qumran, located in in the highly disputed region of the West Bank that sits between Israel and Jordan and is populated by both Palestinians and Jews, is where the famous Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. The scrolls are said by many Judaic scholars to be written by the Essenes, a rogue sect of Judaism that existed in the 1st Century AD.
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Everyone's been harping on Google this week with the release of Chrome, so I thought I would be different -- today I'm going to give Adobe some love. Because I bet they feel left out.
So during lunchtime today I got to play with Chrome a bit. It's got a nice clean implementation, and it's fast.
Cummings of the Daily Express, 24 August 1953, "Back to Where it all Started"The events of the last several weeks surrounding Russia's invasion of Georgia and its recognition of the rogue provinces of South Ossetia and Abkhazia have threatened to spiral into another Cold War and set US and Russian relations back to the early 1960's. No, let me rephrase that -- I think we already HAVE set U.
I love hearing about these wacky aesthetic computer modifications that people do. While a lot of them definitely have the "cool" factor, most aren't exactly useful or practical.
Sunday afternoons are the few times I actually get some peace and don't have to think about major IT problems. I fire up my Weber smoker, throw on a couple of racks of ribs, fire up a bucket of hardwood charcoal and fruit wood chunks, and I chill for a few hours watching TV and otherwise vegetating, patiently awaiting tender BBQ goodness.
The current rumor-mongering seems to indicate that HTC's "Dream" will soon be making landfall in the US. Based on the initially leaked specs of this device, it still sounds like it doesn't do what I really would want it to do in order to replace by Blackberry 8820.
If you haven't heard the news, Jerry Seinfeld has recently been hired to do an entire campaign of advertisements for Microsoft. When I learned of this, I thought of a classic Seinfeld episode that could be re-enacted, with only a few minor dialogue changes to bring it up to date.
This week, Microsoft renewed their union with Novell, to the tune of an additional 100 million dollars in commitment to buy more SUSE Linux support certificates that it can sell to its customers. Dang, Ballmer, for that kind of cash, you can get your vows renewed in Vegas, with the REAL Elvis.
Yesterday I posted about how Limelight Networks was used as the primary caching content provider for NBCOlympics.com and lifted a huge burden off on the public Internet by leveraging relationships with last mile ISPs.