Archives for October 2004

Smarter Internet

If you happen to be in Cannes this week, drop in on the ITXpo, sponsored by the Gartner Dataquest research group. Gartner’s Alexander Linden is speaking on long-term trends in technology leading to the “smart Internet.” Innovations such as Web-enabled mobile devices which grew out …continue reading

Trick or Treat?

Intel sticks with Windows 2000

YOU CAN SUBSCRIBE to receive for zero a business enterprise newsletter from Intel which gives you guidance on how to make your business thrum and also to prevent it stop thrumming. We know we are regular recipients of this email …continue reading

LinkedIn case studies and the importance of being findable

Maybe I’ve missed this before, but my friend Bill Vick was just featured and called my attention to these LinkedIn case studies. The examples include several areas, including hiring employees, finding a job, making deals, and finding experts.

The Difference Between GNU/Linux Distributions

What is GNU/Linux? What is the difference between RPM and Debian based distros? How do community based distros differ from commercial ones? What exactly is source code and how do you install packages using it? These are all interesting questions and I am sure some …continue reading

The Blogs’ Long Tail

This excellent report from Morgan Stanley‘s analysts Mary Meeker, Brian Pitz and Brian Fitzgerald is an absolute must-read for anyone involved with building or maintaining a profitable and forward-looking online publishing business.

The three research analysts at MS have done an absolutely excellent job …continue reading

Rarer Than a Pink Elephant or a Dancing Rhino?

For once, this is an item not directly tied to a tech news story, exactly. Instead, it’s an effort to take our news coverage to a new level. As such, it is kind of personal, as you’ll see.

Our normal method of gathering the latest …continue reading

Prototype Personal NewsReader: Project DU Reader

Project DU Reader, is a good, free RSS newsreader and it offers me an ideal opportunity to analyze in a little more depth:

a) where developers should look in building the next generation of these tools

b) what are the routes to …continue reading

Voters Admit Their Vote Can Be Influenced by Spam

According to voters polled in a recent survey by Mail Frontier, 21% of those surveyed admitted that if they got an anti-Bush or anti-Kerry spam, it would influence their vote in Tuesday’s presidential election.

KANOTIX – Putting the Pizzazz on Debian

Debian based distros sure have been gaining in popularity. Debian has always been a good choice as it boasts an impressive range of packages, and with the increasing focus on useability so clearly evident, Debian based distros are now a viable alternative for the Linux …continue reading

Slap Yo Face Off – Home of the Cocks

I just completed Slap Yo Face Off‘s “October Surprise”. That’s right folks, November’s Slaps are up tonight. Consider yourself loved because I did it just for you.

Home of the Cocks you ask? Well, Slap Yo Face Off invades Columbia, South Carolina …continue reading