Archive for March, 2007

Open Source Corporate Email

According to ZDNet a Yankee Group report to be released next month found that of 1,000 IT managers and C-level executives, “23% of the survey respondents indicated they intend to migrate away from Exchange Server.” That’s a rather impressive number. Quite a few of those could go to Zimbra or Hula/NetMail, which could make great […]

Early Morning Bandwidth

It’s well known cable modems are “shared bandwidth”, meaning if everyone on your neighborhood is downloading Paris Hiltons latest video off the net (ahem… her music video), your connection slows down. Well Comcast’s feature for the past several month allows you to briefly use the excess bandwidth when it’s quiet. So what does it look […]

Developer Kit

As I mentioned to Beltzner before… Kit is awesome. Great campaign idea, and a perfect mascot. Well played. Would make a great poster.

APNG Support On Trunk

In my habit of checking recent checkins to the trunk, I noticed support for APNG has landed [Bug 257197]. Because it’s based on PNG, APNG can use partial transparency, which can help reduce those jagged looking edges. From what I can tell, for older clients that don’t support APNG it should just show the first […]

Spam Havens Follow Up

Ok, so 1 business day after I found a few spammed sites: Apple has removed the page, no comment. Riverside, CA acknowledged and said they are in the process of resolving. I’ll keep an eye out to see how long it takes. AOL has removed the page, no comment. So there you have it, 3 […]

Spam Havens?

I’ve recently seen an increase in spam around here slipping through the filter. In an attempt to keep this site clean, I keep a close eye on comments. Typically checking several times a day, and removing url’s that are pure spam, or just inappropriate. But over the past several days things have been getting stranger. […]

Book Mapping

Matthew Gray over at Google came up with the idea of plotting places referenced in books on a map. It’s really an interesting thing to see. As he notes, you can see westward expansion by filtering by publication date. Not much is said about the books used, but I would assume it’s books out of […]

Where Are The Ugly People?

Steve Rubel has the goods on the opening of the Second Unofficial Apple Store in Second Life. Freaky how real it looks. A lot of detail is really there. It recreates the Apple Stores from First Life 😉 . I still question Second Life… Where are the ugly people? Where are the obese that dominate […]

HD Photo Follow Up

A few days ago I mentioned there are some limitations with HD Photo in it’s current state. The limitations are in the legal sense. Specifically they prohibit open source implementations. This obviously hinders adoption as many large organizations that work with graphics rely on open source software (think where we would be without GD or […]

Time Sucks

One of the hardest things to program is the Date and Time. This is especially true when your doing it on the web. Why is that? Using a unix timestamp is immensely helpful and resolves many of the complexities, but it does have some issues (besides the Y2K38 bug). Well lets take a look at […]