Archive for July, 2008

Leave Steve Jobs Alone!

Funny. These parodies will never get old… or will they? For those unfamiliar here’s the original. [Hat Tip: Real Dan Lyons]

Cabin Fever

The folks over up at Whistler seem to be suffering from sudden cabin fever since the rock slide. Suddenly even with broadband things feel more isolated when a several hour drive is involved. Good luck to everyone traveling over the next few days. Remember: don’t tease the bears.

MTA’s Fail Whale

Apparently the Fail Whale in tech is a disease lately. The latest obvious occurrence has been New York’s MTA with their MetroCard vending machines. I noticed on Monday walking into the station, the lines in front of the vending machines were insanely long (normally 2 people max, now 15+) and presumed just a large group […]

Zimbra Desktop

Yahoo owned Zimbra released the latest Zimbra Desktop today. At a glance it seems pretty nice. Essentially Yahoo Mail running on Mozilla Prism. It does seem somewhat of a large download for what it is. But maybe they still have some fat to trim. What is now Firefox was pretty hefty when it first split […]

Firefox Tablet

TechCrunch popped the idea of creating a Web tablet based on Linux and Firefox. The idea is interesting and something I wanted to pick apart (and reassemble) a bit. It’s a novel idea and I’m very interested in watching it. Success or failure, I think important things will be learned in the industry of open […]

Amazon S3 Outage

The buzz around the web today was the outage of Amazon’s S3. It shows what websites are “doing it right”, and who fails. This is a great follow up to my “Reliability On The Grid” post the other day. Amazon S3 is cloud based computing. Essentially when you send them a file using their REST […]

Jared Lives

I didn’t even realize that this is still around. Back in the mid 90’s Jared was iconic for Mac users, distributed through the crazy folks at Freeverse. Apparently they kept it going for a decade. There’s a Mac OS X version, a Dashboard widget, and even a new iPhone Application. That brought back some memories. […]

Sesame Street Fun

In my opinion, this is the best parody of Avenue Q’s “The Internet is For Porn”. Using Cookie Monster and Prairie Dawn is awesome (not to mention Prairie Dawn is a one of the more obscure characters). If you find this stuff amusing, here’s Bert and Ernie tries Gangsta-Rap, Bert and Ernie – Ernie I’m […]

Unobstructed HTTPS

There’s an interesting discussion on Slashdot about SSL certificates. It brings up two valid points: Invalid certificates, while providing a secure mechanism between the client/server are extremely annoying to use in Firefox 3 for many people because of the multi-step process. Previously it was just a warning dialog. There are no free SSL certificates that […]

Reliability On The Grid

There’s been a lot of discussion lately (in particular NYTimes, Data Center Knowledge) regarding both reliability of web applications which users are becoming more and more reliant on, as well as the security of such applications. It’s a pretty interesting topic considering there are so many things that ultimately have an impact on these two […]