Posts Tagged ‘aol’

Your not allowed to be guilty

Considering our overburdened legal system, and understaffed courthouses, this is really pretty wrong: A federal judge refused to accept a guilty plea Tuesday from a former America Online software engineer accused of stealing 92 million e-mail addresses and selling them to spammers. So he can’t plead guilty to a crime he admits to committing because […]

AOL Strikes again: WinAmp Dies

Doesn’t it seem like everything AOL touches dies? WinAmp is apparently the latest victim.

My age in computer Years

Thought it would be fun to spend a few minutes looking at what technology I’ve ‘experienced’ over my years. Considering I’m a college student, I’ve had a chance to play with some old toys: First Computers Well, my first computer to the surprise of most was a the IBM 5150. Yes, shocking isn’t it? It […]

AOL to issue SecurID to customers

After pestering AOL employees with the damn things for years, now they want to charge customers for the same pain in the butt. I hate these stupid things. Keep them on your keychain, and you know it’s going to break, and your going to have login problems. Don’t keep it on your keychain, and you […]

It’s time for an international standard on Instant Messaging

Well, actually it’s well past time. Instant Messaging has all the earmarks to be the communications of the future, and it royally stinks. Problems today: Networks don’t communicate together, hence locking users in (MSN, AIM, Yahoo!) Phones don’t Text Message (same as IM essentially) across networks. Barely from net to phone. Each has proprietary ‘extras’ […]

AOL to let users use Thunderbird

Well, somewhat… CNET news is reporting that AOL is to announce IMAP access, as rumored a few months ago. This could greatly reopen the market on email. AOL has millions of customers, and has been fighting spam for sometime (Tbird has a spam filter). AOL customers Also interesting is the announcement that Netscape (another member […]

What’s on Netscape Today

It’s just wrong isn’t it? From Netscape.com approx. 10:30 PM EST

Did someone leave the lights on?

In case the news hasn’t reached everyone yet, Netscape will update it’s release sometime early this summer, speculated to be based on Mozilla 1.7. Personally, I wonder who will be actually coordinating this update? And secondly, why not wait until Firefox is released, and market it as Netscape 8.0 Light, and make a pro version […]

Just in from Netscape

Just got this email from Netscape: Coming Soon: All-New Netscape Internet Service! As a Netscape Network user, we’d like to make you aware of a new Internet service Netscape will soon be releasing. With this new service you’ll enjoy unlimited internet access for a low price of $9.95 per month. Stay tuned for more details […]

Netscape 8.0, an ISP

A report claims that AOL is planning to create Netscape 8.0. But it won’t be a browser. But an ISP. I’ve got some grief about this for several reasons: Confusing to the end user. Netscape was a popular browser. Then Netscape died. “Mozilla is Netscape, just better” became the cry. Now Netscape is an ISP. […]