Monday, September 29, 2008

Making Friends 101: Annoy Mega-Telco

There is nothing more in telling about an arriviste company than when they suddenly try to bite off more than they can chew.

Case in point is Google.

If this report in ComputerWorld in correct, and I have no reason to doubt that magazine, then Google...(read more)

Sunday, September 28, 2008

US Court of Appeals: What $1.5 billion, Alcatel-Lucent?

Aka, go away.

On Thursday, September 25, 2008, a three judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., confirmed what I called back in August of 2007, namely, there isn’t any $1.52 billion payday for Alcatel...(read more)

How buggy is Firefox 3?

I have about had it with Firefox 3.

Yes, I do use it as browser #2.

For goodness sakes, the incessant shutdowns, the page errors, sheeez!

I’m back

Light posting for the past several weeks due to being sick and completing a major migration at the day job.

I’ll be retro-posting on issues on my mind during that time.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

A Zero-G flight

Mauricio Freitas, Editor-in-Chief of Geekzone, New Zealand’s most trafficked tech (and, probably most trafficked overall) website, has been invited to Lost Wages for a Zero-G flight either this weekend or next week.

A Zero-G flight!

There is a lot of truth to the rumor that I am jealous.

For I have had those kinds of aspirations for nearly 3 decades!

Have fun in Las Vegas, M!

Monday, September 08, 2008

Intel releases new, faster CPUs

Nice. And fast too.

“The quad-core Intel Xeon Processor 5400 Series consists of the new X5492, X5470, and L5430 processors, the fastest of which claims a clock speed of 3.4 GHz”

Now look at the graphic below: I have been zooming along with a dual-socket...(read more)

Friday, September 05, 2008

HP xw4600 Personal Workstation Giveaway Winner

adacosta (Andre da Costa) has been selected as the winner of the HP xw4600 Personal Workstation Giveaway by AbsoluteVista.com.

Congratulations, adacosta!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Trio of goodies released by Microsoft

The Microsoft SharePoint Administrator’s Toolkit v2.0, the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, and the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 (eval) have been released into the wild by Microsoft.

At LogikLabs, we use the MDOP, and are...(read more)

Linux & The Phalanx2 rootkit: it’s our fault?

According to a yum-yum on Cnet, it is a problem with people, not the code.

Say what now?

Describing Phalanx2 as "a self-injecting kernel rootkit designed for the Linux 2.6 branch that hides files, processes and sockets and includes tools for sniffing...(read more)