- Intel's next must-have upgrade: a look at Sandy Bridge - The most interesting aspect to this for me is that we seem to have a bifurcation between desktop designs and server architectures.
- There is no Plan B: why the IPv4-to-IPv6 transition will be ugly - Nice overview of IPv6 history and transition plans.
- New iPod nano BOM at US$43.73, says iSuppli - The BOM teardown. Nice margins.
- The Wisdom of Clouds - a blog about cloud computing by James Urquhart - CNET News - "Even if, say, a vendor solution is a "drop in" technology initially, the complexity and tradeoffs of a long-term dependency on the vendor adds greatly to the cost and complexity."
- Hack The Stack Or Go On a Bender With a Vendor? | Rational Survivability - Good piece. In a followon piece, James Urquhart also correctly notes that even integrated "clouds in a box" aren't just plug and play, especially over time.
- Scott Adams Blog: Wireless Voice Calls are Obsolete 09/29/2010 - "Another great advantage of texting is that it thwarts bores. Bores love voice conversations. In a pinch, they will send you overlong emails. But texting forces boring people to be brief. How great is that?"
- Fritinancy: Does This Name Make Me Look Fat? - Good piece on naming.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Posted by Gordon Haff at 6:33 AM
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
- Independent commercial Web publishing: still exhausting? — Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard - Off-the-shelf software for publishing, content management, and so forth is much more widely available and complete than it once was but a naive "just use the cloud" is still a vast oversimplification in many cases.
- Gourmet Live and Rewarding Experiences - Anil Dash
- Technology Review: Emtech 2010 Webcast - I should carve out some time to watch some of this.
- Review: Get Lamp Documentary - Z-Machine Matter - "Despite the fact that Get Lamp is a one man operation, the end result is a professional quality film with all of the trimmings: good navigation, compelling content, interviews with almost all of the luminaries in the field, bonus features, cool retro packaging and a unique numbered commemorative Get Lamp coin. And the whole thing is just 40 Zorkmid plus shipping."
- Why Apple Will Never Do a Real iWatch | Cult of Mac - I think some folks misread my initial post a bit.
- BoomTown Decodes Conway's Super Angel Email to Fellow Investors | Kara Swisher | BoomTown | AllThingsD - Hilarious.
- The Diapers-Beer data mining (mostly) myth
- Help! My vendor’s Oracle and I'm locked in! | NetworkWorld.com Community - “Your Oracle sales reps are coming to town,” warned David Vellante, CEO and co-founder of Wikibon.org, a Web site where industry analysts and others share their views on the IT industry. “You will be eaten alive, your costs will go up ... and you’ll be locked-in for a decade.”
- America Before Pearl Harbor - Early Kodachrome Images
Posted by Gordon Haff at 10:16 AM
Thursday, September 23, 2010
- Java Creator James Gosling: Why I Quit Oracle - Gosling really lays into Oracle here.
- Seth's Blog: The forever recession - "The other one, I fear, is here forever. This is the recession of the industrial age, the receding wave of bounty that workers and businesses got as a result of rising productivity but imperfect market communication. In short: if you're local, we need to buy from you. If you work in town, we need to hire you. If you can do a craft, we can't replace you with a machine."
- world subways at scale - fake is the new real - But the various comments dispute what should be included in these maps.
- Oracle OpenWorld Keynote – Worst. Keynote(s). Evar. | Error404 – It's A Blog - "It was completely uncalled for, it was completely unprofessional, and it was absolutely revolting. Not only was Larry’s presentation excessively long for no good reason, but it catered exclusively to kool-aid drinkers, and sought to insult people for no reason other than to insult them. HP is one of the biggest sponsors of OpenWorld, and he directly insulted them at least three times. He launched into the most revolting and unprofessional FUD attack on Salesforce.com that I have ever been witness too. No context, no reason, he’s talking about the definition of cloud and out of left field says “oh by the way, Salesforce.com is totally insecure and other people can get at your data.” Are you fucking kidding me?!"
- THE HARDY BOYS THE FINAL CHAPTER. . .
- Inside the secret world of Trader Joe's - Aug. 23, 2010
- Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Open Innovation Re-visited - Nice piece by Irving on open innovation.
- Some more comments... : On a New Road - "In my brief time getting to know Oracle, they made it very clear that you're mostly right (I'd quibble with the Mono part - it's still silly). The key phrase is "in Oracle's hands". It doesn't have to be that way. Lightning might strike and they might live up to their 2007 commitment to create an independent Java foundation. I'm not holding my breath, but if enough customers rose up in revolt, it could actually happen. But it would require Oracle customers to do this, since the only thing that Oracle pays attention to is money, and that's what customers hand over to Oracle."
- Top 10 Super Bowl tech ads
Posted by Gordon Haff at 12:20 PM