July 2007 Entries
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Telecom’s regional peering point plan gets thumbs-up
A Telecom proposal to set up 29 regional peering points — to keep local internet traffic as close to home as possible — has got the thumbs-up, after being fleshed-out by Telecom’s wholesale division.
I guess peering becomes interesting again when their network starts to shudder under increased loading.. however I'll take an improved NZ network any way it comes.
Some info, discussion and links for anyone looking to run Lotus Notes on Citrix or WTS, from vowe.net. I'm partly posting this here so I can find it later, as a potential client was making noises months back about possibly wanting to run Notes 8 on Citrix..
May I present to you, the Ninjaclava! If the name alone doesn't make you want one, maybe the photo will convince you:
He's right, it would be awesome!
"in ur bible, inventing ur god etc"
That's a lot of Notes/Domino related posts in a row. To mix it up, here's a lolcat.
Ed Brill updates the community on the Notes password exposure issue.. however, isn't it amusing when grown men play little games in between the lines of blog postings? The old debate of "Should people blog about security vulnerabilities" is getting pretty old now. If one blogger knows about it, then chances are many other people do too. Lets all keep quiet and ignore it shall we? Wooo, sounds good to me. Yes, posting things publically might be considered alarmist by some, but it really does force vendors to take action quickly. Given IBMs past history of listening to customers, can you...
Vowe dot net talks about an interesting security hole in Notes. In other applications it might not be so interesting, but for an application which has a slightly holier than thou attitude when it comes to security.. it's different. Even if you don't find the post interesting, you get to play "spot the rabid IBM fanboi" in the comments, which is always fun.
Want to make sure your iPod isn't stolen? Simple! Disguise it as a Zune!
Notes/Domino 8 is a killer Linux application! I admit, I only read the article because I misread it and thought it was a 'Linux Killer'.. my bad.. Technorati tags: Lotus, Notes, Non Infectious Virus
The Lotus Viral Marketing presents a new approach to viral advertising. Wikipedia says that Viral marketing and viral advertising refer to marketing techniques that use pre-existing social networks to produce increases in brand awareness, however I guess if that doesn't work out for you then you could simply create a quick website that looks like absolute rubbish, throw up a quick couple of posts, and then let it stagnate and die (remember The Worst Practices anyone?). Yeah, that works too! Viral baby! It's so Web 2.0! I'm not claiming I'm any sort of design genius when it comes to website design -...
Ten answers to the un-answerable question: “what is Web 2.0?”
Worth reading for the sensationalist headline alone!
Link: Dangerous Java flaw threatens virtually everything
"Everybody knows that the iPhone can make phone calls, play movies & music, surf the web, and a lot more. But, Will It Blend? That is the question." Spoiler warning: YES! IT BLENDS! Technorati tags: Blendtec, Apple, iPhone
A couple of quick links to some wallpapers: shawnblanc.net: 10 Awesome Hi-Resolution Desktop Wallpapers - exactly what it sounds like. Apple Evolution - a wallpaper containing images of Apple designs from 1976 through to now.
I like the shape (which is based on a Gibson Les Paul shape, like the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions).
For the past 6 years this site has been running on various versions of my own custom written Domino based system. Back in around 2000 when I started there weren't a lot of choices out there for personal web publishing systems. Now there are many, and in upgrading to Subtext I feel like I've got a lot of nice new features (including the ability to use Windows Live Writer, which I'm using to post this right now). It also means I now have one less thing residing on a Domino server - the decomissioning date for that server looms closer each day! However,...
I don't know how recent this is, but Don't Click It is an interesting experiment in user interface design. Their demo site shows it working pretty well, but it also gives you a glimpse into considering times when it wouldn't be at all applicable. Interesting either way.
We all pay Stupidity Tax in one way or another, however until now some of us might not have known exactly what to call it.
After playing a lot of Guitar Hero 2 on Xbox 360 lately, it's good to see the first footage of Rock Band being posted:
It looks awesome, however finding someone with the drums, the guitar, the bass and the mic, and then finding a room big enough to set it all up in, and finally agreeing on who plays what is going to be...
...well, just like being in a band?
Technorati tags: Xbox 360, Guitar Hero
How Seagate learned to package like Apple
I really do want to go out and buy one of these now. I like the sticker that says "Hello" - some of the personalisation phrasing that Apple does around iPods is subtle, but effective. it was only a matter of time before other companies started to pick up on that (however I don't know if I'd have picked Seagate as being one of those).
iPhone root password cracked in three days. I like the thought that the passwords were "intentionally included to throw hackers off the scent". Apple users pretty much live in a permanent state of being afraid that their machines will become insecure one day. I guess that's because it would kill 50% of their source material for advertising campaigns.
"Buy a Mac - because I was in Die Hard!"Technorati tags: Apple, iPwned
Mark Pilgrim: 1, IBM: 0
The “Project Zero FAQ” FAQ
(PS, nice URL!)
Technorati tags: IBM