Software, Digital Content, Geopolitics, Economics & More from of a Libertarian Serial Expat and Entrepreneur
ComputerWorld: "Scott Studham, group leader of the molecular science computing facility at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratories in Seattle, finished replacing a 20TB tape archiving system with servers that use parallel ATA drives last week. "It’s disk speed at tape cost," he said." PC tech continues its relentless commoditization push, a [...]
Check out French web sites, where the latest fashion is to pop-under whole web sites (e.g. Fnac.com sometimes pops under Le Monde). One can’t become more desperate than that, and this comment is worth for both the publisher and the advertiser.
I find this PDF document published by Adobe to be excellent marketing material. It brings real value to its readers and puts the brand in the background as compared to a traditional product datasheet, but it doesn’t forget to sell. Its educational nature makes a good job stating that Adobe is an important player in [...]
Big list put together by Erik Benson.
David Weinberger: "The FBI warning on videotapes displays for approximately 30 seconds. Assume that you can fast forward over it so that it only takes ten seconds. Since the FBI warning is unnecessary to honest citizens and is ineffective in thwarting thieves, that means that last year the FBI stole 4,266,444 hours from American citizens. [...]
Dan Gillmor: "Average people are not part of the conversation, not in any way that matters. To the cartel and its chattel in the halls of political power, we are nothing but "consumers" – our sole function is to eat what the movie, music and publishing industries put in front of us, and then send [...]
Since I have about 40 unwatched divx movies sitting on my hard drives, I’ve reallocated some bandwidth to mp3 downloads on IRC. Good discovery (for me) of the day is Badi Assad, a Brazilian singer and acoustic guitar player with a good voice and a great sense of rhythm (which explains the title of the [...]
Dan Bricklin discusses how small businesses can use blogs, something I started advocating last year, though at the time I came short on actual business examples.
Altsense: "I realize that I am more than just my online persona. But I am also more than just my in person persona. Who I am online is no less real than who I am in person. It’s just differently mediated. All this is true, provided I choose to share my real self online. Turn [...]
About Organica: "Organica crawls weblogs and makes statistics on what’s popular right now, related sites, who links to who, which tools are being used, webservers being used for weblogs and so on."
I'm CEO of an online trade publishing firm in the marketing and defense verticals. We try to make news and data digestible and useful in an environment that is more noisy each day. This personal blog mixes my thoughts and interests on politics, business, software, and more, based on my business and personal experiences. Over the years I have posted items that turned out spectacularly wrong, and a few posts that stood the test of times better. Personal views only.