Saturday, April 30, 2005


SCO, IBM Court Battles Over Unix IP Continue (Ziff Davis)
Ziff Davis - In a series of hearings, IBM and SCO continue to clash over who should be required to provide information, and SCO renews its claims that IBM placed SCO's Unix code within Linux.

Maxxan Rolls Out Intelligent Switch for the Midmarket (Ziff Davis)
Ziff Davis - Rhe MXV250 intelligent SAN switch is an all-in-one, modular solution that combines a redundant, 16- to 64-port Fibre Channel switch; IPStor software; and the Maxxan SANCruiser management software.

tower cast
Micah haspostedanother Tower'cast

Daily Source Code for April 26th 2005
Daily Source Code for April 26th 2005

Shownotes
  • From Curry Cottage in Guildford UK
  • Directlinkto the mp3
  • Bitching aboutEasynet'sperformance
  • WiFi, what will it bring to our cities?
  • Upcoming travel to the US
    • Shall we plan a meetup?
  • Ugg boots
  • Promo: The Simian Syndicate
  • Steely Dan - Reelin'in the years
    • As purchased from the iTunes Music store
  • Remember when sounds was clear, before mp3's?
  • Blindcasters
  • Promo: Southern Sports Week
  • I like the new in-line shownotes
  • New server and network instead of dot-mac today.
    • Please provide feedback if the download has problems
    • or if your ipodder didn't download the show
  • Promo: Small World Podcast
  • Kobe Beef Podcast
  • Podsafe Music: Berman - No one understands
    • Site
    • Directlinkto this song
    • Referred by C.C. Chapman of the Accident HashPodcast
  • Promo: Florn.net Podcast
  • Promo:ArthritisCentralNews and Views


In The Apple again
Goodmorning from New York! It's early thursday and the next 2 days arebooked solid (that's a good thing). Part of the schedue is thestrategy'castRon and I have been working on. It will be online tonite, in your mp3 player tomorrow.

Time to make some damn announcements.

CBS Evening News Podcast
Originally taped in January, the CBS Evening Newspieceon podcasting finally ran last night. GoBiddies!!

NY Blanket Broadband
Muniwireless:"New York City Council Member Gale Brewer has introduced legislationthat would create a nine-member task force charged with ensuring thatevery city resident, small business, and non-profit has affordablebroadband access."

PR speak translator Adobe acq. Macromedia
TranslationFrom PR-Speak to English of Selected Portions of Adobe‚sŒFAQ‚ Regarding Their Acquisition of Macromedia

Backup Trauma
Now here's anad campaignthat works

podcsope
Hmm, I triedtwosearcheson podscope that I know for certain have been mentioned on theDawn and Drew show.


Combating Gadget Theft
As gadgets shrink in size and grow in popularity, theft has grown, too. How do you deter theft of laptops, phones and other portable devices?
By JOHANNA JAINCHILL

Dial-A-Poem Enters the Internet Age
The phones are now long gone, but Dial-A-Poem is still out there waiting for you day and night on the Web.
By SARAH BOXER

Wireless Net Connections for the Roaming Laptop
Operating on different standards from Wi-Fi, the broadband services require special modems that plug into a laptop computer's PC card slots.
By IVAN BERGER

Remember Where You Looked (Even if You Didn't Find It)
Yahoo added several features to its search capability this week, including an archive of previous searches and the ability to share these search histories with others.
By ANDREW ZIPERN

Small Business Bets Big on Technology, Study Says
A survey showed that 81 percent of small businesses polled said they planned to increase their technology spending an average 20 percent.
By EVE TAHMINCIOGLU

Art That Puts You in the Picture, Like It or Not
All the annoyances of interactive art (prurience, ritual, ungraciousness and moral superiority) are on display at the 2005 Boston Cyberarts Festival.
By SARAH BOXER

Microsoft Earnings Meet Expectations Despite Modest Sales
Microsoft reported that its quarterly sales increased a modest 5 percent, pointing to slowing growth in its desktop software business.
By STEVE LOHR

Amazon's Net Income Falls Despite a 24%Revenue Rise
Amazon.com said that its net income fell in the first quarter, as costs from technology investments and shipping promotions offset higher sales.
By LAURIE J. FLYNN

Open Wallets for Open-Source Software
Venture capitalists are again embracing open-source technology companies, and a natural question may be whether some of them have perhaps lost their minds.
By GARY RIVLIN




Apple's"Tiger"aims to take a bite out of Microsoft,"Longhorn"(AFP)
AFP - Apple Computer sharpened its focus on the personal computer market with the release of a new operating system called"Tiger"that aims to take a bigger bite out of the market dominated by Microsoft.

Coalition Forms To Protect Cookies (AdWeek.com)
AdWeek.com - A coalition of agencies, publishers and measurement firms hopes to head off a consumer revolt against Internet tracking cookies.

Verizon Pulling Plug on Free NYC Wi-Fi (AP)
AP - Verizon Communications Inc. is turning off the free wireless Internet access it beams from New York City telephone booths for DSL subscribers who use laptops away from home or the office.

New Design Could Transform 1st Bike Ride (AP)
AP - Who can forget the thrill— and terror— of that first solo bicycle ride: Mom or Dad letting go, the magic of two-wheeled freedom and, inevitably, toppling over in a knee-scraping crash?

SCO, IBM and Outcomes-Based Circular Reasoning (NewsFactor)
NewsFactor - SCO's basic claim against IBM (NYSE: IBM) is simple. According to SCO, it is the legal successor to AT&T (NYSE: T) with respect to licensing of the AT&T Unix source code and its derivatives. IBM, SCO said, violated the contractual terms under which it has access to AT&T and related code by passing protected knowledge into the Linux development effort.

Gates Pushes Auto Industry on Technology (AP)
AP - Microsoft Corp. mogul Bill Gates and the leader of Ford Motor Co. outlined a future Friday in which software enables cars to fix themselves and avoid accidents.

Apple Computer's Mac OS X'Tiger'Now on Sale (Reuters)
Reuters - Apple Computer has unleashed theTiger.

Cinema Owners Seek to Curb Phone Rage (AP)
AP - New Zealand cinema owners may use mobile phone jamming technology to stop mid-movie calls, text messaging— and cell phone rage among patrons, they said Friday.

IBM focusing on XML development with tools (InfoWorld)
InfoWorld - IBM on Monday is unveiling XML-based tools and resources to be added to its alphaWorks program for free testing of technologies in development.




From Apple, a Tiger to Put in Your Mac
Apple is about to release Mac OS X 10.4, nicknamed Tiger - the latest version of the software suite that makes up the Macintosh operating system. How is it?
By DAVID POGUE

Apple Chief Strikes Back Over Biography
Apple Computer has retaliated against the publisher of an unauthorized biography about Steven Jobs by removing other books sold by the publisher from Apple stores.
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Steve Jobs's Review of His Biography: Ban It
In an image-obsessed fit of pique, Apple Computer has banished books published by John Wiley&Sons from its stores, because Wiley plans to publish an unauthorized biography of Steve Jobs.
By KATIE HAFNER

Small Business Bets Big on Technology, Study Says
A survey showed that 81 percent of small businesses polled said they planned to increase their technology spending an average 20 percent.
By EVE TAHMINCIOGLU

Itty-Bitty and Shrinking, Fusion Device Has Big Ideas
Scientists are reporting that they have produced nuclear fusion - the same process that powers the sun - in a footlong cylinder just five inches in diameter.
By KENNETH CHANG

Amazon's Net Income Falls Despite a 24%Revenue Rise
Amazon.com said that its net income fell in the first quarter, as costs from technology investments and shipping promotions offset higher sales.
By LAURIE J. FLYNN

Dial-A-Poem Enters the Internet Age
The phones are now long gone, but Dial-A-Poem is still out there waiting for you day and night on the Web.
By SARAH BOXER

Art That Puts You in the Picture, Like It or Not
All the annoyances of interactive art (prurience, ritual, ungraciousness and moral superiority) are on display at the 2005 Boston Cyberarts Festival.
By SARAH BOXER




Gates Pushes Auto Industry on Technology (AP)
AP - Microsoft Corp. mogul Bill Gates and the leader of Ford Motor Co. outlined a future Friday in which software enables cars to fix themselves and avoid accidents.

IBM focusing on XML development with tools (InfoWorld)
InfoWorld - IBM on Monday is unveiling XML-based tools and resources to be added to its alphaWorks program for free testing of technologies in development.

Australian study uses mobile phones to monitor teen angst (AFP)
AFP - Australian researchers are planning to use teenagers'love of mobile phones to help monitor adolescent depression and pick up warning signs of potentially suicidal behaviour.

Coalition Forms To Protect Cookies (AdWeek.com)
AdWeek.com - A coalition of agencies, publishers and measurement firms hopes to head off a consumer revolt against Internet tracking cookies.




People of Poland: Nie Rozumie
The pope has to be multilingual -- upon his selection, Pope John Paul II wowed the crowd at St. Peter's Square by addressing them in fluent Italian.

Apparently, popesquatters have to be multilingual too. My weblog has been overrun by discussions in Polish. I don't know what they are saying, but I've been told that it's bad. I can handle that, as long as you lay off mymatka.

I've created this weblog entry as a place to hold all of the comments in languages I do not understand (i.e. everything but English and a littleEsperanto).

To my new friends in Poland, I've looked over aphrasebookto cross the language barrier as best I can:

Kocham cie. Kochasz mnie? Sto lat niech zyje nam!

If someone could translate"buy my books"into Polish, I would appreciate it.

Update:kup moje ksiazki!

All-Podcast, All-the-Time Radio
A San Francisco radio station is going to start airing nothing but user-submitted podcasts beginning on May 16. The station, which calls itselfKYOU Open Source Radio, will broadcast on 1550-AM/San Francisco and the Internet.

Submitted podcasts must be 60 megabytes or less in size and can be in any format. The categories on thesubmission formdemonstrate how strange this is likely to be -- traditional fare like news, sports and politics is mixed with over-the-road trucking, sex and wiffleball.

This could be one of the great wheels-off radio experiments of all-time -- at least until earnest liberal San Franciscans fill it with local community news, activism and independent music.

The station sounds like a good opportunity for Jacksonville webloggerTodd Smith, who devotes his site toAmericana musicand has a Saturday morning show about the music on alocal college station.

Virgin Mary of the Viaduct
I received an e-mail from someone affiliated with theVirgin Mary viaduct, the Chicago highway underpass that has alife-size water stainresembling the mother of God. They wanted advice on setting up a web site.

I'm a firm believer in the idea that all religious iconography that develops naturally upon either surfaces or food should have its own site. This is exactly the kind of thing for which the Internet was invented.

Because of the visual nature of the underpass and the community that has developed, the ideal place for its web presence isFlickr.

Flickr's a terrific photo-sharing community that was recently purchased by Yahoo for 5.2 bajillion dollars. You can create an account for free, upload your photos for public viewing, and add tags that describe the subject of the shots.

Every time I find myself on Flickr, I get lost in the photos, most recently in the work of Justin Hankins. His pictures of theBridge of Lions,Night of Lights celebration, andIntercoastal Waterwayare some of the best shots I've seen of St. Augustine.

Flickr photos can be grouped into sets and viewed as slideshows. Somebody should hire Robin Jean, the photographer doing thisRockstars set, to take column mugshots for newspapers.