I’ve neglected this friendship for a while, but started to make amends tonite by having beers with Eric Engstrom of Wildseed. There is nothing like an evening with Eric, I highly recommend it to anyone — investors, entrepreneurs, people who just want an interesting conversation, anyone.
Latest Ignition investment — Former BEA Execs Launch New Open-Source Venture — and one blogger’s view
Found via Winds of Change, 411blog.net seems like an interesting way to help the rest of the world find quality blog content. Newsgator keeps pushing ahead with new partnerships, these guys seem serious about finding a business.
Nice summary of the places to look for malware on your system, found via Scripting News. i didn’t know about the c:\explorer.exe trick. Trojan JPEGs hit the net. The Microsoft tools for alerting and fixing this problem seem poorly implemented.
Here is a good tool to check for gdiplus vulnerabilities — SANS – Internet Storm Center – Cooperative Cyber Threat Monitor And Alert System – Current Infosec News and Analysis — much better than the “be vaguely afraid but we won’t tell you why” microsoft tool.
Some good notes on Diary of a Something L: “Lydell Ross couldn’t find a hole on a miniature golf course” “last year, whenever when ran out of the “I” or offset “I” with a FB as a lead blocker we averaged 5.5 yards per carry…This ridiculous formation with TE, wingback, TE accomplishes nothing…You don’t run ...
DIY radio with PODcasting | Doc Searls’ IT Garage — latest fad i need to learn about.
Rich is teaching me about color matching, color matching gear, paper.
From Life of a one-man IT department, a pointer to RSS Digest, a nice way to integrate xml feeds on your page. One man’s password algorithm — I use a variant of this and it seems to work pretty well. Flexwiki open sourced — I like Flexwiki, using it for some private Wikis, a lot ...
Good basic tutorial on sidebars in MT — Learning Movable Type: Adding a Sidebar
Jonathan Schwartz’s Weblog — he talks about a 32-way niagara system using only 56-60 watts. I am hungry for low power and low heat solutions, the current state of PC hardware is a little ridiculous. Nice review of ExpertsExchange – an interesting little community and microeconomy — I should participate. Ethan Zuckerman on systematic bias ...
I’ve read Kevin Kelly — Cool Tools regularly and this latest article summarizing and grading review sites is good — I like the lighting related sites. Thanks to Martin for reminding me of this site.
Tried to install the Airport Express last night, I’ve seen lots of bloggers talking about — Ross Mayfield’s Weblog: Airport Express. I basically think it doesn’t work with WinXP. The install wizard died on two different laptops, in both cases complaining that I needed to let Windows manage my wireless hardware, that 3rd party tools ...
We’ve been waiting for this part since July. Finally arrived — after trying to order from many different sources, it was good old compusa that finally delivered. Installed it last night along with Call of Duty expansion (CODUO) and the bullets were flying. Frame rates wonderful. Love the new bigger maps in CODUO.
Redfin mentioned in Seattle Times/PI paper today — what a cool real estate search site.
Winds of Change.NET: Watch the Teachers’ Feet “[American] public school teachers are almost twice as likely as other parents to choose private schools for their own children, the study by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute found. More than 1 in 5 public school teachers said their children attend private schools. In Washington (28 percent), Baltimore ...
Per PCMag, Zensys Z-Wave is Home Automation that Works. I’m going to order a kit and try it out — it can’t be any worse than x-10 — i generally don’t use x-10 at halloween time because the robustness and latency is just not up to snuff. But maybe this will be better.
A VC: Turning Commodity Into Scarcity — great insight — it is a core challenge for many businesses large or small — I remember back in the days when I worked in MSN, where the ad sales team worked hard to turn the huge inventory of unsold ad space into limited run special opportunities — ...
From Adam Barr’s blog: Slashdot | Microsoft Releases A New Monad Command Shell Beta. Looks kind of cool.
What a great story about the early days of Excite — Bnoopy: Persistence Pays, Part 2 — never say die. Joe’s blog is generally a great read so far.