Friday, October 31, 2008

Google Apps includes a 99.9% SLA for Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Sites, Google Talk
Google Calendar now finds next available time for multiple person/conference room scheduling

Thursday, October 30, 2008

HP Mini 1000 netbook laptop attractive except for proprietary USB flash; see also Lenovo S10

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Google Apps adds experimental "Labs" functions
Microsoft SensorMap: datacenter facility temperature, seismic data?
How will Darkstrand - National LambdaRail announcement affect datacenter placement?
National LambaRail (NLR) partially commercialized
GMail Labs navbar drag and drop function useful with new GMail lab gadgets
Blu-ray being killed by upsampling DVD players?
New Gmail lab gadgets: Calendar and Docs

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Bellsouth Engineering Standards for CO Equipment NEBS
CPUC, ILECs, CLECs, and CENIC informal meeting on using Caltrans right of way for dark fiber
Back to looking at NEBS standards for co-location space FAQ at
meebo not working for me with Firefox 3, but ok with IE. No recent changes I can think of.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Nietzsche used a typewriter
Microsoft Azure cloud services operating system
Google Earth now available for iPhone
Lexar Media 8GB High Speed Mini Flash Drive FireFly Jump Drive USB 2.0 - JDFF8GB-431 $15 incl shipping
DNKT8MY IBM ticket on 90W AC/DC slim adapter

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Potential Next Big Web Use Refinement: Ubiquity

Friday, October 24, 2008

Info on availability of Twitter firehose, comprehensive feed
Vision for research networks in Europe
123people people search now in US
Amazon EC2 new 99.95% annual SLA (4h23m downtime/yr)
Mission Street Food in San Francisco; Every Thursday at 21st and Mission
Shut down idle computers on your network automatically
Dual-fiber pair, 1.28-Tbit/sec DWDM project will connect Nigeria, Ghana, and Portugal. Later it will extend to Angola and South Africa
Northern Tier Network Consortium (NTNC) selected Infinera for optical network linking nine states from Washington to Illinois
Yapta forecast cost of $219 for a flight that I then ticketed for $129. After ticketing, the forecast still shows $219.
Need to add intelligence to electrical grid

Thursday, October 23, 2008

ETF or Mutual Fund: How to Decide?
Investors Are Selling Mutual Funds at Record Speed (but Morningstar say this is probably bad tactics)
Buffalo’s LinkStation Mini 1TB palm size fanless network attached storage RAID 0/1 RJ45/USB
Motorola combines WIPS security with WLAN access points

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Dark fiber construction in California in areas controlled by Caltrans Encroachment Permit manual especially sec 600
9 "must have" OpenOffice extensions
GMail now has canned response feature. Enable using Gmail Labs
NPR: Best Foreign Books You've Never Heard Of

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

How to protect your trademark globally, including China
How assisted GPS works
Plan to join LAN, SAN and high-performance computing applications into one datacenter network fabric

Monday, October 20, 2008

Google Gears can now update FireEagle with location info, but it's not that accurate (one sample so far)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Perspective on recently publicized wireless WPA attack
fall in U.S. gasoline prices last week means Chinese motorists now pay more for gas than US
Rong Klua Market trade at Aranyaprathet Thailand resumed Friday after 2 day suspension following Preah Vihear skirmish

Saturday, October 18, 2008

China is set to launch an experiment in securities shorting and margin trading
New Thailand frequent traveler card to be issued

Friday, October 17, 2008

Tweetdeck black icon in taskbar very difficult to see on gray-black background
Video visualization of global air traffic
Shanghai-Beijing train info
Openoffice 3.0 Vista 64 install inhibited by many poorly identified running background processes

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Need to find a better way of specifying the billing period for professional services in Zoho Invoice
IBM's business analyst tools and best practices. Mostly keyed to IBM products.
IBM's emerging tech has a twitter feed alphaworks

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Vuze user signup window can't be resized to expose confirmation button. Need to tab to expose all fields. UI error.
Vuze (was Azureus) bittorrent client now available in version 4.0

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Emerging best day to day uses of twitter: daily pizza update from cheeseboard; tracking packages from trackthis
Openoffice distro servers crash, but 3.0 easily available using bittorrent

Costa Rica Sea Turtle Project

Some links about opportunities for working with sea turtles in Costa Rica.

Volunteer Adventures
Volunteer Abroad 
Ecology Project International
OpenOffice 3.0.0 general release in P2P Torrent distro

Monday, October 13, 2008

Financially "wounded" but useful services like meebo and twitter
LHR Heathrow door to door transport
OpenStreetMap data can be used in Garmin GPS, replacing the need for purchased map data

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Credit cards: Risky borrowers with low credit scores account for roughly 30% of outstanding credit-card debt, compared with 11% of mortgage debt
Guide to Google Analytics from ex Urchin (Google Analytics staffer)

Friday, October 10, 2008

Blackberry Bold quality issues delay or suspend deployment
wondering about practical risk that wifi WPA2 is not secure. Coverage of Global Security Systems report at
Analysis of what Google Gears offers
AlertThingy alerts for twitter, FriendFeed, Flickr
wondering if twitter search is reliable for trending topics
IBM's virtual Forbidden City (Palace Museum), Beijing, China

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Google releases additional IMAP controls for GMail
IBM's business collaboration web tool
Twitter directory by profession / job category + tools

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

A group of skydivers has completed the first parachute jump over the world's highest peak, Mount Everest.
received Google Docs server error, "retry later." Is it a production service or not?
AIG "junket" seems actually to be an incentive for independent agents who sell AIG products
Next level of Google Alert type function with ?

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Need a (free) way to transcribe podcasts. More bandwidth in reading.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Extreme Transaction Processing, Low Latency and Performance
Google Maps now includes the Great Barrier Reef
Installed OpenProj 1.4, desktop replacement of Microsoft Project
Gmail search will find 000439743, but not 439743. Huh?
finding that iPhone needed a power on reset to get wi-fi to display network info such as IP address, router, etc.
Park and play music (mp3 only currently) in the cloud
Restaurant meets video game