Archive for January, 2005

ZDNET Recomends Kicking IE to the Curb

Saturday, January 8th, 2005

I found this via GeekNewsCentral, apparently ZDNET‘s bloggers, Wayne Cunningham is and switch to Firefox in order to avoid spyware. Recently I switched all of the computers at work here from IE and Outlook / Outlook Express to Firefox and Thunderbird. I see the mozilla suite and open office as gateway drugs to free operating systems such as Linux. Once people see how amazing free and open source software is they’ll be more apt to switch and be done with the spyware madness.

Wikinews Founder Interviewed by CNET

Friday, January 7th, 2005

One of the Wikipedia founders was interviewed on CNET recently. Wikipedia will be at SCALE 3x in mid February. Anyone interested in dropping by their booth can register for a free exhibit hall pass with the promo code “free” or get a full access conference pass at a discount with the promo code “wiki”.

and the ride is over.

Tuesday, January 4th, 2005

And six hours later I’ve been kicked out. I guess they do have to close some time, it is 4am 🙂
I’ll be back tomorrow!

Finally found some free wifi…

Tuesday, January 4th, 2005

On my way to work I today I noticed a sign in the window at “Cinema” (a movie themed restaurant 2 blocks from my apartment). Sure, enough I dropped by for some dinner and theres free wifi. I think I’ll probably be eating here more often now even though the food isn’t all that amazing. See guys? It pays to offer *FREE* wifi. Starbucks would have had me as a regular in the states if it was free. I just dont like the idea of paying the equivilent of my DSL or cable modem at home to use wifi a few days a week. If you offer free wifi people will come in sit down and order a drink or two or more.

kevin and in the trenches in wired

Sunday, January 2nd, 2005

Kevin’s podcast was mentioned in Wired recently. Looks like Doc Searls listens. Congrats on the plug Kevin and thanks for continuing to plug SCALE 3x on your show, we really appreciate it.

Searls said In the Trenches is “down in the bowels of some IT organization, and he talks about his racks and servers, and it’s great. All the interesting (IT) stuff is being done by the rank and file. It’s not being done at the top of the company.”