Archive for March, 2005

SCALE Podcast Interviews

Tuesday, March 29th, 2005

As part of the SCALE podcast we’re working on I’ve been interviewing many of the exhibitors who joined us at SCALE 3x. It is amazing how many of them ask “will you be streaming this or podcasting it?”

Identify Theft

Monday, March 28th, 2005

Apparently identity thiefs do not have to sort through your garbage / mail for your personal information instead they can just hold a contest or a survey and get almost all the info they need. link

Return of Blogs

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005

Looks like AdSense only got smart for about a day…. It seems to have begun posting ads for blog services again.

AdSense

Monday, March 21st, 2005

Google finally stopped advertising blog software on here. The ads now appear to be random stuff from around So Cal. I don’t thing much of this matters though since I don’t get nearly enough site traffic to make any real money via google ads, but at least they’re remotely relevant to my blog now.

Squid Proxies

Tuesday, March 15th, 2005

BoingBoing is reporting that Slashdot has blocked access to their RSS feed for ETech attendees. Apparently this has happened in the past. I guess its not a huge issues, but wouldnt transparent squid proxy be able to prevent things like this out of the box? Just cache the RSS feed for the ammount of time. I’m sure it would be useful for other sites too, not to mention that the pipe there must be getting saturated. I’m sure people are downloaing, browsing, and VoIPing like crazy at a conference like ETech. I know they were at SCALE and we’re only 2 days. ETech is 4.

I was actually thinking of heading down for the show, but I couldnt afford it (its still around $500~ even with the 65% student discount). The talks look very interesting and I’m sure its worth the money, its just out of my budget. Hopefully IT Conversations will podcast them.