Firefox Hits the NY Times

Firefox has taken out a two-page ad in the New York Times! According to Firefox this is the, “largest open source fundraising campaign in history” and, “these folks were willing to put their name out there and be the first to publicly support Firefox and our community at a scale never before attempted in open source history.” Somewhere in that massive list of names is mine. I will be picking up a New York Times some time today to see how good this Firefox ad looks on two full pages....

December 17, 2004 · 1 min · Chris Short

VeriSign's rapid DNS updates in .com and .net

SlashDot is running a story saying that the twice a day DNS updates of .com and .net domains will cease to exist; VeriSign Naming and Directory Services will be switching to a near real-time system on September 8, 2004. From the announcement: After the rapid DNS update is implemented, the elapsed time from registrars' add or change operations to the visibility of those adds or changes in all 13 ....

November 6, 2004 · 1 min · Chris Short

T-Mobile Sidekick II Review

This is a comprehensive review of the T-Mobile Sidekick II. I wanted to push this review out a lot quicker but I figured that a thorough testing and experience with the Sidekick II was necessary. After spending a year with the original color Sidekick I think I’ll be able to write up a very good review. Enter your email I consent to receiving your weekly newsletter, DevOps'ish SUBSCRIBE   On Tuesday, my Sidekick II came and like a gleeful school boy I dropped my SIM card in it and plugged in it to charge....

September 23, 2004 · 12 min · Chris Short

Microsoft Opens Up Kinda

Microsoft announced on Sunday that it would share Microsoft Office 2003 source code as part of the Microsoft Government Security Program. The program is designed to make governments feel more comfortable about Microsoft’s security practices. The source code for Office 2003 is going to be shared with the governments of more than 30 countries. Enter your email I consent to receiving your weekly newsletter, DevOps'ish SUBSCRIBE   I’m sure the United States will have numerous teams from different agencies analyzing this source code....

September 20, 2004 · 1 min · Chris Short

My HP Pavilion zv5260us Laptop

I finally did it. I bought a laptop before I headed out to California. Not so much for the trip to California but for another PC in the house and some more horsepower (a lot more horsepower). I’m not a gamer but I can always use a powerful processor. I picked up the HP Pavilion zv5260us. Here are the specs of the system: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Processor 512 MB of DDR SDRAM 80 Gigabyte 4200 RPM Hard Disk Drive 15....

August 17, 2004 · 2 min · Chris Short