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February 2002 Archives

DSL deregulation passes House
Computerworld | Broadband bill wins House approval: "The legislation would eliminate requirements that incumbents open...
February 28, 2002 - 63 words,

Spring fever
I’ve been absent for the last few days, but I assure you that I’ll be...
February 28, 2002 - 60 words, 1 comment

Application firewalls
As companies secure their physical networks with firewalls and strict security policies, hackers are turning...
February 25, 2002 - 77 words, 1 comment

Spam of the Day
And now the part of our show where I make fun of a random piece...
February 23, 2002 - 57 words,

Copy protection loses in court
ZDNet | Copy-protected CD makers lose battle: "The companies have agreed to stop tracking personally...
February 23, 2002 - 44 words, 2 comments

Who owns music?
The recording industry keeps suing online music companies for copyright violation. They have destroyed MP3.com’s...
February 23, 2002 - 154 words,

Criminal Customers
The recording, television, and motion picture industries are treating their customer base as if they...
February 23, 2002 - 421 words, 3 comments

Swordfish
One man stabbed another with a swordfish in a drunken brawl....
February 22, 2002 - 11 words,

Customer Care
Business 2.0 | Management Lesson #1: Speed Still Matters: "Customers' switching costs have been reduced...
February 22, 2002 - 47 words,

Radio Scraper
RssDistiller is an easy to use tool for creating scraped feeds from any web site...
February 22, 2002 - 21 words,

Freelance Overload
R144.com | Freelancers Find Success Accompanied By Longer Hours: "However, another big factor in freelance...
February 22, 2002 - 79 words,

AOL Broadband
Fool.com | AOL Minds too Narrow for Broadband?: "AOL has indeed made a botch of...
February 22, 2002 - 22 words,

Phone Spam
Ring. "(Pre-recorded voice) Congratulations, you have been selected to win a free cellular phone. Press...
February 22, 2002 - 171 words, 1 comment

Email warning
I love lawyers. When I signed up for Safeway’s online shopping service I received an...
February 21, 2002 - 186 words, 2 comments

New Trillian
Trillian 0.725 is out. This restores AIM compatibility and fixes some bugs....
February 21, 2002 - 12 words, 2 comments

Safeway Delivers
Contra Costa Times | Safeway rolls out its online delivery plan: "Safeway on Monday will...
February 21, 2002 - 100 words,

Salon's CMS
A great look at how Salon handles their publishing using open source software: "We’ll look...
February 21, 2002 - 54 words,

Cell shields don't work
Mercury News | Feds: Cell Phone Shields Are Bogus: "Some shields touted as protecting cell...
February 21, 2002 - 41 words,

Find anything?
Looking through the stats for kalsey.com, I find that someone requested 4 pages with WebTrends...
February 20, 2002 - 35 words, 3 comments

Movies online
FOXNews.com | MGM Testing Online Movie Distribution: "MGM has teamed with CinemaNow Inc., an Internet...
February 20, 2002 - 224 words,

Newsletter quality
At some point I must have given my email address to Classmates. I don’t remember...
February 20, 2002 - 317 words, 4 comments

The Art of Use Cases
Software Productivity Center E-ssentials | The Art of Use Cases: "In order to create a...
February 20, 2002 - 51 words,

Mergers as an advantage
McKinsey Quarterly | Learning from high-tech deals: "For most companies, acquisitions and other transactions are...
February 20, 2002 - 55 words,

Requirements Tools
StickyMinds also has a list of requirements tools, although many of the tools are more...
February 20, 2002 - 21 words,

Bug categorization
StickyMinds.com | Categorizing Defects by Eliminating "Severity" and "Priority": "I recommend eliminating the Severity and...
February 20, 2002 - 80 words,

Google Ad Auction
Mercury News | Google will let Web sites bid for higher rankings in ad listings:...
February 20, 2002 - 161 words,

Secure by design
The Register | 'Penetrate and patch' e-business security is grim: "Application security flaws introduced early...
February 20, 2002 - 50 words,

Death of a Portal
From September 2001: Traffick.com | Death of a Portal: Monopoly Money Asks Excite@Home to Go...
February 19, 2002 - 42 words,

Be Inc sues Microsoft
The Register: "Be Inc is suing Microsoft for the destruction of its business. A damages...
February 19, 2002 - 35 words,

Web Rage
InformationWeek | Count To 10, Then Read This: "When people get mad at the Internet,...
February 19, 2002 - 57 words,

Supreme Court To Hear Copyright Extension Case
Wired News | High Court Hears Copyright Case: "In a case initiated by an Internet...
February 19, 2002 - 46 words,

Perl Monks RSS
Cool. Perl Monks has an RSS feed....
February 19, 2002 - 7 words,

Unintroduction to Web Services
webreference.com | What Web Services Are NOT: "While most people are in alignment regarding the...
February 19, 2002 - 56 words,

New Job site
Mercury News | Big employers band together on recruiting site: "Fed up with paying big...
February 18, 2002 - 127 words,

Thumboard
Maximum PDA has a review of the Seiko Thumboard. I loved the thumb keyboard on...
February 18, 2002 - 25 words,

AOL IM BS
washingtonpost.com | Instant Messaging: Tear Down the Walls: "[AOL] consistently says [third-party AIM client] applications...
February 18, 2002 - 273 words, 2 comments

Site Refactoring
The process of creating a structure for this site is a real-world case study for...
February 17, 2002 - 774 words, 4 comments

Measuring Success
The Rational Edge | Success Criteria Breed Success: "Ill-defined, unrealistic, or poorly communicated success criteria...
February 16, 2002 - 41 words,

Process for one
The Rational Edge | A Software Development Process for a Team of One: "Who said...
February 16, 2002 - 45 words,

Kick
Don’t let anyone tell you that geeks don’t know how to party....
February 16, 2002 - 13 words,

Spam of the Day
"Subject: If Your Hotel Rooms Don’t Look Bran New... " It’s important that hotel rooms...
February 16, 2002 - 18 words,

Randomness
I was perusing the Random Headline feed from Syndic8 and I came across an article...
February 15, 2002 - 29 words,

Bug Costs
Billion Dollar Bugs: "Your bugs, design flaws, and security holes could cost your customers billions...
February 15, 2002 - 46 words,

IA Deliverables
Concrete Aspects of Information Architecture: IA tools and approaches: "Two IAs describe the deliverables an...
February 15, 2002 - 37 words,

Home fileserver
A few weeks ago I read an article on kcgeek about creating a terabyte storage...
February 15, 2002 - 64 words,

No Open Access?
Washington Post | FCC Proposes Broadband Rules: "If adopted, the [proposed FCC] rules would hand...
February 15, 2002 - 53 words,

What Clients Want (part2)
winterspeack.com’s Zimran Ahmed disagrees with Joel Spolsky’s article "The solution is not to pander to...
February 15, 2002 - 238 words,

Wireless Advantage
O'Reilly Network | Easy 802.11b Wireless for Small Businesses: "Now think about how this can...
February 15, 2002 - 63 words,

What Clients Want
Joel on Software | The Iceberg Secret, Revealed: "Assume that your customers don’t know what...
February 15, 2002 - 60 words,

Customer testing
The Archives page at ClickZ has an interesting problem. There are duplicate titles listed in...
February 13, 2002 - 58 words,

Subject Marketing
ClickZ | The Science of Subject Lines: "Over the last few years, I’ve seen marketers...
February 13, 2002 - 36 words,

Accessiblity Design
Dartmouth’s Web teaching site has a 20 page Word Document describing specific guidelines for creating...
February 13, 2002 - 29 words,

Opera Has SmartTags
Newsday.com | Opera: Hitting Its Highest Note Yet: "Version 6.0 of Opera for Windows introduces...
February 13, 2002 - 45 words,

Gillmor on the PVR lawsuit
Dan Gillmor | Entertainment industry’s copyright fight puts consumers in cross hairs: "If the business...
February 13, 2002 - 53 words,

Comcast stops tracking
washingtonpost.com | Comcast: Will Stop Tracking Users: "Comcast Corp. pledged Wednesday to immediately stop recording...
February 13, 2002 - 29 words, 1 comment

Generic Names
Advanced Information Solutions Debuts Advanced Practice Management Software for Law Firms: "Advanced Information Solutions, Inc....
February 12, 2002 - 43 words,

Shades of Gray
Elegant Hack: gray advice: "Users think a grayed out link is simply a gray link,...
February 12, 2002 - 25 words,

The Crime of Sharing
New Architect: The Crime of Sharing "Over the last several years, the entertainment industry has...
February 12, 2002 - 66 words,

Common Licenses
Lawrence Lessig is creating a set of licenses for software developers, artists, and writers to...
February 11, 2002 - 84 words,

Criminal Recording
MGM, Fox, Universal Studios and Orion Pictures have filed a lawsuit that claims that it’s...
February 11, 2002 - 84 words, 1 comment

Ars Digita Crumbles
Philip Greenspun’s Ars Digita is gone. A while back he took on some investors and...
February 8, 2002 - 120 words,

Streaming Superbowl commercials
Watch the Superbowl advertisements online.
February 4, 2002 - 28 words,

Scotch vs. Cognac
Do scotch and congac taste the same?
February 2, 2002 - 44 words,

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