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  • Who needs a "smart home" anyway?
    10/03/2004 2:06PM
    Are Microsoft and Intel partly to blame for the decline in the tech sector? John Dvorak thinks so, check this out: I don't know if that's the cause, but he does make a good point about the so-called "smart home". Even the most tech-savvy people I know still don't ... Read Full Article
  • Endangered species: US programmers
    10/15/2004 4:22PM
    "Say goodbye to the American software programmer. Once the symbols of hope as the nation shifted from manufacturing to service jobs, programmers today are an endangered species. They face a challenge similar to that which shrank the ranks of steelworkers and autoworkers a quarter century ago: competition from foreigner ... Read Full Article
  • WP Article: U-Md. Professor Archives History Of Dot-Com Bombs
    10/28/2004 1:08PM
    Interesting article. Maybe we should send them the WebThreads business plan? :-) "This was the pitch: String together a network of powerful telescopes and beam live images of deep space onto the Internet. Don't make users pay to see the universe, but attract advertisers who want their logos displayed alongside the glo ... Read Full Article
  • Human Task Switches Considered Harmful
    12/09/2004 11:06AM
    I was just reminded of this [great article][1] by Joel Spolsky. Yermo always talks about task switching overhead and how long it takes a person to get back "into the groove" after being interrupted. So this article is just another data point. [1]: http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000022.html " ... Read Full Article
  • FTC Issues Final Rule Defining What Constitutes a “Commercial Electronic Mail Message”
    12/17/2004 8:56PM
    For anyone who uses email to stay in touch with customers the FTC CAN-SPAM act may apply to you. New report is available at: ... Read Full Article
  • Bootstrapping: The Secret to Entrepreneurial Success
    04/12/2005 10:27PM
    Forwarded to me by my business partner, Anatoly, this is a good article that describes many of my views on the "right way" to build a business: Of course, this is how Anatoly and I built DTLink Software, a company that is steadily growing. ... Read Full Article
  • The Business Case for RSS
    04/21/2005 9:48AM
    Here's an interesting article that points out the benefits of RSS over email distribution. ... Read Full Article
  • The Importance of RSS
    06/16/2005 4:53PM
    A very interesting article speculating about Google and RSS: ... Read Full Article
  • Our Press Release Made Yahoo News!
    07/03/2005 11:33PM
    Our press release for the just released [Personal Stock Streamer][1] 7.0.4 got picked up by Yahoo News! [http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/prweb/20050630/bs\_prweb/prweb256200\_1][2] We are very fond of [PRWeb.com.][3] [1]: http://www.personalstockstreamer.com [2]: http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=st ... Read Full Article
  • Blogging for dollars
    07/17/2005 10:10AM
    From an article over at Slashdot, here's a guy that claims to have earned between $10,000 and $20,000 in the month of May from AdSense ads on his blog: ... Read Full Article
  • Joel on Software - Hitting the High Notes
    07/25/2005 5:25PM
    Here's an excellent article on how there's no replacement for excellent programmers; a rant I go on fairly often as people try to "commoditize" creative work ... and don't ever let yourself believe that developing software isn't a creative endeavor: "... does it even make sense to talk about having the ... Read Full Article
  • Economic Fallout From Katrina, Now And Later
    08/31/2005 11:25AM
    As legions of economic analysts continue to churn out predictions about the effects of Katrina on the national economy, [some are predicting a big hit this year, with a miniboom to follow by Q3 of next year.][1] One thing is certain, we'll find out one way or another. [1]: http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/30/news/e ... Read Full Article
  • Google is now 7 years old.
    09/27/2005 12:25PM
    As reported on Slashdot, our favorite search engine company is now 7 years old. *"On this day, in 1998, [Google was born][1]. Seven years later, and it has not only become the most popular search engine on the internet, but it has also become an integral part of many people's online life. From [Google search] ... Read Full Article
  • GPL 3 May Force Services to Release Source Code
    09/30/2005 10:01AM
    Richard Stallman discusses the possibility that GPL version 3, as yet to be released, will force web companies that base their services on GPL software to release the source code: The article can be read at [ZDNet][1]. How bad this will be will depend on the "linking" clauses. If, for web applicati ... Read Full Article
  • Oh No. This is terrible - Patent Board Eliminates "Technological Arts" Requirement For Business Method Patents
    10/17/2005 3:49PM
    Ummm, in the terrible news category: "From the article: *"Our determination is that there is currently no judicially recognized separate "technological arts" test to determine patent eligible subject matter under 101. We decline to create one. Therefore, it is apparent that the examiner's rejec ... Read Full Article
  • More bad News: Tech Companies Swimming In Lawsuits
    10/21/2005 11:12PM
    No doubt thanks to the patent system and copyright silliness, as mentioned on Slashdot.org: *"A new survey shows that the tech industry places third after healthcare and energy companies in the number of lawsuits it deals with. It states that [an average tech company faces 42 lawsuits currently][1], more than ... Read Full Article
  • Google Striking Fear into the Corporate Masses
    11/06/2005 12:41PM
    As reported by slashdot: *"The New York Times reports that [Google is striking fear][1] into the hearts of even unrelated industries. From the article: 'We watch Google very closely at Wal-Mart," said Jim Breyer, a member of Wal-Mart's board. In Google, Wal-Mart sees both a technology pioneer and the se ... Read Full Article
  • Examples of how NOT to treat clients . . .
    01/13/2006 11:58PM
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    This is one of those, "Wow, aren't clients stupid" websites, and contains not only a ton of example of exactly how ***not*** to treat your clients but also illustrates a number of ways that you can miss opportunities to upsell and make more money. ... Read Full Article
  • Extremely Useful Reverse VNC Server for Customer Support
    03/23/2006 2:06PM
    Designed for single click auto-install auto-uninstall customer support applications where you need to see a customers desktop to help them with something but they can't run a normal VNC server (due to lack of knowledge, NAT firewalls, etc) you can use this solution: ... Read Full Article
  • Peak Oil and Dollar Gloom Reading List
    03/24/2006 10:09AM
    After Ian's post on the [Dollars Doom][1] a lengthy debate started on the subject. As part of that, our good friend Warner, suggested a reading list which I'm preserving for posterity here: [financialsense.com][2] [theoildrum.com][3] [lifeaftertheoilcrash.net][4] - Very well written assessment of the peak oil ... Read Full Article
  • Winning the Oil Endgame
    03/29/2006 10:28AM
    Duncan found this one: *"Winning the Oil Endgame* offers a coherent strategy for ending oil dependence, starting with the United States but applicable worldwide. There are many analyses of the oil problem. This synthesis is the first roadmap of the oil *solution*—one led by business for profit, not dictated b ... Read Full Article
  • Buffet speaks on the Real Estate Bubble and Mortage Financing
    05/07/2006 8:35AM
    As reported by cnn.com: **Buffett:** "Dumb lending always has its consequences. It's like a disease that doesn't manifest itself for a few weeks, like an epidemic that doesn't show up until it's too late to stop it Any developer will build anything he can borrow against. If you look at the 10Ks that are getti ... Read Full Article
  • Building Items
    06/13/2006 1:14AM
    Here are some photos of some of the iron/steel work and other misc materials in the building that have to be cleared out. We're currently looking at some salvage companies that may be interested in taking this stuff off my hands: [Photos of Building Items.][1] [1]: /uploaded_html/albums/buildingitems ... Read Full Article
  • Foreclosures spiked in August
    09/13/2006 11:39AM
    According to CNN: "NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- The number of homes entering into some stage of foreclosure is surging, according to a survey released Wednesday." Read the [full article at cnn.com][1]. [1]: http://money.cnn.com/2006/09/13/real_estate/foreclosures_spiking/index.htm?cnn=yes ... Read Full Article
  • New Yahoo Charts
    09/24/2006 10:52AM
    Yahoo now has flash based charts with tutorials by InvestTools at: ... Read Full Article