I have a proposal to reduce the cost of groceries very significantly, something which I think will be welcomed in this goofy economy. We will form grocery buying cooperatives, essentially grocery insurance programs, which will amortize the costs of groceries across all buyers, lowering the costs for all and protecting people from the “oh shit!” […]
As I predicted in Google Chrome to Replace Microsoft Windows, Apple OSX, and Linux (September 2008) and again in Step 2: Google Chrome to Replace Microsoft Windows, Apple OSX, and Linux (December 2008), Google is moving to replace the operating system, not just the browser. What changed two days ago is that Google is finally […]
I woke up in a good mood this morning and then… Sometimes one piece of technology makes another, seemingly unrelated, piece of technology misbehave. It happened this morning at 12:15am CDT when an automated program that I run in Amazon EC2 failed to do its thing. The EC2 instances (that’s geek speak for “virtual machines” […]
I am fed up with wasting clients’ dollars “fixing” web sites so that they look good in Internet Explorer 6. IE7 has been out for 2 1/2 years. IE8 is available as a free beta. There are lots of other browsers available for free. All of these browsers work better than IE6. If you still […]
Here is a short, informative video which explains the credit crisis in terms which ordinary mortals (i.e., I) can understand. The Crisis of Credit Visualized from Jonathan Jarvis on Vimeo.
The Guardian write, Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline pledges cheap medicine for world’s poor The world’s second biggest pharmaceutical company is to radically shift its attitude to providing cheap drugs to millions of people in the developing world. In a major change of strategy, the new head of GlaxoSmithKline, Andrew Witty, has told the Guardian he will […]
Surprise! Surprise! I received my movie today from Netflix, just as Netflix claimed I would. I do not know how they did it but they seem to have mailed via US Postal Service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday. Cool.
I am intrigued. I just received a “movie shipped” notice from Netflix, telling me that I will receive my disk tomorrow, the day after a federal holiday during which the US Postal Service does not work (or so I thought). I will be pretty impressed if the disk really does arrive as promised. Stay tuned….
Do you remember when I predicted that Google Chrome would take over the world replace Microsoft Windows, Apple OSX, and Linux? Here is the next step, to be released for CES which begins January 8, 2009. If all you want from your computer is to read your email (Gmail) and surf the web and use […]
You might have noticed a bit of “uncertainty” in the economy these days. I was fascinated to see these two articles show up within 24 hours of each other: Economy to Give Open-Source a Good Thumping by Andrew Keen <snip> So how will today’s brutal economic climate change the Web 2.0 “free” economy? It will […]