| Comments

looks like joe has partnered with spidynamics to deliver some great webcasts on ajax security, a much needed topic as we continue to see more ajax-developed web sites.

here's the titles he's offering:

| Comments

well it looks like the <possiblyrenamed>Phone from Apple might hit some snags.  first there is the lawsuite filed by cisco (good commentary from cisco general counsel here) about the trademark violation, and then the news is starting to trickle out.

first, the "OS X" maybe isn't so OS X as promised.  according to a VP Q&A session it is similar to how iPod uses OS X...a psuedo subset with no open APIs.  this likely may mean that no user-installable applications will be allowed...snag for Apple in my opinion.

the screen also uses the same polycarb as the ipod -- and remember the reports of screen scratching and durability?  hmmm...wonder if this will have similar issues given the surface area.  wifi syncing -- nope.  what?!  well according to apple, nope.  blah.

| Comments

well, it has happened...the rumors are true.

 
(picture of engadget.com)

seriously, the pictures say a lot from the engadget post.  i am really amazed/impressed.  a few things that are interesting about it is that it doesn't support 3G and the touch screen.  I've had a few full touch-screen devices before and didn't like them.  my greasy face 'yucked' the screen up during calls, etc.

but c'mon...OSX on a device with iPod, with full browser, etc., etc.  this seems to be a well done v1 product.  this is what makes them win in these types of areas.  they took the free research and innovated.  when i say free research, i mean the feedback from all other devices from all the other vendors, etc.  as a contrast to zune for example -- i keep hearing zune is a 'good v1 device' -- what!?  it could've been better -- we had 5 years of free research with ipods and didn't take advantage of that in my opinion.  apple iphone seems to have taken advantage of (sans touch screen).

| Comments

so, mr. cate did it to me and sent me the chain letter. here you go...

  1. I don't like chain letters.  I never continue them :-) yeah yeah bah humbug
  2. My "formal" education is in criminal justice...of course if you consider "formal" being that of skipping classes and barely squeeking by because you were having too much fun in college.
  3. My USGA index is 8.4
  4. My retirement goal is to own this scuba shop in cancun in 5 years (although that 5 years continually is a rolling 5 years).
  5. I proved to myself that the internet was powerful when i started a web site to protest issues i was having with a company -- and won after traffic drove it to be #1 on google for their own search terms :-) (and as part of the agreement i had to take the site down)

| Comments

Microsoft MIX 07 event is open for registrations. Geared toward Web developers, designers, online advertising professionals and a broad set of partners and customers, MIX will continue to explore how to build more interactive and responsive experiences that take full advantage of the capabilities of the Web. MIX will also be an opportunity to dive deeper into Microsoft’s Web technology offerings and discover ways to create more dynamic customer connections that take user experience to the next level. Again this year, the event will be held in Las Vegas from April 30th to May 2nd, at the Venetian Hotel. More information can be found at the official MIX site at visitmix.com.

The price of MIX is $1195 USD, but if you register before March 15th you will get a special discounted price of $995. Register today and save over 15%!